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 1,675 of an estimated 3,000 published day walks 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.

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

Components

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

Latest update

2017-08-22

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Swimcart Beach parking

Nearest Road:Swimcart Beach Rd
Nearest Town:St Helens
Locality:East Coast
Latitude:S 41° 13′ 44″
Longitude:E 148° 17′ 3″
Elevation:5 m
Fee:No charge
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:Bush
Toilet Accessibility:Unknown
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Drive north on Gardens Rd, turn right into Swimcart Beach Road and park near the beach

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4 walks from Swimcart Beach parking

Binalong Coastal Walk from Swimcart Beach

Goal:Grants Lagoon outflow
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:4,000 m
Return distance:8,000 m
Comment:Track is inland of beach and follows coast south to Grants Lagoon outflow.

References

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 89, Bindalong Bay Tas

“There is vehicle access … behind the northern end of the beach”

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 27, Number 2, 6 - Binalong Bay Beach

“… white crunchy sands and blue sea.”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 88, Jeanneret Beach Tas

“… on the southern side of Round Hill Point…”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 87, Swimcart Beach Tas

“The elongate 500m long Swimcart Lagoon forms the northern boundary, with a picnic area by the lagoon”

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 28, Number 2, 8 - Jeanneret Beach

“Walking in both directions to neighbouring beaches.”

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 29, Number 2, 9 - Swimcart Beach

“Exploration and walking to the small lagoon to the north.”

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Old Mans Rocks walk from Swimcart Beach

Goal:Old Man Rocks
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:750 m
Return distance:1,500 m
Comment:Walk past Swimcart Lagoon outflow to north end of beach and out onto Old Man Rocks. Return.

References

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 29, Number 2, 9 - Swimcart Beach

“Attractive white sandy beach…”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 87, Swimcart Beach Tas

“… Relatively straight beach…”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 86, Swimcart Beach (n) Tas

“… on the northern side of the usually blocked Swimcart Creek.”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 85, Old Man Rocks Tas

“… a small 100m long headland.”

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Swimcart Beach Access 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:Swimcart Beach
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:30 m
Return distance:60 m
Comment:Park near the beach and use one of the footpads to the sand.

References

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 29, Number 2, 9 - Swimcart Beach

“Attractive white sandy beach…”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 87, Swimcart Beach Tas

“… Relatively straight beach…”

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Swimcart Beach walk

Goal:Round Hill Creek
Grade:Flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,000 m
Return distance:2,000 m
Comment:Walk south to end of beach by Round Hill Creek. Return.

References

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 29, Number 2, 9 - Swimcart Beach

“Attractive white sandy beach…”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 87, Swimcart Beach Tas

“… Relatively straight beach…”

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