3 Day Experience

The Walls of Jerusalem comprise a central basin of lakes and tarns, grassy meadows and ancient stands of endemic flora surrounded by jagged peaks all set on the edge of Tasmania’s high central plateau. An artist couldn’’t 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 get a get a good feel for The Walls and central plateau without heavy packs and on easier tracks.

walls-of-jerusalem-map

What’’s includedEquipment ChecklistWalk Grades

Details and Pricing

Grade: Easy

  • Two nights camping, three days walking
  • Departs Launceston 7.30am/Returns late afternoon, final day
  • Pack weight 10-12kg
  • All inclusive pricing (inc. local travel, planning equipment, guides and catering)
  • Discounts available for groups of four or more.

Walls of Jerusalem

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

Itinerary

There are many recorded accounts available for the track walks of Tasmania both online and in print. We encourage you to at least do some research. While not ‘mandatory’ and there are positives in not ‘over-reading’,  you’ll have a better idea of what to expect of the specific walking conditions. You will likely get more from the experience equipped with some insight.

A web search is a good place to start for bushwalking and related information or for a better understanding of this particular walk the following maps and publications provide further information:

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 trailhead 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 easy walking past the tarns of Solomons Jewels and on to our campsite at Wild Dog Creek. Given time, a short diversion may be possible up through Herrods Gate for our first glimpse of ‘The Walls’.

Day Two
Distance: 6 km
Estimated Time: 3.5 hours

We take a daypack and set off to explore 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. 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 for a late lunch and transfer back to Launceston, arriving late in the afternoon.