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Narrow Neck trail

Blue Mountains National Park

Overview

An exhilarating cycling route along a peninsula, Narrow Neck trail offers walking options and scenic views across Blue Mountains National Park, near Katoomba.

Where
Blue Mountains National Park
Distance
9.5km one-way
Time suggested
2hrs
Grade
Medium
Price
Free
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note
  • Check the weather before you set out as Narrow Neck trail can become boggy when it rains.
  • Please keep to the trail, as this area is part of Special Area Schedule 2 for Sydney’s water protection. 
  • Please take care not to interrupt operations of the Narrow Neck Fire Tower, which provides essential radio communications.
  • If you're bushwalking this trail it's a good idea to check out the Think Before You Trek website and bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.
  • There is limited mobile reception in this park.

For an invigorating cycling route that takes you deep into the unspoilt wilderness of Blue Mountains National Park, head to Narrow Neck trail. A challenging ride suitable for novice and experienced cyclists, the track traces the elevated platform of Narrow Neck Peninsula near Katoomba.  With breathtaking scenic views, wildflowers and photo opportunities at every turn; keen bushwalkers won’t want to miss out either.  

From the gate, you’ll cycle through open forest, heath and swamplands with superb scenic views all the way. At one point, the cliffs fall away on either side and you’ll feel on top of the world. The trail opens up to heathland with spectacular views over Lake Burragorang.

If you’re after more cycle tracks through the mountains, try McMahons Point. For an additional challenge, cycle from the station, and you’ll be rewarded with extra views of both Jamison and Megalong valleys.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Edward River canoe and kayak trail, Murray Valley National Park. Photo: David Finnegan.

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.
  • More
    • 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
    More
    • Richmond
      (02) 4588 2400
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • Bowmans Cottage, 370 Windsor Street, Richmond NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4588 5335
    More
    • Oberon
      (02) 6336 1972
      Contact hours: 9am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 38 Ross Street, Oberon NSW
    • Fax: (02) 6336 2122
    More
See more visitor info
Narrow Neck Fire Trail, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Steve Alton/NSW Government