StepScape

What is StepScape?

This site is working towards showing every published Tasmanian day walk on a single map.

StepScape is a work in progress, currently showing 1,870 of an estimated 3,000 published bushwalks in Tasmania.

Caution

This site is a list of walks, not a walking guide. Before undertaking any walk, consult the references provided.

Most of the references made every attempt at accuracy but did not guarantee it. Some are books that are now out of print, so information that was once accurate may not remain so. Changes may include:

  • Land becoming private or reserved
  • Tracks being damaged or rehabilitated
  • Road access being blocked
  • Bad weather or bushfires temporarily making a walk unsafe
Sites to check before you walk How do I get started?

Every pin on the map represents a car park with at least one known walk. Click on the pins for information. Or, click on the Filter tab above to only show the walks that interest you.

Every walk includes a References section listing the books, brochures or websites that mention it. Consult those sources for more information.

What are the latest additions?

Latest car park

Cressy Beach parking

Latest walk

Cressy Beach loop walk

Latest change

The beaches south of Swansea

Updated on

2017-12-08

Who made this website?

The StepScape website was created by Cowirrie, a small software development company in Launceston. We take information and present it so it is accessible and useful to people. Our other work includes the SepiaScape guides to historic Tasmania and the PBPhonics app for basic English literacy practice.

We have also taken some of these walks ourselves, and written comprehensive walk reports about them.

Data Entry

Jan Horton

Programming

Michael Horton

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Google Maps JavaScript API

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jQuery, used under the MIT License

jQuery CSV, used under the MIT License

jQuery UI, used under the MIT License

jQuery UI Touch Punch, used under the MIT License

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Swanwick Jetty parking

Nearest Road:Swanwick Dve
Nearest Town:Coles Bay
Locality:East Coast
Latitude:S 42° 5′ 46″
Longitude:E 148° 14′ 20″
Elevation:5 m
Fee:No charge
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No access
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From Coles Bay Rd, turn into Swanwick Rd, then right into Swanwick Drive. The jetty road is first on left with parking at the end.

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3 walks from Swanwick Jetty parking

Buckleys Rocks Swanwick jetty walk

Goal:Swanwick Jetting
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:1,600 m
Return distance:3,200 m
Comment:From Buckleys Rocks,Swanwick jetty, walk east on beach. Cross creek outlet then south to Swanwick jetty for pickup

References

One-off references, The east coast - Tasmania 21 March 2015

“From Sandpiper beach you could walk the flat, sandy coastline…”

Marianne Robertson, 2008, From Petal Point to Cockle Creek - a Beach Explorers Guide to the East Coast of Tasmania, 1 ed., marianne.robertson@gmail.com, Page 72, Number 4, 15 - Sandpiper Beach

“… the water in the channel flows strongly and gets deep very quickly”

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, Parks and Wildlife Services Website, P&WS, Moulting Lagoon game Reserve

“No formal walking tracks exist in the reserve”

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Swanwick Jetty beach access

Goal:Beach by jetty
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:30 m
Return distance:60 m
Comment:Walk down to beach beside jetty and boat ramp.

References

One-off references, The east coast - Tasmania 21 March 2015

“From Sandpiper beach you could walk the flat, sandy coastline…”

Marianne Robertson, 2008, From Petal Point to Cockle Creek - a Beach Explorers Guide to the East Coast of Tasmania, 1 ed., marianne.robertson@gmail.com, Page 72, Number 4, 15 - Sandpiper Beach

“… signposted left turning to the jetty where there is room for car parking.”

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Swanwick Jetty to Buckleys Rocks walk

Caution

This site is a list of walks, not a walking guide. Before undertaking any walk, consult the references below.

For additional information about safe walking in Tasmania, go to the StepScape tab.

Goal:BuckleysRocks campground
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:1,600 m
Return distance:3,200 m
Comment:From Swanwick jetty, walk north on beach, crossing creek outlet and continuing on to Buckleys Rocks for pickup.

References

One-off references, The east coast - Tasmania 21 March 2015

“From Sandpiper beach you could walk the flat, sandy coastline…”

Marianne Robertson, 2008, From Petal Point to Cockle Creek - a Beach Explorers Guide to the East Coast of Tasmania, 1 ed., marianne.robertson@gmail.com, Page 72, Number 4, 15 - Sandpiper Beach

“… the water in the channel flows strongly and gets deep very quickly”

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, Parks and Wildlife Services Website, P&WS, Moulting Lagoon game Reserve

“No formal walking tracks exist in the reserve”

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