Wild Dog Creek camping platform
Wild Dog Creek camping platform (photograph: PWS)

Walls of Jerusalem overnight walker camping

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Alerts for Walls of Jerusalem overnight walker camping

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Safety alert: Winter walking - Be safe in our parks and reserves this winter
Applies from 27/6/2024
Winter walking comes with increased hazards. This includes severe weather and the risk of hypothermia.

Know before you go. Check weather forecasts and choose walks that match your abilities. Use the right equipment and be flexible with your plans if conditions change. 

Carry items for all possible conditions including sub-zero temperatures. Use our Alpine Walker Pack List and Safety Checklist to help you prepare. 

Always carry a communication device. You can’t rely on your mobile phone coverage in remote areas. Carry a physical map, a portable battery bank and a Personal Locator Beacon.

More information is on our safety in parks webpage.

Walks that need overnight walker registration​ must be self-reliant. There is no ranger presence on these tracks. If the weather forecasts or conditions change do not depart if it is unsafe to walk. Please change the date of registration.

Last reviewed 27/6/2024 04:36 PM


A valid parks pass is required for entry to Tasmania's national parks.
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Fees:

No camping fees apply.

Bookings:

Registration is required for this walk. ​Visit the Walls of Jerusalem walker registration page to register.

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​​​​​​​​​For overnight walkers there are small campsites at Wild Dog Creek, Dixons Kingdom and Lake Adelaide. Groups of seven (7) to maximum of 16 must book and utilise group camping areas. Refer to Group Booking Camping areas below.

​Wild Dog Creek​ Campsite

Nestled at the base of the spectacular King Davids Peak, Wild Dog Creek Campsite has extensive views across to the west talking in Cradle Mountain National Park and Clumner Bluff. This campsite provides wonderful sunset opportunities. The site has the capacity to accommodate 19 double person tents on raised platforms set amongst the alpine vegetation.  The platforms vary in size and are spread over three levels, connected by a series of boardwalks and stone walkways.

Toilets: Wild Dog Creek also provides full capture toilet facilities. Please do not deposit rubbish in the toilet and carry out any sanitary pads, tampons, and condoms.

Water: Running water is available at each of the three levels of platforms. As the water is fed from the nearby Wild Dog Creek, it is untreated and may be unavailable at times due to environmental conditions (eg. dry periods, frozen water pipes). ​

Please do not wash dishes in or near waterways.​

Dixons Kingdom Campsite

Set amongst a spectacular grove of small pencil pines, Dixons Kingdom camping area provides an outlook to Solomon’s Throne and Jaffa Vale. Located 300 metres southwest of Dixons Kingdom historical hut, the campsite has the capacity to accommodate 16 double person tents on raised platforms. 

Camping in and around Dixons Kingdom historical hut and under the mature pencil pine forest is not permitted. The hut is only to be used in emergency situations.

Toilets: Dixons Kingdom has a double pedestal full capture toilet. Please do not deposit rubbish in the toilet and carry out any sanitary pads, tampons, and condoms. ​

Water: Adjacent to the toilet are 2 x 1000 litre water tanks with taps. This water is untreated and may be unavailable at times due to environmental conditions (eg. dry periods, frozen water pipes).  

If the tanks are empty, water can be sourced from flowing creeks close to Dixons Kingdom campsite. Water should not be taken from the nearby tarn as accessing can cause damage to sensitive alpine vegetation. All water should be treated before drinking. 

Please do not wash dishes in or near waterways.

Lake Adelaide Campsite

Lake Adelaide campsite is situated 350m north of the Lake Adelaide nestled in the tree line providing shelter from elements. This site has no tent platforms but provides suitable grassed areas with small shrubs and vegetation providing some privacy.  

A short walk to Lake Adelaide (one of the largest lakes in the Walls of Jerusalem National Park) provides magnificent views and a suitable swimming option during the warmer months. 

Toilets: Lake Adelaide has a single pedestal full capture toilet.  Please do not deposit rubbish in the toilet and carry out any sanitary pads, tampons, and condoms

Water: Adjacent to the toilet are 1 x 1000 litre water tanks with tap. This water is untreated and may be unavailable at times due to environmental conditions (eg. dry periods, frozen water pipes).  All water should be treated before drinking.

Please do not wash dishes in or near waterways.

​Group Camping Areas:

Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service requires all groups of seven up to a maximum of 16 people to book each night’s stay at one or more of the three designated group camping areas.  

Wild Dog Creek, Dixons Kingdom and Lake Adelaide campsites all have a separate group camping area which can accommodate up to 8 double person hiking tents. Individual walkers are asked not to use the group platforms.

The group camping areas located at Wild Dog Creek and Dixons Kingdom have an open-air cooking platform providing a large bench and seating arrangements for exclusive use by the group. Lake Adelaide has no tent or cooking platforms but a large suitable grassed area to congregate.

This group camping area booking arrangement applies to family / social groups, schools, scouts, walking clubs, commercial operator groups etc.

Booking for groups within the Walls of Jerusalem Recreation Zone (Walls Circuit Track area) is mandatory. To enquire about availability of the group areas, please contact the Parks and Wildlife Service Tracks Team on (03) 6165 4254 or email Tracks@parks.tas.gov.au​