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Lapstone Lookout
Time: 30 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.3 km ENE of Lapstone
Length: 0.8 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 0.8 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Penrith(LGA)
Climb: 43 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 43 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 There is a train station near the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Hard

This short walk to Lapstone Lookout is easily accessed from Lapstone train station. So next time you miss your train, take the short walk down to the lookout and view the Nepean River and surrounding lands. Lapstone Lookout is a great place to pass some time while enjoying a view. (open in app)


There are Closed areas in Blue Mountains National Park
Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Lapstone Lookout

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Lapstone Lookout
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Map Scale 500 meters
Platform 2 Lapstone Station
Int. Station trk and Tunnel Gully trk
Int. Tunnel Gully trk and car wreck trk
Int. train line trk and Lapstone lookout trk
Starting point for this hiking track: Platform 2 Lapstone Station

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

 
Lapstone Station over ramp
 
Lapstone Station over ramp +
 
Bushtrack meeting Lapstone Station
 
Bushtrack meeting Lapstone Station +
 
Bushtrack up to Lapstone Station
 
Bushtrack up to Lapstone Station +

 
Trail below Lapstone Rail line
 
Trail below Lapstone Rail line +
 
Car wreck in bush next to intersection
 
Car wreck in bush next to intersection +
 
Car wreck intersection
 
Car wreck intersection +

 
Track to Lapstone Nepean View
 
Track to Lapstone Nepean View +
 
Rock cairns behind Lapstone lookout
 
Rock cairns behind Lapstone lookout +
 
Rock cairns behind Lapstone lookout
 
Rock cairns behind Lapstone lookout +

 
Lapstone Lookout over Nepean River
 
Lapstone Lookout over Nepean River +
 
Lapstone Lookout
 
Lapstone Lookout +
 
Lapstone Lookout
 
Lapstone Lookout +

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 Lookout bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Lapstone Lookout bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Lapstone Lookout bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Lapstone Lookout 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 760m
Time 30 mins
.


Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
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
Around 210m of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 170m has short steep hills.

Quality of track
Around 210m of this walk follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely, whilst the remaining 170m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
Around 210m of this walk has minimal directional signs, whilst the remaining 170m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 380m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 380m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
Around 330m of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 50m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

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 train to Lapstone Station
Public transport (train) available to this Bushwalk Check out the facilities at Lapstone Station
You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your train trip to the end of the walk.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Catch the bus to Platform 2 Lapstone Station
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 Platform 2 Lapstone Station
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|

Lapstone Alt = 111 m
The historic town of Lapstone is the eastern-most town in the Blue Mountains. The small township has a railway station, which is shares with the bordering town of Leonay. The station offers a public telephone and toilet. There are no commercial facilities in the area. The name 'Lapstone' is said to have come from the 'many water-worn stones in the area', which resemble the lapstone used by cobblers when making shoes[1].

(0 km) Platform 2 Lapstone Station to Int. Station trk and Tunnel Gully trk
Track: Moderate - footpath
Length = 50 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -7 m
From Lapstone Station, the walk heads down the hill away from the station and town. The track soon meets a management trail.

(0.05 km) Int. Station trk and Tunnel Gully trk to Int. Tunnel Gully trk and car wreck trk
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 122 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -5 m
Turn right: From the intersection, the walk heads downhill along the trail, keeping the station above on the right. The trail undulates a little then comes to an intersection with a track on the right, just before the trail starts to head downhill again (there is an old car wreck in the bush to the left).

(0.17 km) Int. Tunnel Gully trk and car wreck trk to Lapstone lookout
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 206 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = -29 m
Turn right: From the intersection, the walk follows the single track away from the clear management trail. The track crosses the hillside and leads across the depression of a creek to rise onto a small ridge, and in intersection with a track on the left.
Turn left: From the intersection, the track leads down the ridgeline, keeping the houses and railway behind and the creek below on the left. The track winds down the rocky ridge to a rock surface with a view over the Nepean River.

Lapstone Nepean View Alt = 72 m
This informal and unfenced view point is just below Lapstone Station. There are stunning views up and down the Nepean River and across some farmland on the Cumberland Plain. A great spot to enjoy the views.

Catch the train from Lapstone Station
Public transport (train) available from this Bushwalk Check out the facilities at Lapstone Station
You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your train trip from the end of the walk.
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Catch the bus from Platform 2 Lapstone Station
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 Platform 2 Lapstone Station
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

Drive to:


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 2.1 km
Boots Great Outdoors Shop 25 Home Centre Wolseley St , Penrith (02) 4733 5744 2.6 km
Kangaroo Tent City Cnr Mulgoa & Blaikie Rds, Penrith (02) 4733 4111 3.1 km
Getaway Disposals 549 High St , Penrith (02) 4732 2285 5.3 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 Lookout.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Lapstone Lookout
Click to re-center search
4 RIV04 Fire Service Rusden Road MT RIVERVIEW 5 km (to the NNW)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 25 km (to the E)
2 KUR02 Miles Comms Site 1 1 246 Burralow Road KURRAJONG HEIGHTS 25 km (to the N)
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
This walk passes Greater Sydney Region fire area which currently has a LOW MODERATE rating and No fire ban in place.
(Tomorrow the Fire Danger Rating is LOW MODERATE, No fire ban.) (Downloaded 2 years ago)
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
°C (feels like °)
km/h from the
% humidity     (as at )
Wed      34°Showers. Storms developing.
Thu20°|30°Possible shower.
Fri19°|35°Partly cloudy.
Sat17°|28°Possible late shower.
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 | 2013-07-16 00:03:19
Nice short walk. But keep your eyes open the wreck is hard to spot if your having a chat.
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