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Tunnel View lookout

Blue Mountains National Park

Overview

Located near Glenbrook in Blue Mountains National Park, Tunnel View lookout features scenic views of heritage train tunnels, wildflowers and birdwatching.

Type
Lookouts
Where
Blue Mountains National Park
Accessibility
Hard
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Opening times

Tunnel View lookout, in the Glenbrook area of Blue Mountains National Park, is:

  • Open 8:30am–7pm Monday to Sunday during daylight savings
  • Open 8:30am–6pm Monday to Sunday the rest of the year
Please note
  • This is an unfenced lookout so please take extra care, especially with small children.
  • The weather in this area can be extreme and unpredictable, please ensure you are well prepared for your visit.

With marvellous views across to Glenbrook and as far as Kurrajong, almost 50km away, Tunnel View lookout is a great destination for sweeping valley vistas, birdwatching and wildflowers. Situated in the Glenbrook region of Blue Mountains National Park, it’s a popular lookout for all ages and harbours a special treat for train buffs.

From the unfenced lookout, gaze across to train-line cutting and you’ll see the two historic tunnels, constructed in 1911. Beyond all this, look for the basalt capped mountains of Mount Banks and Mount Tomah.

In the warmer months you’ll see the creamy spikes of the woody pears as well as the delicate white blossoms of the flannel flower. In May, mixed feeding flocks of migrating red wattlebirds, honey eaters and noisy friarbirds congregate around here.

You can round off your day-trip in the Glenbrook region with Glenbrook - Nepean lookout and perhaps a dip at the pool along Jellybean track.

Take a virtual tour of Tunnel View lookout captured with Google Street View Trekker.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Google Trekker, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer

Conservation program:

Bush Trackers

Bush Trackers was created to encourage children to engage with the environment in and around the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage area. This program highlights the natural and cultural splendour of the greater Blue Mountains through education initiatives and bushwalks.

Charles Darwin walk, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Steve Alton

Park info

  • in Blue Mountains National Park in the Sydney and surrounds and Country NSW regions
  • Blue Mountains National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger. Some parts of the park close overnight; details are provided for specific attractions.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day applies only at attractions in the Glenbrook area.

    Buy an annual pass.
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    • Blue Mountains (Glenbrook)
      (02) 4720 6200 (Infoline)
      Contact hours: Entry station is open weekends, public holidays and school holidays only.
    • Blue Mountains National Park, Bruce Road, Glenbrook NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4739 6665
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    • Richmond
      (02) 4588 2400
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • Bowmans Cottage, 370 Windsor Street, Richmond NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4588 5335
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    • Oberon
      (02) 6336 1972
      Contact hours: 9am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 38 Ross Street, Oberon NSW
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Tunnel View lookout, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Nick Cubbin