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 2,126 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

Growling Swallet F8 East gate parking

Latest walk

The Nut walk to Pinmatik lookout

Latest change

Added short walks on The Nut at Stanley

Updated on

2020-07-13

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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Pelican Walk parking

Nearest Road:Charles St Wharf
Nearest Town:Triabunna
Locality:East Coast
Latitude:S 42° 30′ 33″
Longitude:E 147° 54′ 59″
Elevation:5 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Side of road
Water:Mains tap
Toilets:Flush
Toilet Accessibility:No access
Shelter:Nearby
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:From Tasman Hwy turn east into Vicary St then right into Esplanade West. Drive around wharf area and park near track start (east of Seafarers monument).

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2 walks from Pelican Walk parking

Dead Isle 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:Triabunna Gatehouse
Grade:Flat
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:750 m
Return distance:1,500 m
Comment:From Visitor Centre, walk west through wharf area and along footpath past Dead Isle (with cemetery) around to Vicary St and the Triabunna Gatehouse.

References

Ingrid Roberts, 2013, Best Bush, Coast and Village Walks of South East Tasmania, Woodslane Press Pty Ltd, 10 Apollo St, Warriewood, NSW 2102, Page 76, Number 12, Triabunna

“The small 'Dead Island' in the bay was used as a cemetery between 1847 and 1867.”

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Penguin Walk on Triabunna foreshore

Goal:River Bank
Grade:Flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:700 m
Return distance:1,400 m
Comment:The track starts at east end of wharf area and follows foreshore northward to Victoria St. Return.

References

Ingrid Roberts, 2013, Best Bush, Coast and Village Walks of South East Tasmania, Woodslane Press Pty Ltd, 10 Apollo St, Warriewood, NSW 2102, Page 76, Number 12, Triabunna

“… watch pelicans happily fishing in the shallow waters.”

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