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The Walls of Jerusalem Experience

Discover a mountain landscape only accessible by foot on this exclusive walk in the magnificent Walls of Jerusalem, Tasmania's only true alpine National Park. On this trip we use a comfortable base camp near the main peaks, allowing for delightful day walks with light packs into the heart of this spectacular mountain region. On the first day we make the short, steep hike up to the base camp with full packs, then set up our tents on raised timber platforms nestled amongst the wilderness. 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. Each evening we return to camp, situated near a stunning cluster of alpine tarns known as Solomons Jewels, where your guides will prepare gourmet camp meals served with a view. Utilising the base camp, this trip is an ideal introduction to remote wilderness walking in one of Tasmania's most pristine alpine environments.

Inclusions

2 professional wilderness guides
3 nights camping at a remote base camp
3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners, snacks and hot drinks
Transport by private minibus
National Park fees
Tent, backpack, gaiters
Sleeping bag, inner sheet & inflatable sleeping mat
Group camping equipment including all cooking & eating equipment
Emergency communications & group first aid kit
Hightlights
Spectacular base camp location central to a diverse range of day walking opportunities
Tasmania's last remaining stands of ancient pencil pine forests
Summit numerous mountain peaks including Mt Jerusalem, The Temple and Solomons Throne
Abundant wildlife and stunning endemic wildflowers
Fascinating highland heritage and historic mountain huts
One of the official Great Walks of Tasmania
Delicious evening meals cooked by your wilderness guides
Tour Provider World Expeditions
Number of Days
4
Price From
AUD $1,495
Start Location
Launceston, Australia
End Location
Australia
Age Range
Min :14
Group Size
6 to 12
Tour Style
Original
Tour Themes
Adventure
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
09 Oct 201812 Oct 2018AvailableAUD $1,495
23 Oct 201826 Oct 2018AvailableAUD $1,495
06 Nov 201809 Nov 2018AvailableAUD $1,495
20 Nov 201823 Nov 2018AvailableAUD $1,495
04 Dec 201807 Dec 2018AvailableAUD $1,495
18 Dec 201821 Dec 2018AvailableAUD $1,495
28 Dec 201831 Dec 2018AvailableAUD $1,495
15 Jan 201918 Jan 2019AvailableAUD $1,495
29 Jan 201901 Feb 2019AvailableAUD $1,495
12 Feb 201915 Feb 2019AvailableAUD $1,495
26 Feb 201901 Mar 2019AvailableAUD $1,495
12 Mar 201915 Mar 2019AvailableAUD $1,495
26 Mar 201929 Mar 2019AvailableAUD $1,495
09 Apr 201912 Apr 2019AvailableAUD $1,495
23 Apr 201926 Apr 2019AvailableAUD $1,495
07 May 201910 May 2019AvailableAUD $1,495
21 May 201924 May 2019AvailableAUD $1,495
ItineraryExpand
Day 1
This morning you will be collected from your hotel in Launceston at approx 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 rugged mountain of King Davids Peak (1499m). Walking Distance 7km | Walking Time 4 hours
Day 2
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. From the 'Gate' we walk through a rare stand of ancient pencil pines, coming to lush grasslands known as Dixons Kingdom. The cultural heritage hut here was built in the early 1930s by Reg Dixon, a trapper of the time. After a short break enjoying our lush green surrounds, we head off to climb Mt 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
Today is another bushwalker's dream. After breakfast at our scenic camp, we continue to explore this alpine paradise carrying just day packs. We can climb Solomons Throne from 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, tarns forests and open grass lands that make this such a superb and pristine walking location. For those that are keen there are more opportunities to climb the surrounding peaks such as The Temple and King Davids Peak. 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
This morning we bid farewell to this truly outstanding part of Tasmania's World Heritage Area and begin our walk off the plateau. We meander past the sparkling tarns of Solomons Jewels, descend steeply through tall eucalyptus forests filled with melodious bird call, and stop for a rest at the old Trappers Hut. The final section of gentle downhill track gives us time to reflect on the last six days of outstanding bushwalking. Just before lunch we meet up with our transfer bus and driver, shrug off our trusty backpacks and drive to Mole Creek village for a celebratory pub meal together. Congratulations on completing one of Tasmania's most magnificent and unforgettable wilderness walks! We drop you at your Launceston accommodation by approximately 5pm. Walking Distance: 7km | Walking Time: 3-4 hours