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

Testing Stepscape iOS App in October 2020

Updated on

2020-09-29

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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Maquarie Heads parking

Nearest Road:Maquarie Heads Rd
Nearest Town:Strahan
Locality:West
Latitude:S 42° 13′ 13″
Longitude:E 145° 13′ 35″
Elevation:5 m
Fee:Camping fee
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Rough
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From Strahan head west then south to airport. Continue south on Maquaried Heads Rd to end of road. Parking is limited near beach.

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2 walks from Maquarie Heads 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.

Braddon Point walk

Goal:Closest approach to Entrance Island
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:No defined route
One-way distance:900 m
Return distance:1,800 m
Comment:Walk north around the beach until opposite Enrance Island. The gap between the island and the mainland is the notorious Hell's Gates. Return.

References

West Coast Council - Walks, West Coast Council, Page 8, Number 2, Macquarie Heads Camp Ground

“… beautiful views whilst walking along the beach.”

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Maquarie Heads to Ocean Beach Lookout walk

Goal:Ocean Beach Lookout
Grade:Flat
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:10,000 m
Return distance:20,000 m
Comment:From the end of Macquarie Heads Rd, walk north on beach to Ocean Beach Lookout for pickup.

References

West Coast Council - Walks, West Coast Council, Page 10, Number 2, Ocean Beach

“Beautiful views whilst walking along the beach”

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