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Tunnel View Lookout
Time: 30 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
7.9 km WSW of Penrith
Length: 0.5 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 0.5 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Blue Mountains National Park
Climb: 9 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 9 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
Style: Return
Track: Hard

Tunnel View Lookout walk is a short walk along a well-maintained management trail. At the end of the wide trail is a short narrow track leading to a large mostly flat rock platform with great views. On the far side of the gorge you can just see where train tunnel goes through the hill, you can't see the actual tunnel. You do get great views of Glenbrook Creek Gorge, the Blue Mountains and Sydney. A lovely walk. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Tunnel View Lookout

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Tunnel View Lookout
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Tunnel View car park
Tunnel View turning circle
Starting point for this hiking track: Tunnel View car park

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 

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Sign and gate at start of Tunnel View Lookout walk
 
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Glenbrook Gorge from Tunnel View Lookout
 
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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 Tunnel View Lookout bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Tunnel View Lookout bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Tunnel View Lookout bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Tunnel View 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 510m
Time 30 mins
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Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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 240m of this walk is flat with no steps, whilst the remaining 15m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
Around 240m of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 15m follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.

Signs
Around 240m of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 15m has minimal directional signs.

Experience Required
Around 240m of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 15m requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
Around 240m of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 15m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure
Around 240m of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 15m has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged).

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.
Drive to Tunnel View car park
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
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 --> Sorry there are no driving directions, but you can see the start of this walk on this map

(0 km) Tunnel View car park to Tunnel View turning circle
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 241 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 7 m Descent = 0 m
From the dirt car park[fac=8206] on Mount Portal Trail, this walk follows the 'Tunnel View Lookout' sign[1] between the metal bollards[fac=8208] (to the left of the locked gate[fac=8207]). The walk leads past the large 'Blue Mountains National Park' information sign[2][3] (on the left) and continues gently uphill along the wide management trail. After 90m the trail leads past a cliff edge warning sign[4] (on the left). The walk continues gently uphill along the wide trail for yet another 90m to come to a turning circle at the end of the wide trail, marked with a 'Tunnel View Lookout' sign[5].

(0.24 km) Tunnel View turning circle to Tunnel View lookout
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 15 m Time =
Climb = 0 m Descent = -2 m
Continue straight: From the turning circle, this walk follows the 'Tunnel View Lookout' sign[6], past the 'Take care when walking near cliffs' sign[7], along the narrow rough track[8][fac=8209] towards the view. This short track leads to a large mostly flat rockplaftorm[9] with great views[10][11][12][13]. Please note that the cliff edge is undercut and unstable, please stay at least 5m back from the cliff edge to avoid the risk of a significant fall[fac=8210].

Tunnel View Lookout Alt = 223 m
Tunnel View Lookout in the Glenbrook area of the Blue Mountains National Park, provides fantastic views[14]. The unfenced[15] rock platform[16] is on the top of a cliff forming the southern wall of Glenbrook Gorge[17]. The lookout is named after the train tunnel on the other side of the gorge, built in 1911. There are amazing views across some of the taller peaks in the park to the north west[18] and down the gorge to the plains of Western Sydney[19]. Please stay at least 5m back from the cliff edge to avoid the risk of a significant fall[fac=8210].

Drive from Tunnel View car park
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
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 --> Sorry there are no driving directions, but you can see the end of this walk on this map

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

Driving Directions
To the start of the walk
Since this walk starts on a low grade road
Google can't give you a route plan to the start.
View the location on a road map here --> See the start of the walk on a map
From the end of the walk
Since this walk ends on a low grade road
Google can't give you a route plan from the end.
View the location on a road map here --> See the end of the walk on a map


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 2.2 km
Boots Great Outdoors Shop 25 Home Centre Wolseley St , Penrith (02) 4733 5744 4.4 km
Kangaroo Tent City Cnr Mulgoa & Blaikie Rds, Penrith (02) 4733 4111 4.9 km
Getaway Disposals 549 High St , Penrith (02) 4732 2285 7.2 km
Mitchell Adventure 24 Henry St , Penrith (02) 4731 8482 8.1 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Tunnel View Lookout.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Tunnel View Lookout
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4 RIV04 Fire Service Rusden Road MT RIVERVIEW 6 km (to the N)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 26 km (to the E)
2 KUR02 Miles Comms Site 1 1 246 Burralow Road KURRAJONG HEIGHTS 27 km (to the N)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
44 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
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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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carofil IP:202.10.94.xxx | 2009-05-06 12:53:54
It's a wonderful walk and the views are fantastic from Tunnel View Lookout! Take care, though - the Lookout is unfenced! :)
Sydnat - Really nice view! IP:121.91.110.xxx | 2010-08-22 09:47:36
A really interesting view with lots of different features. It made a good spot for lunch. You can see rolling green hills, the road where you come in, the creek from different angles, the train line, the plain, hills in the distance... Lovely.
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