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Fuel Stove Only area
Alpine vegetation is killed by fire. For this reason the entire park is a Fuel Stove Only Area; campfires are prohibited. (Many of the park’s native pines were destroyed by fire in the early 1960s). You must carry your own fuel stove with you that does not use or burn coal, wood, plant material or any other solid fuel. See Fuel Stove Only area information page.
The only access to the Walls of Jerusalem National Park is on foot. This park is for self-sufficient, well-equipped and experienced walkers. There are very few facilities.
Not sure what to bring? Please check the Walker Pack List
and make sure you have all your food and the essentials.
This is an exposed alpine region. Snow and blizzards can occur at any time of the year – even in summer. Low cloud can reduce visibility to several metres and snow can cover the track making it difficult to follow. The weather can change dramatically within a few hours.
Current and 7 day forecast information can be found on the Bureau of Meteorology website. Please note all bush walker weather warnings and adjust your plans accordingly.
There is one formal campsite at Wild Dog Creek (a 3-4 hour walk from the carpark), with tent platforms, toilets and a rainwater tank. Tent platforms cannot be booked. Due to the easily eroded nature of alpine vegetation, especially near water, we ask you to use this formal campsite as a base from which to explore the region. Camping within Central Walls (between Herrod's Gate and Damascus Gate) is not encouraged. If you must camp elsewhere, avoid areas adjacent to water as these are most easily eroded. Leave No Trace principles apply. Do not camp within 200 metres of the Pool of Siloam, or within 15 metres of Dixons Kingdom Hut or Trappers Hut.
Water can be collected from lakes, tarns, and streams. Water quality from either tank or ground cannot be guaranteed. Deep lakes and fast-flowing streams, upstream of any campsite, are more likely to provide clean water. In summer there may be no water after Fish River (near the carpark) until you reach the rainwater tank at Wild Dog Creek. If the tank is empty, the next water is at Solomons Jewels.
There are three small historic huts that may only be used for emergency shelter: Trappers Hut, Dixons Kingdom Hut and Lake Ball.
The only toilets are at the Walls of Jerusalem main carpark, Wild Dog Creek campsite and Dixons Kingdom. To keep this sensitive alpine environment as pristine as possible, and to avoid water contamination, please make every effort to use these toilets. If you need to toilet elsewhere, carefully follow the leave no trace principles.
Protect our natural resources - please carry out all rubbish.
There are no permanent rangers present on the track.
Find out other essential information for visiting Tasmania's parks and reserves on our Know before you go section.