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Overview

 Highlights


  • A Duke of Edinburgh Adventurous Journey
  • 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 private Duke of Edinburgh trip for students at Wilderness School we trek a relatively remote trail including climbing over the the saddle between Lake Meston and Lake Myrtle. 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. We combine this with a day set aside in Launceston for exploration. Join us in exploring Tasmania's captivating and unforgettable Walls of Jerusalem.

Countries:

Start and Finishing Point:

Adelaide

Activities:

Grading:Moderate   


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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 transferred to your hotel for the night. This afternoon is free for food shopping and preparation for your trek tomorrow. Later this afternoon you will meet your guide for a full trip and safety briefing ahead of your trek start tomorrow. Overnight Launceston Penny Royal Hotel

Meals:  Nil

This morning you will need to prepare and eat breakfast early as we meet our guide and crew at approximately 7am and transfer to Walls of Jerusalem National Park (travel time approx. 2 hours). Carrying our full backpacks into this magnificent highland area will provide us with a great challenge worthy of the Duke of Ed award. Arriving at the trail-head, you wave farewell to your driver and be briefed in trail safety by your guides. Your trek will take you up onto the central plateau through forests and button grass plains, past Lake Bill and on until you 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 you can enjoy the majestic view of Mt Rogoona's sheer cliffs rising high above the lake. Walking Distance: 7 km | Walking Time: 6 hours

Meals:  Nil

This morning, after an early breakfast, you will need to break camp and continue on past the shores of Lake Myrtle, through alpine vegetation and around the base of Mt Rogoona. Now that you are on the plateau your walking is gently undulating, and the low alpine scrub gives you wide views in all directions. Continuing along, you zig zag through myrtle rainforest until you reach a hut at Lake Meston - depending on time you may choose to enjoy lunch here, 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.

Meals:  Nil

This morning we break camp and say farewell to the stunning Lake Meston. 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 - your guides will chose one to fit in with weather and timing Walking Distance: 7km | Walking Time: Up 5 hours

Meals:  Nil

After packing up camp we head East to Lake Ball, a stunning glacial lake surrounded by stands of Myrtle Beech forests. Nestled on the Northern shore we will come across the Lake Ball Hut, a small timber hut built in a dense stand of Pines in the 1970’s. After morning tea at the hut we continue to the awe inspiring Dixon’s Kingdom where we will visit another historic mountain hut – this one was built by Reg Dixon and used by the cattlemen who, every year, drove large numbers of cattle into the Walls for summer grazing, prior to the area being made a National Park. Here we will make camp and enjoy lunch before heading off with our day bags for the afternoon to climb Mt Jerusalem (1459m) which rewards us with extensive views of the Central Plateau with its countless lakes and tarns. Walking distance: 14+km | Walking Time: 8+ hours

Meals:  Nil

Today is another bushwalker’s dream. After breakfast at our scenic camp, we continue to explore this alpine paradise carrying just day packs. We can climb Solomons Throne from where we have an excellent view of the area we walked on the previous day. From here we head North and enjoy yet more of the lakes, tarns forests and open grass lands that make this such a superb and pristine walking location. For those that are keen there are more opportunities to climb the surrounding peaks such as The Temple and King Davids Peak.

Meals:  Nil

This morning we bid farewell to this truly outstanding part of Tasmania’s World Heritage Area and begin our walk off the plateau. We meander past the sparkling tarns of Solomons Jewels, descend steeply through tall eucalyptus forests filled with melodious bird call, and stop for a rest at the old Trappers Hut. The last section of gentle downhill track gives us time to reflect on the last six days of outstanding bushwalking. As we exit the Park we meet up with our Tasmanian Expeditions transfer bus and driver. Shrugging off our trusty backpacks, we board the bus and cruise back to our accommodation at Launceston. Congratulations on completing one of Tasmania’s most magnificent and unforgettable wilderness walks! We will drop you at your Launceston accommodation by approximately 5pm. Overnight Launceston Penny Royal Hotel

Meals:  Nil

Today has been set aside to complete activities of your choice in Launceston. Overnight Launceston Penny Royal Hotel

Meals:  Nil

Transfer to the airport for your flight home to Adelaide

Meals:  Nil

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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 transferred to your hotel for the night. This afternoon is free for food shopping and preparation for your trek tomorrow. Later this afternoon you will meet your guide for a full trip and safety briefing ahead of your trek start tomorrow. Overnight Launceston Penny Royal Hotel

Meals:  Nil

Today has been set aside to complete activities of your choice in Launceston. Overnight Launceston Penny Royal Hotel

Meals:  Nil

This morning you will need to prepare and eat breakfast early as we meet our guide and crew at approximately 7am and transfer to Walls of Jerusalem National Park (travel time approx. 2 hours). Carrying our full backpacks into this magnificent highland area will provide us with a great challenge worthy of the Duke of Ed award. Arriving at the trail-head, you wave farewell to your driver and be briefed in trail safety by your guides. Your trek will take you up onto the central plateau through forests and button grass plains, past Lake Bill and on until you 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 you can enjoy the majestic view of Mt Rogoona's sheer cliffs rising high above the lake. Walking Distance: 7 km | Walking Time: 6 hours

Meals:  Nil

This morning, after an early breakfast, you will need to break camp and continue on past the shores of Lake Myrtle, through alpine vegetation and around the base of Mt Rogoona. Now that you are on the plateau your walking is gently undulating, and the low alpine scrub gives you wide views in all directions. Continuing along, you zig zag through myrtle rainforest until you reach a hut at Lake Meston - depending on time you may choose to enjoy lunch here, 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.

Meals:  Nil

This morning we break camp and say farewell to the stunning Lake Meston. 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 - your guides will chose one to fit in with weather and timing Walking Distance: 7km | Walking Time: Up 5 hours

Meals:  Nil

After packing up camp we head East to Lake Ball, a stunning glacial lake surrounded by stands of Myrtle Beech forests. Nestled on the Northern shore we will come across the Lake Ball Hut, a small timber hut built in a dense stand of Pines in the 1970’s. After morning tea at the hut we continue to the awe inspiring Dixon’s Kingdom where we will visit another historic mountain hut – this one was built by Reg Dixon and used by the cattlemen who, every year, drove large numbers of cattle into the Walls for summer grazing, prior to the area being made a National Park. Here we will make camp and enjoy lunch before heading off with our day bags for the afternoon to climb Mt Jerusalem (1459m) which rewards us with extensive views of the Central Plateau with its countless lakes and tarns. Walking distance: 14+km | Walking Time: 8+ hours

Meals:  Nil

Today is another bushwalker’s dream. After breakfast at our scenic camp, we continue to explore this alpine paradise. We can climb Solomon's Throne from where we have an excellent view of the area we walked on the previous day. From here we head North and enjoy yet more of the lakes, tarns forests and open grass lands that make this such a superb and pristine walking location. For those that are keen there are more opportunities to climb the surrounding peaks such as The Temple and King David's Peak. Our last night is spent at Wild Dog Creek enjoying the views of the peaks featured along the famous Overland Track.

Meals:  Nil

This morning we bid farewell to this truly outstanding part of Tasmania’s World Heritage Area and begin our walk off the plateau. We meander past the sparkling tarns of Solomons Jewels, descend steeply through tall eucalyptus forests filled with melodious bird call, and stop for a rest at the old Trappers Hut. The last section of gentle downhill track gives us time to reflect on the last six days of outstanding bushwalking. As we exit the Park we meet up with our Tasmanian Expeditions transfer bus and driver. Shrugging off our trusty backpacks, we board the bus and cruise back to our accommodation at Launceston. Congratulations on completing one of Tasmania’s most magnificent and unforgettable wilderness walks! We will drop you at your Launceston accommodation by approximately 5pm. Overnight Launceston Penny Royal Hotel

Meals:  Nil

Transfer to the airport for your flight home to Adelaide

Meals:  Nil


Learning outcomes for students

A World Expeditions Schools adventure is a unique learning experience. Our journeys are designed to encourage thriving and positive youth development along with leaving the communities and environments where we travel in a better condition than when we arrived.
The programs are designed 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 citizens to help them deal with adverse situations in life.


Inclusions

  • Flights ex Adelaide to Launceston return
  • 2 professional wilderness guides each group
  • 1 teacher from Wilderness School on each group
  • 3 nights accommodation in Launceston
  • 5 nights camping
  • Transport by private minibus
  • National Park fees
  • Personal equipment hire including sleeping bag, sleeping mat, trek pack, pack liner and cover and gaiters
  • Group camping equipment including tent and cooking equipement
  • Emergency communications & group first aid kit

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

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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