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Introductory to Moderate
Activities
  • 3 days trekking with a full pack
Accommodation
  • 2 nights camping
Meals
  • 2 Dinners
  • 3 Lunches
  • 2 Breakfasts

3 Days$990USD

 
 
Trip Code: WJS

Trip highlights


  • Explore Tasmania's only true alpine National Park at your own pace
  • Discover what you want thanks to the flexibility of a self guided trip
  • Summit mountain peaks including Mt Jerusalem, The Temple and Solomon's Throne
  • Spectacular base camp location central to a diverse range of day walking opportunities
  • Unique wildflowers and abundant wildlife
  • Fascinating highland heritage and history

For experienced walkers a self guided trek into Tasmania's majestic Walls of Jerusalem National Park should be high on the agenda. Only accessible by foot, this spectacular and remote glacier carved landscape is Tasmania's one true alpine National Park.

After a pre-trip briefing from our experienced operations team in Launceston, you are transferred to the trail-head for a short, steep hike to the comfortable base camp, complete with toilets and tent platforms. From here it's up to you where you wish to explore. Leaving your main gear at base camp, enjoy delightful day walks with light packs into the heart of 'the Walls'. You'll have the chance to climb King David's Peak and Mt Jerusalem, from where views stretch across much of Tasmania, or venture to remote outer regions such as Golden Gate or Zion Vale. The biblical names for the many highlights in the area adds to the imagery and drama of this other-worldly region that is void of the crowds of better-known trails in Tasmania. Each day you'll return to the base camp, situated near a cluster of beautiful alpine tarns known as Solomons Jewels, and surrounded by native wildlife.

This self guided walking adventure is a great introduction for those wishing to extend their hiking CV to independent walking in remote wilderness. With food, equipment, safety and transport taken care of, you are free to focus on making the most of the unique and unforgettable walking opportunities on offer in the Walls of Jerusalem National Park.


Your journey begins when we pick you up from your Launceston accommodation at approximately 7:00am and transfer to the picturesque township of Deloraine. After a brief stop for coffee, we drive through the stunning Mersey Valley towards the mountains of the Great Western Tiers and Central Plateau. Arriving at the trail-head, you wave farewell to your driver and start your self guided walk. The track climbs through Eucalyptus dominated sclerophyll forest up to the historic Trapper’s hut; a great spot for a rest before tackling the final challenging section of this steep but rewarding ascent. Upon reaching the lip of the alpine plateau, the track levels out and the views open up all around you: grand, jagged peaks of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, sparkling glacial tarns and ancient conifer forests as far as the eye can see. In the afternoon you reach your base camp at Wild Dog Creek and set up your tent beneath King Davids Peak for your first night under the stars. Walking Distance: 6 km | Walking Time: 4 hours | Driving Time: 2-2.5 hours

Meals:  L,D

This morning you can enjoy breakfast while watching the sunrise light up the surrounding wilderness. Then, in your own time, leave your gear and tents set up at Wild Dog Creek and carry only the necessities in a day pack as you head off to explore the central Walls area. A recommended day walk option is to follow the main track south-east through Herods Gate, past the sublime Lake Salome and then on under the imposing West Wall dominated by King Davids Peak and Solomons Throne. This will lead you to a track junction at Damascus Gate where you continue in a south easterly direction to slowly descend into the magnificent and ancient pencil forest of Dixons Kingdom. From the historic hut you follow a well defined path through Jaffa Gate, past an array of tarns before ascending the trail up to the top of Mt Jerusalem. From the summit you are given a superb panorama of the Walls and across the glittering expanse of 'The Land of A Thousand Lakes' that stretches across to the Central Plateau. Walking Distance: 8-12km | Walking Time: 6-8 hours

Meals:  B,L,D

After breakfast and packing up camp at Wild Dog Creek the final day of your trip provides you with plenty of time to once again leave the bulk of your gear and wander back up the track to explore. You can climb a trail of amazing rock-work through the boulder field of The Temple for a final all encompassing view of this spectacular, irreplaceable World Heritage area. Alternatively, take the relatively short scramble up to the peak of Solomons Throne from where you can gaze along the ridge line to King Davids Peak and south west to Lake Adelaide, the head waters of the Mersey River. Both these walks are approximately 2 hours return from Wild Dog Creek base camp. Allow at least four hours to return to the car park from Wild Dog Creek. Your transport will be waiting to collect you at your pre-arranged time in the afternoon and transfer you back to your accommodation in Launceston. Walking Distance: 6-13km | Walking Time: 4-6 hours *WANT TO SPEND MORE TIME IN THE WALLS OF JERUSALEM? Talk to us if you wish to extend your trip.*

Meals:  B,L


Map

Elevation

The map and elevation chart are for illustrative purposes only and meant to provide general guidelines.
On self guided trips, actual route information provided before departure will be more detailed.


Inclusions

  • 2 nights camping at a remote base camp
  • 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 2 dinners
  • Transport by private minibus: Launceston to trailhead and return
  • National Park Pass (this is valid for 2 months from the nominated start date of your walk and can be used in other National Parks in Tasmania after your trip)
  • Tent, backpack, gaiters
  • Sleeping bag, inner sheet & inflatable sleeping mat
  • Day pack for side trips, pack liner and stuff sack
  • All camping equipment including all cooking & eating equipment
  • Emergency location device (EPIRB)

  • Travel to and from Launceston before and after the trip
  • Accommodation before or after the trip
  • Items of a personal nature: alcoholic beverages, car parking, personal medication etc
  • Travel insurance
  • Trail snacks
  • Face masks and hand sanitiser
  • First aid kit

Accommodation


Departure dates

Departs daily between November and March

* Guaranteed status denotes minimum trip numbers have been met, however the trips operation will be subject to there being no COVID-19 restrictions or other government travel advisories. Please contact us for further information.


Notes

H
High Season
Note:
A high season supplement applies from 1 December to 15 February, and for any trip that overlaps a public holiday.
DN2
This trip is not suitable for solo travellers. Please contact our team for alternative tour suggestions.
DN3
Permits for the 23/24 season are to be confirmed,

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Total Priceper person from

$990USD

Options & Supplements*
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Essential Information

Ready to book? Make sure you download and read the detailed Walls of Jerusalem Self Guided Experience trip notes which contains all the essential information you need to know before booking. Once you’ve booked, we will supply you with a Pre-Departure document which contains a detailed gear list and other important information to help you prepare for your adventure ahead.


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Videos

Hiking Tasmania's Walls of Jerusalem Circuit: Traveller video

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By joining this trip you are directly supporting positive impact projects in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We’ve offset the carbon emitted by this trip by purchasing credits that support important projects that address the UN’s seventeen SDGs, like reducing poverty, affordable and clean energy, reducing hunger, clean water and climate action.

Proceeds from this adventure purchase carbon credits through the world’s largest and most awarded carbon project developer, South Pole, which are invested into projects accelerating the transition to renewable energy sources in developing countries.

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