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 2,145 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

Cameron Inlet parking

Latest walk

Tower Hill Junction walk

Latest change

Updated access to East and West Tower

Updated on

2020-09-07

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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Margate Hall parking

Nearest Road:Channel Hwy
Nearest Town:Margate
Locality:South East
Latitude:S 43° 1′ 44″
Longitude:E 147° 15′ 47″
Elevation:10 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Sealed
Water:Tap if open
Toilets:Flush
Toilet Accessibility:Unknown
Shelter:Shelter
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Sports Centre and Hall is on west side of Channel Highway on corner of Van Morey Rd. Toilets at the hall.

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3 walks from Margate Hall parking

Margate to Snug shared path

Goal:Snug Beach
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:4,400 m
Return distance:8,800 m
Comment:Shared walking and bicycle path on east side of Channel Highway from Margate to Snug. At Snug, connect with Snug River Track to car park on Snug Beach

References

2011, Tracks and Trails in Kingborough, Kingborough Council, Number 28, 28 - Snug to Margate shared path

2 hours 30 minutes retrace route
“Gentle, undulating, 3m wide gravel path including sealed sections, with picnic tables, bench seats.”

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Margate Tramway Circuit

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:Turn in track back to highway
Grade:Flat
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:3,000 m
Comment:Track starts on south side of oval, behind cricket nets. Walk down old track, then follow walkway back to Channel Highway. Return to hall along road.

References

2011, Tracks and Trails in Kingborough, Kingborough Council, Number 26, 26 - Margate Tramway Track

“A walkway connects this track to the Channel Highway…”

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Margate Tramway Track

Goal:End of public access to tramway track
Grade:Flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:900 m
Return distance:1,800 m
Comment:Track starts on south side of oval, behind cricket nets. Leaves old tramway at right angle bend in walkway. Return same way.

References

2011, Tracks and Trails in Kingborough, Kingborough Council, Number 26, 26 - Margate Tramway Track

“The cuts that allowed the trains to pass through are still clearly visible…”

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