Summary: Named after the view of the railway tunnel constructed from 1910 to 1913, the Tunnel View Lookout offers great views over Glenbrook Gorge and Glenbrook Creek.

The Tunnel View Lookout in the lower Blue Mountains provides sweeping views across to Glenbrook and as far as Kurrajong, from the top of a cliff forming the southern wall of Glenbrook Gorge. The lookout was named after the view of the railway tunnel constructed from 1910 to 1913, and from the unfenced lookout you can see the train-line cutting and the two historic tunnels.

To the east are views down Glenbrook Gorge to the plains of Western Sydney.

Looking west, there are more views over Glenbrook Gorge and Glenbrook Creek.

The lookout is reached via an easy walk down a well-maintained management trail, with a narrow bushwalking track at the end to an unfenced rock platform.

Bushwalking trails from here

  • Combining the Euroka Walking Track and the Mount Portal Trail enables a 5.5km loop bushwalk that incorporates the Tunnel View Lookout
  • It’s possible to walk along the top of the cliff from Tunnel View Lookout to the Mount Portal Lookout – but there’s no trail, so this is for experienced bushwalkers only.

Getting to the Tunnel View Lookout

The start of the trail is along the Mount Portal Trail, which is accessed via the Euroka Trail and The Oaks Trail – these are unsealed but suitable for all cars unless the road has been damaged by floods. It’s about a 30min (13km) drive from Glenbrook. Note that there is a gate on the firetrail which is open:

  • First Sunday in October to first Sunday in April 8.30am to 7pm
  • Rest of year 8.30am to 6pm
  • Cyclists and walkers have 24hr access

The access road also crosses a causeway which may be inaccessible if the river level is high.

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