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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Naracoopa picnic area parking

Nearest Road:Naracoopa Esplanade
Nearest Town:Naracoopa
Locality:King Island
Latitude:S 39° 55′ 1″
Longitude:E 144° 7′ 1″
Elevation:5 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Sealed
Water:Unknown
Toilets:Flush
Toilet Accessibility:No access
Shelter:Shelter
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:From Currie, head east on Grassy Rd to

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1 walk from Naracoopa picnic area parking

Fraser Beach walk to Sea Elephant Bay Blowhole from Naracoopa.

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:Sea Elephant Blowhole
Grade:Flat
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:6,000 m
Comment:Walk north on coast, crossing Fraser River or detour up to bridge on Cable Station Rd, then back to beach. Need low tide for 6km walk to blowhole.

References

King Island Maritime trails, Maritime Trails - Sea Elephant Bay 1802

“The whole of this bay, when we landed, was covered with sea elephants.”

Ken Martin, Walks of King Island, 2 ed., Bas Publishing Pty Ltd, Page 115, Number 37, Naracoopa to the Blowhole

1 hour 30 minutes one way pickup
“If there is a full tide there is precious little foreshore in places - the going can be tough”

Ken Martin, Walks of King Island, 2 ed., Bas Publishing Pty Ltd, Page 66, Number 19, Naracoopa Township and Jetty

“Adventurous and fit hikers may consider walking to the Blowhole, 6km to the north. A car shuttle is useful here.”

Ken Martin, Walks of King Island, 2 ed., Bas Publishing Pty Ltd, Page 81, Number 23, Sea Elephant Bay Blowhole

“The Blowhole is a small outcrop of sandstone that juts out into the Bay.”

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