Solomons Throne - Walls of Jerusalem National Park
Solomons Throne - Walls of Jerusalem National Park (photograph: Craig Vertigan)
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Walls of Jerusalem National Park

Wild and inspiring alpine landscape.

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Planned event: Walls of Jerusalem - Wild Dog Creek tent platform construction
Applies from 2/11/2020

​​​The Parks and Wildlife Service are starting construction of the Wild Dog Creek campsite extension as part of the Recreation Zone Plan Implementation Project. Works including new tent platforms will be undertaken from 3rd November 2020 to mid December 2020.  

The new construction site east of Wild Dog Creek campsite will be closed to all visitors during the construction period. Walking tracks and existing tent platforms at Wild Dog Creek will remain open.  

Helicopter operations - subject to weather conditions will be undertaken starting 2nd November 2020. Visitors may be disrupted by construction works including generator use. Works noise will be minimised with no use in the mornings and late afternoons.

Last reviewed 29/10/2020 05:10 PM


Safety alert: Campsite registration and hut capacity
Applies from 25/6/2020

​​​​​​​​​​​​Changes due to COVID-19

Registration is required at some campsites including the Overland Track​, Frenchmans CapArm River, Pine Valley, Scott Kilvert and the​ Walls of Jerusalem​.

Some huts are open with limited capacity. For details and bookings see the COVID-19 safety information page.

Last reviewed 6/11/2020 01:11 PM


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​​​COVID-19: Check the safety page for important COVID-19 Safety Information on personal measures to take, registration, bookings and walker numbers that affect this park location.​​ ​​​

​The jewels of the Walls of Jerusalem National Park in Tasmania are best discovered in a pair of hiking boots.

Located in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, the Walls of Jerusalem is a wild and inspiring alpine park with a labyrinth of highland lakes, craggy mountains and elegant stands of pure pencil pine forests. Its stunning landscape of precipitous dolerite peaks, moraines and tarns are the result of glaciation.

The constantly changing landscape is as unpredictable as it is beautiful and walkers should come prepared, as the weather can shift from one hour to the next. The unique alpine vegetation and clean, crisp air of this remote highland region is sure to invigorate and inspire those with a sense of adventure. 

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The Walls of Jerusalem National Park is spectacular and remote high country, sculpted by glaciers thousands of years ago. Today, water remains an ever-present feature in the numerous lakes, tarns and trickling streams.

With no road access to its boundary, this alpine wonderland is for exploring on foot. The most visited part of the park is inside ‘the Walls’, flanked by towering fluted dolerite peaks. To get there from the carpark, it’s an initial steep walk up to the only formal campsite at Wild Dog Creek. From hereon, it’s a gently undulating landscape, with dolerite peaks guarding an impossibly beautiful alpine garden. Here the gods have played, dropping generous dollops of lime green onto an olive-grey canvas, finishing with delicate strokes of pink, red, orange, gold and white.

From Wild Dog Creek campsite, the main track passes through Herods Gate into the interior Walls, (Herods Gate) and out through Damascus Gate to the charming historic Dixons Kingdom Hut. Side tracks lead to mountain summits.

This is an ancient and fragile landscape. At altitude, and with such cold temperatures, plants grow slowly – and recover more slowly – so please stay on the tracks to minimise your impact.

Most walkers spend around 3-4 days here, wandering the wilds of the Walls, feeling joyous amongst such magnificence.

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Walls of Jerusalem National Park

Walls of Jerusalem multi-day walk

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Explore Tasmania’s spectacular high country with a walk in the Walls of Jerusalem. Here, dolerite peaks guard picturesque alpine valleys, groves of ancient pencil pine forests, and myriad lakes and tarns.

3 days - flexible, 43km for circuit (including Mount Jerusalem ascent) - flexible, Grade 4
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