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 1,976 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

Coningham Beach parking

Latest walk

Franklin River viewing spot

Latest change

Adding links to 'Short Walks in Southern Tasmania' by Chapman and Chapman

Updated on

2019-04-18

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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Marion Bay car park

Nearest Road:Marion Bay Rd
Nearest Town:Copping
Locality:East Coast
Latitude:S 42° 49′ 12″
Longitude:E 147° 52′ 8″
Elevation:5 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Private
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Unknown
Toilets:Flush
Toilet Accessibility:Unknown
Comment:Arthur Highway to Copping, then left into Marion Bay Rd. 4Km then left turn for another 1 km to end of narrow road. Park near toilet block.

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2 walks from Marion Bay car park

Long Spit Road walk

Goal:South end of Management Rd
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,250 m
Return distance:4,500 m
Comment:Walk back on road 100m. Turn left between houses to the access road. Follow road south along spit to end, where two tracks continue. Return same way.

References

John and Monica Chapman, 2019, Short Walks Southern Tasmania, 1st ed., John Chapman, Page 38, Number 10, Long Spit

“The road is easier walking than the varied sand on the point”

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Marion Beach Long Spit 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:Marion Narrows
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:6,500 m
Comment:Walk out on Marion Beach to the point. Return 1km on beach then look for footpath to west side roadway. Continue on roadway back to start.

References

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, Explore Australia, Page 42, Number 9, Marion Bay

2 hours circuit
“…isolated beach location, ideal for a quiet swim on a hot day.”

Ingrid Roberts, 2013, Best Bush, Coast and Village Walks of South East Tasmania, Woodslane Press Pty Ltd, 10 Apollo St, Warriewood, NSW 2102, Page 94, Number 16, The Long Spit to Marion Bay

2 hours circuit
“Highlights include a beautiful array of shells to be found and of course wide views across the bay.”

John and Monica Chapman, 2019, Short Walks Southern Tasmania, 1st ed., John Chapman, Page 38, Number 10, Long Spit

2 hours 15 minutes circuit
“Avoid high tide when parts of the point will be underwater.”

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