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 1,675 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

2017-08-22

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Windmill Point parking

Nearest Road:Maquarie St
Nearest Town:George Town
Locality:North
Latitude:S 41° 6′ 35″
Longitude:E 146° 49′ 2″
Elevation:5 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Sealed
Toilets:Flush
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:Maquarie St is the main shopping street of George Town. Drive to Western end and park by foreshore. Toilets are at south end of Elizabeth St, by public boat ramp on York Cove foreshore.

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3 walks from Windmill Point parking

Kanamaluka Trail from south to north

Goal:Pilot Station
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:6,500 m
Return distance:13,000 m
Comment:Follow Kanamaluka Trail from Windmill Pt to Pilot Station. If tide is low, beach walking is available along some stretches.

References

John Dawson, 2014, Tassie rambler… not all those who wander, are lost, ed., , Page , Number , George Town to Low Head (The Kanamaluka Trail)

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“… a pleasant coastline…”

Walker Designs, 2014, Provincial Tamar Website, ed., George Town Municipality, Page , Number , Kanamaluka Trail - George Town to Low Head

one way pickup
“… some of the most beautiful and interesting sights of the Tamar Valley…”

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Paterson's Monument walk

Goal:Monument
Grade:Flat
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:150 m
Comment:The monument faces the river, so you need to walk around the other side. Also take a close look at the chain saw sculptures at the site.

References

Walker Designs, 2014, Provincial Tamar Website, ed., George Town Municipality, Page , Number , Paterson's Monument, George Town

no defined route
“A monument to commemorate the first landing by a European…”

UBC Web Design, 2016, Monument Australia, ed., Monument Australia, Page , Number , Paterson Monument

no defined route
“… where LtCol Paterson took possession of Northern Tasmania in the name of King George III.”

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York Cove Foreshore 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:Hospital Point
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,750 m
Return distance:3,500 m
Comment:Follow track east along foreshore (detouring around yacht club). Cross York Creek and veer west again out to Hospital Point. Return, or get a pickup.

References

Walker Designs, 2014, Provincial Tamar Website, ed., George Town Municipality, Page , Number , York Cove - George Town

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“Originally Outer Cove…”

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