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- Spectacular base camp location central to a diverse range of day walking opportunities
- Tasmania's last remaining strands of ancient Pencil Pine forests
- Summit numerous mountain peaks including Mt Jerusalem, The Temple and Solomon's Throne
- Unique wildflowers and abundant wildlife
- Interesting highland heritage and history
- One of the official Great Walks of Tasmania
Discover a mountain landscape, only accessible by foot, carved by glaciers on our exclusive walk in Tasmania's only true alpine National Park. On this walk, we use a comfortable base camp near the entrance to the Walls of Jerusalem peaks, allowing for delightful day walks with light packs into the heart of this most spectacular mountain regions. On the first day you will make the short hike up into the base camp, where you can leave your main packs for two days of exploration inside the 'Walls'. You'll have the chance to climb King David's Peak and Mt Jerusalem, from where views stretch across much of Tasmania, or venture to remote outer regions such as Golden Gate or Zion Vale. Each day, you'll return to the base camp, which is situated near a cluster of alpine tarns known as Solomons Jewels. Tents are pitched on wooden platforms, and your guides will prepare gourmet camp meals served with a wilderness view. Utilising the base camps, this trip is an ideal introduction to remote wilderness walking, providing a simple and rewarding camping experience. For a real alpine experience join one of our midwinter snow shoe expeditions.
DAY 1: Launceston via Mole Creek to Wild Dog Creek base camp
This morning you will be collected from your hotel in Launceston at approx 8am and transferred to the Walls of Jerusalem National Park (travel time approx. 2 hours). Carrying our full backpacks into this magnificent highland area will provide us with a challenge but we will be given plenty of encouragement from our guides as well as snacks and numerous rest stops along the way.
Once the plateau has been reached, the walking is flat and spectacular as we pass by numerous tarns and lakes en route to our base camp for the next 3 nights. On arrival we set up camp, relax and enjoy the amazing surrounds of the dolerite high peak of King David (1499m).
Walking Distance 7km | Walking Time 4 hours
DAY 2: Walls of Jerusalem National Park
Today we head out from our camp (carrying just our day packs) passing Lake Salome and the Pool of Bethesda before reaching the imposing dolerite Gate of Damascus. An nearby area rich in stands of ancient pencil pines & lush grasslands is known as Dixon's Kingdom. The cultural heritage hut was built in the early 1930’s by Reg Dixon, a trapper of the time.
After a short break enjoying our lush green surrounds, we head off to climb Mount Jerusalem. On a clear day the views from Mt. Jerusalem stretch across the central highlands where you will see why the area is referred to as the “Land of a Thousand Lakes”. Our return route to base camp either takes us through the Gate of the Chain or the Golden Gate. Either way spectacular sub-alpine scenery awaits.
Walking Distance 8-12km | Walking Time 6-8 hours
DAY 3: Walls of Jerusalem National Park
Today is another fantastic day where we continue to explore this alpine paradise. We can climb Solomon’s Throne where we have an excellent view of the area we walked on the previous day. From here we head south and enjoy yet more of the lakes, forests and open grass lands that make this such a superb walking location. For those that are keen there are more opportunities to climb the surrounding peaks.
Our last night is spent enjoying the views of the peaks featured along the famous Overland Track from our comfortable camp.
Walking Distance 8-12km | Walking Time 6-8 hours
DAY 4: Walls of Jerusalem National Park to Launceston
Being our final day, we make the most of our morning by taking the time to kick back and savour this remarkable part of the Tasmanian World Heritage Area. A leisurely return journey across the plateau before beginning the descent through scented eucalyptus forests before meeting up with our transport back at the Trappers car park. A relaxing afternoon lunch is enjoyed in the nearby town of Mole Creek as we journey back to Launceston arriving at approximately 5.00pm.
Walking Distance 7 km | Walking Time 4 hours
*3 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners *Professional guides *3 nights camping *Transport by private minibus *National Park fees *Tents, backpack, sleeping bag, inner sheet & inflatable sleeping mat *Group camping equipment *Emergency communications & group first aid kit
- Available for all ages
- Packages start from $1295.00
- Beginners Welcome
- All Equipment Provided
- All Equipment
- Refreshments Available
- Full Training
- Full Instruction
question_answer Frequently Asked Questions
What is the minimum age for Trail Trekking at Tasmanian Expeditions?
The minimum age for Trail Trekking at Tasmanian Expeditions is 18 years old.
How long does an Trail Trekking session at Tasmanian Expeditions last?
The average Trail Trekking session at our Tasmanian Expeditions centre is 1520 minutes.
Is Trail Trekking Tasmanian Expeditions open for bookings during the week?
Absolutely, however Trail Trekking is busiest at the weekend - and our Tasmanian Expeditions centre is no exception. This means you might need a larger group monday through friday.
Is Trail Trekking Tasmanian Expeditions open for bookings at weekends?
Trail Trekking at Tasmanian Expeditions is busiest at the weekends so we'd definitely recommend booking in advance! Obviously, we'll always try to accommodate last minute Trail Trekking bookings but once the spots are booked up they are booked up!
How popular is the Trail Trekking Tasmanian Expeditions center?
Geronigo® aims for all of our Trail Trekking locations to be amongst the the best and most popular, our Trail Trekking Tasmanian Expeditions center is no exception. Book with confidence!
Can I buy a gift voucher for Trail Trekking Tasmanian Expeditions?
Yes you can buy Trail Trekking Tasmanian Expeditions gift vouchers either online or over the phone. Geronigo® gift vouchers are valid for 12 months, can be gift wrapped or for a last minute gift idea can be instant email delivered. Remember that any gift experience voucher from Geronigo® including our Trail Trekking Tasmanian Expeditions vouchers can be used for booking at any of our thousands of Geronigo® adventure locations (for no extra charge!).
Where is Trail Trekking Tasmanian Expeditions?
The Trail Trekking Tasmanian Expeditions center is located at the following address. Please note that sometimes our Trail Trekking centers are difficult to find, please follow the directions on your booking receipt!
How much is Trail Trekking at Tasmanian Expeditions?
The average package price of Trail Trekking at Tasmanian Expeditions $1,845.00. The lowest price is $1,295.00 with the most expensive option being $2,695.00.
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