Walls of Jerusalem National Park in Tasmania
19:30 AEST Thu Nov 22 2012
Right after returning from the noisy crowded streets of New York, Jason went to Tasmania’s Walls of Jerusalem National Park. It could not have been more of a contrast. Rugged mountains, crisp air and silence.
The park in the centre of Tasmania takes its name from geographical features thought to resemble the walls of the city of Jerusalem. Many places and features within the park have biblical inspired names. There’s Herod’s Gate, Lake Salome, a chain of golden lakes known as Solomon’s Jewels, Damascus Gate, Pool of Bathesda and its most prominent feature, King David’s Peak. Proudly sitting beside them is Dixon’s Kingdom, a ramshackle grazier’s hut built it the 1950s near a pencil pine forest popular with campers.