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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Cape Wickham parking park

Nearest Road:Cape Wickham Rd
Nearest Town:Currie
Locality:King Island
Latitude:S 39° 35′ 21″
Longitude:E 143° 56′ 32″
Elevation:35 m
Fee:No charge
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Toilets:Flush
Toilet Accessibility:Wheelchair
Shelter:Shelter
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:From Currie Main St continue on North Rd. This eventually becomes Rocky Point Road until left turn into Cape Wickham Rd. Continue to end of road at lighthouse car park.

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3 walks from Cape Wickham parking park

Cape Farewell walk from Cape Wickham Lighthouse parking

Goal:Cape Farewell
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,000 m
Return distance:4,000 m
Comment:Walk down track to Victoria Cove and along sand to west end. From there follow coast around to gentleheadland at Cape Farewell. Return.

References

Ken Martin, Walks of King Island, 2 ed., Bas Publishing Pty Ltd, Page 93, Number 28, Victoria Cove to Cape Farewell (Cape Wickham)

1 hour retrace route
“It is a very easy matter to … use the well-grazed pasture as your footpath.”

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Cape Wickham Lighthouse circuit

Goal:Cape Wickham Lighthouse
Grade:Moderate
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:500 m
Return distance:1,000 m
Comment:Walk up track to lighthouse. There are vantage points on a circuit around the lighthouse to take in the views. Return down to car park.

References

Ken Martin, Walks of King Island, 2 ed., Bas Publishing Pty Ltd, Page 19, Number 3, Cape Wickham Lighthouse

30 minutes circuit
“Walk over to the lighthouse to get close to this enormous granite structure”

King Island - Things to Do - Island Trails, King Island Tourism, Page 2, Number 4, Cape Wickham to Victoria Cove Walk (Easy)

10 minutes circuit

King Island Maritime trails, Maritime Trails: Cape Wickham Lighthouse: 1861

“… a clipper ship, under full sail, high and dry on the reef…”

King Island Maritime trails, Maritime Trails: Loch Leven 1871

“… a cliper ship, under full sail, high and dry on the reef…”

King Island Maritime trails, Maritime Trails: Neva 1835

“… the women on board the doomed ship set up a great despairing wail.”

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Victoria Cove Walk from Cape Wickham Lighthouse

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:Victoria Cove
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,250 m
Return distance:2,500 m
Comment:From lighthouse car park walk south on track to sandy beach at Victoria Cove. Please avoid burrows in shearwater habitat. Return.

References

Ken Martin, Walks of King Island, 2 ed., Bas Publishing Pty Ltd, Page 23, Number 4, Cape Wickham Lighthouse to Victoria Cove

1 hour retrace route
“The Cove is a sandy beach of some half a kilometre in length.”

King Island - Things to Do - Island Trails, King Island Tourism, Page 1, Number 4, Cape Wickham to Victoria Cove Walk (Medium)

40 minutes retrace route

Nano Solutions, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 80, Victoria Cove KI 80

“he beach can be accessed via a vehicle track from Cape Wickham Lighthouse…”

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