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 2,145 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

Cameron Inlet parking

Latest walk

Tower Hill Junction walk

Latest change

Updated access to East and West Tower

Updated on

2020-09-07

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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Arm End parking

Nearest Road:Spitfarm Road
Nearest Town:South Arm
Locality:South East
Latitude:S 42° 58′ 58″
Longitude:E 147° 24′ 19″
Elevation:15 m
Fee:No charge
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Sealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Limited parking at end of Spit Farm Rd. Follow track to left (clockwise) for best views.

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3 walks from Arm End parking

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.

Arm End Circuit walk

Goal:Gellibrand Point
Grade:Moderate
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:6,000 m
Comment:Walk anti clockwise about the peninsula track.

References

Ingrid Roberts, 2011, Hobart's Best Bush Coast & City Walks, Woodslane Books, Page 86, Number 16, Arm End

2 hours circuit
“Sea views with Tasmania history, shorter options available”

Clarence City Council, Clarence City Council Tracks and Trails, Arm End Circuit

2 hours 30 minutes circuit

2015, Tastrails, TasTrails, Number 1, Arm End Circuit - january 17, 2017

2 hours circuit
“Beginning at the boom gate at the end of Spitfarm Rd, follow the track to the right…”

Di, Di's Walk a Month, Di, Page 2, Number 2019, February 2019 - South Arm

2 hours
“… constant views of the Derwent Estuary including Hobart, the Tasman Bridge and Bruny Island.”

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Arm End Short Circuit walk

Goal:Track junction about Mary Ann Beach
Grade:Moderate
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:3,250 m
Comment:Take lefthand track to walk circuit clockwise. Above Mary Ann Beach, take right path to cross isthmus to Shelly Beach. Walk south back to carpark

References

2015, Tastrails, TasTrails, Number 1, Arm End Circuit - january 17, 2017

2 hours circuit
“Beginning at the boom gate at the end of Spitfarm Rd, follow the track to the right…”

Clarence City Council, Clarence City Council Tracks and Trails, Arm End Circuit

2 hours 30 minutes circuit

Ingrid Roberts, 2011, Hobart's Best Bush Coast & City Walks, Woodslane Books, Page 86, Number 16, Arm End

2 hours circuit
“Sea views with Tasmania history, shorter options available”

Di, Di's Walk a Month, Di, Page 2, Number 2019, February 2019 - South Arm

2 hours
“… constant views of the Derwent Estuary including Hobart, the Tasman Bridge and Bruny Island.”

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White Rock Point walk

Goal:White Rock Point
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,300 m
Return distance:2,600 m
Comment:Take track to left from car park boom gate to the tower at White Rock Point. Return same way.

References

2015, Tastrails, TasTrails, Number 1, Arm End Circuit - january 17, 2017

“Constant views of Kingston and further south including Bruny Island are offered.”

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