Walls of Jerusalem Circuit

Walls of Jerusalem Circuit information and booking

from
$1620
  • Duration
    6 days
    Days
  • Group size
    4-10
    Persons
  • Difficulty
    Moderate - Challenging
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Schedule Details

Summary
  • 6 day trip
  • 6 days trekking with a full pack
  • 5 nights camping
Equipment Required
Tasmanian Expeditions has a specialist gear list available that details what clothing and equipment is required for each of our Tasmanian adventures. The gear list is specific to the type of tour you will be joining us on and it provides a clear description of what is included in the tour cost, what items are available for hire and what you will need to bring with you. Brand recommendations and the individual weight of the gear provided is also included.

Highlights

  • That this magnificent alpine area is only accessible by foot.
  • The spectacular campsite locations including two nights spent at a remote base camp.
  • The abundant wildlife, spectacular wildflowers, stands of thousand year old pencil pines and sparkling lakes as far as the eye can see
  • The opportunity to summit numerous peaks & the views gained as a reward for our effort

Tour description provided by World Expeditions

Experience spectacular mountains, pristine wilderness and unique flora and fauna on this stunning walk. During this six day full-pack bushwalking expedition, we visit Tasmania’s only true alpine National Park, the Walls of Jerusalem. From our initial base camp we spend two days exploring the surrounding peaks and valleys of the central northern Walls region. We may summit King Davids Peak (1499m),Tasmania’s 10th highest peak, as well as trekking up Mt Jerusalem, The Temple and Solomon's Throne. The trek continues through remote alpine herb fields and highland lake country, visiting Lake Adelaide, Lake Meston and Junction Lake to name a few. In the southern confines of the National Park we will have the opportunity to summit Mt Ragoona and Cathedral Mountain. These peaks both provide impressive views onto the southern wilderness of the famous Overland Track and the headwaters of the mighty Mersey River and its Never Never region.

What's included

  • 2 professional wilderness guides
  • 5 nights camping
  • 5 breakfasts, 6 lunches & 5 dinners
  • Transport by private minibus
  • National park fees
  • Tents, backpack and gaiters
  • Sleeping bag, inner sheet & inflatable sleeping mat
  • Emergency communications & group first aid kit

Itinerary

Day 1 Launceston to Walls of Jerusalem National Park
Today you will be collected from your accommodation in Launceston at approximately 8am and transferred to the Walls of Jerusalem National Park entry point. Carrying our full backpacks into this magnificent highland area will provide us with a challenge but we will be provided with plenty of encouragement from our guides as well as snacks & numerous rest stops. After a good climb past Trappers Hut in the shadow of Clumner Bluff, we leave the tall forests of the Mersey Valley and reach the alpine ecosystems that fill the Central Plateau. It will take approx 4 hours to reach our base camp at the Wild Dog Creek camping site where we are equipped with raised tent platforms, a composting toilet and an outdoor communal dining/kitchen area. We spend the next two days here under the gaze of the regions highest peak, King David (1499m) Walking Distance 7 km Walking Time 4 hours
Day 2 Central Walls of Jerusalem day walks
Today we explore the main "Walls" area. With forays through the Golden Gate and Officers Marsh, we may experience some mud but are constantly surrounded by a fantastic display of cushion plants. The awesome east wall, Mt. Jerusalem is our goal where we gain views across a once ice strewn landscape that has flattened mountains and created mosaics of a thousand lakes. We return to our camp at Wild Dog Creek. Walking Distance 8-12 km Walking Time 6-8 hours
Day 3 Wild Dog Creek to Lake Meston
After packing up camp this morning, we leave the Walls via Damascus Vale to Lake Ball. After a stunning remnant Pencil Pine forest, we traverse the northern side of Lake Ball and then drop down onto the Adelaide Plain and alongside Lake Adelaide. We walk along the eastern side of Lake Adelaide to the headwaters of the Mersey River to camp on the northern shore of Lake Meston, surrounded by remote wilderness. Walking Distance 13 km Walking Time 5-7 hours
Day 4 Lake Meston to Junction Lake
Leaving our campsite beside Lake Meston we follow the Junction Lake Track until Meston Hut (built by Dick Reed in 1969). Here we turn off the main track for a side trip to Mt Ragoona, which we will ascend via the Mount Ragoona Plateau and then westward to the summit (1350 metres). Mt Ragoona has some of the best views of the high country in Tasmania. We then retrace our steps to Meston Hut and collect our packs and continue on towards Junction Lake where we camp for the night. Walking Distance 4-8 km Talking Time 4-6 hours
Day 5 Junction Lake to Grail Falls OR to Lake Bill
Leaving Junction Lake we follow the Moses Track past Cloisters Lagoon towards Grail Falls where we set up camp and enjoy a picnic lunch by the falls. We spend the afternoon walking towards Cathedral Mountain, exploring Chalice Lake on the mountain plateau & taking in the spectacular views of the Twin Spires and Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park. Weather and track conditions may dictate that our route is redirected onto the Lake Bill Track where we will set up camp. Off-track navigation highlights today's walking as well. Walking Distance 8-14 Km Walking Time 6-8 hours
Day 6 Grail Falls OR Lake Bill to Launceston
This morning's walk off the plateau will take us through pleasant forests to where we meet up with our Tasmanian Expeditions transfer driver on the Mersey Forest Road. We return to Launceston via Mole Creek, where we enjoy a refreshing lunch. Arrival in Launceston is at approximately 5pm. Walking Distance 4km Walking Time 2-3 hours