A female walker admires the sunset from one of the Wild Dog Creek camping platforms
Views of Mersey Crag from the Wild Dog Creek camping platforms (photograph: Cam Blake)

Camping platforms at Wild Dog Creek in the Walls of Jerusalem National Park complete

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​People travelling together now have access to a group camping area as part of an extension to the existing Wild Dog Creek campsite in the Walls of Jerusalem National Park. 

The new group campsite, with four double tent platforms and a cooking area, are part of a four-year project to deliver improved facilities for visitors exploring the popular park, while protecting the outstanding universal values.

Upgraded access tracks to the new Lake Adelaide campsite have also been completed, with work now underway to upgrade the eastern access track to the new proposed Dixons Kingdom campsite. 

The upgrades to campsites and walking tracks within the national park not only improve the visitor experience but reduce the impacts on sensitive vegetation communities.

The Walls of Jerusalem National Park holds a very special place in the hearts of Tasmanians with its inspiring alpine features, highland lakes, craggy mountains and pure Pencil Pine forests.

These first works follow community consultation as part of the Reserve Activity Assessment (RAA) in early 2020.

Other upgrades for the park will include new toilet facilities at Dixons Kingdom and Lake Adelaide.

Walking track upgrades within Jaffa Vale, between Dixons Kingdom and Lake Ball and a new campsite at Dixons Kingdom southwest of the current informal campsite, scheduled for next summer, once complete will reduce impacts on sensitive mature Pencil Pine, highland grass communities and the heritage listed Dixons Kingdom Hut.

Walkers are reminded that registration is required for a number of multi-day walks including the Walls of Jerusalem for COVID-19 safety and contact tracing purposes.

For information on how to register and the Walls of Jerusalem Recreation Zone Plan. ​