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 2,006 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

Corrected the '60 Great Short Walks' references

Updated on

2019-12-08

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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Paper Beach car park

Nearest Road:Paper Beach Rd
Nearest Town:Paper Beach
Locality:North
Latitude:S 41° 15′ 13″
Longitude:E 146° 57′ 53″
Elevation:5 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:Flush
Toilet Accessibility:Wheelchair
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:From junction of Gravelly Beach Rd and Deviot Rd, turn north into Paper Beach Rd and drive to the end (by the beach)

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2 walks from Paper Beach car park

Paper Beach to Robigana walk

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:Robigana end of track
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:2,000 m
Return distance:4,000 m
Comment:Paper Beach to Robigana - car park is where the track reaches Deviot Rd. It is possible to walk on road (no footpath) from here to Supply River.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2008, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 88, Number 38, 38 - Paper Beach to Supply River Mill

2 hours retrace route
“This track winds its way along the river, partially screened by trees…”

John and Monica Chapman, 2019, Short Walks Northern Tasmania, John Chapman, Page 48, Number 14, 14 Paper Beach to Supply Mill

“… follow the walking track southwest, inland from the beach…”

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Paper Beach to the Supply River Mill walk

Goal:Supply River Mill
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:3,000 m
Return distance:6,000 m
Comment:Paper Beach to Supply River Mill and back on Swan Point Track.

References

Geoff Richie, On the Convict Trail, Geoff Richie

“A good level track to the old mill site.”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2008, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 88, Number 38, 38 - Paper Beach to Supply River Mill

2 hours retrace route
“… to the bridge, taking particular care as there is no footpath and limited visibility.”

John and Monica Chapman, 2019, Short Walks Northern Tasmania, John Chapman, Page 48, Number 14, 14 Paper Beach to Supply Mill

2 hours retrace route
“The walk … follows a beach with good views of the Tamar river, crosses a coastal swamp…”

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