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

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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

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Tessellated Pavement car park

Nearest Road:Arthur Hwy
Nearest Town:Eaglehawk Neck
Locality:Tasman Peninsula
Latitude:S 43° 0′ 36″
Longitude:E 147° 55′ 47″
Elevation:15 m
Fee:No charge
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:Nearby
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Parking is on the seaward side of Luffra.

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3 walks from Tessellated Pavement car park

Clydes Island Walk from Tesselated Pavement

Goal:Clydes Island
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,000 m
Return distance:2,000 m
Comment:Destination depends on the tides. Walk along beach to Island and return

References

Peter and Shirley Storey, 1996, Peninsula Tracks - 35 walks in and around the proposed Tasman National Park, 1st ed., Tasmanian Conservation Trust, Page 11, Number 1, Tesselated Pavement to Cludes Island

1 hour 30 minutes retrace route
“Grade - family”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, More Family Walks around Hobart (Fully Revised), Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 80, Number 34, 34 - Clydes Island

1 hour 30 minutes retrace route
“Attempt it only at low tide and with a calm sea.”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, More Family Walks around Hobart, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 80, Number 34, 34 - Clydes Island

2 hours retrace route
“The top is flat and clar and provides a rugged setting for two gravestones.”

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Ospreys Head Walk from Tesselated Pavement

Goal:Rock platform beyond Osprey Head
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,750 m
Return distance:3,500 m
Comment:Take walk to Clydes Island.Opposite the island, head up the bank and across the head to the raised shore platform. Walk to end and return same way.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, More Family Walks around Hobart, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 80, Number 34, 34 - Clydes Island

“… emerge 10m above the sea on an ancient raised shore platform. A good array of fossils.”

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Tessellated Pavement 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:Tessellated Pavement
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:200 m
Return distance:400 m

References

Peter and Shirley Storey, 1996, Peninsula Tracks - 35 walks in and around the proposed Tasman National Park, 1st ed., Tasmanian Conservation Trust, Page 11, Number 1, Tesselated Pavement to Cludes Island

30 minutes no defined route
“Grade - family”

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