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

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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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Snug Beach parking

Nearest Road:Beach Rd
Nearest Town:Snug
Locality:South
Latitude:S 43° 3′ 47″
Longitude:E 147° 15′ 43″
Elevation:5 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Mains tap
Toilets:Flush
Toilet Accessibility:Wheelchair
Shelter:Shelter
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:From Channel Highway turn east into Beach Rd. Park at the end near the beach.

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Snug Beach Access

Goal:Snug Beach
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:50 m
Return distance:100 m
Comment:Walk down to the beach via the access path near the car parking.

References

2011, Tracks and Trails in Kingborough, Kingborough Council, Number 32, 32 - Snug River Track

“Snug Beach is a lovely place for a swim, to launch a boat, or gather for a family picnic.”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 477, T477 - Snug Beach

“Snug Beach fronts the small town of Snug.”

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Snug Beach 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:Southern end of Snug Beach
Grade:Flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:400 m
Return distance:800 m
Comment:Access the beach and then walk south to the end of the sand. Return.

References

2011, Tracks and Trails in Kingborough, Kingborough Council, Number 32, 32 - Snug River Track

“Snug Beach is a lovely place for a swim, to launch a boat, or gather for a family picnic.”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 477, T477 - Snug Beach

“The beach faces east-northeast across the bay curving slightly for 500m.”

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Snug Footbridge walk

Goal:Footpath end
Grade:Moderate
Type:CircuitRetrace
One-way distance:1,000 m
Comment:Walk left from car park to the northern end of the beach to access the footbridge across the Snug River. Several paths explore the bush there. Return

References

2011, Tracks and Trails in Kingborough, Kingborough Council, Number 32, 32 - Snug River Track

“… the river runs deep and clear to the footbridge across the river mouth.”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 477, T477 - Snug Beach

“The small Snug River runs out at the northern end f the each against a 10m high headland.”

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Snug River walk

Goal:Channel Highway bridge
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,100 m
Return distance:2,200 m
Comment:Fram car park at Snug Beach, walk to the left around the foreshore and inland along the river to the Channel Highway Bridge. Return.

References

2011, Tracks and Trails in Kingborough, Kingborough Council, Number 32, 32 - Snug River Track

1 hour retrace route
“Gravelled formal surface, wide,mostly level.”

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Snug to Margate shared path

Goal:Margate Hall
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:4,400 m
Return distance:8,800 m
Comment:Shared walking and bicycle path East side of Channel Highway from Snug to Margate. Follow Snug River Track to join up with shared path.

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2011, Tracks and Trails in Kingborough, Kingborough Council, Number 28, 28 - Snug to Margate shared path

2 hours 30 minutes retrace route
“Gentle, undulating, 3m wide gravel path including sealed sections, with picnic tables, bench seats.”

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