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Overview

 Highlights


  • Discover a magnificent alpine area that is only accessible by full pack carry trekking
  • Tasmania's last remaining stands of ancient pencil pine forests
  • Summit numerous mountain peaks including Mt Jerusalem, The Temple and Solomons Throne
  • Abundant wildlife and stunning endemic wildflowers
  • Fascinating highland heritage and historic mountain huts
  • Excellent and experienced wilderness guides providing commentary bout the flora and fauna

Discover a mountain landscape only accessible by foot on this exclusive walk in the magnificent Walls of Jerusalem, Tasmania's only true alpine National Park. On this DOE trip we trek a relatively remote trail over the saddle between Lake Myrtle and Lake Meston to Dixon's Kingdom and Wild Dog Campsite. You'll have the chance to climb Mt Jerusalem, from where views stretch across much of Tasmania, and venture out on a number of side walks to spectacular vantage points. This National Park offers majestic, spellbinding landscape paired with world-class walking opportunities. Join us in exploring Tasmania's captivating and unforgettable Walls of Jerusalem.

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Grading:Moderate   


After all the planning and preparation your departure date has finally arrived. Please make your way to the airport for your flight to Launceston. On arrival you will be met by our experienced guide and transferred to your hotel for the night. This afternoon we will have a full trip and safety briefing ahead of your trek start tomorrow. Overnight Launceston

Meals:  D

Today you will be collected from your accommodation in Launceston at approximately 8am and transferred to the Walls of Jerusalem National Park entry point. Carrying our full backpacks into this magnificent highland area will provide us with a challenge, but with plenty of encouragement from our guides as well as snacks and rest stops, the climb is achievable and well worth it. Our trek will take us up onto the central plateau conservation area through forests and button grass plains, past Lake Bill and on until we reach our stunning campsite on the northern shores of beautiful Lake Myrtle. This beautiful camp site is a highlight of the day: a natural grassy meadow manicured to perfection by the resident wildlife. Settling in for the evening we enjoy a hearty meal whilst gazing upon the majestic view of Mt Rogoona's sheer cliffs rising high above the lake.

Meals:  B,L,D

After a warm breakfast we strike camp and load up our packs as we continue on past the shores of Lake Myrtle, through alpine vegetation and around the base of Mt Rogoona. Now that we are on the plateau our walking is gently undulating, and the low alpine scrub gives us wide views in all directions. Continuing on down the other side of the saddle, we zig zag through myrtle rainforest until we reach Lake Meston. We can explore the historical huts at the base of the saddle; these huts are a common feature in the Tasmanian wilderness and are treated respectfully as historical artefacts. The stories behind the huts are always fascinating and your guides will enjoy sharing them with you. We quickly pick up a trail that skirts around the edge of Lake Adelaide - ducking through thick rainforest vegetation and popping out at great spots to view the lake - keep an eye out for the elusive platypus as you work your way around the eastern edge of the Lake - there are a few options for campsites tonight - we can discuss as a group with our guide and chose one to fit in with weather and timing.

Meals:  B,L,D

Today is a long however spectacular day. We break camp and head off from our campsite at Lake Adelaide and cut through to Dixon's Kingdom via the Lake Ball route . We traverse along Lake Ball before heading North to Dixon's Kingdom campsite. Here we will leave our packs for the trek to the summit of Mount Jerusalem. An ancient forest of immense pencil pines gives us a glimpse into Tasmania's Gondwanan heritage. These beautiful, endemic trees are thousands of years old each and standing in their presence is truly humbling. Leaving this magical spot behind we pass Jaffa Gate before ascending Mt Jerusalem (1459m) which rewards us with extensive views of the Central Plateau with its countless lakes and tarns. We then head back down the trail and pick up our gear at Dixon's Kingdom before continuing to our camp at Wild Dog Creek.

Meals:  B,L,D

This morning we rise early and leave our main packs for the trek back up to Damascus Gate. Depending on weather and time we can explore Solomon's Throne and or The Temple to gain outstanding views of the surrounds. We return to Wild Dog Creek and bid farewell to this truly outstanding part of Tasmania's World Heritage Area and begin our walk off the plateau. Students will break camp and pack their rucksacks before we trek past the sparkling tarns of Solomon's Jewels, descend steeply through tall eucalyptus forests filled with melodious bird call, and stop for a rest at the old Trappers Hut. The final section of gentle downhill track gives us time to reflect on the last four days of outstanding bushwalking. We meet up with our coach and driver and make our way back to Launceston for dinner.

Meals:  B,L

Transfer to the airport for your flight home

Meals:  B


Learning outcomes for students

A World Expeditions Youth Adventure is a unique learning experience. Our journeys are designed to encourage thriving and positive youth development to enhance the following life skills that will help you grow as an individual:
• the confidence to lead a group and make decisions
• the value of working together as a cohesive team to achieve a common objective
• the ability to face mental and physical challenges
• the ability to adapt to new environments outside of their 'comfort zone'
• to appreciate and care for the natural environment. The environments we trek through are beautiful and often pristine, invariably the students will gain a deeper appreciation and understanding about how their individual actions impact on the environment
• build strong friendships and bonds with their peers and also the local peoples
• basic outdoor skills obtained on trek such as personal hygiene, pitching a tent, helping to prepare meals
Importantly our adventures help increase general well-being and build resilience in young men and women to help them deal with adverse situations in life.
CARBON NEUTRAL
World Youth Adventures absorbs the cost of credits mitigating 100% of the unavoidable carbon emissions. This is our commitment to being part of the solution to climate crises.


Inclusions

  • Flights to Launceston return
  • Professional wilderness guides
  • 2 teachers accompanying the program
  • 2 nights accommodation in Launceston
  • 3 nights camping
  • Most meals as per the itinerary
  • Transport by private minibus
  • National Park fees
  • Tent, backpack, gaiters
  • Sleeping bag, inner sheet & inflatable sleeping mat
  • Group camping equipment including all cooking & eating equipment
  • Emergency communications & group first aid kit

  • Items of a personal nature: aerated beverages, car parking etc
  • Travel insurance
  • Face masks and hand sanitiser

Accommodation


Grading

Moderate

This adventure involves trekking for up to 8 hours a day at a steady pace. You will need a good level of fitness and must be in good health. You carry a full pack (approx 14-18kg) on each day. Be prepared for potential variable weather conditions. Walks can be steep in sections, and some ascents may involve sections of scrambling.


Why travel with us

Why travel with us

Assisted over
14,000 Students Worldwide

Since the 1980's, we have helped students from around the globe to experience the world's most exciting destinations, allowing them to travel, give, grow.

400+ Service Learning
Programs

Together with students, we have completed over 400 Service Learning programs in developing countries. We will always continue to support causes including social justice, animal welfare, the environment and more.

Fully Customised
School Travel Programs

Want to include service learning, your school curriculum and a physical challenge, or any of the above? Contact us and we can design a program fully catered for your students and budget.

Safety and
Support - Our #1 Priority

Every school receives a detailed risk management plan that is guided by government advisories and the local partners we work with. We never compromise on the safety of your students to reduce the price of the program.

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