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 2,211 of an estimated 3,000 published bushwalks in Tasmania.

StepScape is also available as an app for iPhone and iPad.

Read about what the StepScape app does differently from this website.


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

Porkys parking

Latest walk

Grassy Wharf walk

Latest change

Finished adding walks from King Island Maritime Trail

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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 guide 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


Michael Horton


Google Maps JavaScript API


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



Dolphin Sands parking

Nearest Road:Dolphin Sands Rd
Nearest Town:Swansea
Locality:East Coast
Latitude:S 42° 5′ 29″
Longitude:E 148° 7′ 56″
Elevation:3 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:4 km north of Swansea, turn east from Tasman Highway into Swan River Road then right into Dolphin Sands Rd. Continue 4.5km (as road swings closer to sea). Right into beach access rd, parking at end.

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1 walk from Dolphin Sands parking


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.

Dolphin Sands Beach Access

Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:50 m
Return distance:100 m
Comment:Short walk to the beach from the car parking area.


Dolphin Sands, Nine Mile Beach and Cambria Estate, Dolphin Sands Ratepayers Association, About Dolphin Sands

“The Swan River Reserve includes Pt Bagot…”

Marianne Robertson, From Petal Point to Cockle Creek - a Beach Explorers Guide to the East Coast of Tasmania, 1 ed.,, Page 77, Number 5, 1 - Nine Mile Beach

“…. Follow Dolphin Sands Rd until its end at Swanwick Heads”

Nano Solutions, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 192, Nine Mile Beach Tas

“… curving for 13.1 km from sandy Point Bagot to the entrance to Great Swanport…”