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 1,966 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

Trowutta Arch parking

Latest walk

Trowutta Arch beyond the viewing platform

Latest change

Trowutta Arch

Updated on

2018-10-23

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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Mayfield North parking

Nearest Road:Tasman Hwy
Nearest Town:Swansea
Locality:East Coast
Latitude:S 42° 14′ 4″
Longitude:E 148° 1′ 1″
Elevation:30 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Side of road
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Side of road parking just south of southern entrance to Rocky Hills Drive. Track down to beach is south of private land boundary.

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3 walks from Mayfield North parking

Mayfield North Beach access

Goal:Mayfield North Beach
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:120 m
Return distance:240 m
Comment:Track leads to northern end of beach, by creek outlet. However, avoid private land (cleared) which is above the coastal reserve.

References

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 218, Mayfield Bay(n1)

“The highway runs around the rear of the beach, with access down the slopes to the shore.”

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Mayfield North Beach to De Gillern Beach

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:De Gillern Beach parking
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:700 m
Return distance:1,400 m
Comment:Track leads to northern end of beach, by creek outlet. Continue north along coast round rocky point to De Gillern Beach then up to car park

References

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 218, Mayfield Bay(n1)

“The highway runs around the rear of the beach, with access down the slopes to the shore.”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 217, Mayfield Bay(n2)

“… located on a rocky point… backed by 30m high eroding bluffs…”

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Mayfield North Beach walk

Goal:Mayfield North Beach - south end
Grade:Moderate
Type:CircuitRetrace
One-way distance:800 m
Comment:Track leads to northern end of beach, by creek outlet. Explore beach to north and south then return.

References

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 218, Mayfield Bay(n1)

“The highway runs around the rear of the beach, with access down the slopes to the shore.”

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