3 Day Experience

The ‘Walls of Jerusalem’ comprise a central basin of meadows, lakes and tarns, set amid ancient stands of endemic pine. Surrounded by jagged peaks and set on the edge of Tasmania’’s high central plateau, an artist could not imagine a more perfect panorama of alpine beauty. Whether cloaked in winter snows and explored on snowshoes or carpeted in summer bloom, with time to stroll, a visit to ‘The Walls’ is a truly memorable experience.

Our base camp itinerary in this magnificent area, we believe, offers just the right amount of time to explore the highlights, perhaps climb a few peaks, without heavy packs and on easier tracks.

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Details and Pricing

Grade: Easy

  • Two nights camping, three days walking
  • Departs, on demand, from Launceston,
  • Pickup 7.30am/Returns late afternoon, final day
  • Pack weight 10-12kg
  • All inclusive pricing (inc. local travel, equipment, guides and catering)

Walls of Jerusalem

$1130/per person
Alternative Date: (Please suggest a range of choices if possible, especially for singles and smaller groups)

Itinerary

Map Sheet- Tasmap Walls of Jerusalem 1:25000

Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair & Walls of Jerusalem National Parks
– Chapman, Chapman & Siseman

Day One
Distance: 7 km
Estimated Time: 4 hours

From Launceston our drive out to the trail-head near lake Rowallan takes approximately 1.5 hrs. Following outfitting (morning tea provided), we commence a steady climb around Howells Bluff to Trappers Hut within the national park. Normally having lunch here (or along the way), the afternoon involves an easy sub-alpine ramble past the tarns of Solomon’s Jewels and on to our campsite at Wild Dog Creek. Given time, a short diversion may be possible up through Herod’s Gate for our first glimpse of ‘The Walls’.

Day Two
Distance: 6 km
Estimated Time: 3.5 hours

We take a day-pack and set off to discover this magnificent area. We explore the lakes and forests, ramble through the amphitheater of peaks choosing one or two for a summit side trip (determined by the weather). If the group is fit and moving well perhaps even including Mt Jerusalem to the south. The tarns and lakes, alpine meadows and jagged peaks surround us throughout the day, all and within easy reach of our campsite in case the weather changes.

 

Day Three
Distance: 11 km
Estimated Time: 4 – 5 hours

We pack up slowly (a chance for an early ramble or some photography) and make the most of the time as we retrace our route back past Trappers Hut with some interesting diversions along the way, and to the car park. Following a later lunch and transfer back to Launceston, arriving late in the afternoon.