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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: 10 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 10 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
Walk: Easy

Tunnel View Walk is a short walk along a well-maintained fire trail. Although you can see where the 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. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW-MODERATE (No 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
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 

Photo Gallery

 
Parking space near start of Tunnel View Lookout walk
 
Parking space near start of Tunnel View Lookout walk +
 
Sign and gate at start of Tunnel View Lookout walk
 
Sign and gate at start of Tunnel View Lookout walk +
 
Start of the Tunnel View Lookout walk
 
Start of the Tunnel View Lookout walk +

 
Information sign near start of Tunnel View Lookout walk
 
Information sign near start of Tunnel View Lookout walk +
 
The trail to Tunnel View Lookout
 
The trail to Tunnel View Lookout +
 
Please heed warning and take care near unfenced cliffs
 
Please heed warning and take care near unfenced cliffs +

 
Wildflowers at Tunnel View Lookout walk
 
Wildflowers at Tunnel View Lookout walk +
 
Arriving at Tunnel View Lookout
 
Arriving at Tunnel View Lookout +
 
Approaching Tunnel View Lookout
 
Approaching Tunnel View Lookout +

 
Tunnel View Lookout
 
Tunnel View Lookout +
 
Tunnel View Lookout
 
Tunnel View Lookout +
 
Glenbrook Gorge from Tunnel View Lookout
 
Glenbrook Gorge from Tunnel View Lookout +

 
Looking down Glenbrook Gorge to Cumberland Plains
 
Looking down Glenbrook Gorge to Cumberland Plains +
 
Unfenced cliffs at Tunnel View Lookout
 
Unfenced cliffs at Tunnel View Lookout +
 
Glenbrook Gorge
 
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 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 540m
Time 30 mins
.


Grade 2/6

Walk: Easy
AS 2156.1 Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
*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, 270m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 270m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
This whole walk, 270m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 270m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 270m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 270m 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.
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 Lookout
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 272 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 7 m Descent = -3 m
From the car park on Mount Portal Trail (about 1.3km from the Euroka Rd turn off), this walk follows the 'Tunnel View Lookout' sign past the locked gate and large 'Blue Mountains National Park' information sign. The walk follows the wide and gently winding management trail. The trail soon leads to a 'Tunnel View Lookout' sign and just beyond it is the unfenced cliff top lookout.

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 5 km
Getaway Disposals 549 High St , Penrith (02) 4732 2285 7.3 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
Click to re-center search
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 Ban in place. (Downloaded 48 minutes 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
Possible shower.
Possible shower.
16.1°C (feels like 17.3°)
0 km/h from the CALM
86% humidity     (as at 25/06:34pm)
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 Friday 25th of April 2014 06:00 PM
CLOSED AREAS
Claustral Canyon access change
Access to Claustral Canyon via the previous route across private land at Mt Tomah is no longer possible due to landholders denying access. Canyoners should respect the rights of Mt Tomah residents and avoid using private land.
Alternative access from the west side of Mt Bell has been identified. For details please contact the NPWS Heritage Centre, phone 02 4787 8877; open seven days 9.00 am to 4.30 pm.
Fire-affected areas remain closed
NPWS is conducting risk assessments of fire - affected areasin an effort to re-open sites to the public as soon as possible. Until assessments and/or required work is completed, the following areas remain closed:
  • Pierces Pass picnic area and Hungerford’s Track (picnic area and road open)
  • Mt Banks walking and cycling track
  • Track to Victoria Falls (picnic area and road open)
  • Hat Hill and Crayfish Canyons
  • Victoria Falls to Burra Korrain and Blue Gum walking track
  • Du Faur Canyon
Please continue to check the website for further updates, as re-openings will be posted on a regular basis.
As a result of  fire impact some canyons will remain closed until the next canyoning season (Summer 2014/2015).  These include:
  • All canyons in burnt areas accessed via Waratah Ridge (Hole in the Wall Canyon and Bungleboori Creek canyons) 
  • All burnt areas and canyonsin burnt areas north of the Wollangambe River 
  • Dalpura, Birrabang, Yileen and other canyons south of the Bells Line of Road  between Bell and Mt Banks 
  • Bell Creek Canyon 

Locations affected: Mount Banks Summit walk, Mount Banks Road cycle route, Pierces Pass to Blue Gum Forest walking track
Grand Canyon walking track partial closure - Grand Canyon track
Part of the Grand Canyon walking track will be closed from Tuesday 28 January 2014 for several months until further work is completed on the track.
Grand Canyon is also closed for canyoning for the same period because the work site is directly overhead. Jugglers Canyon remains open. Access to the Grand Canyon walk from Neates Glen and Evans Lookout remains open – return by same route.  Access to Beauchamp Falls and the Grose Valley from Evans Lookout remains open.
See map for the closure details (PDF 395KB). NPWS Heritage Centre is open 7 days a week for information; phone 02 4787 8877.
Overcliff track - Wentworth Falls - Overcliff-Undercliff track
The Overcliff Track between Lyrebird and Breakfast Point lookouts remains closed due to storm damage.
Partial Closure for Aerial Pest Control Program (Ends Friday 2 May)

The following areas of the southern Blue Mountains National Park & Kanangra-Boyd National Park will be closed  from Wednesday 30th April 2014 to Thursday 1st May 2014 (inclusive), for an aerial pest control operation;
-              Kowmung River corridor, from Mathesons Creek to Kelpie Pt (Cox’s River)
-              Colong / Billys Creek & Church Creek Caves
-              Scotts Main Range & Mt Cookem bushwalkers corridor
-              Bullnigang,  Millnigang & Jooriland Ridges
-              Tonalli Tablelands and Broken Rock Range area
There will be no access for any persons by any means The reserve will be re-opened on Friday 2nd May 2014.
Upgrade works to Woodford Oaks Mountain Bike Trail - section CLOSED - diversion in place
A 2km section of the Woodford Oaks Mountain Bike track will be closed from Tuesday 11th March until May, 2014.  This closure will be in place 7 days a week, while we are undertaking major repair and upgrade works.
CLOSED:  -  the lower 2km section of the route (single track) - from the helipad gate (near Euroka Road junction)  to the end of the single track at Glenbrook Causeway car park.
DIVERSIONS:  - will be in place, and cyclists will be able to complete the ride by re-joining the road and exiting at Glenbrook as usual. 
For further information please call the NPWS Heritage Centre, Blackheath –
Ph: 4787 8877 - open daily 9am – 4.30pm
Wentworth Falls Toilets - Wentworth Falls picnic area
The toilets at Wentworth Falls Picnic Area will be closed from Monday 10th February, 2014 to allow demolition and replacement with new amenities block (Nearest wheelchair accessible toilets located at the Conservation Hut). There may be minor disruptions to traffic flow from 7.00 AM – 4.00PM Monday- Friday.
Temporary toilets will be available at the Picnic Area.
The electric barbeques will not be available during the works  
All parking, lookouts, pathways and walking tracks will remain open at the picnic area.
For further information please call the NPWS Heritage Centre, Blackheath –
Ph: 4787 8877 - open daily 9am – 4.30pm

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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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