Your local independent cinema. All tickets all sessions $12.00 per person.
Your local independent cinema. All tickets all sessions $12.00 per person.Your local independent cinema. All tickets all sessions $12.00 per person.
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Dinner at Chisolms - Edwardian ambiance, upstairs in Caves House.Dinner at Chisolms - Edwardian ambiance, upstairs in Caves House.
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Stone’s throw from Blackheath Golf
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Lapstone

  • Lapstone Walking Trail
  • Lapstone Zig Zag Walking Track
  • Lapstone Zig Zag Walking Track
  • Lapstone Zig Zag Walking Track
  • Lapstone Zig Zag Walking Track
  • Lapstone Zig Zag Walking Track
  • John Whitton Memorial
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From Sydney:
60kms   ·  50 mins by car   ·  60 mins by train
Quick Stats:
894 population   ·  160m elevation

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Emu PlainsGlenbrook

Lapstone

Lapstone is the first town at the eastern end of the Blue Mountains. As you drive along the M4 Motorway from Sydney you ascend Lapstone Hill.

The name Lapstone was given to the town due to the many water-worn stones in the area. These stones were similar in appearance to those used by cobblers who would hold the stones between their legs in order to work the leather when making shoes.

Historic momuments

Lapstone contains a few notable marks of history mostly on the boundary between Glenbrook and Lapstone.

Turn off the M4 Motorway at Emu Plains and take the Great Western Highway to ascend Lapstone Hill. Here you can view the ruins of a Gatekeeper’s Cottage at John Whitton Memorial Place.

The walking track from John Whitton Memorial Place leads you to the Knapsack Viaduct. This sandstone structure was built as part of the railway. Of particular note is the fascinating architecture.

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In 1938 the viaduct lost its original form when the highway was built as the structure was widened to allow for the road. If you continue further along the walking track you will come across the old Lapstone Zig Zag Railway (not as famous as the Lithgow Zig Zag Railway). The Lapstone Zig Zag was built in 1867 and was the first of its kind for the state of New South Wales.

The Lapstone Zig Zag Railway

The Zig Zag Railway at Lapstone (actually within the Glenbrook Boundary) was built as part of the line from Penrith to Weatherboard (Wentworth Falls). The three tiered system allowed trains to negotiate the steep ascent.

A small section of the Zig Zag Railway can still be seen today, as can the remains of the private Lucasville Station.

Lapstone also offers interesting walks and views including the Darks Common and Bluff Lookout walks. Bluff Lookout (on the boundary of Glenbrook and Lapstone) overlooks the Glenbrook Gorge and Glenbrook Creek.

The lookout is situated over the railway tunnel located between Glenbrook and Lapstone stations. Other features of Lapstone include tennis courts, netball courts, Lapstone Oval, the Reserve and Skarratt Park.

 

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