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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Shearing Shed Lagoon parking

Nearest Road:South Rd
Nearest Town:Currie
Locality:King Island
Latitude:S 40° 7′ 7″
Longitude:E 143° 54′ 41″
Elevation:20 m
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. to Seal Rocks turn-off. Continue on 500m to just past Shearing Shed Lagoon on right. Pass through gate on South Road, and park by ruins just before second gate.

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3 walks from Shearing Shed Lagoon parking

Debys Bay walk from South Rd

Goal:Denbys Bay
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:750 m
Return distance:1,500 m
Comment:Walk south through second gate and take right fork in road to walk down to Denbys Bay. If road is suitable, you can drive down instead of walking.

References

Ken Martin, Walks of King Island, 2 ed., Bas Publishing Pty Ltd, Page 48, Number 13, Denbys Bay to Surprise Bay

“Don't be intimidated by the gates - you are only asked to leave them as you find them.”

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Denbys Lagoon Walk from South Rd

Goal:Denbys Lagoon
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:700 m
Return distance:1,400 m
Comment:Pass through second gate and walk on right fork towards beach. Keep right at next fork. Quietly approach Denbys Lagoon to view waterbirds. Return.

References

Ken Martin, Walks of King Island, 2 ed., Bas Publishing Pty Ltd, Page 48, Number 13, Denbys Bay to Surprise Bay

“This track passes by Denbys Lagoon … numerous water birds graze on this tranquil wetland.”

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Surprise Bay walk from South Rd

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:South End Surprise Bay
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,000 m
Return distance:4,000 m
Comment:Pass through second gate and walk right to beach. Walk south aong Denbys Bay and Surprise Bay to end. Return same way. Can drive if suitable 4WD.

References

Ken Martin, Walks of King Island, 2 ed., Bas Publishing Pty Ltd, Page 48, Number 13, Denbys Bay to Surprise Bay

“It can be easier walking on the kelp farmers' wheel tracks than keeping on the beach.”

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