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Published by John Chapman
Authors - John Chapman, Monica Chapman & John Siseman
$35 or with cover $38
This is the 5th edition of Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair
and Walls of Jerusalem National Parks (2006) - previously published in
1984 (reprint with revisions),
1990, 1993 and 1998. 192 pages, 140 colour photographs, 4 key maps, 27
maps, ISBN 1 920995 01 3, Recommended Price A$34.95.
The major change for the 5th edition of this bushwalking
guide has been to convert
it to colour throughout. This has resulted in 27 colour
topographic maps, 140 colour photographs and gradient profiles
for all major tracks. The book has expanded from 160 to 192 pages
and new walks include all of the Penguin Cradle Trail, new approaches
to the Walls of Jerusalem and some new rough tracks for experienced
walkers in the 'Other Routes' chapter such as Lees Paddocks to
Kia Ora Hut, Mt Massif traverse and the Traveller Range.
The Eldon Range and Cheyne Range which were deleted in earlier
editions have been returned as brief notes for experienced walkers.
Here is the Contents Page in PDF format.
For those walking the Overland Track only, a companion guide,
Overland Track, describing only that
track and its major sidetrips could be considered. It is basically
a subset of this guide which also includes the Overland Track,
so we would expect walkers to use one or the other but not both.
Both books are illustrated with mostly different photographs so if you
are after a more complete set of images then you might consider
An independent review of the both books describing the two books as the
best walking guides in the world is on a USA website
The guide covers all the main tracks and routes in
the Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair and Walls of Jerusalem National
Parks. This is the northern half of the Western Tasmania World
Heritage Area (WHA). Track notes for the southern half of the
WHA are in South West Tasmania. Contains
comprehensive track notes, brief background notes on history,
weather, botany and geology, place names, comprehensive safety
notes and access details.
Walks described are one day walks to the Cradle Mountain and
Lake St Clair Areas, The Overland Track with all sidetrips, Pine
Valley, Arm River and Lees Paddocks access to Pelion Plains, Penguin
Cradle Trail, Walls Of Jerusalem including access walks from all
directions, linking routes between the two National Parks and
an Other Routes section with rougher or poorly marked routes for
experienced off-track walkers.
Some have asked for an online version - see my online policy page
about why this is still
impractical for our books.
Snail Mail Address
John Chapman, PO Box 5042, Laburnum, 3130, Australia
Photographs and text are copyright ©1998-2014 John Chapman.
Last updated : January 24th 2014