Walls of Jerusalem All inclusive Hiking Experience. Our company has been operating walking tours in Tasmania for over 11 years, and we strive to provide truly unique and exceptional walking experiences for all our guests.
We stand out from our competitors because we give you, the best experience when you travel with us, and we employ the best guides in the business.
Our guides make a world of difference to the enjoyment of your hike and that’s why we choose them carefully. They are our greatest assets!
They are Tasmanian locals and they have a wealth of knowledge of Tasmania, its flora and fauna and are very passionate about their state and the places that they visit. They will keep you safe on your walk, cook delicious food for you, share their passion, and interpret the landscape as you pass through it.
Tasmania is one of the world’s most mountainous islands and its natural environment, is relatively unspoiled. It is renowned for its wilderness, Indigenous and European Heritage and unique plant and animal species and that is why it is such a beautiful place to visit.
We are proud to call Tasmania home and we invite you to tour this amazing island with us.
“Thank you so much to Stan, Senna and Paul for making this my best outdoor experience to date. Your knowledge of TOL track was second to none and the food was fantastic along with the service” Facebook – Juanita
Day 1: Launceston to Wild Dog Creek – 6km, 3-4 hours. After driving from Launceston your walk starts at the Mersey Forest Road car park and climbs steadily for 2 km to Trappers Hut; a small shelter used by possum trappers in the early 1900’s. From Trappers Hut the track winds its way past pristine mountain tarns known as the “Solomon’s Jewels” and through woodlands of Pencil Pines, Snow Gums and Yellow Gums. Your first nights camp is on comfortable tent platforms at Wild Dog Creek, named by surveyor James Scott in 1848.
Day 2: Wild Dog Creek to Dixon’s Kingdom Hut – 4km + side trips – 6 hours. A short climb up and through Herrod’s Gate brings you into the Walls of Jerusalem. The dominant West Wall with King David’s Peak is on our right as you pass Lake Salome and the Pools of Bethesda are on your left. Most of the names of the peaks, lakes and tarns have a similar theme and were named by the early surveyor James Scott and also by an enthusiast of the area, Reg Hall. We stop at the Pools of Bethesda and rest amongst the ancient Pencil Pines and marvel at the grandeur of the West Wall. We then climb to the saddle of Damascus Gate, stow our packs and head for the summit of Solomon’s Throne. Time permitting we will take in the summit of King David’s Peak and The Temple before arriving at our campsite at Dixon’s Kingdom.
Day 3: Dixon’s Kingdom. Today is fairly leisurely, but we do get to climb the highest peak in the park, Mount Jerusalem (1459m). The walk to its summit is easy and straight – forward. You’ll be rewarded by commanding views over the Central Plateau and the distant peaks of Frenchman’s Cap and Cradle Mountain.
Day 4: Dixon’s Kingdom Hut to Lake Adelaide – 6km, 3 hours. This morning you’ll walk through the stands of Pencil Pines of Jaffa Vale on your way down to Lake Ball. Lake Ball is the highest of three, tiered lakes that we camp beside on your walk. At Lake Ball sits a restored trappers hut (for emergency use only), a reminder of the early European explorer, bushrangers and trappers. We walk along the northern shoreline of Lake Ball then across a small saddle to the northern end of Lake Adelaide and our camp. Lake Adelaide lies at an altitude of 1055m and is the largest of the lakes on your walk.
Day 5: Lake Adelaide to Lake Meston – 7km, 4 hours. You’ll walk an easy track through medium timber beside Lake Adelaide for much of the day. The vegetation is a mix of stunted woodlands gradually tending towards eucalypt woodlands. The highland lakes contain fish known as Galaxiids (slender, scale less fish) with one dorsal fin. The platypus also occupies the lakes and tarns of the park and feeds on the small crustaceans in the lakes. We camp at the picturesque northern end of Lake Meston, which provides a fantastic view of the Traveller Range which sheilds the Overland Track beyond.
Day 6: Lake Meston to Launceston – 9.5km, 6 hours. From our camp we walk along the western shoreline of Lake Meston to a junction at its midpoint then head north past Lakes Myrtle and Bill before meeting up with Mersey Forest Road. Not far from Lake Meston is Mount Rogoona, which provides a last challenge to the determined peak bagger.
W e m eet our w aiting transport at the road head and then take the picturesque journey back to Launceston