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

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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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Currie car parking

Nearest Road:Edward St
Nearest Town:Currie
Locality:King Island
Latitude:S 39° 55′ 44″
Longitude:E 143° 50′ 45″
Elevation:10 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Sealed
Water:Mains tap
Toilets:Flush
Shelter:Shelter
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:Little Beach end of Edward Street in Currie.

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6 walks from Currie car parking

Big Beach access 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:Big Beach access
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:300 m
Return distance:600 m
Comment:Walk down the road past the wharf and through Stockyard Park. From there it is a short stroll down to this beach.

References

Ken Martin, Walks of King Island, 2 ed., Bas Publishing Pty Ltd, Page 39, Number 10, Currie and Big Beach Ramble

“To the immediate north of Currie Wharf can be found Big Beach.”

King Island Maritime trails, Maritime Trails - Currie Harbour

“… difficult of approach and equally difficult to quit…”

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Currie Heritage Harbourside Walk - Long

Goal:Netherby Point
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:5,000 m
Comment:From Lions Park at Little Beach, Currie, follow Burgess Bay Track past the Currie Light, around the golf course and by kelp factory back to start.

References

King Island - Things to Do - Island Trails, King Island Tourism, Page 1, Number 1, Currie Heritage Harbourside Walk (Long Walk)

1 hour circuit
“Kelp Industries Visitor Centre is open weekdays”

Ken Martin, Walks of King Island, 2 ed., Bas Publishing Pty Ltd, Page 45, Number 12, Currie Maritime Precinct and the Kelp Factory

1 hour circuit
“The lighthouse is your primary destination before picking up the well-formed gravel road that heads out towards Stingray Bay.”

King Island Maritime trails, Maritime Trails - Blencathra 1875

“'All hands on deck - save ship!'”

King Island Maritime trails, Maritime Trails - Currie Lighthouse

“'It's a long way up that light at 2am.'”

King Island Maritime trails, Maritime Trails: Netherby: 1866

“… send help and succour to 500 ship-wrecked people…”

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Currie Heritage Harbourside Walk - Short

Goal:Breakwater
Grade:Flat
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:3,000 m
Comment:From lighthouse, walk left around the foreshore, then left up Beach Road. Back past sports ground and King Island Museum to car park.

References

King Island - Things to Do - Island Trails, King Island Tourism, Page 1, Number 1, Currie Heritage Harbourside Walk (Short Walk)

45 minutes circuit

Ken Martin, Walks of King Island, 2 ed., Bas Publishing Pty Ltd, Page 42, Number 11, Currie Township, Lighthouse and Museum

“The wharf, breakwater and lighthouse museum are all worth a look.”

King Island Maritime trails, Maritime Trails - Blencathra 1875

“'All hands on deck - save ship!'”

King Island Maritime trails, Maritime Trails - Currie Lighthouse

“'It's a long way up that light at 2am.'”

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Currie Little Beach and Wharf walk

Goal:Little Beach
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:No defined route
One-way distance:200 m
Comment:For a short amble, walk down to Little Beach or the wharf area, depending on the state of the tide.

References

Ken Martin, Walks of King Island, 2 ed., Bas Publishing Pty Ltd, Page 39, Number 10, Currie and Big Beach Ramble

“You could visit the wharf and ramble around Little Beach…”

King Island Maritime trails, Maritime Trails - Currie Harbour

“… difficult of approach and equally difficult to quit…”

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Devils Gap circuit walk

Goal:Devils Gap
Grade:Moderate
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:5,500 m
Comment:Walk along Big Beach & around coast to Devils Gap. Take track inland to Moores Dr. Continue on Charles St then right into Main St back to Edward St.

References

Ken Martin, Walks of King Island, 2 ed., Bas Publishing Pty Ltd, Page 39, Number 10, Currie and Big Beach Ramble

1 hour circuit
“Just past Devils Gap you can pick up the track that will lead to Charles Street.”

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Netherby Road walk to Admiral Beach

Goal:British Admiral Beach car park
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:4,000 m
Comment:Walk inland on Edwards Rd to the centre of town. Turn south into Netherby Rd and follow for 4 km to the end at British Admiral Beach for pick up.

References

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

“… set out from Currie down Netherby Rd to the end at British Admiral Beach car park.”

King Island - Things to Do - Island Trails, King Island Tourism, Page 1, Number 1, Currie Heritage Harbourside Walk (Long Walk)

“A right turn at Netherby Rd would take you to British Admiral Beach 2 km south - access to foreshore track is about 900m along gravel road.”

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