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 1,843 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

Dolphin Sands parking

Latest walk

Dolphin Sands Beach Access

Latest change

Nine Mile Beach at Dolphin Sands

Updated on

2017-11-14

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

Maps

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

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Table Cape Lookout car park

Nearest Road:Lighthouse Rd
Nearest Town:Wynyard
Locality:NW Coast
Latitude:S 40° 57′ 10″
Longitude:E 145° 43′ 52″
Elevation:170 m
Fee:No charge
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Sealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:Car park at Eastern end of Table Cape Rd. Do NOT turn into Lighthouse Rd.

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2 walks from Table Cape Lookout car park

Table Cape Lighthouse

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:Table Cape Lighthouse
Grade:Flat
Type:No defined route
One-way distance:100 m
Comment:A variety of interpretive signs in the area. Tours also available as signposted.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 36, Number 12, Table Cape Lookout

“There is a signed gate at the lookout.”

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Table Cape walk to lighthouse

Goal:Table Cape Lighthouse
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:750 m
Return distance:1,500 m
Comment:Walk from lookout to lighthouse if a pickup available at the lighthouse.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 36, Number 12, Table Cape Lighthouse Walkway

15 minutes one way pickup
“There are seats provided at several points on the track for walkers to rest and enjoy the views…”

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