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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Red Hut Rd car parking

Nearest Road:Red Hut Road
Nearest Town:Grassy
Locality:King Island
Latitude:S 40° 5′ 29″
Longitude:E 143° 59′ 55″
Elevation:30 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Private
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Side of road
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:About 3km from Grassy (on Grassy Rd) turn south onto Mt Stanley Rd. About 3km, south onto Red Hut Rd. About 5km in, park at fork in track with large fence post with '619' and '680'. 4WD only from here

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3 walks from Red Hut Rd car parking

Collier Beach access walk

Goal:Colliers Beach access
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:500 m
Return distance:1,000 m
Comment:There is a shorter walking track and a longer 4WD track to access Colliers Beach. Take care you can find you way back to car park.

References

Nano Solutions, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 41, Colliers Beach KI 41

“… a 2.3km long beach. There is 4WD access to the eastern end of the beach via Red Hut Rd.”

Ken Martin, Walks of King Island, 2 ed., Bas Publishing Pty Ltd, Page 34, Number 8, Colliers Beach to Seal Point

“Be sure that you will be able to find your own way back to the car”

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Collier Beach walk to Seal Point

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:Seal Point
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:3,500 m
Return distance:7,000 m
Comment:Beach walk along to SW end of Colliers Beach. Use 4WD track to reach Seal Point. Return, taking note of tide as big waves can cover the beach entirely

References

Nano Solutions, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 41, Colliers Beach KI 41

“… a 2.3km long beach. There is 4WD access to the eastern end of the beach via Red Hut Rd.”

Ken Martin, Walks of King Island, 2 ed., Bas Publishing Pty Ltd, Page 34, Number 8, Colliers Beach to Seal Point

2 hours retrace route
“Colliers Beach is best near low tide as it is difficult to walk on the very soft sand at the top of the beach.”

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Red Hut Point Walk

Goal:Red Hut Point
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:800 m
Return distance:1,600 m
Comment:Walk around Red Hut Point

References

Ken Martin, Walks of King Island, 2 ed., Bas Publishing Pty Ltd, Page 34, Number 8, Colliers Beach to Seal Point

“An alternative walk here is to continue east to Red Hut point first on 4WD track then foot pad to high point”

Nano Solutions, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 36, Red Hut Point KI 36

“… an exposed curving 350m long beach, bordered by a 300m long low sand-draped point…”

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