King Davids Peak

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King Davids Peak
King Davids Peak is located in Tasmania
King Davids Peak
King Davids Peak
Location in Tasmania
Elevation 1,509 m (4,951 ft)
Listing 16th highest mountain in Tasmania
Location
Location Central Highlands, Tasmania, Australia
Coordinates 41°48′36″S 146°16′48″E / 41.81000°S 146.28000°E / -41.81000; 146.28000 (King Davids Peak)[1]
Geology
Type Dolomite
Age of rock Jurassic

King Davids Peak, also known as the West Wall, is a mountain in the Central Highlands region of Tasmania, Australia. The mountain is situated in the Walls of Jerusalem National Park.

With an elevation of 1,509 metres (4,951 ft) above sea level, it is the 16th highest mountain in Tasmania.

Like other features of the park, such as Herods Gate, Lake Salome, Solomons Jewels, Damascus Gate, the Pool of Bathesda, many features are named for places and people in the Bible. The mountain is named after the biblical ruler of Judea, King David. Its alternative name – The West Wall – is named after the West Wall in Jerusalem, Israel.

King Davids Peak is the most prominent feature of the national park, and is a popular venue with bushwalkers and mountain climbers.

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