Walls of Jerusalem National Park
Walls of Jerusalem National Park from the east 🔗
Most walks in Walls Of Jerusalem National Park start from the Fish River carpark, just off Mersey Forest Road, which runs along the east side of Lake Rowallan. However, Mersey Forest Road was damaged by floods in 2016, and had not been repaired by early 2017, so this walk was planned with the next most accessible entrance in mind: the Lake Fanny track, which approaches the park from the east. This alternative also has the advantage of being closer to Hobart by road if you're coming from the south.
While some of this walk follows the hardened track in the central Walls Of Jerusalem area, a lot of it involves following a route along some very poorly defined unofficial tracks in Bernes Valley. You'll need to be comfortable with off-track navigation in order to do this walk. Bring your gaiters - the Richea shrubs in particular are very spiky. One of the options includes a kilometre or two of scrub-bashing with no track of any kind.
To get to the start of the walk, turn off Highland Lakes Road on to Lake Augusta Road at Liawenee. There's a carpark two or three kilometres past Lake Augusta.
The walk starts from the carpark, and initially follows the Lake Fanny Track. You're probably better off walking around the south of Ada Lagoon, but you can also walk around the north side, cross a little bridge and meet the Lake Fanny track again by following the shore around. The track is very distinct to begin with, but becomes much less so the closer you get to Lake Fanny. We found a good campsite for three or four tents at Talleh Lagoon, about 8km from the carpark.