Introductory graded day walks exploring Tasmania’s only true alpine wilderness, the remote and stunning Walls of Jerusalem…
Quality. That’s the one word that resonates throughout our whole program. We select only the highest quality guides, use the best equipment, the freshest local food and allow ample time to achieve our trip objectives. Combine our decades of experience with the inclusions listed below and you’ll have a special kind of Tasmanian experience – a quality one.
This morning you will be collected from your hotel in Launceston at approx 8am and transferred to the Walls of Jerusalem National Park (travel time approx. 2 hours). Carrying our full backpacks into this magnificent highland area will provide us with a challenge but we will be given plenty of encouragement from our guides as well as snacks and numerous rest stops along the way. Once the plateau has been reached, the walking is flat and spectacular as we pass by numerous tarns and lakes en route to our base camp for the next 3 nights. On arrival we set up camp, relax and enjoy the amazing surrounds of the rugged mountain of King Davids Peak (1499m).
Today we head out from our camp (carrying just our day packs) passing Lake Salome and the Pool of Bethesda before reaching the imposing dolerite Gate of Damascus. An nearby area rich in stands of ancient pencil pines & lush grasslands is known as Dixon’s Kingdom. The cultural heritage hut was built in the early 1930’s by Reg Dixon, a trapper of the time.
After a short break enjoying our lush green surrounds, we head off to climb Mount Jerusalem. On a clear day the views from Mt. Jerusalem stretch across the central highlands where you will see why the area is referred to as the “Land of a Thousand Lakes”. Our return route to base camp either takes us through the Gate of the Chain or the Golden Gate. Either way spectacular sub-alpine scenery awaits.
Today is another fantastic day where we continue to explore this alpine paradise. We can climb Solomon’s Throne where we have an excellent view of the area we walked on the previous day. From here we head south and enjoy yet more of the lakes, forests and open grass lands that make this such a superb walking location. For those that are keen there are more opportunities to climb the surrounding peaks.
Our last night is spent enjoying the views of the peaks featured along the famous Overland Track from our comfortable camp
Being our final day, we make the most of our morning by taking the time to kick back and savour this remarkable part of the Tasmanian World Heritage Area. A leisurely return journey across the plateau before beginning the descent through scented eucalyptus forests before meeting up with our transport back at the Trappers car park. A relaxing afternoon lunch is enjoyed in the nearby town of Mole Creek before we journey back to Launceston arriving at approximately 5.00 pm
I have just returned from an amazing adventure in the Tassie Wilderness exploring the Walls of Jerusalem thanks to your wonderful guides -Pip, Ava and Charlotte. Their professionalism, patience, expertise, knowledge, people skills, trip organization and cooking skills were second to none and it was wonderful to walk with people who had such passion for what they do. I look forward to experiencing more trips in the future.
Another great trip with TasEx/World Ex – all well organised with great guides attuned to the geography, flora and fauna and to the eccentricities of a late 50s group. The beauty of the Walls and the more remote areas of the park was breathtaking. We also enjoyed the panoramas of the Cradle St Clair walk from both Ragoona and King Davids Peak – both achieved with the encouragement of our terrific guides and the luxury of great autumn weather.
Fantastic time at the Walls of Jerusalem. The scenery was special, some interesting history and varied flora and fauna. The professionalism of TasEx showed from their patience in answering our hundred questions (before registering), to actual registration and payment right through to pre-trip briefing. Our guides George and Vincent were great! Very personable, showed great intuition (lending out their gear just because people “looked cold” – this was very thoughtful and appreciated) and were alot of fun. Great overall experience!
The Walls of Jerusalem Experience was fantastic. My first time in Tassie and it was as stunning, beautiful, fresh and wildernessy as I anticipated. The gear (tents, back packs, sleeping bags) were all good quality, the meals were tasty and hearty (risotto, pasta, apple crumble, bircher muesli!), the hiking was great and the 3 summits challenging and spectacular. And our guides, George and Vincent, were brilliant. I can’t speak highly enough of them. They looked after us so well, I always felt safe, they were helpful, patient and great company – a credit to the organisation. Thanks to all at Tas Ex for a great Tassie wilderness experience. Thanks to George and Vincent for trying to keep me warm and getting the possum out of our tent.
All the day walks were very good, but climbing Solomons Throne was special because it is so different. Very pleasant trip, Ashe and Simon complemented each other and were great, the group was small and very easy to be with. I think it is about right. The itinerary is good and the camp site is very comfortable. All in all a very pleasant, well organised trip.
I loved my trip. the guides were both very helpful from the first day what we needed to have, sorting and packing our packs through to the last day enjoying our ride back into Launceston and resorting our gear. I was not expecting to be camping in the snow, so it was a bonus for me. Every day our guides told us what to expect and involved us on decisions of where we would walk the next day. When the weather turned bad they gave us the option to leave or stay and provided us with information in order to make informed decisions. I would definitely travel with them again, i felt safe and knew I was in capable hands while camping in the snowy mountains.