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 2,146 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

Powranna Nature Reserve

Latest walk

Powranna long walk to north fence

Latest change

Powranna Nature Reserve

Updated on

2020-11-04

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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Randalls Bay western end car parking

Nearest Road:Randalls Bay Road
Nearest Town:Cygnet
Locality:South East
Latitude:S 43° 14′ 40″
Longitude:E 147° 7′ 9″
Elevation:5 m
Fee:No charge
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Mains tap
Toilets:Flush
Toilet Accessibility:Unknown
Shelter:Shelter
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:From Hobart, take Channel Highway south through either Cygnet or Margate to Rndalls Bay. Parking is at western end of Randall Bay, on Randall Bay Rd near where road turns sharply inland.

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4 walks from Randalls Bay western end car parking

Garden Island Bay Coastal Walk

Goal:Swimming Bay
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,250 m
Return distance:4,500 m
Comment:From picnic shelter on Randalls Bay Rd follow the coast track west to just before Cray Point. Return

References

Ingrid Roberts, 2013, Best Bush, Coast and Village Walks of South East Tasmania, Woodslane Press Pty Ltd, 10 Apollo St, Warriewood, NSW 2102, Page 194, Number 36, Garden Island Bay Coastal Walk

1 hour 45 minutes retrace route
“The waters here are shallow and the beaches make for safe swimming.”

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Mickeys Beach access 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:Mickeys Beach - east end
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:650 m
Return distance:1,300 m
Comment:Track start is where road turns sharply inland. Follow track to Mickeys Beach. Return same way.

References

2015, Tastrails, TasTrails, Page 1, Number 2, Mickeys Beach - January 24, 2019

“… easy 2km return walk between Randalls Bay and Mickeys beach…”

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Mickeys Beach walk

Goal:Mickeys Beach - west end
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,300 m
Return distance:2,400 m
Comment:Track start is where road turns sharply inland. Follow track out to the point then return to track junction to continue to Mickeys Beach. Walk to end

References

2015, Tastrails, TasTrails, Page 1, Number 2, Mickeys Beach - January 24, 2019

1 hour retrace route
“Mickeys Beach is a pretty and secluded small beach with nice views.”

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Randalls Point walk

Goal:Randalls Point
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:400 m
Return distance:800 m
Comment:Track start is where road turns sharply inland. Follow track out to the Point then return to start.

References

2015, Tastrails, TasTrails, Page 1, Number 2, Mickeys Beach - January 24, 2019

“ track leads south to the tip of the coast.”

Di, Di's Walk a Month, Di, Page 3, Number 2019, March 2019 - Randalls Bay

“… lovely windswept views over the Huon River.”

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