My 16 year old son and I have just finished the Cradle Mountains & Walls of Jerusalem walk and, while driving home, we were reflecting on why it was so rewarding and so much fun.
We expected spectacular scenery and plant life, and they were spectacular. We expected challenging terrain and weather, and they were challenging. We didn't expect such exceptional guides and that is why I am writing to you.
Tim is obviously a very experienced, capable and knowlegeable guide and I probably can't tell you anything you don't already know about him. He is a thorough professional. We always felt safe but challenged. I was impressed with his efforts in finding us interesting things to see and do in the Walls when the weather didn't allow us to visit the usual places. I also thought he handled the stop-over in Mole Creek due to flooding with a good combination of leadership and humour and it turned out to be a trip highlight!
So, the thing is, the environment we visited was every bit as spectacular, challenging and rewar ding as we had hoped for. What made this holiday exceptional was your wonderful guides.My son and I have thanked them, but we wanted to let you know as well.
Places to go in the off season
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While most people aim to trek the Overland Track during the summer months, there is something truly special about completing the Overland Track Winter Trek, when the landscape is transformed into a tranquil environment blanketed by snow. With fewer people on the track, other travelers few and far between- which means uninterrupted views of the spectacular Cradle Mountain National park. Many of the park’s lakes freeze over during winter, creating unique photographic opportunities that few trekkers are able to experience.
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There’s something special about trekking around the Walls of Jerusalem during winter. Maybe it’s the fact that you have the grandeur of this alpine destination pretty much all to yourself; or that the only tracks you see on the walk are the fresh tracks you make in the snow each day, or that the frozen lakes turn into a shimmering scattering of silver coins from the many summits along the way. Whatever the case, the Walls of Jerusalem is an exceptional destination to explore during the winter months.