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Butterbox Canyon

Blackheath area in Blue Mountains National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Butterbox Canyon.

Getting there and parking

Butterbox Canyon is in the Blackheath area of Blue Mountains National Park. To get there from Sydney:

  • If driving, take the Great Western Highway and take the Leura Mall exit.
  • Turn right at the roundabout and take the highway overpass.
  • Turn right onto Britain Street, then left on to Mount Hay Road.
  • Continue 15km to the carpark at the end of the unsealed road.

Road quality

  • Sealed roads
  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • Most roads require 4WD vehicle

Weather restrictions

  • All weather


Parking is available in the carpark at the end of Mount Hay Road.



Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Don’t visit Butterbox Canyon just before, during or after heavy rainfall or storms. Check park alerts before you go.

Adventure sports

Adventure sports like climbing, caving, canyoning and abseiling offer a thrilling opportunity to explore our unique environments. Before you head out, be aware of the risks and stay safe during adventure sports.

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

Fire safety

During periods of fire weather, the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service may declare a total fire ban for particular NSW fire areas, or statewide. Learn more about total fire bans and fire safety.

River and lake safety

The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.


Disability access level - no wheelchair access




Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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