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 1,666 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.

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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

jQuery UI Touch Punch, used under the MIT License

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2017-08-15

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Tinkers Lookout car parking

Nearest Road:Rocky Cape Rd
Nearest Town:Wynyard
Locality:NW Coast
Latitude:S 40° 51′ 41″
Longitude:E 145° 30′ 21″
Elevation:20 m
Fee:Parks Pass
Management:National Park
Road Surface:Narrow unsealed
Car Park:Rough
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table

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5 walks from Tinkers Lookout car parking

Burgess Cove Lookout from Postmans Track

Goal:View point over Burgess Cove
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:400 m
Return distance:800 m
Comment:Walk about 400m up Postman's Track for view over Burgess Cove. Turn back when path bends sharply going uphill.

References

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, ed., Explore Australia, Page 218, Number 68, Rocky Cape - Cathedral Rocks

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“Coast and coastal heathland”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 30, Number 9, Tinkers Lookout and Cathedral Rocks

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“… good views of the coast…”

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Cathedral Rocks Walk

Goal:Cathedral Rocks Bay
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:3,000 m
Return distance:6,000 m
Comment:Walk from Rocky Cape Road to Cathedral Rocks. Two tracks down to foreshore. Watch tide height. Return same route.

References

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, ed., Explore Australia, Page 218, Number 68, Rocky Cape - Cathedral Rocks

retrace route
“Coast and coastal heathland”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 30, Number 9, Tinkers Lookout and Cathedral Rocks

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“… Track drops off steeply and zigzags down through thick vegetation before reaching the beach.”

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Postmans Pass Walk from Rocky Cape Road

Goal:Postmans Pass
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,500 m
Return distance:3,000 m
Comment:Walk first part of Postmans Track from Rocky Cape Road. Stop at the Pass (where track splits) and return

References

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, ed., Explore Australia, Page 218, Number 68, Rocky Cape - Cathedral Rocks

retrace route
“Coast and coastal heathland”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 30, Number 9, Tinkers Lookout and Cathedral Rocks

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“… it zigzacs up the eastern shoulder of Cathedral Hill”

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Tinkers Lookout and Cathedral Rocks Circuit

Goal:Tinkers Lookout Summit, then Cathedral Rocks
Grade:Some steep
Type:CircuitRetrace
One-way distance:8,000 m
Comment:Circuit via Tinkers Lookout and Cathedral Rocks via Blandfordia Spur

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 30, Number 9, Tinkers Lookout and Cathedral Rocks

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“Pleasant and easy walking, though explosed in high winds”

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, ed., Explore Australia, Page 218, Number 68, Rocky Cape - Cathedral Rocks

4 hours circuit
“Tinkers Lookout for really great views”

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Tinkers Lookout 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:Tinkers Lookout Summit
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:3,000 m
Return distance:6,000 m
Comment:Walk to Tinkers Lookout and back to Rocky Cape Road

References

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, ed., Explore Australia, Page 218, Number 68, Rocky Cape - Cathedral Rocks

retrace route
“Tinkers Lookout for really great views”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 30, Number 9, Tinkers Lookout and Cathedral Rocks

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“… extensive views both inland and along the coast.”

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