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

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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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Mersey Bluff car park

Nearest Road:Bluff Access Rd
Nearest Town:Devonport
Locality:NW Coast
Latitude:S 41° 9′ 36″
Longitude:E 146° 21′ 19″
Elevation:25 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Sealed
Water:Unknown
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:Park up near lighthouse, or near Tiagarra.

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1 walk from Mersey Bluff car park

Tiagarra Walk on Mersey Bluff

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:Rock Carvings on top of Mersey Bluff
Grade:Flat
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:500 m
Comment:Park near Tiagara and pick up the track behind the building to the left. Follow it round to the lighthouse, looking out for petroglyphs as you go.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 72, Number 30, Devonport Foreshore

Tania Horne, 2016, Think Tasmania.com, Tiagarra Walk via Mersey Bluff

15 minutes circuit
“… carvings of abalone, crayfish, periwinkles, an emu and a seal…”

David Gough, Tiagarra - Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Keeping Place, Six Rivers Aboriginal Corporation, Petroglyphs

“… information, images, articles about the Devonport Bluff rock incisions.”

Welcome to Devonport City Council, Devonport City Council, Mersey Bluff Cultural Discovery walk

7 minutes circuit
“Mersey Bluff Headland area west of Tiagarra”

Jesse Aherne, 2016, Rotary Club of Devonport South East - pamphlet, Rotary Club of Devonport South East, Number 1, Mersey Bluff Area

“…dolerite intrucive rock that is jointed to provide flat surfaces… for Aboriginal carvings.”

Recent Information of track condition (as available), Cowirrie, Tiagarra

“2016-07-02 Museum still closed. Formed track starts behind museum but arrows not always in place.”

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