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

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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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Shag Bay Trail parking area

Nearest Road:Geilston Bay Rd
Nearest Town:Geilston Bay
Locality:Hobart
Latitude:S 42° 50′ 13″
Longitude:E 147° 20′ 36″
Elevation:10 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:At end of Geilston Bay Rd, near Sarean Ct. Small parking area near track start.

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2 walks from Shag Bay Trail parking area

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.

Shag Bay Heritage Trail

Goal:Shag Bay Point
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,500 m
Return distance:3,000 m
Comment:Follow well-marked trail along the shore and around Shag Bay before heading uphill. Return from crest of hill, or when the going gets steep.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, 50 Family Walks in and around Hobart, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 30, Number 9, Shag Bay

1 hour retrace route
“A short flat easy walk through open bush and along a rocky foreshore.”

2015, Tastrails, TasTrails, Page 1, Number 1, Shag Bay Heritage Walk - July 7, 2012

45 minutes retrace route
“The walk itself is easy with only a slight variation in incline…”

Greater Hobart Trails, Derwent Estuary Program, Shag Bay Track

“A well-graded gravel track with panoramic vies of the Derwent River.”

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Shag Bay Track to Bedlam Walls Track

Goal:West end of Bedlam Walls Track
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:4,500 m
Return distance:9,000 m
Comment:Walk from the eastern end of Shag Bay track through to Bedlam Walls Track at the western end

References

2015, Tastrails, TasTrails, Number 1, Shag Bay Heritage Walk - July 7, 2012

“Access to the cave is now prohibited so enter at your own risk.”

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