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 2,211 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.

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

Porkys parking

Latest walk

Grassy Wharf walk

Latest change

Finished adding walks from King Island Maritime Trail

Updated on

2022-07-19

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

Programming

Michael Horton

Maps

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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Grassy parking

Nearest Road:Acacia Rd
Nearest Town:Grassy
Locality:King Island
Latitude:S 40° 2′ 58″
Longitude:E 144° 3′ 32″
Elevation:110 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Sealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Park in Grassy on corner of Acacia St, Blackwood St and Wattle St.

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2 walks from Grassy 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.

Grassy Township walk to Sandblow Point

Goal:Sandblow Point
Grade:Moderate
Type:CircuitRetrace
One-way distance:7,000 m
Comment:Walk down Old Mine Rd, left into Grassy Harbour Rd down to Grassy Harbour beach. Walk along to find access track near Little Grassy Creek to return.

References

King Island - Things to Do - Island Trails, King Island Tourism, Page 1, Number 7, South East Trail

2 hours circuit
“The return track… crosses small streams”

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Grassy Township walk down to Wharf

Goal:Grassy Wharf
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:2,750 m
Comment:From Grassy walk down Old Mine Road to wharf for pickup.

References

Ken Martin, Walks of King Island, 2 ed., Bas Publishing Pty Ltd, Page 60, Number 17, Grassy to Grassy Harbour

50 minutes one way pickup
“It is easy enough to keep on the Old Mine Road until you pick up the remains of a sealed road which runs out to the harbour.”

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