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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Porkys parking

Nearest Road:Barnes Rd
Nearest Town:Currie
Locality:King Island
Latitude:S 39° 51′ 0″
Longitude:E 143° 51′ 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:From Currie, drive past the airport on North Rd. Turn left into Barnes Rd at King Island Dairy and continue with care to end of road at the coast. Park where convenient, leaving road and tracks clear.

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4 walks from Porkys parking

Little Porky Access walk

Goal:North end Little Porky Beach
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:750 m
Return distance:1,500 m
Comment:Follow track to left around coast to Little Porky Beach. Return.

References

Ken Martin, Walks of King Island, 2 ed., Bas Publishing Pty Ltd, Page 112, Number 36, Porky Beach and Little Porky Beach via King Island Dairy

“There are extensive sand dunes behind Little Porky Beach”

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Porky Creek walk

Goal:Mouth of Little Porky Creek
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,100 m
Return distance:2,200 m
Comment:Follow kelp track to left around coast to Little Porky Beach. Walk along sand to mouth of Porky Creek. Return.

References

Ken Martin, Walks of King Island, 2 ed., Bas Publishing Pty Ltd, Page 112, Number 36, Porky Beach and Little Porky Beach via King Island Dairy

“There are extensive sand dunes behind Little Porky Beach”

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Porkys Beach Access walk

Goal:Porky Beach southern end
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:250 m
Return distance:500 m
Comment:Walk north to start of Porkys Beach. If tide is low, rocks can be explored. Return.

References

Ken Martin, Walks of King Island, 2 ed., Bas Publishing Pty Ltd, Page 112, Number 36, Porky Beach and Little Porky Beach via King Island Dairy

“Barnes Rd passes through between dairy buildings and then takes a turn right past the housing area. It is well signed.”

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Porkys Beach walk to end

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:North end Porky Beach
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,500 m
Return distance:5,000 m
Comment:Walk north to Porkys Beach. Continue to northern end of beach, or as far as convenient. Return.

References

Ken Martin, Walks of King Island, 2 ed., Bas Publishing Pty Ltd, Page 112, Number 36, Porky Beach and Little Porky Beach via King Island Dairy

“Do not drive onto the sandy beach as it can be boggy in parts.”

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