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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 13 December 2017, 11.53am

Applies from Wed 13 Dec 2017, 11.18am. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Dec 2017, 11.53am.

Closed areas: Partial closure of Batsh camp

A section of Batsh camp is closed due to the risk of tree branches falling. Further assessment and removal of dangerous branches will take place in the coming weeks. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Oberon area office on (02) 6336 1972 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 1 Dec 2017, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Nov 2017, 4.53pm.

Closed areas: National Pass, Wentworth Pass and Roberts Pass closed

National Pass, Wentworth Pass and Roberts Pass have been closed due to a recent rockfall. 

Visitors can access the base of the Wentworth Falls below the Grand Stairs. Valley of Waters track is open to the base of Empress Falls. Empress Canyon is also open.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 4 Aug 2017, 3.17pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Nov 2017, 4.29pm.

Closed areas: Ingar campground

Ingar campground and Ingar Road will be closed to vehicle access from 12pm Saturday 5 August 2017 due to private property building works. This closure is indefinite and date of reopening is to be advised. NPWS apologises for any inconvenience caused. Ingar Road and Ingar campground may still be accessed by walkers and cyclists. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS  Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 47878877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 22 Oct 2017, 12.36pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Oct 2017, 4.44pm.

Closed areas: Prince Henry Cliff walking track - between Leura Cascades and Solitary restaurant

Prince Henry Cliff walking track is closed between Leura Cascades and Solitary restaurant until further notice. This closure is due to a landslide that has completely blocked the track. An alternative track is available via Leura Cascades walking track. Visitors can still walk from Leura Cascades to Solitary restaurant on Cliff Drive via this longer track.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 30 Sep 2014, 4.42pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Sep 2017, 3.52pm.

Closed areas: Claustral canyon access change

Access to Claustral canyon via the previous route across private land at Mount Tomah is no longer possible due to landholders denying access. Canyoners should respect the rights of Mount Tomah residents and avoid using private land. Alternative access from the west side of Mount Bell has been identified. For more information, please contact the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, open seven days 9am to 4.30pm, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Applies from Fri 25 Nov 2016, 10.46am. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Feb 2017, 2.43pm.

Closed areas: Weeping Rock circuit closed

Weeping Rock circuit is currently closed due to stairway damage. Detours are in place. To access Weeping Rock base, please use Wentworth Falls track. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Oct 2016, 9.23am.

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens picnic area closed

Waratah Native Gardens picnic area is closed for maintenance. This includes the Gorge walking track. No access to the area is permitted. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Hawkesbury area office on (02) 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Applies from Thu 4 Jun 2015, 10.17am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 10.02am.

Closed areas: Butterbox Swamp track

The traditional access to Butterbox Canyon via the endangered swamp is now closed and rehabilitated. No access permitted. Canyoners should use the new track provided. Temporary signage is in place.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 14 Dec 2017, 3.58pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Dec 2017, 4.54pm

Fires - Advice: Aylmerton Rd, Aylmerton

There is a fire in this park called Aylmerton Rd, Aylmerton. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 10 Oct 2017, 3.59pm to Sat 31 Mar 2018, 3.57pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Dec 2017, 8.34am

Fire bans: Park fire ban – Central West area

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Wed 13 Dec 2017, 11.18am. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Dec 2017, 11.53am

Closed areas: Partial closure of Batsh camp

A section of Batsh camp is closed due to the risk of tree branches falling. Further assessment and removal of dangerous branches will take place in the coming weeks. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Oberon area office on (02) 6336 1972 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 13 Dec 2017, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Dec 2017, 12.16pm

Closed areas: Glow Worm Tunnel Road closed

Glow Worm Tunnel Road and Old Coach Road are closed at the national park boundary from Wednesday 13 December to Friday 24 December 2017 for road works. Walkers can only access Glow Worm tunnel from Wolgan Valley. There will also be no access to Tiger Snake canyon during this time.

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 16 Nov 2017, 3.06pm to Mon 15 Jan 2018, 3.02pm. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Dec 2017, 4.31pm

Closed areas: Jenolan River walking track

Jenolan River walking track downstream from Blue Lake is closed due to walking track maintenance until Monday 15 January 2018. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Jenolan Caves on (02) 6359 3911 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 6 Dec 2017, 11.16am to Thu 1 Mar 2018, 11.14am. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Dec 2017, 11.31am

Safety alerts: Marrangaroo National Park Blackberry spraying

Weed spraying of Blackberries and Broom is taking place in Marrangaroo National Park between December 2017 and March 2018.  Please don't pick or eat any Blackberries within the park.

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Applies from Fri 1 Dec 2017, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Nov 2017, 4.53pm

Closed areas: National Pass, Wentworth Pass and Roberts Pass closed

National Pass, Wentworth Pass and Roberts Pass have been closed due to a recent rockfall. 

Visitors can access the base of the Wentworth Falls below the Grand Stairs. Valley of Waters track is open to the base of Empress Falls. Empress Canyon is also open.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 4 Aug 2017, 3.17pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Nov 2017, 4.29pm

Closed areas: Ingar campground

Ingar campground and Ingar Road will be closed to vehicle access from 12pm Saturday 5 August 2017 due to private property building works. This closure is indefinite and date of reopening is to be advised. NPWS apologises for any inconvenience caused. Ingar Road and Ingar campground may still be accessed by walkers and cyclists. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS  Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 47878877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 22 Oct 2017, 12.36pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Oct 2017, 4.44pm

Closed areas: Prince Henry Cliff walking track - between Leura Cascades and Solitary restaurant

Prince Henry Cliff walking track is closed between Leura Cascades and Solitary restaurant until further notice. This closure is due to a landslide that has completely blocked the track. An alternative track is available via Leura Cascades walking track. Visitors can still walk from Leura Cascades to Solitary restaurant on Cliff Drive via this longer track.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 9 Oct 2017, 7.40am to Fri 30 Mar 2018, 7.36am. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Oct 2017, 7.40am

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A solid fuel fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect until Friday 30 March 2018. The fire ban applies to all areas of the park except for Boyd River and Dingo Dell picnic area and campground. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Thu 28 Sep 2017, 11.46am to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 11.26am. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Nov 2017, 1.46pm

Other planned events: Donkey Mountain - fuel stove only area

Donkey Mountain is a fuel stove only area. This is to reduce wildfires - there is no water on Donkey Mountain to put out campfires. Donkey Mountain is an environmentally sensitive area and the impact of campfires can have long-lasting effects.

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Applies from Thu 28 Sep 2017, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Nov 2017, 12.17pm

Closed parks: Kemps Creek Nature Reserve closed

This park is closed due to Phytophthora contamination, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Cumberland area office on (02) 4572 3100.

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Applies from Mon 25 Sep 2017, 3.50pm to Wed 28 Feb 2018, 3.50pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4.25pm

Fire bans: Fire Ban - Wollemi National Park

A solid fuel fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect until Wednesday 28 February 2018.

The fire ban applies to all areas of the park except for Colo Meroo, Coorongooba, Dunns Swamp, Newnes and Wheeny Creek picnic and campgrounds.

During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • they're under direct control of an adult
  • the ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • there's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket).

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Thu 28 Sep 2017, 4.21pm to Mon 30 Apr 2018, 4.22pm. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Sep 2017, 8.57am

Other planned events: Bone seed removal and weed spraying operation

Bone seed removal and luwigia spraying with the herbicides metsulfuron-methyl and glyphosate will be undertaken in this park. Signs will be displayed during times of herbicide spraying. For further information on pesticide spraying or general information about the program, please contact the NPWS Royal National Park area office on (02) 9542 0632.

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Applies from Tue 30 Sep 2014, 4.42pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Sep 2017, 3.52pm

Closed areas: Claustral canyon access change

Access to Claustral canyon via the previous route across private land at Mount Tomah is no longer possible due to landholders denying access. Canyoners should respect the rights of Mount Tomah residents and avoid using private land. Alternative access from the west side of Mount Bell has been identified. For more information, please contact the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, open seven days 9am to 4.30pm, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 6 Jun 2017, 1.40pm to Sun 31 Dec 2017, 1.28pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Sep 2017, 3.51pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) will be laid in Wollemi National Park as buried baits or ejector capsule from Saturday 1 July to Sunday 31 December 2017 in an ongoing manner.

The 1080 poison will be laid in the vicinity of Wolgan River, Capertee River, Old Coach Road, Canobla Gap trails and the access road to Coorongooba campground.

This baiting program aims to reduce the threat posed by foxes to brush-tailed rock wallabies and other native animals.

Do not touch baits or ejector devices. 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Domestic pets may be affected. Pet owners need to ensure that their pets do not enter reserves.

For further information please contact the NPWS Blackheath office on (02) 4787 8877 during business hours.

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Applies from Fri 10 Mar 2017, 4.14pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 May 2017, 2.40pm

Closed areas: Wheeny Creek campground - Boobook camp area closed

Boobook campground and picnic area within Wheeny Creek campground and picnic area is closed for management purposes. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Richmond area office on (02) 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 25 Nov 2016, 10.46am. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Feb 2017, 2.43pm

Closed areas: Weeping Rock circuit closed

Weeping Rock circuit is currently closed due to stairway damage. Detours are in place. To access Weeping Rock base, please use Wentworth Falls track. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Oct 2016, 9.23am

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens picnic area closed

Waratah Native Gardens picnic area is closed for maintenance. This includes the Gorge walking track. No access to the area is permitted. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Hawkesbury area office on (02) 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 26 Sep 2014, 8.43am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Nov 2016, 9.29am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to rock falls

Some areas of this park are closed to public access due to rock fall hazards. Closed areas are: 

  • The northern section of the Mt Keira Ring track that extends west from the Mt Pleasant track to the stairs leading up to Queen Elizabeth Drive
  • All areas above Mt Keira Ring track to Mt Keira summit, except for the Dave Walsh track and the rock-climbing area on the western face of Mt Keira.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Illawarra area office on (02) 4224 4188.

View a map of the affected area (PDF 130KB).

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Applies from Fri 26 Sep 2014, 8.25am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Nov 2016, 9.30am

Closed areas: No public access to areas located within the Sydney Catchment Area

Some areas of this park are closed as they are located within a Water Catchment Special Area.  These areas are closed to the public except with the consent of the Sydney Catchment Authority. Closed areas include the South Eastern section of the park, between the Southern Freeway and the Princes Highway. Penalties apply for non-compliance For more information, please contact NPWS Illawarra Area Office on (02) 4223 3000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 26 Sep 2014, 8.12am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Nov 2016, 9.30am

Closed areas: No public access permitted. Reserve located entirely within Sydney Catchment Area

This park is entirely located within the Sydney Catchment Authority Special Area Zone. There is no public access. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please contact the NPWS Illawarra area office for further information on (02) 4223 3000.

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Applies from Tue 30 Sep 2014, 5.29pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 10.03am

Closed areas: Pipeline track

The Pipeline track between Glen Davis and Newnes is closed until further notice. There is no access across private property at Glen Davis, and trespassing is prohibited. For more information please call NPWS Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, open 7 days a week, or NPWS Mudgee on (02) 6370 9000, Monday to Friday, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 4 Jun 2015, 10.17am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 10.02am

Closed areas: Butterbox Swamp track

The traditional access to Butterbox Canyon via the endangered swamp is now closed and rehabilitated. No access permitted. Canyoners should use the new track provided. Temporary signage is in place.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/blue-mountains-national-park/local-alerts

Contact

  • 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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Hanging rock, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: David Finnegan