The Walls of Jerusalem National Park is an alpine wilderness featuring dolerite peaks, tarns, lakes, and a variety of alpine vegetation. It forms part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage area and is exposed to the extremes of Tasmania’s changeable weather. This remote park is not accessible by road, and there are no facilities for shortstop visitors. Bushwalkers should be experienced and well equipped for alpine conditions before attempting to walk in the Walls of Jerusalem National Park. There are no facilities within the Walls of Jerusalem National Park. All persons entering the park must be self-sufficient. Bushwalkers will need to carry a tent. There are camping platforms and a toilet at Wild Dog Creek near Herod’s Gate. This is an ideal location to camp and from which to venture out on day walks. Huts within the park are in poor condition and have historical significance and are suitable for emergency shelter only. This park is a fuel stove-only area. The boundary of the Walls of Jerusalem National Park is located 1 kilometre from the road end car park. Bushwalkers must walk into the park from this car park located off the gravel Mersey Forest Road near Lake Rowallan. The car park is reached from Deloraine by following the B12 through Mole Creek and taking Mersey Forest Road (C138 then C171) to Lake Rowallan. A gravel road on the left just after the Fish River leads to the car park. Please NOTE: There is no public transport to this area. The small town of Mole Creek is closest to the Walls of Jerusalem National Park, which forms an important part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. The Walls of Jerusalem Nation Park is very remote and inaccessible by road and as a result, it retains its true wilderness character. People visit the Walls of Jerusalem National Park primarily for the purpose of bushwalking. Bushwalkers must, however, be prepared to be fully self-sufficient as there are no substantial facilities or shelters in the park. The area is very exposed and subject to extremes of weather in any season, which weather conditions changing rapidly. Open fires are not permitted and fuel stoves only must be used given the high degree of sensitivity to fires in this area. Tent platforms and a composting toilet are available at Wild Dog Creek. The most popular bushwalk at the Walls of Jerusalem is a full-day hike that takes you to the ‘Walls’ from the car park on Mersey Forest Road. The track climbs steeply from the start; there are landmarks along the way for those wanting a shorter walk including Trappers Hut which is 2 hours return, Solomons Jewels a 4-hour return walk, Herods Gate to Lake Salome (8 hours return), and Damascus Gate which is a 9-hour return walk. For longer walks, it is advisable to plan to camp overnight, which will give you time to enjoy the additional walk to Dixon’s Kingdom Hut (10 hours return) and the climb to the top of Mount Jerusalem itself which is a 12-hour return walk. PLEASE NOTE: As result of COVID-19, you must register to undertake this walk and camp at Walls of Jerusalem.
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