Walls of Jerusalem, Tasmania

Walls of Jerusalem

You can take a shuttle bus from Launceston for Walls of Jerusalem with an estimated  travel time of 1.5 hours. You need to arrange transport ahead of the trip.

Day 1  Walls of Jerusalem car park to Wild Dog Creek

Day 1 To Wild Dog Creek
Day 1 To Wild Dog Creek

Walk from car park to Wild Dog Creek Camp 6.7 km, about 5 hours.

As you start the walk, just up the track from car park, there is a walker registration booth. After registration, strongly advisable for safety reasons, you start climbing and after 2.5 km you reach Trappers Hut. Leaving Trappers Hut, avoid the left track to Tiger Lake and later the right track to Lake Adelaide, continue climbing and soon you will pass small alpine tarns called Solomons Jewels. As you approach Wild Dog Creek Campsite, you reach a boardwalk built to protect the fragile alpine vegetation. Campsite is provided with platforms for tents and toilets. Friendly kangaroos are roaming around the tents.

At Wild Dog Creek Campsite
At Wild Dog Creek Campsite

Day 2 Wild Dog Creek to Mount Jerusalem

On day 2 you can walk with a day pack to Mt Jerusalem and maintain the camp at Wild Dog Creek to admire the beautiful alpine vegetation and stunning landscape. From the camp you start climbing  to Herods Gate from where you can see Lake Salome.

Walking to Herods Gate
Walking to Herods Gate

Following the track you reach a place of stunning beauty The Pool of Bethesda. At The pool of Bethesda is worth having a good break.

The Pool of Bethasda
The Pool of Bethesda

From here you can head to Dixons Kingdom Hut and head to Mount Jerusalem. On the way back to the camp, a side trip to Solomons Throne is a rewarding experience.

At Solomons Throne
At Solomons Throne

Day 2 distance 13 km, about 8 hours.

Day 3 Wild Dog Creek to Lake Adelaide

On this day, take the full pack and head to Dixon Kingdom Hut from where you track towards Lake Ball and Lake Adelaide. A good camping area is on south end of the lake with camping on the ground. It could be boggy and possible leeches can upset you in this area.

Day 3 To Lake Adelaide
Day 3 To Lake Adelaide
On the way to Lake Adelaide
On the way to Lake Adelaide

Day 3 Distance 13.2 km, 6.5 hours

Day 4 Lake Adelaide to Junction Lake

From Lake Adelaide camp you go to Lake Meston and then Junction Lake. There is a hut but it is very basic so tenting might be better.

Day 5
Day 4

Day 4 Distance was 9.9 km, about 4.5 hours. It could be boggy and possible leeches.

Reflection at Junction Lake
Reflection at Junction Lake

Day 5 Junction Lake to Grail Falls

From Junction Lake to Grail Falls was 7.1 km about 5 km. Difficult to navigate in the area as trail is not marked.

Grail Falls
Grail Falls

Grail Falls

At Grail Falls
At Grail Falls

Day 6 Grail Falls to shuttle bus

Grail Falls to shuttle bus pick up point and return to Launceston.

Distance 4.3 km, 2.5 hours. There is a registration station. Don’t forget to sign the book.

Last Day
Last Day

In a nut shell is a challenging walk. The last 2 days were difficult to navigate. Another option is to do Walls of Jerusalem in 3 days,  returning from Lake Adelaide to Trappers Hut and then Walls of Jerusalem car park.

Statistics from Map my Walk where I have uploaded my track:

This is a 54.13 km route. The route has a total ascent of 1612.88 m and has a maximum elevation of 1,438.08 m.

ating Start/End Points Length Start/End Elevation Avg Grade
Cat 1 0.10 km/12.93 km 12.83 km 744 m/1,397 m 5.1%
Cat 5 14.84 km/16.44 km 1.60 km 1,279 m/1,360 m 5.0%
Cat 5 42.60 km/46.11 km 3.51 km 961 m/1,065 m 3.0%

You can view the track also at:

http://www.alltrails.com/explore/recording/walls-of-jerusalem-6-days-trip–2