Walls of Jerusalem walking tour

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From: AUD1795

6 day expedition
(NZD2050 - USD1650 - CAD1938 - EUR1280 - GBP1090)


  • That this magnificent alpine area is only accessible by foot.
  • Spectacular campsite locations including two nights spent at a remote base camp.
  • Abundant wildlife and stunning endemic wildflowers
  • The opportunity to summit numerous peaks and the views gained as a reward for our effort
  • Delicious evening meals cooked by your wilderness guides
  • Majestic stands of thousand year old pencil pines, and sparkling lakes as far as the eye can see


Grading:Moderate to Challenging

2 professional wilderness guides5 nights camping5 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners, snacks and hot drinks
Transport by private minibusNational Park feesTent, backpack and gaiters
Sleeping bag, inner sheet and inflatable sleeping matEmergency communications and group first aid kit

Walls of Jerusalem, Tasmania
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Visit Tasmania's only true alpine National Park, the Walls of Jerusalem, on this six day full-pack bushwalking expedition.
This area showcases spectacular mountain scenery, pristine wilderness, and rare and wonderful endemic flora and fauna. We start in the south of the National Park, bushwalking up onto the Plateau to our grassy camp nestled by Lake Myrtle. From here we can choose to summit Mt Ragoona and Cathedral Mountain, both which provide impressive views over the southern wilderness of the famous Overland Track and the headwaters of the mighty Mersey River and its Never Never region. The trek continues through remote alpine herb fields and highland lake country, sidling Lake Adelaide, Lake Meston and Junction Lake to name a few. In the northern confines of the park we base camp at Wild Dog Creek and spend two days exploring the surrounding peaks and valleys of the Central Walls region. There is an option to summit King Davids Peak (1499m), Tasmania's 10th highest, as well as walks up Mt Jerusalem, The Temple, and Solomons Throne.
This National Park offers majestic, spellbinding landscape paired with world-class walking opportunities. Join us in exploring Tasmania's captivating and unforgettable Walls of Jerusalem.



Itinerary


Day 1:Transfer Launceston to Lake Rowallen, walk to Lake Myrtle
Today you will be collected from your accommodation in Launceston at approximately 8am and transferred to the Walls of Jerusalem National Park entry point. Carrying our full backpacks into this magnificent highland area will provide us with a challenge, but with plenty of encouragement from our guides as well as snacks and rest stops, the climb is achievable and well worth it. Our trek will take us up onto the central plateau conservation area through forests and button grass plains, past Lake Bill and on until we reach our stunning campsite on the northern shores of beautiful Lake Myrtle. This beautiful camp site is a highlight of the day: a natural grassy meadow manicured to perfection by the resident wildlife. Settling in for the evening we enjoy a hearty meal whilst gazing upon the majestic view of Mt Rogoona's sheer cliffs rising high above the lake.
Walking Distance: 7 km | Walking Time: 6 hours

Day 2:Lake Myrtle to Junction Lake
After a warm breakfast we strike camp and continue on past the shores of Lake Meston, through alpine vegetation and around the base of Mt Rogoona. Time and weather will dictate whether we choose to attempt a summit of this superbly situated peak. Now that we are on the plateau our walking is gently undulating, and the low alpine scrub gives us wide views in all directions. Continuing on past the headwaters of the Mersey River we wander through extensive button grass plains until we reach our second campsite at Junction Lake. Our camp tonight overlooking the Lake is, again, magnificent. While your guides prepare dinner you may like to take a cup of tea with you over to explore the historical Junction Lake Hut.
Walking Distance: 7km + side trips | Walking Time : 4-6 hours

Day 3:Junction Lake to Lake Meston
In the morning we have the opportunity to visit the enchanting Clarke Falls only a short distance west of our campsite. Returning to Junction Lake we collect our packs and retrace our steps – learning more about the glaciated landscape and the endemic species of flora and fauna – until we reach the centre point of Lake Meston. At Lake Meston there is another tiny mountain hut; these huts are a common feature in the Tasmanian wilderness and are treated respectfully as historical artefacts. The stories behind the huts are always fascinating and your guides delight in sharing them with you. Stopping for lunch and to take in the breathtaking scenery we recharge our energy before walking the final couple of kilometres for the day to our campsite at the northern end of the Lake.
Walking Distance: 7km | Walking Time: Up 5 hours

Day 4:Lake Meston to Wild Dog Creek
After packing up camp we leave the lake behind and follow a gently undulating path with a few minor creek crossings until we reach the shores of picturesque Lake Adelaide. Ringed with ancient pencil pines the area offers true wilderness and a sense of refreshing solitude. We continue following the lake shore until we come to the intersection of the Lake Junction and Walls of Jerusalem tracks. Here we begin our entrance into the heart of the National Park. After lunch we trek past glacial tarns and alpine herb fields, with the mighty peaks of the central Walls coming into view. In the softening light of the late afternoon we reach our private campsite at Wild Dog Creek. This comfortable camp will be our base for the next two nights.
Walking distance: 14km | Walking Time: 7-8 hours

Day 5:Central Walls of Jerusalem
Today is a bushwalker's dream as we explore the central Walls area. With only a day pack on we hike up to Damascus Gate and then descend to the awe inspiring Dixon's Kingdom. An ancient forest of immense pencil pines gives us a glimpse into Tasmania's Gondwanan heritage. These beautiful, endemic trees are thousands of years old each and standing in their presence is truly humbling. Leaving this magical spot behind we pass Jaffa Gate before ascending Mt Jerusalem (1459m) which rewards us with extensive views of the Central Plateau with its countless lakes and tarns. We then return to our camp at Wild Dog Creek to enjoy another delicious and well earned meal prepared by your guides.
Walking Distance: 8-12km | Walking Time: 6-8 hours

Day 6:Wild Dog Creek to Mersey Valley, transfer to Launceston
This morning we bid farewell to this truly outstanding part of Tasmania's World Heritage Area and begin our walk off the plateau. We meander past the sparkling tarns of Solomons Jewels, descend steeply through tall eucalyptus forests filled with melodious bird call, and stop for a rest at the old Trappers Hut. The last section of gentle downhill track gives us time to reflect on the last six days of outstanding bushwalking.
Just before lunch we meet up with our Tasmanian Expeditions transfer bus and driver. Shrugging off our trusty backpacks, we board the bus and cruise to the village of Mole Creek for a celebratory pub lunch together. Congratulations on completing one of Tasmania's most magnificent and unforgettable wilderness walks! We will drop you at your Launceston accommodation by approximately 5pm.
Walking Distance: 6km | Walking Time: 3 hours