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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BellBuoy Beach car parking

Nearest Road:BellBuoy Beach Rd
Nearest Town:George Town
Locality:North East
Latitude:S 41° 2′ 33″
Longitude:E 146° 50′ 6″
Elevation:10 m
Fee:No charge
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Sealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:At Airport, turn north onto Old Aerodrome Rd. Turn west onto Bellbuoy Beach Rd and drive to end. Parking on north side by park.

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7 walks from BellBuoy Beach car parking

Bell Buoy Beach Access

Goal:Bellbuoy Beach
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:130 m
Return distance:260 m
Comment:Walk north across grassed area. Veer right at sign and continue on track to beach.

References

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Bellbuoy Beach

“… a narrow high tide cobble beach…”

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Bellbuoy Beach walk

Goal:East end of beach
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,500 m
Return distance:3,000 m
Comment:Walk north across grassed area, veer right at sign to reach beach. Walk right along beach to the end. Return

References

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Bellbuoy Beach

“… narrow high tide cobble beach…”

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Five Mile Bluff walk

Goal:Five Mile Bluff
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:6,000 m
Return distance:12,000 m
Comment:Walk north to beach then go right along beach, around Four Mile Bluff, continue along beach and round Five Mile Bluff. Turn back at uncrossable cleft.

References

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Five Mile Bluff

“Basalt bluffs rising to 25m ... extending for 2km…”

Cowirrie, 2015, Walks known to Cowirrie and not yet sourced, not published, Five Mile Bluff

“It is not possible to pass around the bluff at sea level. Dense vegetation on top is impassable.”

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Four Mile Bluff walk

Goal:Four Mile Bluff
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,250 m
Return distance:4,500 m
Comment:Walk north to beach, then right along beach and around rocks to Four Mile Bluff. Return.

References

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Four Mile Bluff

“… a low 600m long basalt headland that protrudes 10m seaward…”

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Potato Beach Access

Goal:Three Mile Bluff beach
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:300 m
Return distance:600 m
Comment:Walk north across grassed area. Veer left at sign. When out on bluff, veer left on beach track to reach beach on west side of bluff.

References

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Potato Hill

“… a continuous high tide cobble swash zone…”

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Potato Beach walk

Goal:South end of beach
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,400 m
Return distance:2,800 m
Comment:Follow Track north then west to reach beach. Walk down beach to rocky headland - return.

References

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Potato Hill

“A 500m long ridge of intertidal cobbles extends straight out to a low islet…”

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Three Mile Bluff 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:Tip of rock spit
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:400 m
Return distance:800 m
Comment:Walk north across grassed area. Veer left at sign. Continue on track out to point. Take care to avoid middens. Explore the interesting rocks. Return.

References

Cowirrie, 2015, Walks known to Cowirrie and not yet sourced, not published, Three Mile Bluff

“Narrow cobble-basalt spit with interesting rocks.”

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