The Walls of Jerusalem Experience
Discover a mountain landscape, only accessible by foot, carved by glaciers and named with biblical drama on our exclusive walk in Tasmania's only true alpine National Park. On this walk, we use a comfortable base camp near the entrance to the Walls of Jerusalem peaks, allowing for delightful day walks with light packs into the heart of this most spectacular of Tasmanian mountain regions. On the first day you will make the short hike into the base camp, where you can leave your main packs for two days of exploration inside the 'Walls'. You'll have the chance to climb King David's Peak and Mt Jerusalem, from where views stretch across much of Tasmania, or venture to remote outer regions such as Golden Gate or Zion Vale. Each day, you'll return to the base camp, which is situated near a cluster of alpine tarns known as Solomons Jewels. Tents are pitched on wooden platforms, and your guides will prepare gourmet camp meals served with a wilderness view. Utilising the base camps, this trip is an ideal introduction to remote wilderness walking, providing a simple and rewarding camping experience. For a real alpine experience join one of our midwinter snow shoe expeditions.
|DAY 1||Transfer from Launceston to the Walls of Jerusalem National Park, trek to our base camp|
|DAY 2||Day walks including the summit of Mount Jerusalem|
|DAY 3||Day walks to Golden Gate and Zion Vale|
|DAY 4||Descend from the Walls & return to Launceston.|
Ashton and Paul were excellent guides, they really helped make the whole experience unforgettable!
D. Maurice. Kogarah, NSW. Australia.
*3 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners *Professional guides *3 nights camping *Transport by private minibus *National Park fees *Tents, backpack, sleeping bag, inner sheet & inflatable sleeping mat *Group camping equipment *Emergency communications & group first aid kit
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Upcoming Trip Departures
All World Expeditions adventure tours are small group departures and therefore places can fill quickly. To avoid disappointment, we suggest you book your trip as soon as possible.
- 08 May 2015
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traveller reviews (8)
Ashton and Paul were excellent guides, they really helped make the whole experience unforgettable!
D. Maurice. Kogarah, NSW. Australia.
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.
Mary D. via TripAdvisor
I went on the April 2013 Walls four day trek. Absolutely fantastic. My first trek, had no idea what to expect. The giudes were experienced and knowledgeable. Equipment was first class and up to the task. Food was good. No issues. I will trek with Tas Ex again. The whole Walls area has so much history attached to it and the scenery is stunning. This is me on top of Mt Jerusalem. The whole area is like this. Rating *****
Jack McCann. Sydney, Australia
I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful experience our 'Walls of Jerusalem' walk was. Our guides, Jake and Simon were not only thoroughly professional in their attention to every detail of the trip, they were also extremely knowledgeable about the history, geology, flora, fauna and the joys of exploring such beautiful places.
M Tunnell. Paddington, QLD. Australia
I'm back from the Walls of Jerusalem walk it was hard but fantastic! Scenery spectacular and the wilderness beautiful.
Just wanted to let you know that our guides Brenton and Nikita were fantastic. Brenton went out of his way to make the trip interesting and his cooking skills produced some really yummy meals. Nikita was always very encouraging and helpful. I really enjoyed their company and having them as our guides they made the trip really special. Go Solomons Crack!!
Oh yes nearly forgot - Scott the driver was a delight and the lunch at the end of the trip was
a great way to finish.
C. James. Cottesloe, WA. Australia
Had a great time and my compliments to the guides.
Jon Vause. Halls Head, WA, Australia
My brother and I decided to join the four day “Walls of Jerusalem Experience” during our 18 day visit to the east coast of Australia back in April of 2011.
We looked on ine searching various outfitters and decided to go with TazEx because the level of challenge seemed decent, in a short amount of time and since we were coming in from the states we needed to go with an outfitter that would supply the all the gear.
Top four thumbs up from our trip:
---The pristine wilderness.
Both my brother and I felt we were able to see a very special corner of the word that may not have been as easily accessed without the trek.
Knowledgeable about all the plants and animals we saw and heard, they were funny, and great cooks(a crazy delicious custard apple dessert one evening). Both men helped us out in any way possible. They went well above and beyond: lending gloves when mine weren’t warm enough, going on extra hikes in the evening before dinner, driving us out to Cataract Gorge in Launceston so we could hike around pre trek, helping us set up and take down the tents. Wes and Erik helped to make our trip unforgettable.
---The ease of booking.
All e-mail responses were prompt and accurate.
We were able to experience all sorts of weather and the gear held up aka no leaks in tent or rain wear and warm sleeping bags.
If you like being outdoors and want to get off the beaten path try one of their trips.
If I am ever in the area I will go on another tazex trek
16Ocean, via Trip Advisor Southern California, USA
The four-day Walls of Jerusalem Experience is run by a company called Tasmanian Expeditions. It is simultaneously one of the best and least-known walking trips in Tasmania. From a base camp at the splendidly named Wild Dog Creek in the bosom of the national park, it provides modestly challenging day walks followed by proper dinners beneath nights boiling with stars, perhaps a glass or two of Tasmanian wine, then snug nights cocooned in goosedown. It is "adventure lite", wilderness without the wild: no heavy rucksacks, no packet pasta, no cold nights.
James Stewart The Independent. UK
World Expeditions is one of the world’s leading adventure travel companies offering ground breaking itineraries on every continent. The company has been operating small group trekking and adventure travel holidays and vacations since 1975.
We are widely recognized for ground breaking Responsible Tourism initiatives. In particular, the award winning Community Project Travel Program helps to improve the living conditions of some of the world’s most remote communities
Today, with offices around the globe, we offer more than 500 stand alone itineraries; small group active adventures and expeditions, cycling and walking tours and cultural journeys. Each itinerary has several scheduled departure dates throughout the season.
Supported by some of the world's most experienced and respected adventurers, including mountaineers Peter Hillary and Tim Macartney-Snape working with us as specialist guides, World Expeditions’ has helped shape the adventure travel industry standards since its inception almost four decades ago.
Our all-inclusive, no hidden extras pricing policy combined with longer, creative itineraries and the use of quality ground services attracts people who have high expectations of their travel experiences.
In 2004, we became the first adventure operator whose product was being distributed on Lonely Planet’s Travel Services section on their website.
World Expeditions is truly global company with offices in London, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, as well as Auckland, Ottawa and Montreal.
Why Travel with World Expeditions?
We own most of our operational bases around the world. This ensures that we can provide high quality trips of exceptional value with no hidden extras. Our trips are all inclusive, so there is little need to pay for anything once your trip commences until it ends. Our hands-on approach and years of experience has ensured a safety record second to none as we’ve pioneered some of the most unique itineraries in the adventure market place today.
World Expeditions has been seriously committed to responsible travel and true sustainability since we began in 1975 when we established our philosophy and stated ideal which was to “take only photographs and leave only footprints”.
Almost four decades of pioneering adventure travel has proved the positive conservation outcomes when travel is managed for sustainability. We believe a responsible, long-term vision can deliver true sustainability and with the participation of all our clients and business partners the challenge is being met and achieved.
An example of this commitment to sustainability has been our efforts to preserve the forests of Nepal. This has involved changing an entrenched culture of burning wood for fuel. World Expeditions has pioneered the change to kerosene as an alternative to wood on all trekking expeditions in Nepal. We do not have camp fires and we strongly discourage trekkers from buying wood-fueled hot showers in lodges along the trail. As a founding supporter of the International Porter Protection Group (IPPG) we also lead the way in porter protection by providing a good working wage for all Nepalese staff, food and extra clothing for those working above the tree line, life insurance cover and emergency helicopter insurance. Our efforts were recognized at the World Travel Mart in 2006 when our porter policies received a ‘Highly Commended’ in the Mountain Environment category.
Our philanthropic program ensures we ‘give something back’. Our current initiative is Community Project Travel. The concept behind our Community Project Travel range of trips is based on the ethos of “travel with a purpose”. It is a range of small group adventures, each about two weeks in length, whereby participants commit four to five days of their holiday to making a difference to a community in need. A portion of the traveller’s participation fee contributes to the associated material costs of the project. In 2006 our travellers helped to refurbish the Saramthali school in Nepal, collected 7 tonnes of ghost nets from the Arnhem land coastline, helped to build a new school room for the Xo village in Vietnam as well as erect a footbridge for the village of Qelqanqa in Peru so that kids could access the school safely.
In recognition of our environmental policies, we are the only Travel Company ever to be fully endorsed by the Wilderness Society in Australia. In 2001, we received the National Travel Industry’s Environmental Achievement Award, presented by WWF Australia, for our responsible tourism policies.
In addition, we create excellent adventures! Our trips have featured in the world’s most prestigious magazines and newspapers including: OUTSIDE magazine, both National Geographic Adventure & National Geographic Traveler magazine, Wanderlust, The Sunday Times, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, The Age, The Sunday Telegraph (UK) plus much more. Use the search widget top left of each webpage to browse our adventures, browse our Regions Of The World or Types Of Adventures pages for details of all our adventures.