Walls of Jerusalem National Park visitors to benefit from upgrade works
- 07 Nov, 2019
Peter Gutwein, Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage
The Walls of Jerusalem National Park in the heart of Tasmania’s Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA), is our second most popular backcountry walking destination, hosting 6000 – 8000 visitors annually.
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is investing in visitor infrastructure at the Walls of Jerusalem National Park, greatly improving the visitor experience to this key site, while protecting the surrounding environment and improving sustainability.
This $506,000 upgrade provides new and expanded car parking at the trailhead, along with new toilets and walker registration booth.
Tasmanian companies RG & CM McNeil and Vos Construction delivered this project under the management of the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service.
The carpark can now accommodate 22 cars with two long vehicle bays for vans and an overflow carpark can cater for a further 24 car spaces with one, long vehicle bay.
Importantly, this investment is designed to further protect environmental values and the wilderness experience, while improving sustainable management of the TWWHA.
The 2019-20 State Budget invests in protecting and showcasing our spectacular National Parks and reserves.
This investment is part of our $31 million program over four years to future-proof our Parks' tourism infrastructure and enhance the experiences for locals and visitors.