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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Sea Elephant car parking

Nearest Road:Sea Elephant Rd
Nearest Town:Currie
Locality:King Island
Latitude:S 39° 49′ 20″
Longitude:E 144° 6′ 46″
Elevation:5 m
Fee:No charge
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:Bush
Toilet Accessibility:No access
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From Naracoopa, drive north to the end of Sea Elephant Rd at Sea Elephant River. Turn right for 100m to parking area near toiets.

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2 walks from Sea Elephant car 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.

Sea Elephant Estuary Walk

Goal:Nine Mile Beach
Grade:Flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,500 m
Return distance:3,000 m
Comment:From Sea Elephant parking area, walk NE then easterly on narrow 4WD track to coast on Nine Mile Beach south of Cowper Point. Return.

References

King Island - Things to Do - Island Trails, King Island Tourism, Page 4, Number 6, East Trails

30 minutes retrace route
“Where the orange-bellied parrot feeds on saltmarsh”

Ken Martin, Walks of King Island, 2 ed., Bas Publishing Pty Ltd, Page 81, Number 24, Sea Elephant Lookout

“The track, which heads out towards the coast, deteriorates and becomes narrower and sandy in patches.”

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Sea Elephant Lookout walk

Goal:Lookout on small hill near river
Grade:Flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:300 m
Return distance:600 m
Comment:From carpark, follow track towards river then turn right to follow old 4WD track to lookout on a sandhill overlooking river. Return or follow loop.

References

Ken Martin, Walks of King Island, 2 ed., Bas Publishing Pty Ltd, Page 81, Number 24, Sea Elephant Lookout

20 minutes retrace route
“The road into Sea Elephant is of a good standard, though it is unsealed”

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