Lapstone train tunnel walk

Download & Print Map and Notes

1 Hr

1.4 km Return

133 m

Moderate track
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.

Maps for the Lapstone train tunnel walk walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Penrith 1:25 000 Map Series 90303N PENRITH NSW-90303N
Penrith 1:100 000 Map Series 9030 PENRITH 9030

Cross sectional view of the Lapstone train tunnel walk bushwalking track

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

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 1.4 km
Time 1 Hr

Grade 3/6

Moderate track
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)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk


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.


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

Experience Required

This whole walk, 700m requires some bushwalking experience.


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


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

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Lapstone train tunnel walk walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Lapstone train tunnel walk walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Lapstone train tunnel walk walk starts and ends at the Water tank (gps: -33.766874, 150.64052)
Your transport options to Water tank are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger

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 Forest

This walk starts in the Central Tablelands weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts



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Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂