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 2,007 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

Morgan Rd parking

Latest walk

Ronny Creek back to park entrance on boardwalk

Latest change

Added boardwalk in Cradle Valley and many new references

Updated on

2019-08-13

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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Orford Beach parking area

Nearest Road:Walpole St
Nearest Town:Orford
Locality:East Coast
Latitude:S 42° 33′ 35″
Longitude:E 147° 52′ 35″
Elevation:5 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Mains tap
Toilets:Flush
Toilet Accessibility:Wheelchair
Shelter:Shelter
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:From south end of bridge, drive straight ahead one block on Charles St, left into Elizabeth and left in Walpole St. Parking along on the right.

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3 walks from Orford Beach parking area

Orford Beach access

Goal:Beach
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:175 m
Return distance:350 m
Comment:Walk to the beach on one of the designated tracks. Return same way.

References

Marianne Robertson, 2008, From Petal Point to Cockle Creek - a Beach Explorers Guide to the East Coast of Tasmania, 1 ed., marianne.robertson@gmail.com, Page 89, Number 5, 17 Millington Beach

“… walkways to the beach through the coastal reserve trees and grass area”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Orford Beach, Tas

“… a low gradient high tide beach…”

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Orford Beach North - at river mouth

Goal:Sandspit at river mouth
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:800 m
Return distance:1,600 m
Comment:Walk north on beach to spit at mouth of river. Return same way.

References

Marianne Robertson, 2008, From Petal Point to Cockle Creek - a Beach Explorers Guide to the East Coast of Tasmania, 1 ed., marianne.robertson@gmail.com, Page 89, Number 5, 17 Millington Beach

“From the north tip of the beach there are lots of strong eddies and currents…”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Orford Beach, Tas

“… a low gradient high tide beach…”

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Orford Beach south end

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:Boat ramp at south end
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:900 m
Return distance:1,800 m
Comment:Walk south on beach to boat ramp. Return on beach or on adjacent walking track

References

Marianne Robertson, 2008, From Petal Point to Cockle Creek - a Beach Explorers Guide to the East Coast of Tasmania, 1 ed., marianne.robertson@gmail.com, Page 89, Number 5, 17 Millington Beach

“… walkways to the beach through the coastal reserve trees and grass area”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Orford Beach, Tas

“… a low gradient high tide beach…”

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