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 1,966 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

Trowutta Arch parking

Latest walk

Trowutta Arch beyond the viewing platform

Latest change

Trowutta Arch

Updated on

2018-10-23

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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Big Penguin parking

Nearest Road:Main Rd
Nearest Town:Penguin
Locality:NW Coast
Latitude:S 41° 6′ 48″
Longitude:E 146° 4′ 21″
Elevation:5 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Sealed
Water:Mains tap
Toilets:Flush
Toilet Accessibility:Wheelchair
Shelter:Nearby
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:In town centre of Penguin, park on side of road near 'Big Penguin'.

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2 walks from Big Penguin 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.

Big Penguin to Penguin Creek walk

Goal:Bridge over Penguin Creek
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:600 m
Return distance:1,200 m
Comment:From the 'Big Penguin', walk west on foreshore path to bridge over Penguin Creek. Alternatively, walk on beach to creek and return.

References

Tania Horne, 2016, Think Tasmania.com, Big Penguin and so Much More

“The Big Penguin is located on the Penguin Esplanade…”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 1105, Penguin Beach Tas

“It is a steep, narrow, high tide beach grading into a mixture of intertidal low tide terrace & rock”

Duncan McDougall, 2016, Highway Traveller - your guide to towns on Australian Highways, Penguin Attractions - The Big Penguin

“It is located on the foreshore near the traffic lights”

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Penguin Beach Access

Goal:Penguin Beach near ramp access
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:50 m
Return distance:100 m
Comment:Park near 'Big Penguin' to access the beach via cement ramp. Other access points along the beach in both directions.

References

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 1105, Penguin Beach Tas

“It is a steep, narrow, high tide beach grading into a mixture of intertidal low tide terrace & rock”

Tania Horne, 2016, Think Tasmania.com, Big Penguin and so Much More

“The Big Penguin is located on the Penguin Esplanade…”

Duncan McDougall, 2016, Highway Traveller - your guide to towns on Australian Highways, Penguin Attractions - The Big Penguin

“On the foreshore near the traffic lights and opposite the Post Office”

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