81m 265ft, 57min. from Sydney, 34min. from Parramatta
Lapstone Hill has been the site of three different railway
routes up the escarpment, the first being a zig zag (switchback). It has also had five
different road routes, four of which are still used.
Historic Knapsack Viaduct may be accessed via the Emu Plains
motorway exit. Nearby are the ruins of the gatekeepers cottage, and the John Whitton
Memorial. Visitors may hike up the Lapstone Zig Zag railway route.
Lennox Bridge, the oldest bridge on the mainland, is located on Mitchell's Pass. It may
be accessed by turning right off the highway at McDonalds, Blaxland. The road below the
bridge, one-way traffic, comes out at Knapsack Viaduct.
Best views are from the left side of the carriage when coming from Sydney, with the
climb up Glenbrook Gorge forming a fitting gateway to the
163m 535ft, 1:01 from Sydney, 38min from Parramatta
Located on the top of the eastern escarpment, Glenbrook is regarded as the
gateway to the Blue Mountains. Here you will find a tourist
information centre, national park visitor's
centre, and a variety of bushwalking (hiking)
Swimming in Jellybean Pool, a rock-pool in Glenbrook Gorge, is popular in summer. Views
of the Nepean River and Glenbrook Gorge are available from several lookouts both within
& outside the the national park.
At the Ampol Service Station is a sandstone house, the former Station Master's cottage.
The railway station was on the north side of the highway, opposite the tourist information
centre. A short distance east, the old railway tunnel, now a mushroom farm, passes under