This walk in a lesser visited part of the increasingly popular Walls of Jerusalem National Park visits two biggish alpine lakes, both backed by views of the summit rocks of Mt Rogoona (1350m). In early 2019 there were still substantial fire affected areas, but they often added an interesting aesthetic to the scenery.
This walk is nice but lacks the more dramatic scenery of the nearby hike to the Walls of Jerusalem themselves. Nevertheless, we didn’t see a single person on the whole walk, so it offered a more remote walking experience. First, a couple of pictures from the enjoyable drive in…
Track notes at the end.
Lakes Bill and Myrtle: The Scenery
It’s an in-and-out walk described in Day Walks Tasmania, at the harder end of moderate. There’s an initial climb through forest then it’s pretty flat across Blizzard Plain and occasional open forest and scrub to Lake Myrtle. The track towards the turnaround point on the shores of Lake Myrtle does divide a few times, but just head roughly towards the spot where Jackson Creek enters the lake.
The following map shows the start of the walk on Mersey Forest Road, a few rough kilometres past the start of the Walls of Jerusalem walk…