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Jenolan Caves House

Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve

Closed due to current alerts 

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 4 July 2022, 11.42am

Applies from Sun 3 Jul 2022, 10.30am to Mon 18 Jul 2022, 12.09pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Jul 2022, 11.42am.

Closed parks: Jenolan Caves closed due to adverse road conditions

Jenolan Caves precinct will be closed to the public from 10.30pm Sunday 3 July up to and including Monday 18 July 2022 at 12pm.

This is due to adverse road conditions.

Jenolan Caves offers complete booking flexibility. Our staff are happy to assist you by arranging alternative dates or providing a refund for any cancellations for experiences that have been prepaid. If you require assistance, call us on 1300 76 33 11.

Any update on the closure and a possible extension will happen on Monday 18 July 2022.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Sat 9 Apr 2022, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Jul 2022, 2.22pm

Closed areas: Parts of Blue Mountains National Park closed

Many walking tracks, roads and fire trails within Blue Mountains National Park remain closed following sustained wet weather, subsequent geological instability or infrastructure upgrades. As sites are re-opened, we remind visitors that these areas have been subject to long periods of high rainfall, and landslides, rockfall and treefall can occur without notice.

Please check which areas are closed before travelling.

The following areas are closed:

Katoomba and Leura

  • Mount Hay Road is closed to vehicles (pedestrians and cyclists allowed)
  • Golden Stairs
  • Furber Steps
  • Fern Bower
  • Federal Pass
  • Kedumba Pass and Sublime Point fire trails
  • Pool of Siloam, Lyrebird Dell and Gordon Falls picnic area closed Friday 7 July for a helicopter operation
  • Gordon Falls track and lookout closed from Monday 2 May 2022 due to track work
  • Lillian's Bridge track - closure at junction of Inspiration Point track. No through access to Valley of the Waters and the Conservation Hut due to a major landslide.  
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk between Gordon Falls lookout and Olympian lookout, due to landslides. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk between Lady Darley lookout and Cliff View lookout due to trackwork
  • Amphitheatre track
  • Bridal Veil lookout (west of Leura Cascades) is closed from 15 June 2022 to approximately the end of August 2022 for upgrade works
  • Lone Lyrebird track between Gordon Road and the War Memorial, due to a major washout
  • Golf Links lookout to Carleton Road, Leura, is closed Monday to Friday for trackwork
  • Dardanelles Pass loop walking track
  • Giant Stairway
  • No access from Echo Point to Scenic World via Giant Stairs and Dardanelles Pass
  • Glenraphael Rd & Narrow Neck trail 
  • Ruined Castle walking track 
  • Six Foot Track - Nellies Glen to Megalong Valley

Wentworth Falls

  • McMahons Lookout Road is closed to vehicles (pedestrians and cyclists allowed)
  • Valley of the Waters track below Empress lookout
  • Wentworth Falls track below the top crossing
  • Nature track closed between Edinburgh Castle Rock and Lillian's Bridge due to landslide
  • Charles Darwin walk
  • National Pass
  • Wentworth Pass
  • No access to Conservation Hut parking area or visitor facilities
  • Kedumba River Crossing campground
  • Ingar Rd is closed where it traverses private property at the west end. Ingar campers must walk in via Anderson's or Bedford Rds. 

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

  • Pierces Pass Road is closed to vehicles (pedestrians and cyclists allowed)
  • Victoria Falls Road is closed to vehicles (pedestrians and cyclists allowed)
  • Hat Hill Road is closed to vehicles (pedestrians and cyclists allowed)
  • Grand Canyon walking track and carpark
  • Point Pilcher Road is closed to vehicles (pedestrians and cyclists allowed)
  • All access tracks into the Grose Valley are closed, including Perrys Lookdown track, Shortridge Pass (Lockleys Pylon to Blue Gum), Victoria Falls walking track, Govetts Descent, Horse track, Rodriguez Pass and Pierces Pass.
  • Braeside walking track due to track work (Braeside Rd is open to cyclists and walkers.)
  • Walls Cave walking track due to trackwork
  • Evans lookout  
  • Blue Gum Forest
  • Acacia Flat campground
  • Green Gully & Dunphy's Campground are closed to all vehicles due to land slips, public road restrictions and flooding.
  • Perrys Lookdown campground
  • Pulpit walking track and Pulpit Rock lookout

Lawson, Woodford, Hazelbrook

  • Murphys Glen Road closed to vehicles (open to walkers and cyclists).  
  • Murphys Glen campground closed until Friday 15 July 2022 to allow for roadworks and campground improvements
  • Empire Pass

Canyons and rock climbing

  • Empress Canyon is closed  
  • Climbing and canyoning areas in the Blue Mountains are open unless the access road is closed or the site is listed in this alert.

Grade 5 tracks and off-trail areas

Grade 5 tracks and off-trail areas are open, excluding those listed below. Grade 5 tracks are for very experienced bushwalkers with specialised skills such as advanced navigation and emergency first aid. Please visit this page for further information on track grades.

If you plan on embarking on Grade 5 tracks and undertaking off-trail activities, please be aware of the likelihood of changed conditions and consider current safety advice.

Closed Grade 5 tracks:

  • Mount Solitary loop due to landslides near Ruined Castle
  • K2K (Kanangra to Katoomba) access only available from either Green Gully (Dunphy's campground) or Kanangra Walls. Narrow Neck trail is currently closed. Also note: Due to the ongoing wet conditions, Coxs River can flood at short notice and may be impassable. Walkers should check conditions before departing.
  • Shortridge Pass from Lockleys Pylon to Blue Gum
  • Roberts Pass
  • Lindeman Pass
  • Rodriguez Pass
  • Govetts Descent
  • Horse track
  • Vera Falls and Hippocrene Falls walking tracks

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

Applies from Tue 5 Jul 2022, 8.34am to Fri 15 Jul 2022, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 5 Jul 2022, 8.37am

Closed areas: Campground closed due to severe weather

The Boyd River Campground will be closed from 9am Tuesday 5 July to 8am Friday 15 July 2022 due to severe weather.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kanangra area office on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Sun 3 Jul 2022, 10.30am to Mon 18 Jul 2022, 12.09pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Jul 2022, 11.42am

Closed parks: Jenolan Caves closed due to adverse road conditions

Jenolan Caves precinct will be closed to the public from 10.30pm Sunday 3 July up to and including Monday 18 July 2022 at 12pm.

This is due to adverse road conditions.

Jenolan Caves offers complete booking flexibility. Our staff are happy to assist you by arranging alternative dates or providing a refund for any cancellations for experiences that have been prepaid. If you require assistance, call us on 1300 76 33 11.

Any update on the closure and a possible extension will happen on Monday 18 July 2022.

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Applies from Fri 1 Jul 2022, 4.42pm to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 4.43pm. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Jul 2022, 5.04pm

Safety alerts: Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) access

K2K (Kanangra to Katoomba) access is only available from either Green Gully (Dunphy's campground) or Kanangra Walls. Narrow Neck trail is currently closed.

Please note: Due to the ongoing wet conditions, Coxs River can flood at short notice and may be impassable. Walkers should check conditions before departing.

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Applies from Mon 8 Nov 2021, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Jun 2022, 4.43pm

Closed areas: Six Foot track partial closure

The following sections of Six Foot track are closed until mid-October 2022:

  • From Explorers Tree (Katoomba) to Megalong Road due to multiple landslips, fallen trees and dangerous trees along the track presenting poor and dangerous condition.
  • Between Jenolan Caves cabins and Jenolan Caves 

This closure may be extended. Additional major upgrade works will be required over the next 12 month which may also cause walker disruption. 

Six Foot track from Megalong Road through to Cox’s River and Black Range remains open.

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

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Applies from Thu 30 Jun 2022, 11.11am to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Jun 2022, 11.15am

Closed areas: Kanangra Boyd National Park fire trail closures

The following fire trails In Kanangra Boyd National Park are closed from Thursday 30 June to Friday 30 September 2022 due to wet weather and track conditions:

  • Morong Falls
  • Gibraltar Rock
  • Waterfall Creek
  • Mini Mini

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kanangra area office on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Wed 4 May 2022, 11.11am to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 4 May 2022, 12.51pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve from Monday 2 May to Wednesday 2 November 2022.

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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.

Please contact the NPWS Kanangra area office at Oberon on 02 6336 6200 for more information.

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Applies from Wed 4 May 2022, 11.02am to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Wed 4 May 2022, 12.50pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in Kanangra Boyd National Park from Monday 2 May to Wednesday 2 November 2022.

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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.

Please contact the NPWS Kanangra area office at Oberon on 02 6336 6200 for more information.

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Applies from Thu 11 Nov 2021, 8.32am to Mon 3 Oct 2022, 8.34am. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Dec 2021, 8.35am

Safety alerts: River crossings to campgrounds

Vehicle access to the following camping areas is via natural river bed crossings that require 4WD capability, and are subject to flooding:

  • Wollemi National Park -  Newnes (Cricket Pitch camping area only)
  • Turon National Park - all camping areas
  • Marrangaroo National Park - main camping area
  • Abercrombie River National Park - all camping areas
  • Kanangra Boyd National Park - Kowmung river crossing 

River levels can rise rapidly with heavy rain falling upstream. Please check the weather forecast before leaving home.

 

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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-house/local-alerts

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