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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City of Melbourne Bay car park

Nearest Road:Skipworth Rd
Nearest Town:Currie
Locality:King Island
Latitude:S 40° 0′ 32″
Longitude:E 144° 6′ 48″
Elevation:5 m
Fee:No charge
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Rough
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From Currie, west 13 km on Grassy Rd then south 7.5 km. Then Yarra Creek Rd for 6.5km. Right at Millwood Rd. Right into Bold Head Rd, left into Skipworths, 2.5km to end. There may be gates on road.

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3 walks from City of Melbourne Bay car park

City of Melbourne Bay 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:Yarra Creek
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:60 m
Return distance:120 m
Comment:Note that old maps may show road access past houses. Please keep to right for car park. Walk down to where Yarra Creek reaches beach.

References

Ken Martin, Walks of King Island, 2 ed., Bas Publishing Pty Ltd, Page 31, Number 7, City of Melbourne Bay

“Situated at the end of a winding, gravel road.”

Nano Solutions, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 19, City of Melbourne Bay KI 19

“The main beach (at mouth of Yarra Creek) is accessible via Skipworths Road.”

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City of Melbourne Bay walk north

Goal:Northern headland
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:350 m
Return distance:700 m
Comment:Walk north if possible to headland (water in Yarra Creek may be impassable). Explore further rocky shore north if time and tide permits.

References

Ken Martin, Walks of King Island, 2 ed., Bas Publishing Pty Ltd, Page 31, Number 7, City of Melbourne Bay

20 minutes no defined route
“At high tides or with large creek flows, you ay not be able to cross the creek.”

Nano Solutions, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 18, City of Melbourne Bay KI 18

“Skipworth Creek reaches the rocky shore at the northern end of beach KI 18”

Nano Solutions, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 19, City of Melbourne Bay KI 19

“The main beach (at mouth of Yarra Creek) is accessible via Skipworths Road.”

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City of Melbourne Bay walk south

Goal:Southern Headland
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:380 m
Return distance:760 m
Comment:Walk south round bay to headland. If time permits, explore little beaches further south, each with own headlands. Watch state of tide.

References

Ken Martin, Walks of King Island, 2 ed., Bas Publishing Pty Ltd, Page 31, Number 7, City of Melbourne Bay

20 minutes no defined route
“There is a second small headland only 200m further with a little beach ideal for beachcombing.”

Nano Solutions, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 19, City of Melbourne Bay KI 19

“… 300m moderatey sheltered beach fronted by a shallow bay floor”

Nano Solutions, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 20, City of Melbourne Bay(S) KI 20

“… curving 80m long strip of high tide sand bordered by rock platforms, with a central sandy section.”

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