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Crossing the Blue Mountains

Stage 2 (Years 3-4), HSIE, Blue Mountains National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 15 September 2020, 2.19pm

Applies from Wed 25 Dec 2019, 8.07pm. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Sep 2020, 2.19pm.

Closed areas: Blue Mountains National Park - closed areas

NPWS is working to reopen campgrounds and accommodation where possible. However, some locations need to remain closed to ensure compliance with the current rules on public gatherings or for other reasons such as fire/flood damage.

From Monday 1 June 2020, all reopened campgrounds and campsites will 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, COVID-19, track works and/or flood damage:

Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls

  • National Pass from Valley of Waters to Slacks Stairs, due to rockfall risk
  • Golden Stairs and Federal Pass between Scenic World and Golden Stairs, due to a new landslide
  • Part of Amphitheatre track from the base of Bridal Veil falls to Fern Bower, due to rockfall risk
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk between Leura Cascades round walk and Leura Cascades picnic area, and between Gordon Falls lookout and Olympian lookout, due to landslides. Detours in place. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Part of Charles Darwin walk north of Weeping Rock circuit. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Ingar campground can only be accessed via Andersons or Bedford Creek trails on foot, not via Ingar Road. 
  • Ruined Castle and Mount Solitary walking tracks due to fire damage
  • Wild Dog Mountains routes, Kanangra to Katoomba closed south of Mobbs Swamp (Yellow Pup spur), Katoomba to Mittagong

Bullaburrra to Linden

  • Bedford Creek crossing not suitable for vehicles

Blackheath, Medlow Bath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line

  • Walking tracks into and around Grose Valley including Perrys (below Docker lookout), Cliff Top, Bridal Veil Falls, Rodriguez Pass, Pierces Pass (Hungerfords) and Short Ridge (aka Lockleys Pylon closed below Pylon), due to fire damage
  • Perrys, Burra Korain and Acacia Flat campgrounds closed
  • Other walking tracks around Blackheath, including Walls Cave, Popes Glen, Braeside walk and Pulpit Rock, due to fire and flood damage

Southern Blue Mountains National Park

  • The Range fire trail to Wombeyan Caves Road is open (although Wombeyan Caves remain closed).
  • Oberon-Colong Stockroute is only open to Mount Werong campground

Canyons

  • Yileen and Butterbox/Mount Hay are closed. All other canyons are open.

Rock climbing areas

  • Pulpit Rock and all areas that require access along closed and damaged walking tracks


The following areas are open: 

Katoomba

  • Access to the Three Sisters and Giant Stairs from Echo Point
  • Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls cliff top walking tracks, where not impacted above or by other closures
  • Narrow Neck cycle route and fire trail
  • Narrow Neck fire trail and Tarros Ladder
  • Mount Hay Road, Fortress Ridge, Lockleys Pylon, Mount Hay summit and Butterbox Point
  • Nellies Glen and Devils Hole
  • Six Foot track is open to walkers
  • Kedumba Valley road to Kedumba campground
  • McMahons lookout

Blackheath, Medlow Bath and Bells Line of Road

  • Blue Mountains Heritage Centre (social distancing required)
  • Evans lookout, Grand Canyon, Govetts Leap, Fairfax walking track
  • Braeside fire trail (not walk)
  • Anvil Rock, Wind Eroded Cave and Perrys Lookdown lookout (no access down into Grose Valley) open to walkers and cyclists only.
  • Burramoko Ridge fire trail and Hanging Rock/Baltzer lookouts
  • Point Pilcher lookout
  • Victoria Falls road, walking track to Victoria Falls (no access beyond base of falls) and Asgard swamp
  • Mount Banks (cycle route and summit walk)
  • Walls lookout and Rigby Hill routes
  • Dunphys/Green Gully campsite 

Southern Blue Mountains National Park

  • Yerranderie

 

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

NSW National Parks will be clearing fallen trees, removing tree hazards and undertaking minor repairs on damaged infrastructure over the next few months. Some tracks and sites may remain closed for longer periods where major infrastructure needs replacing.

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).

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 2.47pm. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Sep 2020, 2.14pm.

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed

NPWS is working to reopen all campgrounds and accommodations where possible. However, some locations need to remain closed to ensure compliance with the current rules on public gatherings, or for other reasons such as fire or flood damage.

From 1 June 2020, all reopened campgrounds and campsites will require a booking to be made before you visit.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

Affects 2 locations in this park: Show list

Applies from Thu 3 Sep 2020, 3.54pm to Fri 25 Sep 2020, 3.55pm. Last reviewed: Fri 11 Sep 2020, 3.23pm.

Closed areas: Areas closed for Bowen Mountain South West Hazard Reduction

Some parts of Blue Mountains National Park are closed due to hazard reduction burning from Friday 4 September to Friday 25 September 2020. The closed areas are:

  • The Burralow campground precinct and associated fire trails in Blue Mountains National Park including:
    • Burralow campground (from Bowen Mountain)
    • Paterson Range fire trail (from Bilpin)
    • Tabaraga Ridge fire trail (from Kurrajong Heights)
    • Donnas track
  • The Bowen Mountain south precinct and associated fire trails in Blue Mountains National Park including:
    • Southern fire trail
    • Bowen fire trail
    • Chippers dozer line

The hazard reduction burn was conducted on Friday 4 September to Sunday 6 September 2020. Due to hazardous trees some areas remain closed. These areas will continue to be assessed regularly.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. This burn is called Bowen Mountain South West Hazard Reduction. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4720 6200 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Wed 29 Jul 2020, 6.00am to Sat 26 Sep 2020, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 9 Sep 2020, 11.02am.

Closed areas: Valley of the Waters track closed Tuesday to Friday

Valley of the Waters track is closed Tuesday to Friday between Overcliff track and Nature track junctions from Wednesday 29 July to Saturday 26 September 2020. The closure is due to walking track maintenance. The track is open Saturday to Monday.

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Applies from Tue 1 Sep 2020, 11.41am. Last reviewed: Tue 1 Sep 2020, 4.24pm.

Safety alerts: McMahons Lookout Road conditions

McMahons Lookout Road is currently very rough. It is not recommended for 2WD or low profile vehicles. This is the result of erosion caused by fires and flooding in January 2020. Take care and drive safely.

For more information, contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Thu 13 Aug 2020, 2.19pm to Fri 25 Sep 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 7 Sep 2020, 10.06am.

Closed areas: Burralow campground closed

Burralow campground in Blue Mountains National Park has been closed due to weather impacts and significant vehicle-related damage. Road maintenance with heavy equipment is now scheduled to begin remedial fire trail work in the coming weeks. The following areas will not be accessible:

  • Burralow campground
  • Paterson Range fire trail
  • Tabaraga Ridge fire trail

As soon as this work is completed and the trails made safe we will reopen the trails. The closure will be revised on Wednesday 23 September 2020. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the local NPWS office 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Wed 29 Jul 2020, 12.48pm. Last reviewed: Mon 31 Aug 2020, 11.51am.

Closed areas: Golden Stairs to Scenic World

Golden Stairs to Scenic World is closed due to a major landslide. Site assessments have determined that further rock falls are possible. Entering this area could be life threatening.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Wed 15 Jul 2020, 7.51am to Thu 31 Dec 2020, 7.52am. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Aug 2020, 2.37pm.

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox control program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a strategic baiting program for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The operation will involve the use of meat, manufactured products and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPE’s) containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison. The program will be continuous and ongoing from Monday 27 July to Thursday 31 December 2020 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.

Applies from Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Aug 2020, 2.04pm.

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 Wed 1 Jul 2020, 9.58am to Thu 31 Dec 2020, 9.58am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Jul 2020, 11.57am.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs.

The program is ongoing from Wednesday 1 July 2020 until Thursday 31 December 2020 in the following parks and reserves:

  • Abercrombie River National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park (Including Bullnigang and Millnigang trails)

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 office on 02 6336 6200.

Applies from Wed 3 Jun 2020, 5.34pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Jul 2020, 2.43pm.

Other planned events: Six Foot Track - camping registration

If you're planning to stay at a campground managed by Crown Lands (e.g. on Six Foot Track) from 1 June 2020, you now need to fill out the Crown reserves camping registration form.

To register fill in the online form and submit.

This link can be emailed or sent by text message. The form can be submitted on a smartphone or computer.

This is requiered to comply with the Public Health Order and COVID-19 Safety Plans.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 16 Sep 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 18 Sep 2020, 4.54pm

Hazard reduction burns: Wilton South HR

There is a fire in this park called Wilton South HR. 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 15 Sep 2020, 12.01am to Thu 24 Sep 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 18 Sep 2020, 11.28am

Closed areas: Jenolan Caves accommodation closed

All accommodation at Jenolan Caves is closed and unavailable from Tuesday 15 September to Thursday 24 September 2020.

Dining is also unavailable at Chisolm's between those dates.

Caves tours remain closed until further notice due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The café and some walking tracks remain open for day visitors.

Jenolan Caves offers complete flexibility in booking arrangements. Our staff are happy to assist you by arranging alternative dates for travel, offering a voucher valid for up to three years or providing a refund for any cancellations. If you require assistance, please call 1300 76 33 11.

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Applies from Fri 18 Sep 2020, 7.00am to Mon 21 Sep 2020, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 18 Sep 2020, 10.08am

Closed areas: Yellow Rock Road and lookout closed

Yellow Rock lookout in Yellomundee Regional Park is closed for road maintenance from Friday 18 September to Monday 21 September 2020.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4632 4500 or npws.hawkesburynattai@environment.nsw.gov.au.

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Applies from Wed 25 Dec 2019, 8.07pm. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Sep 2020, 2.19pm

Closed areas: Blue Mountains National Park - closed areas

NPWS is working to reopen campgrounds and accommodation where possible. However, some locations need to remain closed to ensure compliance with the current rules on public gatherings or for other reasons such as fire/flood damage.

From Monday 1 June 2020, all reopened campgrounds and campsites will 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, COVID-19, track works and/or flood damage:

Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls

  • National Pass from Valley of Waters to Slacks Stairs, due to rockfall risk
  • Golden Stairs and Federal Pass between Scenic World and Golden Stairs, due to a new landslide
  • Part of Amphitheatre track from the base of Bridal Veil falls to Fern Bower, due to rockfall risk
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk between Leura Cascades round walk and Leura Cascades picnic area, and between Gordon Falls lookout and Olympian lookout, due to landslides. Detours in place. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Part of Charles Darwin walk north of Weeping Rock circuit. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Ingar campground can only be accessed via Andersons or Bedford Creek trails on foot, not via Ingar Road. 
  • Ruined Castle and Mount Solitary walking tracks due to fire damage
  • Wild Dog Mountains routes, Kanangra to Katoomba closed south of Mobbs Swamp (Yellow Pup spur), Katoomba to Mittagong

Bullaburrra to Linden

  • Bedford Creek crossing not suitable for vehicles

Blackheath, Medlow Bath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line

  • Walking tracks into and around Grose Valley including Perrys (below Docker lookout), Cliff Top, Bridal Veil Falls, Rodriguez Pass, Pierces Pass (Hungerfords) and Short Ridge (aka Lockleys Pylon closed below Pylon), due to fire damage
  • Perrys, Burra Korain and Acacia Flat campgrounds closed
  • Other walking tracks around Blackheath, including Walls Cave, Popes Glen, Braeside walk and Pulpit Rock, due to fire and flood damage

Southern Blue Mountains National Park

  • The Range fire trail to Wombeyan Caves Road is open (although Wombeyan Caves remain closed).
  • Oberon-Colong Stockroute is only open to Mount Werong campground

Canyons

  • Yileen and Butterbox/Mount Hay are closed. All other canyons are open.

Rock climbing areas

  • Pulpit Rock and all areas that require access along closed and damaged walking tracks


The following areas are open: 

Katoomba

  • Access to the Three Sisters and Giant Stairs from Echo Point
  • Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls cliff top walking tracks, where not impacted above or by other closures
  • Narrow Neck cycle route and fire trail
  • Narrow Neck fire trail and Tarros Ladder
  • Mount Hay Road, Fortress Ridge, Lockleys Pylon, Mount Hay summit and Butterbox Point
  • Nellies Glen and Devils Hole
  • Six Foot track is open to walkers
  • Kedumba Valley road to Kedumba campground
  • McMahons lookout

Blackheath, Medlow Bath and Bells Line of Road

  • Blue Mountains Heritage Centre (social distancing required)
  • Evans lookout, Grand Canyon, Govetts Leap, Fairfax walking track
  • Braeside fire trail (not walk)
  • Anvil Rock, Wind Eroded Cave and Perrys Lookdown lookout (no access down into Grose Valley) open to walkers and cyclists only.
  • Burramoko Ridge fire trail and Hanging Rock/Baltzer lookouts
  • Point Pilcher lookout
  • Victoria Falls road, walking track to Victoria Falls (no access beyond base of falls) and Asgard swamp
  • Mount Banks (cycle route and summit walk)
  • Walls lookout and Rigby Hill routes
  • Dunphys/Green Gully campsite 

Southern Blue Mountains National Park

  • Yerranderie

 

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

NSW National Parks will be clearing fallen trees, removing tree hazards and undertaking minor repairs on damaged infrastructure over the next few months. Some tracks and sites may remain closed for longer periods where major infrastructure needs replacing.

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).

Affects 1 park and 19 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 2.47pm. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Sep 2020, 2.14pm

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed

NPWS is working to reopen all campgrounds and accommodations where possible. However, some locations need to remain closed to ensure compliance with the current rules on public gatherings, or for other reasons such as fire or flood damage.

From 1 June 2020, all reopened campgrounds and campsites will require a booking to be made before you visit.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

Affects 8 parks and 8 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Thu 3 Sep 2020, 3.54pm to Fri 25 Sep 2020, 3.55pm. Last reviewed: Fri 11 Sep 2020, 3.23pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for Bowen Mountain South West Hazard Reduction

Some parts of Blue Mountains National Park are closed due to hazard reduction burning from Friday 4 September to Friday 25 September 2020. The closed areas are:

  • The Burralow campground precinct and associated fire trails in Blue Mountains National Park including:
    • Burralow campground (from Bowen Mountain)
    • Paterson Range fire trail (from Bilpin)
    • Tabaraga Ridge fire trail (from Kurrajong Heights)
    • Donnas track
  • The Bowen Mountain south precinct and associated fire trails in Blue Mountains National Park including:
    • Southern fire trail
    • Bowen fire trail
    • Chippers dozer line

The hazard reduction burn was conducted on Friday 4 September to Sunday 6 September 2020. Due to hazardous trees some areas remain closed. These areas will continue to be assessed regularly.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. This burn is called Bowen Mountain South West Hazard Reduction. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4720 6200 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Wed 29 Jul 2020, 6.00am to Sat 26 Sep 2020, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 9 Sep 2020, 11.02am

Closed areas: Valley of the Waters track closed Tuesday to Friday

Valley of the Waters track is closed Tuesday to Friday between Overcliff track and Nature track junctions from Wednesday 29 July to Saturday 26 September 2020. The closure is due to walking track maintenance. The track is open Saturday to Monday.

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Applies from Wed 4 Mar 2020, 8.59am. Last reviewed: Fri 4 Sep 2020, 9.27am

Closed areas: Yengo National Park - closed areas

The Big Yango precinct in Yengo National Park is currently closed for repair and maintenance work.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Wollemi-Yengo area office on 02 6574 5555.

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Applies from Thu 27 Aug 2020, 4.20pm. Last reviewed: Thu 3 Sep 2020, 2.06pm

Closed parks: Guula Ngurra National Park closed

Guula Ngurra National Park is closed. NSW National Parks plans to open the park within 3 months, after building works and campground facilities are completed. This closure will be reviewed on Thursday 26 November 2020.

Only the Mount Penang section of Guula Ngurra is open, including Mount Penang loop walk, which was formerly part of Bangadilly National Park.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the local NPWS office on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Wed 25 Mar 2020, 2.43pm. Last reviewed: Wed 2 Sep 2020, 5.08pm

Closed areas: Partial building closures

Outdoor areas within Hartley Historic Site and Hartley Historic Visitor Centre (including the shop and gallery) are open. The Talisman Gallery is open.

Some buildings ain Hartley Historic Site are currently closed. These include:

  • Hartley Courthouse
  • Old Post Office Cafe
  • St Bernards Church

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Applies from Tue 1 Sep 2020, 11.41am. Last reviewed: Tue 1 Sep 2020, 4.24pm

Safety alerts: McMahons Lookout Road conditions

McMahons Lookout Road is currently very rough. It is not recommended for 2WD or low profile vehicles. This is the result of erosion caused by fires and flooding in January 2020. Take care and drive safely.

For more information, contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Tue 1 Sep 2020, 10.13am to Fri 2 Oct 2020, 10.14am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Sep 2020, 3.06pm

Closed parks: Gulguer Nature Reserve closed - Storm damage

Gulguer Nature Reserve is closed due to storm damage repair works. The closure will be reviewed on Friday 2 October 2020.

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 Tue 1 Sep 2020, 10.00am to Fri 2 Oct 2020, 10.01am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Sep 2020, 3.07pm

Closed parks: Bents Basin State Conservation Area closed - Storm damage

Bents Basin State Conservation Area is closed due to flood damage repair works. The closure will be reviewed on Friday 2 October 2020.

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 31 Aug 2020, 10.23am. Last reviewed: Tue 1 Sep 2020, 1.21pm

Other planned events: Cave tours temporarily suspended due to COVID-19

Caves tours are closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. NPWS is continuing to monitor advice from the NSW Government Chief Medical Officer and NSW Health, with regards to safely reopening the cave tours. We appreciate your patience during this time, while we continue to prioritise the health and safety of our staff and visitors.

For further information please visit the Jenolan Caves website.

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Applies from Thu 13 Aug 2020, 2.19pm to Fri 25 Sep 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 7 Sep 2020, 10.06am

Closed areas: Burralow campground closed

Burralow campground in Blue Mountains National Park has been closed due to weather impacts and significant vehicle-related damage. Road maintenance with heavy equipment is now scheduled to begin remedial fire trail work in the coming weeks. The following areas will not be accessible:

  • Burralow campground
  • Paterson Range fire trail
  • Tabaraga Ridge fire trail

As soon as this work is completed and the trails made safe we will reopen the trails. The closure will be revised on Wednesday 23 September 2020. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the local NPWS office 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Wed 29 Jul 2020, 12.48pm. Last reviewed: Mon 31 Aug 2020, 11.51am

Closed areas: Golden Stairs to Scenic World

Golden Stairs to Scenic World is closed due to a major landslide. Site assessments have determined that further rock falls are possible. Entering this area could be life threatening.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Fri 28 Aug 2020, 3.04pm. Last reviewed: Fri 28 Aug 2020, 3.50pm

Closed areas: Kanangra-Boyd National Park part park closure

The majority of Kanangra-Boyd National Park remains closed due to fire and flood damage.

  • Only Kanangra Walls Road, Kanangra Lookout, Waterfall walk to top of Kalang Falls and Boyd River campground are open. Campers must book online before arriving at the campground.
  • Six Foot track is open. Please register with Crown Lands and Think Before You Trek before you you walk this track.

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Applies from Fri 21 Aug 2020, 3.43pm to Tue 1 Dec 2020, 3.44pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Aug 2020, 3.52pm

Closed areas: Cattai National Park campground closed

Cattai National Park campground is closed due to flood damage works. Cattai National Park picnic area is open for day use and picnics but not camping.

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Applies from Wed 19 Feb 2020, 12.01pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Aug 2020, 4.07pm

Closed areas: Closed areas and hazardous conditions

Pipeline track and canyons accessed via this track (Starlight, Pipeline, Nightmare, Devils Pinch) in Wollemi National Park are closed.

Safety advice:

  • Please be aware that due to recent fires and floods there may be dangerous hazards in this park. These include falling trees and branches, flooded creeks and crossings, and debris on tracks.
  • If accessing remote areas of national parks, please visit the Think before you TREK page

From 1 June, all reopened campgrounds and campsites require a booking to be made before you visit.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Fri 14 Aug 2020, 12.09pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Aug 2020, 1.24pm

Safety alerts: Diversion on Mount Keira Ring track

The staircase on the western side of Mount Keira Road at the junction of Mount Keira Road and Queen Elizabeth Drive has been closed off for repairs. Please follow the relevant signage for a slight detour to the ring track at the crossing of Queen Elizabeth Drive.

If completing the loop in a clockwise direction: head north uphill of the closed staircase for roughly 50m until you come to an opening by the road. Take care crossing the road at this point and re-join the track at the usual entry point to the eastern side of the loop.

If completing the loop in an anticlockwise direction: when you get to Queen Elizabeth Drive crossing head north for roughly 50m from the point of entry to the western side of the loop. Re-join the track at this point.

For more information, please contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Tue 1 Sep 2020, 2.25pm to Sun 28 Feb 2021, 2.26pm. Last reviewed: Wed 16 Sep 2020, 8.48am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using Canid Pest Ejectors and fresh meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Tuesday 1 September 2020 and Sunday 28 February 2021 in Winburndale Nature Reserve and Girralang Nature Reserve. 

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

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

For further information please call the NPWS Central West area office at Bathurst on 02 6332 7640. 

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Applies from Wed 12 Aug 2020, 9.57am to Fri 30 Oct 2020, 9.58am. Last reviewed: Thu 13 Aug 2020, 11.47am

Closed areas: Areas closed for track repairs

Some roads in this park are closed from Wednesday 12 August to Friday 30 October 2020 while fire and flood damage repairs are taking place. The closed roads are:

  • California trail
  • Martindale trail

Gates have been locked and signs are in place on closed roads. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Thu 11 Jun 2020, 1.48pm. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Jul 2020, 5.28pm

Closed areas: Bicentennial National trail partial closure

Some sections of the Bicentennial National trail remain closed due to bushfire and flood damage. Please contact the local area office to check if the section you wish to travel is open.

Please check the Bicentennial National trail website for further information regarding COVID19 and the trail, before planning your trip.

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Applies from Tue 21 Jul 2020, 9.15am to Fri 25 Sep 2020, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Jul 2020, 9.56am

Closed areas: Parts of Cattai and Scheyville National Parks closed for pest control operation

The following parts of Cattai and Scheyville National Parks will be closed each night between sunset and sunrise until Friday 25 September 2020:

  • Mitchell Park picnic area
  • Mitchell Park walking tracks
  • Migrant Heritage walk
  • Scheyville Camp precinct
  • Scheyville horse riding trails

These areas will be closed for a pest control operation. The closed areas will reopen each day. For more information, call the NPWS Scheyville area office on 02 4580 2750.

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Applies from Wed 15 Jul 2020, 7.51am to Thu 31 Dec 2020, 7.52am. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Aug 2020, 2.37pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox control program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a strategic baiting program for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The operation will involve the use of meat, manufactured products and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPE’s) containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison. The program will be continuous and ongoing from Monday 27 July to Thursday 31 December 2020 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 Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Aug 2020, 2.04pm

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 Wed 1 Jul 2020, 9.58am to Thu 31 Dec 2020, 9.58am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Jul 2020, 11.57am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs.

The program is ongoing from Wednesday 1 July 2020 until Thursday 31 December 2020 in the following parks and reserves:

  • Abercrombie River National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park (Including Bullnigang and Millnigang trails)

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 office on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Wed 29 Apr 2020, 7.31am to Wed 4 Nov 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Jul 2020, 10.19am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial and ground baiting program using meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program will be continuous and ongoing from Tuesday 5 May to Wednesday 4 November 2020 in the following parks, reserves and state conservation areas:

  • Capertee National Park
  • Dharug National Park
  • Goulburn River National Park
  • Gardens of Stone National Park
  • Wollemi National Park
  • Yengo National Park
  • Durridgere State Conservation Area
  • Mugii Murum-ban State Conservation Area
  • Parr State Conservation Area
  • Yango State Conservation Area
  • Wollemi State Conservation Area
  • Avisford Nature Reserve
  • Manobalai Nature Reserve
  • Munghorn Gap Nature Reserve
  • Appletree Aboriginal Area

All baiting locations will be identifiable 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 call the NPWS Bulga or Mudgee offices on 02 6574 5555 or 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Mon 15 Jun 2020, 9.47am to Thu 31 Dec 2020, 9.48am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jul 2020, 11.45am

Closed areas: Donkey Mountain closed due to fire and storm damage

The Donkey Mountain area of Gardens of Stone National Park remains closed until further notice to allow for recovery following intense wildfire and storm damage. 

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

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Applies from Wed 3 Jun 2020, 5.34pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Jul 2020, 2.43pm

Other planned events: Six Foot Track - camping registration

If you're planning to stay at a campground managed by Crown Lands (e.g. on Six Foot Track) from 1 June 2020, you now need to fill out the Crown reserves camping registration form.

To register fill in the online form and submit.

This link can be emailed or sent by text message. The form can be submitted on a smartphone or computer.

This is requiered to comply with the Public Health Order and COVID-19 Safety Plans.

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Applies from Thu 4 Jun 2020, 3.33pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Jun 2020, 3.52pm

Other planned events: Abercrombie River National Park - campground bookings

If you plan to stay at an NPWS campground after 1 June 2020 you'll need to make a booking first. This also applies to campgrounds that did not require bookings previously.

If you can't find your preferred campground on a webpage for Abercrombie River National Park, please check this list of lesser-known campgrounds and make your booking.

If you're still unable to find your preferred campground phone 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Thu 4 Jun 2020, 3.29pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Jun 2020, 3.51pm

Other planned events: Marangaroo National Park

If you plan to stay at an NPWS campground after 1 June 2020 you'll need to make a booking first. This also applies to campgrounds that did not require bookings previously.

If you can't find your preferred campground on a webpage for Marangaroo National Park, please check this list of lesser-known campgrounds and make your booking.

If you're still unable to find your preferred campground phone 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Tue 2 Jun 2020, 1.54pm to Fri 25 Sep 2020, 1.55pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Jul 2020, 9.09am

Closed areas: Coorongooba campground closed for infrastructure upgrades

Coorongooba campground is closed from Tuesday 2 June to Friday 25 September 2020 while the campground is being upgraded. The closed areas are:

  • Coorongooba campground
  • Capertee River trail
  • Coin Slot Canyon
  • Freshwater Creek Canyon
  • Glen Davis Mine Ruins

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Mudgee area office on 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Fri 27 Mar 2020, 2.53pm to Wed 30 Sep 2020, 2.45pm. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Jun 2020, 9.42am

Closed areas: Lake Eckersley campground closed

Lake Eckersley campground in Heathcote National Park is closed until further notice. All other campgrounds in the park are open. Please call 02 9542 0648 for further information.

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Applies from Wed 1 Apr 2020, 11.15am. Last reviewed: Tue 26 May 2020, 3.31pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program

We wish to advise that aerial and ground fox baiting programs using 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) will be conducted in parts of Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve and Kanangra-Boyd National Park from Monday 1 June 2020.

Aerial 1080 poison meat baits will be laid entirely within the boundaries of these parks. Properties adjacent to these parks may be in the vicinity of baits.

This program will supplement the ongoing monthly ground fox baiting program currently being conducted until 30 October 2020.

These baiting programs aim to reduce the threat posed by foxes to endangered brush-tailed rock-wallabies and other native animals, especially after the recent extensive bushfires.

Please do not touch baits or ejector devices .Penalties apply for non-compliance. 1080 poison is lethal to pets, including dogs and cats. Pets are not permitted in NSW national parks. Working dogs should be muzzled if they are required to work on or near the baiting locations, during and after poisoning. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance. 

Please contact Trent Forge on 02 4784 7308 or Michaela Jones on 02 4784 7302 if you have any questions about the program.

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Applies from Sun 1 Mar 2020, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Mar 2020, 9.02am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using Canid Pest Ejectors (CPE) that contain 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be ongoing between Sunday 1 March and Monday 31 August 2020 along management trails in Winburndale Nature Reserve.

Readily identifiable 1080 poison signs have been positioned at trail entry points or trail junctions as well as other appropriate locations throughout the reserve.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pest 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 please call the NPWS Central West area office at Bathurst on 02 6332 7640.

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Applies from Thu 28 Sep 2017, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Dec 2018, 3.47pm

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 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 Tue 30 Sep 2014, 5.29pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Mar 2019, 10.32am

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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Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/education/stage-2-hsie-crossing-the-mountains-mt-york-blue-mountains-national-park/local-alerts

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 annual pass

Emergency services

For all NSW fires visit the Rural Fire Service

For the latest information on wildfires in your area please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Jeremy Little/OEH