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 1,671 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.

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

Latest update

2017-08-21

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Top Camp (Musselroe Bay) parking

Nearest Road:Musselroe Rd
Nearest Town:Gladstone
Locality:North East
Latitude:S 40° 50′ 30″
Longitude:E 148° 12′ 7″
Elevation:5 m
Fee:Parks Pass
Management:National Park
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Rough
Water:Dry
Toilets:Bush
Toilet Accessibility:No access
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:Picnic table

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2 walks from Top Camp (Musselroe Bay) parking

Cape Naturaliste walk via Top End Beach

Goal:Cape Naturaliste
Grade:Flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,000 m
Return distance:4,000 m
Comment:Walk south along the beach to the Cape and 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 17, Number 1, Top End Beach

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“Walk around the sandy spit of Cape Naturaliste…”

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Top Camp Beach access

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:Top End Beach
Grade:Flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:20 m
Return distance:40 m
Comment:Short walk to beach from parking area. 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 17, Number 1, Top End Beach

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“… beautiful dipping and wading out to a clump of smooth rocks 50m offshore at low tide.”

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, , Parks and Wildlife Services Website, ed., P&WS, Page , Number , Mt William National Park Activities

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“There is also a campground (Top Camp) … to the east of Musselroe Bay township.”

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