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Narrow Neck trail

Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Narrow Neck trail.

Getting there and parking

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    Narrow Neck trail is in the Katoomba area of Blue Mountains National Park. To get there:

    • Katoomba train station is around 5km from the start of Narrow Neck Plateau trail, off Glenraphael Drive.
    • If driving, head west from Sydney on the Great Western Highway to Katoomba
    • Follow Lurline St and Cliff Drive towards Scenic World then turn on to Glenraphael Drive
    • Follow (unsealed) Glenraphael Drive and Narrow Neck Plateau trail around 2km to the locked gate. 4WD recommended.

    Road conditions and access

    • 4WD vehicles are recommended along unsealed Glenraphael Drive and Narrow Neck Plateau trail to the locked gate.
    • Check the weather before you set out as Glenraphael Drive and Narrow Neck Plateau trail can become boggy and potholed when it rains.

    • Unsealed roads

    Parking

    Parking is available at the locked gate, around 2km from the Cliff Drive turnoff. 

    Facilities

    Toilets are located near the Narrow Neck fire tower, or at Katoomba Falls Reserve on Cliff Drive.

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    • Please be aware that there are no safety fences along this ride, so take care and ensure children are supervised.
    • Please keep to the trail as this area is part of the protected Special Area Schedule 2 for Sydney's water catchment.
    • Take care not to interrupt operations of the Narrow Neck fire tower, which provides essential radio communications.

    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.

    Cycling safety

    Hundreds of cyclists head to our national parks for fun and adventure. If you're riding your bike through a national park, read these mountain biking and cycling safety tips.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

    Accessibility

    Disability access level - no wheelchair access

    Permitted

    Cycling

    Narrow Neck trail is a shared route for cyclists and walkers. Bikes give way to walkers. Reduce downhill speed for your safety. Bikes are not permitted on other walking tracks in this area.

    Prohibited

    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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