Trekkers enjoying the view with their Tasmanian Expeditions guide from the summit of Mt Jerusalem |  <i>Don Fuchs</i> Pass by pristine lakes and tarns |  <i>Caro Ryan</i> Walking along Wild Dog Creek in the Walls of Jerusalem |  <i>Don Fuchs</i> A group of trekkers make their way through the Walls of Jerusalem |  <i>Ingrid Schnell</i>

Walls of Jerusalem

One of the best walks in Tasmania

 

Regarded as one of the best walks in Tasmania, the Walls of Jerusalem is located in the heart of World Heritage Listed wilderness. It is also fondly named “The Land of a Thousand Lakes”. Approximately 100 kilometres from Launceston, it is a popular walking adventure graded from introductory to challenging over three to six days. The trail can be walked within a guided small group or as a self-guided option with support provided.

Walls of Jerusalem National Park features alpine lakes, tarns, ancient thousand year old Pencil Pine forests and dolerite peaks. Various terrains feature from raised boards to protect the unique alpine vegetation to grasslands, rocky earth and marsh.

Get up close encounters with the endemic wildflowers and wildlife that is distinctive to Tasmania. The Richea Scoparia produces white, pink and red flowers in spring and is relished by the wallabies. The Bennett’s Wallaby can be seen throughout Tasmania, not to be confused as a kangaroo, although it is a smaller marsupial relative of the kangaroo. This wallaby weighing up to 20 kilograms and one and half metres tall features a black nose, a white striped lip and black paws. Other wildlife spotted in the park include wombats, pademelons, quolls, possums and Tasmanian Devils.

Trekking in the Walls of Jerusalem |  <i>Caro Ryan</i>

Photo credit: Caro Ryan

Summit Mt Jerusalem, The Temple and Solomons Throne. The landmarks were named for their resemblance of the city walls in Jerusalem, the capital city of Israel. Biblical names were given to the peaks, glacier lakes and plateaus within the park, including Solomon Jewels, Pool of Bethesda, Herods and Damasus Gates.     

King David’s Peak a highlight with trekkers dominates the park with a summit height of 1485 metres providing an amazing view over the area.

December to April is an ideal time to trek as the day light is longer and the days are warmer.

“The Walls of Jerusalem is a favourite trek as its trails take you out into areas less visited such as Lake Adelaide, Lake Meston & Junction Lake. The stunning campsites often reward walkers with privacy, peace and tranquillity. Mount Ragoona offers a challenging off-track climb for those more experienced with views out towards Myrtle Lake and beyond. The Walls of Jerusalem really does have something to offer for everyone!”  Holly – Operations & Logistics Manager, Tasmanian Expeditions

The Walls of Jerusalem National Park is a distinctive area in the heart of Tasmania, loved by trekkers for its truly magnificent vistas and excellent walking trails. With all the biblical names it truly is like God himself came down and touched the ground.

What it's like to walk the walls of jerusalem

With beautiful mountain scenery, unique flora and fauna and spectacular views across “the land of a thousand lakes”, the Walls of Jerusalem is a world-class walking opportunity.   Experience spectacular mountains, pristine wilderness and unique flora and fauna on the stunning Walls of Jerusdalem walk. During this six day full-pack bushwalking expedition, we visit Tasmania’s only true alpine National Park, the Walls of Jerusalem, exploring the remoter parts of the national park. Alpine herb fields and highland lake country abound as we visit Lake Adelaide, Lake Meston and Junction Lake to name a few.   ------------------------------  Inspired? See More!  Our website: https://www.tasmanianexpeditions.com.au/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tasmanianexpeditions/ Facebook: https://facebook.com/TasmanianExpeditions/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/tasexp

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