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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British Admiral Beach car park

Nearest Road:Netherby Rd
Nearest Town:Currie
Locality:King Island
Latitude:S 39° 57′ 1″
Longitude:E 143° 51′ 42″
Elevation:5 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From Currie, follow Netherby Rd south out of town until it ends at this small car park at British Admiral Beach. Note that hire cars are not permitted to drive on beach.

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5 walks from British Admiral Beach car park

British Admiral Walk to Badger Box Beach

Goal:Badger Box Beach
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,000 m
Return distance:4,000 m
Comment:From car park at end of Netherby Rd, walk along Admiral Beach and round the rocks to Badger Box Beach. Badger Box Creek is at the far end of the beach

References

Ken Martin, Walks of King Island, 2 ed., Bas Publishing Pty Ltd, Page 13, Number 1, British Admiral Beach

“Continue on past Memorial Rock and on to the next small sandy beach. Badger Box Creek is approximately one Kiloetre southeast of Memorial Rock.”

Nano Solutions, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 55, KI 55 - Badger Box Creek Beach

“There is no vehicle access to this beach.”

Nano Solutions, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 56, KI 56 - British Admiral Beach

“The beach curves slightly for 1.5km between two granite points that protrude 200m seaward.”

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British Admiral Beach Access

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.

Goal:British Admiral Beach
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:25 m
Return distance:50 m
Comment:From car park use the car ramp to reach the beach. Note that hire cars are not permitted on the beach sand - leave hire cars in the car park.

References

Ken Martin, Walks of King Island, 2 ed., Bas Publishing Pty Ltd, Page 13, Number 1, British Admiral Beach

“The access to 'Admiral Beach' as it is known locally.”

King Island Maritime trails, Maritime Trails - British Admiral 1874

“'We buried them as tenderly as we could...'”

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British Admiral Beach walk to Memorial Rock

Goal:British Admiral Memorial Rock
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,000 m
Return distance:2,000 m
Comment:From car park walk south along beach to Memorial Rock near where many of the shipwrecked bodies were buried in the sand dunes. Return.

References

Ken Martin, Walks of King Island, 2 ed., Bas Publishing Pty Ltd, Page 13, Number 1, British Admiral Beach

“A small marble headstone near a rocky outcrop known as 'Memorial Rock' marks the grave of William Dalzell Nicholson.”

Nano Solutions, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 56, KI 56 - British Admiral Beach

“The beach curves slightly for 1.5km between two granite points that protrude 200m seaward.”

King Island Maritime trails, Maritime Trails - British Admiral 1874

“'We buried them as tenderly as we could...'”

UBC Web Design, Monument Australia, Monument Australia, William Dalzell Nicholson

“The gravestone erected on behalf of the parents of William Nicholson on British Admiral Beach near Monument Rock.”

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British Admiral Beach walk to south end

Goal:South end of British Admiral Beach
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,500 m
Return distance:3,000 m
Comment:Walk south along Admiral Beach past memorial Rock to the end of beach. Return.

References

Ken Martin, Walks of King Island, 2 ed., Bas Publishing Pty Ltd, Page 13, Number 1, British Admiral Beach

1 hour retrace route
“Admiral Beach is the main recreational beach for the township of Currie.”

Nano Solutions, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 56, KI 56 - British Admiral Beach

“The beach curves slightly for 1.5km between two granite points that protrude 200m seaward.”

King Island Maritime trails, Maritime Trails - British Admiral 1874

“'We buried them as tenderly as we could...'”

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Halfmoon Bay track

Goal:Halfmoon Bay
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:110 m
Return distance:220 m
Comment:From car park walk back up road and continue straight ahead to Halfmoon Bay instead of up Netherby Rd.

References

Nano Solutions, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 57, KI 57 Halfmoon Bay

“A 300m long curving reflective rock-bound beach backed by vegetated dunes.”

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