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 2,150 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

Billy Brown Falls 2WD parking

Latest walk

Billy Brown Falls Wallk from 2WD car park

Latest change

Update on Slide Track conditions.

Updated on

2021-05-05

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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Skeleton Bay car park

Nearest Road:Skeleton Point Rd
Nearest Town:St Helens
Locality:East Coast
Latitude:S 41° 15′ 20″
Longitude:E 148° 19′ 3″
Elevation:10 m
Fee:No charge
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Drive into Binalong Bay on Main Rad. Continue round point, onto gravel road and drive on around coast to Skeleton Bay parking roundabout.

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4 walks from Skeleton Bay car park

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.

Skeleton Bay to Dora Point Walk

Goal:Dora Point
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:4,500 m
Return distance:9,000 m
Comment:Follow Skeleton Point track around shore to Dora Point beach. Halfway along beach is a pile of granite boulders. Track to car park is just to south.

References

Tasmanian Beaches, Dora Point Beaches

“… a beautiful track…”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, Page 70, Number 29, 29 - Skeleton Bay to Dora Point

1 hour 30 minutes one way pickup
“A largely level walk on a good track adjacent to a scenic rocky coastline.”

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Skeleton Cove Beach Access

Goal:Skeleton Bay Beach
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:75 m
Return distance:150 m
Comment:Take footpad down to beach and return.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, Page 68, Number 28, 28 - Skeleton Bay

“Drive past the shop and continue around the point… carpark at head of the bay”

Nano Solutions, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 91, Skeleton Bay TAS

“… high tide strip of sand… intertidal rocks including some tidal pools.”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, Page 70, Number 29, 29 - Skeleton Bay to Dora Point

“Drive past the shop and continue around the point… carpark at head of the bay”

Marianne Robertson, From Petal Point to Cockle Creek - a Beach Explorers Guide to the East Coast of Tasmania, 1 ed., marianne.robertson@gmail.com, Page 26, Number 2, 4 - South and North Skeleton Coves

“Two secluded 'off the track' small coves…”

Tasmanian Beaches, T91 Skeleton Bay (or South and North Skeleton Coves)

“It has two coves… withsmall Skeleton Rivulet feeding fresh water into the sea after rain falls.”

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Skeleton Cove to Grants Point walk

Goal:Grants Point
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:2,500 m
Return distance:5,000 m
Comment:Walk along coast to point and then backtrack to lookout before continuing on to Grants Point.

References

Tasmanian Beaches, Grants Point

“In this vicinity the path is on a higher contour…”

Marianne Robertson, From Petal Point to Cockle Creek - a Beach Explorers Guide to the East Coast of Tasmania, 1 ed., marianne.robertson@gmail.com, Page 26, Number 2, 3 - Grants Point, Humbug Recreation Area

“… lovely coastal walks across heath and through bush”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, Page 70, Number 29, 29 - Skeleton Bay to Dora Point

“… a good track adjacent to a scenic rocky coastline …”

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Skeleton Rock walk

Goal:Skeleton Point
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,400 m
Return distance:2,800 m
Comment:Follow Skeleton Bay Track to Skeleton Rock. Return same way.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, Page 68, Number 28, 28 - Skeleton Bay

“A short level walk adjacent to a rocky coastline.”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, Page 70, Number 29, 29 - Skeleton Bay to Dora Point

“A largely level walk on a good track…”

Tasmanian Beaches, T91 Skeleton Bay (or South and North Skeleton Coves)

“to Skeleton Point and, just offshore, walk-stopping Skeleton Rock.”

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