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 1,966 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

Trowutta Arch parking

Latest walk

Trowutta Arch beyond the viewing platform

Latest change

Trowutta Arch

Updated on

2018-10-23

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

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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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Shelly Beach parking

Nearest Road:East Shelly Rd
Nearest Town:Orford
Locality:East Coast
Latitude:S 42° 34′ 9″
Longitude:E 147° 53′ 45″
Elevation:2 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:Unknown
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From Tasman Highway on south side of bridge, drive towards Rheban 1.5km, left into Jetty Rd, right into East Shelly Rd. Park near jetty.

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4 walks from Shelly Beach parking

Shelly Beach Walk to Spring Beach, Orford

Goal:Spring Beach
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:3,200 m
Return distance:6,400 m
Comment:From Shelly Beach to Spring Beach via Quarry Point. Car park at each end, or walk back.

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 82, Number 13, Shelly Beach to Spring Beach

2 hours 5 minutes retrace route
“Its main claim to fame was the huge quarry of high quality sandstone at Shelly Point”

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Shelly Beach East Access

Goal:Shelly Beach East
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:50 m
Return distance:100 m
Comment:Walk down to beach to right of public jetty.

References

Marianne Robertson, 2008, From Petal Point to Cockle Creek - a Beach Explorers Guide to the East Coast of Tasmania, 1 ed., marianne.robertson@gmail.com, Page 90, Number 5, West & East Shelly Beaches

“Of the two, East Shelly is perhaps the most scenic”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Shelly Beach(2) Tas

“… lies in the lee of Luther Point … 900m long…”

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Shelly Beach East, walk to east end of beaches

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:East end of East Shelly Beach
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:250 m
Return distance:500 m
Comment:Walk along beach to right from jetty to the end. Return.

References

Marianne Robertson, 2008, From Petal Point to Cockle Creek - a Beach Explorers Guide to the East Coast of Tasmania, 1 ed., marianne.robertson@gmail.com, Page 90, Number 5, West & East Shelly Beaches

“Of the two, East Shelly is perhaps the most scenic”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Shelly Beach(2) Tas

“… seagrass growing almost to the shore…”

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Shelly Beach West, walk to west end of beach

Goal:West end of West Shelly Beach
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:600 m
Return distance:1,200 m
Comment:Walk along to the left from jetty, over the rocks and then along beach to the end. Return same way.

References

Marianne Robertson, 2008, From Petal Point to Cockle Creek - a Beach Explorers Guide to the East Coast of Tasmania, 1 ed., marianne.robertson@gmail.com, Page 90, Number 5, West & East Shelly Beaches

“A pleasant and peaceful spot…”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Shelly Beach(1) Tas

“A small rock-tied sandy foreland searates it from the eastern beach…”

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