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

Maps

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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Ettrick Beach parking

Nearest Road:South Rd
Nearest Town:Currie
Locality:King Island
Latitude:S 39° 59′ 37″
Longitude:E 143° 53′ 31″
Elevation:5 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Side of road
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:10 km south of Currie on South Rd, where the road is close to the coast. Parking is just south of the bridge over the Ettrick River or otherwise on suitable 'side of the road' positions.

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3 walks from Ettrick Beach parking

Ettrick Beach Access

Goal:Ettrick Beach
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:No defined route
One-way distance:250 m
Return distance:500 m
Comment:Cross back over bridge and walk down to the beach - depending on river flow and tide height. Explore rock pools depending on tide. Return over bridge.

References

Ken Martin, Walks of King Island, 2 ed., Bas Publishing Pty Ltd, Page 51, Number 14, Ettrick Beach and Millers Bay

20 minutes no defined route
“Car parking is limited but there are a number of places that are suitable.”

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Millers Bay walk

Goal:Millers Bay northern point
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,500 m
Return distance:3,000 m
Comment:Cross back north of bridge. Walk north on foreshore to north end Millers Beach. Return, or use Millers Bay Rd from south end Millers Beach.

References

Ken Martin, Walks of King Island, 2 ed., Bas Publishing Pty Ltd, Page 51, Number 14, Ettrick Beach and Millers Bay

1 hour 30 minutes retrace route
“Millers Bay is a sandy beach nearly enclosed by rock outcrops.”

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Millers Beach walk from Ettrick River bridge

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:Millers Beach
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,000 m
Return distance:2,000 m
Comment:Cross back north of bridge. Walk north on foreshore to Millers Beach. Return on adjacent kelp farmer track or on foreshore.

References

Ken Martin, Walks of King Island, 2 ed., Bas Publishing Pty Ltd, Page 51, Number 14, Ettrick Beach and Millers Bay

“Millers Bay is reached by walking along the coast and rocky shoreline…”

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