The Tunnels of Old Helensburgh

Helensburgh Station, Helensburgh, New South Wales, Australia
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It would be a waste not to explore the abandoned Tunnels of Old Helensburgh. Built in the 1880s, the tunnels were left alone 30 years later. Its tight walls caused smoke of the steam locomotive to come…

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It would be a waste not to explore the abandoned Tunnels of Old Helensburgh. Built in the 1880s, the tunnels were left alone 30 years later. Its tight walls caused smoke of the steam locomotive to come into train passenger's lungs. This resulted in health issues. Because of a number of deaths, some some say the tunnels are haunted. You can have a look inside 3 of the 7 tunnels: the Cawley Tunnel, the Helensburgh Tunnel and the Metropolitan Tunnel. Directions below!

Directions

The Cawley Tunnel

Cross the railway bridge close to Helensburgh station and keep following Wilson's Creek Road over a second railway bridge. Turn right towards the Garawarra State Conservation Area. Follow the road until it becomes an asphalt road. Before you cross the first creek, a cutting is seen to the right. This makes way for the north side of the Cawley tunnel. The south side is fenced off!

The Helensburgh Tunnel

This tunnel has a closed gate on both ends. It's easy to access and close to the Metropolitan tunnel.

The Metropolitan Tunnel

This tunnel pops up right at the heels of Old Helensburgh Railway Station.

Things to Note & Policies

The Helensburgh and District Historical Society preserves the Tunnels of Old Helensburgh. Please treat the tunnels with respect!

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Contact details

Address: Helensburgh Station, Helensburgh, New South Wales, Australia
Website: Not Provided

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