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Empress Canyon

Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park

Affected by closures, check current alerts 

Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

Empress Canyon is near Wentworth Falls in the Katoomba area of Blue Mountains National Park. To get there:

  • Take the Great Western Highway to Wentworth Falls.
  • Turn left onto Falls Road, then right onto Fletcher Street.
  • Continue to the end of Fletcher Street, where there's a carpark.
  • Access to Empress Canyon starts from Conservation Hut.

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available at Conservation Hut.

Facilities

The nearest toilets, picnic tables, café and carpark are located at Conservation Hut, a 30min walk from Empress Canyon.

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Don't visit the 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.

Please read these tips to stay safe around waterfalls.

Accessibility

Disability access level - no wheelchair access

Prohibited

Fishing

Pets

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.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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