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

2018-10-09

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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Swansea jetty car park

Nearest Road:Jetty Rd
Nearest Town:Swansea
Locality:East Coast
Latitude:S 42° 7′ 25″
Longitude:E 148° 4′ 39″
Elevation:5 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Mains tap
Toilets:Flush
Toilet Accessibility:No access
Shelter:Shelter
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:Parking on or near Jetty Road, near the jetty in the centre of town.

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3 walks from Swansea jetty car park

Jubilee Beach south access

Goal:Jubilee Beach southern end
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:No defined route
One-way distance:100 m
Return distance:200 m
Comment:Walk down through the foreshore park to the beach. No specific route as it will depend where parking space is available

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 78, Number 5, 2 Jubilee Beach

“… calm water conditions so safe, gentle swimming… though seagrass deposits tend to get washed up.”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 194, Swansea Caravan Park Tas

“backed by 10m high grassy bluffs above the western end of Nine Mile Beach…”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 195, Jubilee Beach Tas

“… one of Swansea's main beaches… adjacent to the main jetty and boat ramp.”

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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:Waterloo Point
Grade:Moderate
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:2,300 m
Comment:From jetty, walk to end of Waterloo beach (or on track) then round the point on well made track. Complete circuit via Wellington St and Arnol St.

References

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, 60 Great Short Walks Tasmania, Website, Number 57, Loon.tite.ter.mair.re.le.hoin.er.

1 hour circuit
“… stunning coastal scenery”

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, Explore Australia, Page 162, Number 49, Swansea

1 hour circuit
“Coast and historic village”

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Waterloo Beach west access

Goal:Waterloo Beach
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:No defined route
One-way distance:20 m
Return distance:40 m
Comment:Walk down to beach on right side of jetty and boat ramp.

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 79, Number 5, 3 Waterloo Beach

“Sea grass beds close to the shoreline towards its southern end”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 196, Waterloo Beach Tas

“… often calm with seagrass covering the beach”

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