Walls of Jerusalem National Park
"Walls of Jerusalem -Simply Stunning Scenery!"
This park is in Tasmania, about 110km west of Launceston along the Bass Highway via Lake Ada. It's pretty much nestled between Cradle Mountain National Park and the Central Plateau.
It is a protected area due to its beauty and was first inhabited by strongly religious groups hence the names of the areas within the park.
But this National Park requires a high level of fitness. There are limited vehicle tracks once you get to the carpark and the walks from here are very strenuous and fairly long.
What To Do In Walls of Jerusalem National Park
The main attraction in this National Park is very much the scenery.
Most people enter the park via Fish Creek in the North West. From the carpark here, it is a 3 hour walk past Trappers Hut, onto Solomon's jewels, which are a chain of stunning little lakes.
The path then takes you onto another steep ridge to Herod's Gate and beyond to Lake Salome which is beautiful.
After the lake you can head to Bathesda and Siloam Pools.
All in all a really tough walk but absolutely stunning.
There is another way into the park which is less strenuous which is via Lake Ada. But whilst the walk is flat, it is very isolated. You'd need to be an excellent map and compass reader to get you into the park this way.
It's hard enough doing the walk and getting into the park in Summer but some people do come here and enjoy cross-country skiing in winter!
There are no facilities in the park. Bush camping is allowed in the park, but BBQ's are forbidden due to the beautiful pine trees that are in the Park and are at risk of fire.
So, all in all, a difficult but beautiful park that is well worth a visit for any budding fit photographers!
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