This pristine Wilderness World Heritage Area offers visitors the chance of experiencing a truly unique part of Australia, a part of Australia that time forgot. With its towering mountain peaks, ancient pencil pine forests, countless lakes, diverse endemic alpine flora and abundant wildlife – The Walls of Jerusalem is a must see for bushwalkers
The only way into The Walls of Jerusalem National Park is by foot, this remote untouched wilderness is only available to a select few. Our 4 day trek takes us into the heart of the Central Walls area where we camp for three nights. We have the luxury of some day pack walking on day two and three, so we can make the most of this spectacular place and get to the mountain peaks and remoter sections of the park a little easier. We spend our evenings amongst the spectacular and ancient peaks with views of the Central Tasmanian Plateau allowing us to explore the many wonders of the Central Walls of Jerusalem National Park.
Day 1 : Depart Launceston, walk to Walls of Jerusalem National Park camp | 7kms There is a pre-trip briefing this morning at the Aspire Adventure Equipment Gear Store 136 York Street, Launceston
Day 2 : Central Walls of Jerusalem day walk | 8-12kms
Day 3 : Central Walls of Jerusalem day walk | 8-12kms
Day 4 : Walk out of Walls of Jerusalem National Park camp | 7kms
2 professional wilderness guides 3 nights camping 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners Return transport from Launceston to the Walls of Jerusalem National Park fees Tent and sleeping mat Group camping equipment including all cooking & eating equipment Emergency communications & group first aid kit Maximum 8 people
Notes to consider
Our 4 day Walls of Jerusalem adventure is a challenging walk, we advise you to do as much training as you can before your tour with us. The more you train for the walk the easier you will handle the terrain and the more you will enjoy this wonderful part of the world. It’s also important to come along with an open mind ready for an awesome experience whatever the weather, whoever the group. It is very important that you bring the right gear for the conditions. The Tasmanian weather can be unpredictable, storms can arise very quickly and heavy rain and even snow can fall at any time of the year. A comprehensive gear list will be sent to you when you book your tour with us. Quality Backpacks, sleeping bags, rain jackets, and over pants are also available for hire. If you are at all concerned about your ability to do this walk, please feel free to call one of us here at Trek Tasmania for more advice.
The terrain experienced on this trek is a mix of hardened, maintained trackwork and classic off track / trackless Tasmanian bushwalking. Minimal Impact Trekking Techniques are used in sensitive areas and certain route options are determined by local conditions and hazards. Note: This itinerary is subject to change with any change in Community regulations as well as Governmental changes and natural circumstances beyond our control
Day 1: Launceston to Walls of Jerusalem National Park
This morning we collect you from your Launceston accommodation between 7:30am and 8:00am and transfer you to the Aspire Adventure Equipment gear store in Launceston for a trip briefing. Your guides will do a thorough gear check, just to make sure you have everything needed for our Central Walls of Jerusalem Trek. Leaving Launceston we drive through some picturesque Tassie landscape and some lovely little towns. We stop at our guides’ best local coffee shop for a leg stretch before making our way into the upper Mersey Valley where our
trek starts. Walking for about an hour we reach a historic trappers hut; a lovely spot to catch you breath, relax and enjoy a freshly prepared lunch. Leaving the giant eucalypt forest of the Mersey Valley behind us we rise up into an alpine wonderland. The wild flowers up here are stunning and we enjoy our first glimpses of the high mountains and the many lakes this area is famous for. Arriving at our camp site at Wild Dog Creek after about 4 hours walking,
a bit tired but inspired by the surrounding landscape. The afternoon and evening are spent admiring views of the mountain panoramas, observing the prolific local wildlife or just reading a book, before enjoying a sumptuous dinner prepared by your friendly guides.
Walking distance 7km | Walking Time 4 hrs
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Day 2 and 3: Explore the Central Walls of Jerusalem
We may have to move camp depending on on ground booking conditions with the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service on the morning of Day 2. However on both Day 2 and 3, we head out to explore the central Walls of Jerusalem area with day packs only. This will enable us to cover more ground and not having a full pack will make our climb up to the high peaks such as Solomon’s Throne and Mount Jerusalem easier. The walks we choose highlight why the Walls of Jerusalem National Park is so special. A large percentage of the plants are endemic, found only in the alpine areas of Tasmania and nowhere else on earth. This combined with the countless pristine small lakes and the majestic mountains, make it a truly unforgettable trekking experience. We return to our camp night to witness unique bushcooking craft (yes we don’t just cook up dehydrated meals) and fare amongst the beautiful vista of Tassie’s wilderness.
Walking distance each day 8-12km | Walking Time 6-8 hrs
Meals: Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners
Day 4: Central Walls to Launceston
After packing up, we leave our Central Walls of Jerusalem camp site and return through the amazing tarn area known as Solomon’s Jewels. The morning hike takes us back down into the tall forests of the Upper Mersey Valley. Meeting up with our Trek Tasmania transfer driver we return to Launceston via Mole Creek. We enjoy lunch today at a historic Tassie pub in Mole Creek. Arrival into Launceston is at approximately 5pm.
Walking distance 7km | Walking Time 4 hrs
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
WHAT YOU CARRY
The things you need to carry are: all your personal equipment in a full trekking backpack that is 70 litres in capacity minimum. This includes sleeping bag, inflatable sleeping mat, tent, a proportion of the group’s food and all personal items as specified in our gear list. Depending on the quality and quantity of personal gear and toiletries, the average pack weight should be 15kg for the tour. A comprehensive gear list is available at the end of this itinerary detailing what equipment/clothing is included in the tour cost, what items are available for hire and what you will need to bring with you. This trek will commence with a full gear check by your guides, to ensure the right mix of gear for your adventure.
WALLS OF JERUSALEM TRAIL NOTES
The terrain experienced on this trek is a mix of hardened, maintained trackwork and classic off track / trackless Tasmanian bushwalking. Minimal Impact Trekking Techniques are used in sensitive areas and certain route options are determined by local conditions and hazards.
Note: This itinerary is subject to change with any change in Community regulations as well as Governmental changes and natural circumstances beyond our control
Central Walls of Jerusalem Trip Notes
Detailed Trip Notes for the 4 Day Central Walls of Jerusalem Hiking Tour
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Central Walls of Jerusalem Gear List
Detailed Gear List for the 4 Day Central Walls of Jerusalem Hiking Tour
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