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 1,609 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

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

Latest update

2017-05-22

Filter

Text
Attributes

Walk Distance

Tags Publications

Feedback

Send

Tamar Island car park

Nearest Road:West Tamar Hwy
Nearest Town:Legana
Locality:North
Latitude:S 41° 23′ 29″
Longitude:E 147° 4′ 26″
Elevation:10 m
Fee:Entry fee
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Tap if open
Toilets:Flush
Shelter:Shelter
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:Parking area beside West Tamar Highway. Accessible toilets at Visitor centre. Other toilets on island.

Show driving directions

Correct this information
Send

4 walks from Tamar Island car park

Tamar Bird Hide walk

Goal:Bird Hide
Grade:Flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:600 m
Return distance:1,200 m
Comment:Start from Wetlands Centre and follow track right at turn. At track junction, continue straight ahead to bird hide. Track continues on further also.

References

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, ed., Explore Australia, Page 129, Number 40, Tamar Island

retrace route
“Seven hectares of tidal silt flats around a single rocky hillock”

Tags

Tamar Island Circuit

Goal:Tamar Island Summit
Grade:Moderate
Type:CircuitRetrace
One-way distance:5,000 m
Comment:Boardwalk across wetland to Island. At turn right and continue round to top of hill. Continue north and out to wharf. Return on north side track

References

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, ed., Explore Australia, Page 129, Number 40, Tamar Island

circuitretrace
“”

Tags

Tamar Island 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:Tamar Island
Grade:Flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,700 m
Return distance:3,400 m
Comment:Boardwalk across wetlands to island. Return from end of boardwalk.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2008, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 30, Number 9, 9 - Tamar Island

1 hour 30 minutes retrace route
“Wetland walk, largely on boardwalk through reed swamp en route to Tamar Island.”

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, , 60 Great Short Walks Tasmania, ed., Website, Page , Number 41, Tamar Island

1 hour 30 minutes retrace route
“”

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, ed., Explore Australia, Page 129, Number 40, Tamar Island

2 hours retrace route
“Seven hectares of tidal silt flats around a single rocky hillock”

Tags

Tamar Island Wharf Walk

Goal:Tamar Island Wharf
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,125 m
Return distance:4,500 m
Comment:Boardwalk across wetland to Island. Continue on flat parth NE then east over bridge to wharf. Return.

References

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, ed., Explore Australia, Page 129, Number 40, Tamar Island

2 hours retrace route
“”

Tags