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a pictorial guide to Tasmania's natural attractions

 

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MT JERUSALEM
DIXON'S KINGDOM
POOL OF SILOAM
LAKE SALOME
SOLOMON'S JEWELS
WALLS MAP
TRAPPERS HUT
HEROD'S GATE
POOL OF BETHESDA
DAMASCUS GATE

 

 


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The Walls of Jerusalem National Park

Mt Jerusalem Day Walk

 

The day walk covered here commences at a car park by the Fish River which runs into Lake Rowallan, a hydro electric lake on the Mersey River.  Access is via the Mersey Forest road.  From Deloraine continue on through Mole Creek.  Beyond Mole Creek continue past the Mole Creek Caves.  The way is well signposted.  The day walk includes three areas.  The first hour passes through dry sclerophyl forest to the Trappers Hut.  Thirty minutes past the hut a plateau is reached.  The track passes numerous small lakes known as Solomon's Jewels.  About and hour and a half is needed to cross the plateau.  If you watch carefully there is a side track to the north of the latter lakes.  A very pleasant diversion.  The main track then descends into a small valley where it crosses Wild Dog Creek before rising again and passing through Herod's Gate.   King David's Peak dominates the skyline on the right.  The 'Gate' provides access to the centre of the park.  Richea Scoparia almost blankets the valley ahead and provides  a spectacular display of colour during December or January.  It takes about another half hour to to reach the Pool of Bethesda near Damascus Gate.  Dixon's Kingdom is the next area of interest but needs an overnight stay.

 

A new camping area has been constructed near Wild Dog Creek under King David's Peak.  Raised tent sites, tap water and a bush toilet are provided.

 

The pages here cover a very long day walk.  Despite being able to undertake the walk in about 8 or 9 hours considerable precautions are required.  Despite warm weather in Tasmania during December, the Walls of Jerusalem and nearby mountains experienced a "White Christmas" in 2003.  The weather can change rapidly.

 

TRAPPERS HUT

SOLOMON'S JEWELS

POOL OF BETHESDA

DIXON'S KINGDOM

 

MAPS

HEROD'S GATE

LAKE SALOME

KING DAVID'S PEAK FROM DAMASCUS GATE

 

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