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Walls of Jerusalem

Remote alpine wilderness in Tasmania

sunny 24 °C

As the Walls of Jerusalem National Park has no vehicle based camspites, we camped in the Mole Creek Karst National Park next to the Mersey River. The Walls of Jerusalem National Park forms part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and the park is remote and not accessible by road and therefore retains its wilderness character.

We decided to hike up to The Walls on my birthday and parked the Cruiser near Lake Rowallan where the walk starts. It is a very steep and rough walking trail that meanders through the forest and climbs almost 600m meters in altitude, past the Trappers Hut, before it reaches the alpine plateau. It took us 3 hours to reach a spot where we had the most maginficent views of the Walls of Jeruslaem to the east and Cradle Mountain to the west. On the way we walked past Solomon's Jewels, several placid alpine lakes that reminded us of the Swedish lakes.

We saw an olive green white-lipped snake busy swallowing his lunch, a lizard that was bigger than the snake. At the Wild Dog Creek Campsite we saw several wallabies in the bushes and close the campsite. The return hike took us more than 2 and a half hours and the downhills were heavy on our knees and feet. We reached the Cruiser exhausted and a cold beer never tasted better!

Trappers Hut

Trappers Hut

Burnt out!

Burnt out!

Magnificent views

Magnificent views

The Walls

The Walls

Easy part of the hike

Easy part of the hike

Alpine lakes

Alpine lakes

Lunch!

Lunch!

Wallaby

Wallaby

Walls of Jerusalem

Walls of Jerusalem

Patches of thick moss on the plateau

Patches of thick moss on the plateau

Posted by KobusM 18:36 Archived in Australia

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Baie geluk met jou verjaarsdag Kobus, nou wel n dag laat maar ons het gedink jy kan die jaar jou verjaarsdag na Valentines dag vier:) Hoop jy het n wonderlike jaar, die een het beslis op n hoogtepunt begin. Se vir Lorraine sy moet jou namens ons bederf asseblief. Liefde groete, Jason, Louise, Vilicia, Jayki, Justin en Salvage

by Louise Smith

Wow, not a very romantic place to spend Valentine's day and your birthday in that house!!
Seems like you were really close to the wild nature.

by Ulla

Stunning scenery!! Snake!....Eeek!!
Cheers,
Ann.

by aussirose

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