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

Updates on Westrope Road access to Syd's Track and Mother Cummings Peak

Updated on

2017-11-24

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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Sandspit Picnic Area parking

Nearest Road:Wielangta Rd
Nearest Town:Orford
Locality:East Coast
Latitude:S 42° 42′ 33″
Longitude:E 147° 50′ 25″
Elevation:210 m
Fee:No charge
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Stream
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:Shelter
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:250m south of Robertsons Bridge over the Sandspit River.

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2 walks from Sandspit Picnic Area parking

Sandspit Rainforest Walk

Goal:Northern end of circuit
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:500 m
Comment:From picnic area, walk 250m north to pick up track beside bridge. Short loop upstream along Sandspit River from Robertsons Bridge.

References

Ingrid Roberts, 2013, Best Bush, Coast and Village Walks of South East Tasmania, Woodslane Press Pty Ltd, 10 Apollo St, Warriewood, NSW 2102, Page 90, Number 15, Wielangta Walk

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Wielangta Walk from south to north

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:Memorial to Alex Swan
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:2,600 m
Return distance:5,200 m
Comment:Sandspit Picnic area (near Robertsons Bridge) along Sandspit River to next road crossing:near memorial

References

Ingrid Roberts, 2013, Best Bush, Coast and Village Walks of South East Tasmania, Woodslane Press Pty Ltd, 10 Apollo St, Warriewood, NSW 2102, Page 90, Number 15, Wielangta Walk

3 hours retrace route
“Shady and sheltered. Easy climbs. A couple of creek crossings and fallen trees across track.”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, More Family Walks around Hobart (Fully Revised), Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 90, Number 39, 39 - Sandspit River

3 hours one way pickup
“Cross the river on stepping stones…”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, More Family Walks around Hobart, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 90, Number 39, 39 - Sandspit River

2 hours one way pickup
“… Substantial and well placed stepping stones cross the river and the track continues…”

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