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

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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Ocean Beach Trail parking at Strahan

Nearest Road:Ocean Beach Rd
Nearest Town:Strahan
Locality:West Coast
Latitude:S 42° 8′ 48″
Longitude:E 145° 16′ 55″
Elevation:20 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From Strahan, drive west on Harvey St and then it is Ocean Beach Rd. Pass the airport on the left, and find the signs on the right in about 1km before a sweeping left hand turn.

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2 walks from Ocean Beach Trail parking at Strahan

Ocean Beach One-way 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:Ocean Beach Lookout
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:3,000 m
Return distance:6,000 m
Comment:Walk in along Ocean Beach Trail. At beach, turn left and walk 1km along beach to Lookout car park for pickup.

References

West Coast Council - Walks, West Coast Council, Page 10, Number 2, Ocean Beach

“Running north of Macquarie Harbour and Hell's Gates… extending north to Trial Harbour.”

West Coast Council - Walks, West Coast Council, Page 8, Number 1, Ocean Beach Trail

“… perfect for families and those wanting to experience the fresh West Coast air…”

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Ocean Beach Trail

Goal:Beach end of trail
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,000 m
Return distance:4,000 m
Comment:A low impact shared trail, ideal for cycling, walking, horses and the beginner mountain biker.

References

West Coast Council - Walks, West Coast Council, Page 8, Number 1, Ocean Beach Trail

1 hour retrace route
“… perfect for families and those wanting to experience the fresh West Coast air…”

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