Walls of Jerusalem winter walking tours, 4 days

  • Dixons Kingdom in Winter Dixons Kingdom in Winter
  • Summit of Mt Jerusalem in Winter Summit of Mt Jerusalem in Winter
  • Snowshoing amongst the Pencil Pines Snowshoing amongst the Pencil Pines
  • Trappers Hut Snow Tasmania Trappers Hut Snow Tasmania
  • Tasmania Cradle Mountain Tasmania Cradle Mountain

From: AUD1395

4 day expedition
(NZD1750 - USD1140 - CAD1490 - EUR1100 - GBP860)


  • Spectacular base camp location central to a diverse range of trekking and snowshoeing opportunities
  • Tasmania's last remaining stands of ancient Pencil Pine forests
  • Summit numerous mountain peaks including Mt Jerusalem, The Temple and Solomon's Throne
  • Unique wildflowers and abundant wildlife
  • Interesting highland heritage and history


Grading:Moderate

2 professional wilderness guides3 nights camping at a remote base camp3 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners
Transport by private minibusNational Park feesSnowshoes, overpants & gaiters
Tents, backpack, sleeping bag, inner sheet & inflatable sleeping matGroup camping equipment including all cooking & eating equipmentEmergency communications & group first aid kit

Walls of Jerusalem, Tasmania
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The Walls of Jerusalem is Tasmania's only true alpine national park. To truly appreciate the grandeur of this alpine setting, fit and hardy walkers should consider walking and snowshoeing through the highlands during the winter months when the landscapes are blanketed with fresh snow. The Walls of Jerusalem are only accessible by foot, and this walking and snowshoeing itinerary provides an ideal introduction to winter camping without the commitment of carrying full backpacks. Following the route from the Fish River, past the historic trapper's hut & beyond the scattered tarns known as Solomon's Jewels, is your base camp. From here your days are filled with sensational excursions carrying only the day's necessities, returning at the end of each day to your comfortable camping set up. The trip is suitable for those who have never snowshoed before as time will be allocated to learn the art of this increasingly popular mode of winter travel. Depending on the weather, we aim to explore the heart of the "Walls", and climb Mt. Jerusalem, King David's Peak & possibly reach the remote outer areas known as Golden Gate and Zion Vale by either foot or on snowshoes.



Itinerary


Day 1:Launceston via Mole Creek to Wild Dog Creek base camp
This morning you will be collected from your hotel in Launceston between 7-8am and transferred to the Walls of Jerusalem National Park (travel time approx. 2 hours). Carrying our full backpacks into this magnificent highland area will provide us with a challenge but we will be given plenty of encouragement from our guides as well as snacks and numerous rest stops along the way.
Once the plateau has been reached, the walking is flat and spectacular as we pass by numerous tarns and lakes en route to our base camp for the next 3 nights. On arrival we set up camp, relax and enjoy the amazing surrounds of the dolerite high peak of King David (1499m).
Walking Distance 7km
Walking Time 4 hours

Day 2:Walls of Jerusalem National Park
Today we head out from our camp (carrying just our day packs) passing Lake Salome and the Pool of Bethesda before reaching the imposing dolerite Gate of Damascus. An nearby area rich in stands of ancient pencil pines & lush grasslands is known as Dixon's Kingdom. The hut present, was built in the early 1930’s by Reg Dixon a trapper of the time.
After a short break enjoying our lush green surrounds, we head off to climb Mount Jerusalem. On a clear day the views from Mt. Jerusalem stretch across the central highlands where you will see why the area is referred to as the “Land of a Thousand Lakes”. Our return route to base camp either takes us through the Gate of the Chain or the Golden Gate. Either way spectacular sub-alpine scenery awaits.
Walking Distance 8-12km
Walking Time 6-8 hours

Day 3:Walls of Jerusalem National Park
Today is another fantastic day where we continue to explore this alpine paradise. We climb King David’s Peak and follow the ridge line along to Solomon’s Throne where we have an excellent view of the area we walked on the previous day. From here we head south and enjoy yet more of the lakes, forests and open grass lands that make this such a superb walking location. For those that are keen there are more opportunities to climb the surrounding peaks.
Our last night is spent enjoying the views of the peaks featured along the famous Overland Track from our comfortable camp.
Walking Distance 8-12km
Walking Time 6-8 hours

Day 4:Walls of Jerusalem National Park to Launceston
Being our final day, we make the most of our morning by taking the time to kick back and savour this remarkable part of the Tasmanian World Heritage Area. A leisurely return journey across the plateau before beginning the descent through scented eucalyptus forests before meeting up with our transport back at the Trappers car park. A relaxing afternoon lunch is enjoyed in the nearby town of Mole Creek as we journey back to Launceston arriving at approximately 5.00pm.
Walking Distance 7 km
Walking Time 4 hours