Join Trek Tasmania on this six day adventure into the World Heritage Areas of Tasmania, combining two of Tassies most iconic wilderness locations.
As the only way into The Walls of Jerusalem National Park is by foot, this remote untouched wilderness is only available to a select few. Our walk takes us into the heart of the central walls area where we base camp for three nights and spend full days exploring this unique and magnificent landscape. Our camp is located in the most picture perfect place, offering spectacular views, an array of wildflowers and stunning mountain peaks – this is true Tasmanian wilderness. With tents set up at our base camp prior to arrival and the placement of food drops, we have lighter loads to carry and more time to explore this truly stunning wilderness environment.
Cradle Mountain forms the northern end of the wild Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park. The jagged contours of Cradle Mountain epitomise the feel of a wild landscape, while ancient rainforest and alpine heathlands, buttongrass and stands of colourful deciduous beech provide a range of environments to explore.
Day 1 : Depart Launceston, walk to Walls of Jerusalem National Park base camp | 7kms
Day 2 : Central Walls of Jerusalem day walk | 13kms
Day 3 : Solomon’s Throne, Davis’s Peak | 8-12kms
Day 4 : Walls of Jerusalem to Cradle Mountain | 10kms
Day 5 : Summit Cradle Mountain | 13-15kms
Day 6 : Cradle Mountain to Launceston | 4kms
2 professional wilderness guide
3 nights camping in the Walls of Jerusalem
2 nights cabin accommodation in Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National park (up to 4 share)
5 breakfasts, 6 lunches & 5 dinners
Return transport from Launceston
National Park fees
Twin share tent and sleeping mat
Linen provided at Cradle Mountain cabins
Group camping equipment including all cooking & eating equipment
Emergency communications & group first aid kit
Maximum 8 people
Our 6 day Walls to Cradle Adventure is a demanding walk (graded moderate to challenging), we advise you to do as much training as you can before your tour. The more you train for the walk the easier you will handle the terrain and the more you will enjoy this wonderful part of the world. It’s also important to come along with an open mind ready for an awesome experience whatever the weather, whoever the group. It is very important that you bring the right gear for the conditions. The Tasmanian weather can be unpredictable, storms can arise very quickly and heavy rain and even snow can fall at any time of the year.
On our 6 day Walls to Cradle Adventure we have made it easier by having a base camp set up before we arrive in the Walls of Jerusalem and have some food drops in place. This means our packs will be lighter making it less strenuous and more enjoyable for you. So the things you need to carry are: all your personal equipment in a full trekking backpack that is at least 70 litres in capacity. This includes sleeping bag, inflatable sleeping mat, and a proportion of the shared tent after we leave our base camp, and all personal items as specified in our gear list. Depending on personal gear and toiletries, the average pack weight should be 10-12kg.
Once at base camp in the Walls of Jerusalem and when exploring the Cradle Mountain area, a day pack large enough to carry only those items you need for your day’s walking is required – water, snacks, wet weather gear, camera, etc – approximately 5-6kg.
A comprehensive gear list is available at the end of the itinerary detailing what you will need to bring with you. Quality backpacks, rain jackets, and over pants are available with advanced notice. Every bushwalking trip operated by Trek Tasmania will commence with a full gear check by your guides, to ensure the right mix of gear for your adventure.
This itinerary is subject to change with any change in community regulations as well as governmental changes and natural circumstances beyond our control.
I just wanted to thank you for the gorgeous Walls of Jerusalem trek that I did a week ago. I just loved it. It was absolutely stunning, weather was great, Jacob and Stella were stellar (I’m sure it's been said before), enjoyed my fellow walkers, and we virtually had the place to ourselves. I’ve booked in for a full group to do the 6 day Larapinta walk with you (Trek Larapinta) next year, so will have that to look forward to over the coming year.
A wonderful team of highly professional guides and organisation - I would have no hesitation in recommending your organisation to others. The guides had a wonderful depth and breadth of knowledge which adds to the experience. Tents were good and easy to put up/pull down. Lovely camp sites for the tents. Meals were always enough and very tasty. Cooking under not always easy conditions was very impressive. Particularly loved the porridge and coffee. The wonderful colours in the plants in the central walls and just the atmospherics with the mist and clouds created a magical environment.
Truly breathtaking week of sites, sounds, and experiences! I was very impressed with the guides, preparation, organization, and overall ADVENTURE I experienced. Holger and Benni were fantastic cooks. It was also great that we had fresh produce throughout the week. They did a great job of shopping and providing quality meals with quality ingredients. None of the food was too heavy for each of us guests to carry in our packs when we moved from site to site. Knowledge of the land, animals, plants, weather, EVERYTHING was incredibly vast. I was extremely impressed and I learned a lot! The supplies provided or rented were of high quality and worked perfectly. Fantastic team and company!
Many thanks for the wonderful walk you led through the Walls of Jerusalem. No longer able to carry a full overnight pack, I had resigned myself to never being able to go there, so it was wonderful that you were able to provide us with our cheerful "white Sherpa" in the form of Eric, to lighten our load. Also, I have dietary restrictions which can be challenging to the uninitiated, especially in the bush, so I was very appreciative of the effort Anne made to make my food as varied and interesting as she did. Because I normally eat a very low carb diet, I had forgotten to mention my need to maintain a high protein intake to prevent rebound glucose hypos on the high starch bushwalking diet, so I was especially appreciative of her efforts to keep me supplied with my own stash of salmon and tuna. Most of my bushwalking, especially in previous overnight walks, has been focused on "getting there". After the first day, in which I was obliged to stop frequently just to get my breath, I settled into making regular stops and look-backs, just to take in the wonderful experience. The credit for this must go to the guides, especially the lovely Brad, who were always so relaxed about the pace, and encouraged and supported this. As a result, my best memories were not just the awesome vistas, but the small moments when I stopped to look back at where we'd been, and to sit on a rock and feel the bush around me and notice the small details. I think that will change my walking habits from now on, so that I will be less goal oriented and more centred in the moment. So, thankyou again for a wonderful trip and yet more self-discovery!
Thanks for organising our trip and patiently answering our questions. We so appreciated a special trip being organised that allowed us to carry minimum packs.The guides were great and achieved wonderful meals given the list of food allergies etc. Please pass on our thanks to them, we really enjoyed their company.
There were so many highlights it is difficult to choose just one. On reflection, the whole expedition was an amazing experience, full of many highs and a few challenges. The professionalism of Brad, Kat, Clare and Holger was quietly evident at every turn; their friendliness, knowledge, ability to read our group, encouragement and support should be considered a highlight as this made for a very relaxed and enjoyable travelling group. My personal high was sitting on top of Mt Jerusalem. Wow, what an amazing country we live in. I cannot speak highly enough of the quality of service, support, education, encouragement, equipment, beautiful cuisine and choice provided throughout the trek. To be able to set up camp every night with your own private lake front, river side or bush camp is something we treasure and you managed to provide this time and time again. I would like to congratulate your team for providing such a unique experience, one of extremely high standard but mostly for the enjoyment you create. Our group enjoy life. We are great friends and it is wonderful to be able to share this experience together, especially because we could share it with you. See you next time.
A heartfelt big thank you to Trek Tasmania for providing yet again a fantastic outing in the Australian wilderness. Our 6 days in the Walls of Jerusalem seems like sublime half reality, half dream. Luckily for me, I have always believed in dreams coming true...... Thank you for making it all come true. Well organized (as usual), great guides (Aron & Holger) and a bunch of great people makes for a great outcome. Could not want for anything more. The promise the program held was well and truly honoured. The promise in a land that time hasn't forgotten, it has just left it as is because, really, there ain't much need for improvement! Thank you for sharing the place, your knowledge and your time so generously. Until next time ......
My thanks to Brad, Kat and Jacob for making my first walk so memorable and enjoyable. The scenery was out of this world. Fellow walkers were the best one could wish to have on a walk. Thank you all.
The Walls of Jerusalem! Awesome guides, awesome scenery and awesome fellow bushwalkers. Can't wait for the next one! Thanks for taking us there.
I would just like to thank your whole team for the tremendous care, love and support shown to our whole group during the full 9 days of this adventure. The Guides definitely had some medical issues to deal with and we could not have asked for better, caring people. They definitely deserve top dollar for this trek. Such cool, calm wonderful guides. I cannot speak more highly of the guides and your business. We will be doing another trip with you again for sure!
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