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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Naracoopa Jetty car park

Nearest Road:Esplanade (Naracoopa)
Nearest Town:Naracoopa
Locality:King Island
Latitude:S 39° 55′ 14″
Longitude:E 144° 7′ 33″
Elevation:5 m
Fee:No charge
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Sealed
Water:Unknown
Toilets:Type uncertain
Toilet Accessibility:Unknown
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From Currie, head east on Grassy Rd to Pegarah. Continue east on Pegarah Rd to Naracoopa. At Esplanade, turn left to find sealed parking near jetty.

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4 walks from Naracoopa Jetty car park

Fraser Beach to Fraser River walk

Goal:Fraser River
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:No defined route
One-way distance:700 m
Return distance:1,400 m
Comment:Walk along foreshore or Esplanade Park north west to Fraser River. Return

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 66, Number 19, Naracoopa Township and Jetty

“Walking around Naracoopa is worthwhile for a number of reasons.”

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Naracoopa Jetty to Fraser Bluff 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:Fraser Bluff
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,000 m
Return distance:2,000 m
Comment:Walk from jetty along coast to Fraser Bluff. Return. (Low tide best).

References

King Island - Things to Do - Island Trails, King Island Tourism, Page 1, Number 6, East Trails

40 minutes retrace route

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 69, Number 20, Naracoopa to Fraser Bluff

“… proceed due southeast along a small unsealed track for about 500m until a final farm gate is reached - then it is rockhopping and sand.”

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

“… although the jetty sports a sign "Enter at Own Risk' and has a barrier fence, the locals say it is still sound.”

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

“… although the jetty sports a sign "Enter at Own Risk' and has a barrier fence, the locals say it is still sound.”

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Naracoopa Jetty Walk

Goal:End of jetty
Grade:Flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:200 m
Return distance:400 m
Comment:If you chose to ignore the signs, it is probably possible to walk out to the end of the jetty and return. This is not recommended by Stepscape.

References

King Island - Things to Do - Island Trails, King Island Tourism, Page 3, Number 6, East Trails

15 minutes retrace route

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 66, Number 19, Naracoopa Township and Jetty

“… although the jetty sports a sign "Enter at Own Risk' and has a barrier fence, the locals say it is still sound.”

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Naracoopa Jetty Walk to Fraser Bluff and then Forrests Creek

Goal:Second Bluff (via Fraser Bluff)
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,000 m
Return distance:4,000 m
Comment:Walk from jetty along coast past Fraser Bluff to Second Bluff, just before Forrests Creek runs out to sea. Return. (Low tide best).

References

King Island - Things to Do - Island Trails, King Island Tourism, Page 2, Number 6, East Trails

40 minutes retrace route

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 69, Number 20, Naracoopa to Fraser Bluff

“… you may like to continue on to Forrests Creek, a further kilometre…”

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

“… although the jetty sports a sign "Enter at Own Risk' and has a barrier fence, the locals say it is still sound.”

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