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Jenolan Caves cottages

Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve

Closed due to current alerts 

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 13 September 2021, 2.57pm

Applies from Mon 16 Aug 2021, 5.31pm to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 1.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Sep 2021, 2.57pm.

Closed parks: Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve closed due to COVID restrictions

Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve is closed until further notice as a result of the NSW Government’s stay-at-home restrictions. Find our more on our COVID-19 update webpage.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 25 Dec 2019, 8.07pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Sep 2021, 11.23am

Closed areas: Blue Mountains National Park - closed areas

All campgrounds and campsites listed on our website require a booking to be made before you visit. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

The following areas of Blue Mountains National Park are closed due to bushfire or storm damage, road or track works:

Katoomba and Leura 

  • Amphitheatre track from the base of Bridal Veil falls to Fern Bower, due to ongoing rockfall risk.
  • Lindemans Pass is closed where it crosses Leura Falls Creek, due to track works.
  • Part of Prince Henry Cliff walk between Leura Cascades and the Bridal Veil View East lookout track junction is closed Mondays to Fridays only, for track maintenance. There is no pedestrian access between Katoomba and Leura within the national park. Walkers accessing Leura Cascades from the east must return by the same route.
  • Part of Prince Henry Cliff walk between the Fern Bower junction and Tallawalla lookout is closed due to a major landslide and track maintenance. Walkers can exit/enter via Silver Mist picnic area. Note: Walkers can still access Fern Bower via Solitary Restaurant.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk between Gordon Falls lookout and Olympian lookout, due to landslides. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Six Foot track is closed where managed by Crown Lands due to COVID-19. NPWS-managed sections are open.

Wentworth Falls

  • Wentworth Falls picnic area will be closed to vehicle traffic from Tuesday 31 August 2021 for road repairs. Pedestrians are permitted along walking tracks.   
  • Part of National Pass from Valley of Waters to Slacks Stairs, due to ongoing rockfall risk.
  • Charles Darwin walk north of Weeping Rock circuit. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Red Ridge fire trail is closed to all traffic, cyclists and walkers from Kings Tableland Road from Monday 20 September to Friday 23 October 2021 for road works.
  • Ingar Road is closed where it traverses private property at the end of Queen Elizabeth Drive. Ingar campground is therefore closed to vehicles. Walkers and cyclists permitted where they do not traverse private property.

Blackheath, Medlow Bath, Megalong Valley, Mount Victoria and Bells Line

  • Govetts Leap descent and Rodriguez Pass walking track, due to fire damage to infrastructure and landslides after storms.
  • Perrys Lookdown campground, due to dangerous tree.
  • Walls Cave, Popes Glen and Pulpit Rock tracks are closed due to fire and flood damage and associated repairs.
  • Pierces Pass Road is closed due to storm damage. Walkers and cyclists permitted. 

Woodford, Hazelbrook, Lawson, Bullaburra 

  • From Monday 20 September to Saturday 22 October 2021, Monday to Friday, there's no public access to Woodford State Conservation Area via Windbourne Road (L6) and Clearview Parade.

Canyons and rock climbing areas

  • Pulpit Rock climbing area and all other areas that require access along closed walking tracks or roads.
  • Wollangambe 1 Canyon closed due to a dangerous whirlpool.

Note: All canyons except Wollangambe 1 are open. Visitors should exercise caution, as recent flooding may have left debris or moved rocks.

If you arrive at your local national park or other public space and it's too crowded to practice social distancing, it's your responsibility to leave the area. 

To check which areas are closed, click the 'Show list' button on the Blue Mountains National Park page alert.

For further information call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

Applies from Mon 16 Aug 2021, 5.31pm to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 1.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Sep 2021, 2.57pm

Closed parks: Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve closed due to COVID restrictions

Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve is closed until further notice as a result of the NSW Government’s stay-at-home restrictions. Find our more on our COVID-19 update webpage.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 2.47pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Sep 2021, 4.14pm

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed due to damage

The following campgrounds are closed due to fire and/or flood damage:

  • Heartbreak Hill campground
  • Colo Meroo campground
  • Dingo Dell

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Tue 24 Aug 2021, 4.34pm. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Aug 2021, 12.12pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a strategic ground baiting program for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The operations will involve the use of meat products containing Poison 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate). The ground baiting program will be ongoing from Monday 16 August for four weeks, then continuing to Tuesday 30 November 2021 in the following parks, reserves and state conservation areas:

  • Abercrombie National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Gardens of Stone National Park
  • Wollemi National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park
  • Turon National Park
  • Marrangaroo National Park
  • Mares Forest National Park
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve
  • Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve

These programs have been designed to meet NPWS priority conservation and state focused biosecurity issues. All baiting locations will be signposted.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information, call the NPWS Kanangra area on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Tue 29 Jun 2021, 4.58pm to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Sep 2021, 4.15pm

Safety alerts: Six Foot track partial closure

The section of Six Foot track on Crown Lands is closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Access through the Jenolan Caves business precinct has also changed:

  • Five Mile Road is closed to all traffic due to safety concerns
  • There are restriction vehicle conditions on Two Mile road

For the new access conditions to Jenolan Caves, including the collection of walkers from the NPWS section of Six Foot track, please review the information on the Jenolan Caves website. Bookings are mandatory through the Jenolan website.

For further information regarding sections of the Six Foot track, please call Crown Lands general number 1300 886 235.

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Applies from Sat 26 Jun 2021, 7.51am to Tue 30 Nov 2021, 7.52am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Jul 2021, 1.52pm

Other planned events: Poison 1080 wild dog and fox control program notice

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a strategic ground and aerial baiting program for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The operations will involve the use of meat, manufactured products and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPE’s) containing Poison 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate). The program will be continuous and ongoing from  Saturday 26 June 2021 to Thursday 30 November 2021 in the following parks, reserves and state conservation areas:

  • Abercrombie National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Gardens of Stone National Park
  • Wollemi National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park
  • Turon National Park
  • Marrangaroo National Park
  • Mares Forest National Park
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve

These programs have been designed to meet NPWS priority conservation and state focused biosecurity issues. All baiting locations will be signposted.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information, call the NPWS Kanangra area on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Thu 13 May 2021, 8.00am to Wed 17 Nov 2021, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Jun 2021, 3.37pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an ongoing aerial and ground baiting program in this park from Monday 17 May to Wednesday 17 November 2021. The operation will involve the use of meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock. This program is carried out as part of the following Blue Mountains Branch Pest Management Strategies: Western Hunter Wild Dog Management Plan, Central Hunter Wild Dog Management Plan & Post Fire Aerial Baiting Program.

All baiting locations will be identified by signs. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please email or call the NPWS Bulga Office on (02) 6574 5555

Applies from Fri 26 Mar 2021, 3.55pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Apr 2021, 2.56pm

Safety alerts: Advanced navigation required for Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) track

Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) track has been damaged by fire, storms and flooding. The trail is overgrown with significant understorey brush and grass growth.

Fallen trees, vegetation covered loose rocks and burnt out stump holes may result in slips, trips and falls. Advanced navigation skills are required to undertake this trail.

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Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and-accommodation/accommodation/jenolan-caves-cottages/local-alerts

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