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Lapstone to end of Glenbrook Gorge
Time: 1 hr 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: 3.2 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 3.2 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Blue Mountains National Park
Climb: 172 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 172 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 walk offers a great way to see the Nepean River and marvel at the mouth of Glenbrook Gorge. Starting from Lapstone Station, the walk travels alongside the Nepean River to the junction with Glenbrook Creek. The area is filled with large boulders, pools and many neat spots to explore before returning to Lapstone. (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 to end of Glenbrook Gorge

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Lapstone to end of Glenbrook Gorge
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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
Int. Tunnel Gully trk and car wreck trk
Int. Tunnel Gully trk and Nepean Pt trk
Int. at junction of Nepean River and Glenbrook Creek
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
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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 Station
 
Trail below Lapstone Station +
 
Trail down the hill to Nepean River
 
Trail down the hill to Nepean River +
 
Grassy track to Lapstone Pl
 
Grassy track to Lapstone Pl +

 
Bushtrack through weeds
 
Bushtrack through weeds +
 
Nepean River
 
Nepean River +
 
Track beside Nepean River
 
Track beside Nepean River +

 
Nepean River
 
Nepean River +
 
Track below cliffs on the Nepean River
 
Track below cliffs on the Nepean River +
 
Track beside Nepean River
 
Track beside Nepean River +

 
Nepean River
 
Nepean River +
 
Rocky view point above the Nepean River
 
Rocky view point above the Nepean River +
 
Cliffs above Nepean Point
 
Cliffs above Nepean Point +

 
Rocks above Nepean River
 
Rocks above Nepean River +
 
Junction clearing
 
Junction clearing +
 
Mouth of Glenbrook Gorge
 
Mouth of Glenbrook Gorge +

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 to end of Glenbrook Gorge bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Lapstone to end of Glenbrook Gorge bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Lapstone to end of Glenbrook Gorge bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Lapstone to end of Glenbrook Gorge 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 3.2km
Time 1 hr 30 mins
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Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
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 (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
*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 1km of this walk is very steep, whilst the remaining 610m has short steep hills.

Quality of track
Around 1km of this walk follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely, whilst the remaining 610m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
Around 1km of this walk has minimal directional signs, whilst the remaining 610m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 1.6km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 1.6km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
1km of this walk has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) and another 480m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats). The remaining (120m) 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 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
Optional sidetrip: 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.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn right to continue along this walk.)

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.

(0.17 km) Int. Tunnel Gully trk and car wreck trk to Int. Tunnel Gully trk and Nepean Pt trk
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 434 m Time = 10 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -68 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, the track heads downhill along the management trail, tending left to keep the views of the Nepean River on the right. The trail winds down the hill past a large electricity tower and about 115 metres further, comes to a small track on the right, somewhat overgrown with vines (this is just before the creek crossing).

(0.61 km) Int. Tunnel Gully trk and Nepean Pt trk to Int. at junction of Nepean River and Glenbrook Creek
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 1.01 km Time = 22 mins
Climb = 41 m Descent = -51 m
Turn right: From the intersection, the walk heads down towards the Nepean River. The track winds and undulates for quite some time along the river, which it keeps to the left. The track then comes to a section of rock where an island-like stretch of land forms in the river on the left. The track winds, climbs or walks above these rock formations, and comes to be above the junction of Glenbrook Creek and the Nepean River.

(1.62 km) Int. at junction of Nepean River and Glenbrook Creek to Nepean Point
Optional sidetrip: Route: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 150 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = 0 m
Turn left : From the intersection, the track winds down the rocky outcrop, keeping the mouth of the Glenbrook Creek behind on the right. The track winds down through the rocks onto the island-like stretch of land in the Nepean River. The track crosses many large round river stones which are slippery. The walk keeps the water close on the left as it heads out to the point.

Nepean view point Alt = 20 m
Nepean view point is an informal lookout which peers back down the Nepean River towards Penrith. The point is made from rocks deposited in the river and is now covered by trees and surrounded by reeds.

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

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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 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 to end of Glenbrook Gorge.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Lapstone to end of Glenbrook Gorge
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 3 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

Blue Mountains National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
Attracting over 3 million visitors annually, Blue Mountains National Park holds some of Australia's most spectacular and diverse wilderness areas. Explore the Grose Valley, with its sheer sandstone cliffs, waterfalls and scenic walking, or enjoy the famous views of the Three Sisters. Easy access makes a day trips very worthwhile, but with such diversity it would be great to stay in one of the many B&B's and spend a few days soaking up the region.
Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees Camping Facilities
Current Park Closure information for Blue Mountains National Park
Closure information last downloaded Sunday 27th of September 2015 07:00 AM
Closed areas: Grand Canyon walking track
The Grand Canyon walking track will be closed from Wednesday 14 October 2015 to mid-June 2016. The closure is necessary to allow work to continue on improving the walking track. Access for canyoners will be on weekends only. Access from Evans Lookout via Beauchamp Falls to the Grose Valley will remain open. Evans Lookout carpark, Loop carpark, and Neates Glen carpark will remain open. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 47878877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens
Waratah Native Gardens picnic area is closed for maintenance. This includes the Gorge Walking track. No access to the area is permitted.Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Hawkesbury area office on (02) 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Prince Henry cliff walk, Leura
Blue Mountains City Council wishes to advise that Prince Henry cliff walk between Majestic lookout and the junction with the Leura Cascades walk is currently closed due to a landslip. Detours will be in place and clearly signposted around the affected area. Access from the Leura picnic area to the cascades is unaffected. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains City Tourism on 1300 653 408 or Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Butterbox Swamp track
The traditional access to Butterbox Canyon via the endangered swamp is now closed and rehabilitated. No access permitted. Canyoners should use the new track provided. Temporary signage is in place.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Claustral canyon access change
Access to Claustral canyon via the previous route across private land at Mount Tomah is no longer possible due to landholders denying access. Canyoners should respect the rights of Mount Tomah residents and avoid using private land. Alternative access from the west side of Mount Bell has been identified. For more information, please contact the Blue Moauntains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, open seven days 9am to 4.30pm, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Cahills lookout - Katoomba
As a result of a recent bushfire, Cahills lookout remains closed until further notice. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains City Council on (02) 4780 5000.

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens
Waratah Native Gardens Some areas of this park are closed due to a major landslip event occurring across The Gorge Walking Track. Closed areas include The Gorge Walking Track in the Blue Mountains National Park. A full assessment is underway to determine the extent of damage and to ensure the area is made safe. The Gorge Walking Track is closed at the entry trackhead however the Waratah Native Gardens Day Use and Picnic Area located off Valley Ridges Road Berambing (west of Bilpin) has now been reopened. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. For more information, please contact NPWS Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, open seven days 9am to 4.30pm, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines


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