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Blue Mountains National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 19 May 2017, 6.18pm

Applies from Wed 10 May 2017, 10.30am. Last reviewed: Fri 19 May 2017, 6.18pm.

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS Harris Creek Prescribed Burn

There is a fire in this park called NPWS Harris Creek Prescribed Burn. 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.

Applies from Fri 19 May 2017, 2.12pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 May 2017, 2.55pm.

Closed areas: Prince Henry Cliff walk - section closed

A section of Prince Henry Cliff Walk will be temporarily closed from Tuesday 23 May 2017 for walking track upgrade works. The details are as follows:

  • 300m of the Prince Henry Cliff Walk track between Katoomba Cascades and Reid Plateau will be closed
  • There will be detours via Cliff Drive. These will be clearly signposted.

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 11 May 2017, 10.30am. Last reviewed: Fri 12 May 2017, 12.38pm.

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS Nature Track Prescribed Burn

There is a fire in this park called NPWS Nature Track Prescribed Burn. 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.

Applies from Tue 9 May 2017, 3.29pm to Wed 7 Jun 2017, 3.25pm. Last reviewed: Tue 9 May 2017, 3.35pm.

Closed areas: Scotts Main Range closed to vehicles due to trail maintenance

Scotts Main Range is currently closed to vehicles due to scheduled road maintenance. This closure will be reassessed on 7 June 2017. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Oberon area office on (02) 6336 1972 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Applies from Wed 19 Apr 2017, 1.32pm to Sat 3 Jun 2017, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Apr 2017, 8.05am.

Closed areas: Anvil Rock barrier replacement

Anvil Rock is closed to enable an upgrade to safety barriers. This closure is in place from Thursday 20 April 2017 until 3 June 2017. Any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Closed areas are:

  • Anvil Rock Road at the junction of Perrys Lookdown Road
  • Anvil Rock lookout and track
  • Anvil Rock car park and,
  • Wind Eroded Cave and 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.

Applies from Thu 23 Feb 2017, 3.19pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Mar 2017, 9.56am.

Safety alerts: Victoria Falls Road access

Due to roadworks on the Great Western Highway at Mt Victoria, vehicle access into Victoria Falls Road may not always be possible. For further information, contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877.

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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.

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.

Applies from Tue 30 Sep 2014, 4.42pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 10.02am.

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 Moauntains 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.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 26 Sep 2014, 8.02am to Fri 30 Jun 2017, 12.17pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 May 2017, 2.05pm

Closed parks: No public access permitted

Upper Nepean State Conservation Area is entirely within the Sydney Catchment Authority Special Area (Water Catchment). There is no public access. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact NPWS Illawarra area office on (02) 4223 3000.

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Applies from Thu 25 May 2017, 1.51pm to Thu 31 Aug 2017, 1.47pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 May 2017, 1.59pm

Closed areas: Mount Pleasant track closure

Mount Pleasant track is closed due to asset maintenance being undertaken. 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 NPWS Illawarra area office on (02) 4224 4188 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 22 May 2017, 5.34pm to Tue 30 May 2017, 5.28pm. Last reviewed: Tue 23 May 2017, 11.09am

Closed parks: Winburndale Nature Reserve closed

Winburndale Nature Reserve will be closed from 8am, Sunday 28 May to 5pm, Tuesday 30 May 2017 due to aerial pest control operations. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information please contact the NPWS Bathurst office on (02) 6332 7640 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 11 May 2017, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Sun 21 May 2017, 11.06am

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS HR Old Bulga

There is a fire in this park called NPWS HR Old Bulga. 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 Wed 10 May 2017, 10.30am. Last reviewed: Fri 19 May 2017, 6.18pm

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS Harris Creek Prescribed Burn

There is a fire in this park called NPWS Harris Creek Prescribed Burn. 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 Thu 11 May 2017, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 19 May 2017, 4.35pm

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS HR - Devils Hole

There is a fire in this park called NPWS HR - Devils Hole. 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 Sat 13 May 2017, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 19 May 2017, 4.16pm

Hazard reduction burns: Paling Yards Hazard Reduction

There is a fire in this park called Paling Yards Hazard Reduction . 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 Fri 19 May 2017, 2.12pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 May 2017, 2.55pm

Closed areas: Prince Henry Cliff walk - section closed

A section of Prince Henry Cliff Walk will be temporarily closed from Tuesday 23 May 2017 for walking track upgrade works. The details are as follows:

  • 300m of the Prince Henry Cliff Walk track between Katoomba Cascades and Reid Plateau will be closed
  • There will be detours via Cliff Drive. These will be clearly signposted.

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 11 May 2017, 10.30am. Last reviewed: Fri 12 May 2017, 12.38pm

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS Nature Track Prescribed Burn

There is a fire in this park called NPWS Nature Track Prescribed Burn. 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 9 May 2017, 3.29pm to Wed 7 Jun 2017, 3.25pm. Last reviewed: Tue 9 May 2017, 3.35pm

Closed areas: Scotts Main Range closed to vehicles due to trail maintenance

Scotts Main Range is currently closed to vehicles due to scheduled road maintenance. This closure will be reassessed on 7 June 2017. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the 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 Mon 8 May 2017, 11.25am. Last reviewed: Wed 10 May 2017, 9.26am

Closed areas: Cattai National Park

The Cattai section of Cattai National Park is closed due to construction work on 10 May and 11 May 2017. Mitchell Park remains open. 

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 the NPWS Cumberland area office on (02) 4580 2700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sat 29 Apr 2017, 6.00am to Tue 31 Oct 2017, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 28 Apr 2017, 12.54pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program

1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) as buried baits or ejector capsules will be laid in various locations across the following national parks:

  • Dharug National Park
  • Popran National Park
  • Yengo National Park
  • Brisbane Water National Park
  • Parr State Conservation Area
  • Palm Grove Nature Reserve

This will occur in a continuous and ongoing manner from 29 April 2017 to 31 October 2017. Do not touch baits or ejector devices. 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Domestic pets may be affected. Pet owners must ensure that their pets do not enter baited reserves. For further information please contact the NPWS Gosford area office on (02) 43204200 during business hours.

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Applies from Thu 13 Apr 2017, 11.55am. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Apr 2017, 8.07am

Hazard reduction burns: Yetholme Trig

There is a fire in this park called Yetholme Trig. 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 Wed 19 Apr 2017, 1.32pm to Sat 3 Jun 2017, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Apr 2017, 8.05am

Closed areas: Anvil Rock barrier replacement

Anvil Rock is closed to enable an upgrade to safety barriers. This closure is in place from Thursday 20 April 2017 until 3 June 2017. Any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Closed areas are:

  • Anvil Rock Road at the junction of Perrys Lookdown Road
  • Anvil Rock lookout and track
  • Anvil Rock car park and,
  • Wind Eroded Cave and 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 Mon 17 Apr 2017, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 13 Apr 2017, 11.54am

Hazard reduction burns: Yetholme Trig

There is a fire in this park called Yetholme Trig. 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 Thu 30 Mar 2017, 7.00am to Wed 31 May 2017, 6.58am. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Apr 2017, 4.47pm

Safety alerts: Mount Keira Ring track closed

A section of Mount Keira Ring track is closed for feral animal control. The closed area is the northern section of the track that extends west from Mount Pleasant track to the stairs leading up to Queen Elizabeth Drive. View a map of the affected area (PDF 130KB).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Illawarra area office on (02) 4224 4188 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 17 Mar 2017, 9.34am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Mar 2017, 2.03pm

Safety alerts: Wet weather safety

Walkers, cyclists and canyoners are advised to be cautious and to plan their activities and routes carefully. Significant rain has affected the entire park since Monday 13 March. Rivers and creeks could become impassable at short notice. Please note some closures are in place within this park.

For more information, contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, Monday to Sunday from 9am –  4.30pm.

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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 Mon 10 Apr 2017, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Mar 2017, 11.16am

Hazard reduction burns: Goulds Creek

There is a fire in this park called Goulds Creek . 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 Mon 3 Apr 2017, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Mar 2017, 10.55am

Hazard reduction burns: Harpers Gully

There is a fire in this park called Harpers Gully. 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 Thu 23 Feb 2017, 3.19pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Mar 2017, 9.56am

Safety alerts: Victoria Falls Road access

Due to roadworks on the Great Western Highway at Mt Victoria, vehicle access into Victoria Falls Road may not always be possible. For further information, contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877.

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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 Fri 23 Sep 2016, 9.42am. Last reviewed: Sun 23 Oct 2016, 11.53am

Safety alerts: Access to Dunn's Swamp

The Coricudgy Road has suffered minor damage from the wet weather in September 2016. Please drive to the conditions and allow extra time to complete your journey. The road is suitable for all vehicles. 

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Applies from Thu 8 Sep 2016, 3.46pm. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Oct 2016, 4.22pm

Other planned events: Rouse Hill Regional Park play equipment repairs

Playground equipment in Rouse Hill Regional Park is currently undergoing repairs. Sections of the playground area will be closed while the work is being carried out. For more information, please contact the NPWS Windsor area office on (02) 4580 2700 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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Applies from Tue 30 Sep 2014, 4.42pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 10.02am

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 Moauntains 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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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