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PWS - Fires update and impacts


Background: A number of fires were ignited by dry lightning that crossed the state in late December 2018 and mid-January 2019. The storms of 15 January 2019 resulted in approximately 2,400 lightning strikes and caused over 60 new ignitions.More

PWS Fire Update - Friday 15 February 2019


Parks and Wildlife Tasmania (PWS) can advise the following locations, reserves and tracks have been re-opened today (Friday 15 February).More

PWS Fire Update - Thursday 14 February 2019


Parks and Wildlife Tasmania (PWS) can advise the following locations, reserves and tracks have been re-opened.More

Walls of Jerusalem National Park


Walls of Jerusalem

Alpine vegetation communities at the
Walls of Jerusalem National Park.
(Photo by Steve Johnson)

There are no substantial facilities within the Walls of Jerusalem National Park. All persons entering the park must be fully self-sufficient. Our "Essential Bushwalking Guide and Trip Planner" will provide information on the equipment that walkers must take when contemplating an overnight walk in the park.

For details of bushwalking in the Walls of Jerusalem, see our Great Bushwalks guide.


Bushwalkers must carry a tent. Huts within the park are small, in poor condition and suitable for emergency shelter only.

There is a camping platform and composting toilet at Wild Dog Creek. We recommend that walkers camp here in preference to Dixons Kingdom.

Fuel Stove Only Area

This Walls of Jerusalem National Park is very sensitive to fire. The vegetation is dominated by alpine communities and endemic conifers, and is largely based on peat soils. Such vegetation types are extremely sensitive to fire. Indeed, much of Tasmania's endemic conifer forests have been forever lost to fire.

For these reasons the park is a Fuel Stove Only Area. Open fires are not permitted.

The Walls of Jerusalem National Park offers experienced bushwalkers and cross-country skiers the opportunity to pursue their passion within a spectacular mountain region that is little touched by the modern world, and to test their skills against the elements.

A walking track leads from the carpark at Lake Rowallen through scleropyhll forest before entering the alpine regions of the park at Herods Gate. The track continues to Dixons Kingdom. However, beyond this point tracks are poorly defined or non-existent.

The wild weathers characteristic of the Walls is as much a part of experiencing the region as is the landscape. People venturing into this area must be prepared for extremes of weather.

Important! Before planning any walks, be sure to read the "Essential Bushwalking Guide and Trip Planner" and also check the weather

Be Prepared

Walkers should NOT venture into the park without careful preparation and suitable equipment. Tents, warm sleeping bags, waterproof and cold weather clothing and fuel stoves are essential. Boots and preferably gaiters are needed.

A good map and compass are essential. However, walkers should note that ironstone deposits within the region may affect compass readings.

Extended walks within the region should only be attempted by those with bushwalking experience and a reasonable degree of fitness.