Lapstone Lookout
Dharug & Gundungurra Country

20 min to 30 min

670 m
return

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Hard track
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. Let us begin by acknowledging the Dharug & Gundungurra people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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Lapstone Station over ramp. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Bushtrack meeting Lapstone Station. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Bushtrack up to Lapstone Station. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Trail below Lapstone Rail line. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Car wreck in bush next to intersection. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Car wreck intersection. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track to Lapstone Nepean View. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Rock cairns behind Lapstone lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Rock cairns behind Lapstone lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Lapstone Lookout over Nepean River. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Lapstone Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Lapstone Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-33.7732565,150.6426902)
Mode Bus Car (There is free parking available.) Train
DirectionsFrom Governors Drive Offramp
  • Turn on to Governors Drive then drive for 720 m
  • Turn left onto Hume Road and drive for another 300 m
  • Turn left onto Dawes Place and drive for another 75 m
  • Turn left and drive for another 35 m
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Track Notes
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Getting started
From Lapstone Station, the walk heads down the hill away from the station and town. The track soon meets a management trail.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Then cross the bridge (about 15 m long)
Then head up the concrete steps (about 15 m long)
After another 35 m turn right.
After another 125 m veer right.
After another 90 m veer left.
Continue another 65 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 335 m to get back to the start.
About 45 m past the end is "Lapstone Nepean View".
Lapstone Nepean View
Lapstone Nepean View

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.
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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.

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Lapstone Lookout


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 670 m
Time 20 min to 30 min
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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