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.

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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

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Templestowe Beach parking

Nearest Road:Champ St
Nearest Town:Bicheno
Locality:East Coast
Latitude:S 41° 44′ 43″
Longitude:E 148° 17′ 13″
Elevation:10 m
Fee:No charge
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Narrow unsealed
Car Park:Side of road
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:About 10km north of Bicheno veer right at sign for Aurora Beach Cottage. Turn right at t-junction into Champ St. 500m, turn left into track marked Seymour Conservation area. Park on side of road.

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4 walks from Templestowe Beach parking

Templestowe 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:Templestowe Beach
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,000 m
Return distance:2,000 m
Comment:Park and walk in to beach. 4WD track has deep bogging sand and in wet weather can be worse, with deep puddles.

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 49, Number 3, 9 - Templestowe Beach

“The track has deep sand in sections… The last part of the track has very deep sand.”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 133, Templestowe Beach Tas

“Moderately Hazardous”

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Templestowe Beach walk to northern end (Piccaninny Point)

Goal:Piccaninny Point
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:6,500 m
Return distance:11,000 m
Comment:Park and walk in to beach. 4WD track has deep bogging sand. At beach, turn left, cross lagoon outflow and walk to rocks at north end of beach.

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 49, Number 3, 9 - Templestowe Beach

“… unspoilt ocean shoreline, with rolling breakers.”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 133, Templestowe Beach Tas

“Moderately Hazardous”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 132, Piccaninny Point Tas

“Highly Hazardous”

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Templestowe Beach walk to southern end (Long Point)

Goal:Long Point rocks
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,500 m
Return distance:3,000 m
Comment:Park and walk in to beach. 4WD track has deep bogging sand. At beach, turn right and walk to rocks at end of beach.

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 49, Number 3, 9 - Templestowe Beach

“To the south, the water is shallower and more protected with safer swimming.”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Black Dog Reef (Tas)

“Least Hazardous”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 133, Templestowe Beach Tas

“Moderately Hazardous”

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Templestowe Lagoon walk

Goal:Templestowe Lagoon
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,500 m
Return distance:5,000 m
Comment:Park and walk in to beach. 4WD track has deep bogging sand. At beach, turn left to cross lagoon outlet, then follow lagoon shore track. 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 49, Number 3, 9 - Templestowe Beach

“An added attraction is the walk along the edge of the lagoon with its bird life.”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 133, Templestowe Beach Tas

“Moderately Hazardous”

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