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Lapstone train tunnel walk
Time: 1 Hr Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
5.8 km WSW of Penrith
Length: 1.4 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 1.4 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Blue Mountains(LGA)
Climb: 133 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 133 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Moderate

Although the train tunnel is closed to the public, this short walk does give you a view of the eastern (bricked up) entrance of the tunnel. The first half of the walk follows the sandstone cuttings where the train once went. For the second half of the walk to the tunnel, you walk on the Northern side of the cutting, giving you a view into the man-made gully. (open in app)


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  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Lapstone train tunnel walk

Map of Walk

Location

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Map Scale 500 meters
Water tank
Starting point for this hiking track: Water tank

Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795   www.lands.nsw.gov.au

Maps that cover the walk area (please always carry maps of the area)

Print a map and track notes here
 Penrith 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-90303N 
 Penrith 1:100 000 Map Series 9030 

Photo Gallery

 
The start of walk
 
The start of walk +
 
The track near the tunnel
 
The track near the tunnel +
 
The track over the tunnel
 
The track over the tunnel +

 
The tunnel Entrance
 
The tunnel Entrance +

Terrain


Please note: This is a 'return' style walk and therefore these graphs only show the terrain for the first half of the walk (until the turn around point.)

Cross sectional view of the Lapstone train tunnel walk bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Lapstone train tunnel walk bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Lapstone train tunnel walk bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Lapstone train tunnel walk bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
These details are new. This new feature still requires more testing and refining. Please use the 'Walker Feedback' for report specific issues. Please e-mail Matt if you have any general comments. Hope you find it helpful.

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 1.4km
Time 1 Hr
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testing

Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.
Gradient
This whole walk, 700m has short steep hills.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 700m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
This whole walk, 700m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 700m requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 700m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 700m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Track Notes


Since this is a 'return' style walk once you have had enough of the walk, turn around and retrace your steps back to the start.
Catch the bus to Water tank
Public transport (bus) available to this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip to the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive to Water tank
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride to the start of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip to the start of this walk.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

(0 km) Water tank to Tunnel
Track: Moderate - railtrail
Length = 700 m Time = 24 mins
Climb = 82 m Descent = -51 m
If driving from Sydney take the Lapstone exit from the Great Western Hwy (it is not far past the end of the freeway). Park in the large dirt parking area near the water tanks on the right, soon after taking the exit.

From the Reservoir car park, this walk heads around the gate (which limits access to the old rail train cutting). The walk follows this cutting, where tracks once stood. When the walk comes to a track which crosses the main track, where the sandstone walls are only about 1m high, then the walk steps up to the right and follows the track that continues in the same westerly direction but high on the cutting (the main cutting gets very wet and overgrown, and would be difficult to follow). Before long, the track comes to another intersection, with a view of the tunnel entrance. It is possible to walk over the top of the tunnel entrance and look down along the cutting, with care. There is no access to the tunnel. Once finished, return the same way.

Catch the bus from Water tank
Public transport (bus) available from this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip from the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive from Water tank
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip from the end of this walk.
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Getting there

Plan your trip to the start of the walk and back from the end of the walk

Public Transport links currently not working, sorry
Public Transport Timetables

To the start of the walk

From
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney
From the end of the walk

To
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney

Driving Directions
To the start of the walk

Drive from:
From the end of the walk

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Near by


Campsites in the park
Acacia Flat
Burralow Creek camping ground
Coxs River Camping Area
Euroka campground - Appletree Flat campervan and camper trailer area
Euroka campground
Ingar campground
Mount Werong campground
Murphys Glen campground
Perrys Lookdown campground
Euroka Campground - Darug
Euroka Campground - Red Gum
Euroka Campground - Nioka
Euroka Campground - Bennetts Ridge


Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Summit Gear 11 Ross St , Glenbrook (02) 4739 4373 1.8 km
Boots Great Outdoors Shop 25 Home Centre Wolseley St , Penrith (02) 4733 5744 2.9 km
Kangaroo Tent City Cnr Mulgoa & Blaikie Rds, Penrith (02) 4733 4111 3.3 km
Getaway Disposals 549 High St , Penrith (02) 4732 2285 5.2 km
Mitchell Adventure 24 Henry St , Penrith (02) 4731 8482 6.2 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Lapstone train tunnel walk.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Lapstone train tunnel walk
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4 RIV04 Fire Service Rusden Road MT RIVERVIEW 4 km (to the NNW)
2 KUR02 Miles Comms Site 1 1 246 Burralow Road KURRAJONG HEIGHTS 24 km (to the N)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 25 km (to the E)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
42 km (to the E)
1 SYD01 12/14 Ormonde Parade HURSTVILLE 48 km (to the ESE)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
Please Note: Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather and Climate
Weather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
Possible late shower.
Possible late shower.
8.4°C (feels like 7.7°)
0 km/h from the SSE
91% humidity     (as at 26/12:34am)
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Walker Feedback

Comments
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Tamara R IP:58.106.200.xxx | 2013-07-08 09:55:03
My husband and I took the kids (10 & 14) this weekend just gone (July 2013) - LOVED IT! The path is a little overgrown but the tunnel was well worth the look. We caught a glimpse of a wallaby and listened to the frogs. There is no signage but it's not a problem.
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