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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Stokes Point car parking

Nearest Road:Seal Rocks Rd
Nearest Town:Currie
Locality:King Island
Latitude:S 40° 8′ 54″
Longitude:E 143° 55′ 1″
Fee:No charge
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Side of road
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Drive south on South Rd, (opening and shutting gates as they are found) and park where lighthouse road veers left. If road becomes too rough, reconsider - park and walk the last section.

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2 walks from Stokes Point car parking

Stokes Point Light

Goal:Stokes Point Light
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:750 m
Return distance:1,500 m
Comment:Walk inland on the track to lighthouse which is on top of the small hill. Return same way.

References

King Island Maritime trails, Maritime Trails - Carnarvon Bay 1910

“'They might have had a very hard tie getting ashore at King Island.”

King Island - Things to Do - Island Trails, King Island Tourism, Page 2, Number 9, Nature Lover Itinerary

“It is a good landmark to keep your eye on as you explore the rocky coastline around here,”

Ken Martin, Walks of King Island, 2 ed., Bas Publishing Pty Ltd, Page 87, Number 26, Stokes Point

“The Stokes Point Light is a mere 10m high beacon…”

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Stokes Point 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:Stokes Point
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,500 m
Return distance:3,000 m
Comment:Walk along coastal track to the gulch at Stokes Point. Return same way to car. Be very wary of the sea state here.

References

King Island - Things to Do - Island Trails, King Island Tourism, Page 2, Number 9, Nature Lover Itinerary

“Meander further down the coast towards the southernmost point of King Island.”

Ken Martin, Walks of King Island, 2 ed., Bas Publishing Pty Ltd, Page 87, Number 26, Stokes Point

“Stokes Point is a logical target for the enthusiastic hiker.”

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