The Walls of Jerusalem National Park, part of Tasmania’s Wilderness World Heritage Area, retains much of its character due to its relative inaccessibility and remoteness. There are no facilities for casual visitors which means bushwalkers need to be well-equipped for the often harsh and changeable Tasmanian weather conditions. However, do not let this put you off. Following a strenuous three-hour hike through the eucalyptus trees, you reach Herod’s Gate and the entry to the plateau proper.
The Walls of Jerusalem plateau is an alpine wilderness area dominated by jutting dolerite peaks and low-slung vegetation. It is awesome in the truest sense of the word, inducing a sense of awe as you traverse the plateau. Due in part to its inaccessibility, the Walls of Jerusalem National Park sees only a scattering of people and offers a great way to escape the city crowds.