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Blackheath lookouts driving route

Blackheath area in Blue Mountains National Park

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Applies from Thu 25 Nov 2021, 10.05am. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Nov 2021, 4.20pm

Safety alerts: Flood damage and rising creek levels

Heavy rainfall has resulted in flooding and road surfaces and safety fences have been damaged. You may encounter trees and debris across tracks and roads.

Please be aware creek and river levels are elevated. Do not cross creeks where water levels are high.

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Applies from Fri 8 Oct 2021, 5.34pm to Tue 21 Dec 2021, 5.35pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Nov 2021, 4.09pm

Closed areas: Burralow Creek campground closed due to flood damage

Burralow Creek campground is closed until Tuesday 21 December 2021 due to significant flood damage and damage to fire trails.

This closure is weather dependent and may be extended.

Paterson Range fire trail and Tabaraga Ridge fire trail are also closed. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4632 4500.

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Applies from Fri 19 Nov 2021, 2.34pm to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 2.35pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Nov 2021, 5.02pm

Closed areas: Conservation Hut cafe closed

The Conservation Hut cafe is closed until further notice.

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Applies from Fri 8 Oct 2021, 8.09pm to Fri 10 Dec 2021, 8.10pm. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Nov 2021, 1.32pm

Closed areas: Pierces Pass Road and walking tracks closed

The following areas are closed until Friday 10 December 2021 for road repairs:

  • Pierces Pass Road
  • Pierces Pass walking track
  • Walls lookout
  • Rigby Hill walking track

Heavy plant and machinery are operating in the area. There is no public access.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877. 

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Applies from Wed 25 Dec 2019, 8.07pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Nov 2021, 4.43pm

Closed areas: Blue Mountains National Park - closed areas

All campgrounds and campsites listed on our website require a booking to be made before you visit. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

Flood warning: Many creeks and rivers may be impassable after recent rains. Check conditions before walking.

The following areas of Blue Mountains National Park are closed due to bushfire or storm damage, road or track works:

Katoomba and Leura 

  • Amphitheatre track from the base of Bridal Veil falls to Fern Bower, due to ongoing rockfall risk.
  • Lindemans Pass is closed where it crosses Leura Falls Creek, due to track works.
  • Kanangra to Katoomba - Cox's River is presently in flood and cannot be crossed. Advice from 15.11.2021.   
  • Parts of Prince Henry Cliff walk are closed:
    • Between the Fern Bower junction and Tallawalla lookout, due to a major landslide and track maintenance. Walkers can exit/enter via Silver Mist picnic area. Walkers can also still access Fern Bower via Solitary Restaurant
    • Between Gordon Falls lookout and Olympian lookout, due to landslides. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.

Wentworth Falls

  • Part of National Pass from Valley of Waters to Slacks Stairs, due to ongoing rockfall risk.
  • Charles Darwin walk north of Weeping Rock circuit. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Ingar Road is closed where it traverses private property at the end of Queen Elizabeth Drive. Ingar campground is therefore closed to vehicles. Walkers and cyclists are permitted where they do not traverse private property.
  • Wentworth Falls picnic area will be closed to vehicles on Tuesday 9 November 2021, 7am to 4pm for road maintenance works.

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

  • Govetts Leap descent and Rodriguez Pass walking track, due to fire damage to infrastructure and landslides after storms.
  • Perrys lookdown campground, due to dangerous trees.
  • Walls Cave, Popes Glen and Pulpit Rock tracks are closed due to fire and flood damage and associated repairs.
  • Pierces Pass Road, including access to Pierces Pass walking track, Walls lookout and Rigby Hill, is closed until Friday 10 December 2021 to all traffic, including walkers and cyclists, for road repairs.  

Lawson, Hazelbrook

  • Lawson Ridge fire trail will be closed to all traffic from Wednesday 10 December until Friday 17 December 2021 for road repairs.  It will be open to foot and bicycles on weekends.  

Canyons and rock climbing areas

  • Access to Pulpit Rock climbing area closed
  • Note: All canyons are open. Visitors should exercise caution, as recent flooding may have left debris or moved rocks.

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

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 11 Nov 2021, 8.32am to Mon 3 Oct 2022, 8.34am. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Nov 2021, 4.16pm

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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Applies from Mon 8 Nov 2021, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Nov 2021, 11.46am

Closed areas: Six Foot track partial closure

Six Foot track is closed between Jenolan Caves cabins and Jenolan Caves from Monday to Friday. This closure is expected to run until Saturday 25 December 2021.

Applies from Mon 8 Nov 2021, 6.00am to Fri 17 Dec 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Nov 2021, 9.59am

Closed areas: Short Cut track partial closure

A section of Short Cut track will be closed between Monday and Friday from Monday 8 November to Friday 17 December 2021. The track will be closed between Wentworth Falls picnic area and Murphy's Lane for track maintenance.

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Applies from Wed 18 Aug 2021, 6.00am to Thu 31 Mar 2022, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Nov 2021, 2.55pm

Closed areas: Gordon Falls to Pool of Siloam track closed

Lyrebird Dell and Gordon Falls picnic area to Pool of Siloam walking tracks are closed until Thursday 31 March 2022 for track upgrade works.  

Visitors can access Pool of Siloam from Pool of Siloam walking track via Golf Links lookout.

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Applies from Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Nov 2021, 4.00pm

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens picnic area closed

Waratah Native Gardens picnic area is closed until further notice. This includes 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 Tue 12 Oct 2021, 4.09pm. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Oct 2021, 4.13pm

Other planned events: 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, 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 Fri 26 Mar 2021, 3.55pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Apr 2021, 2.56pm

Safety alerts: Advanced navigation required for Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) track

Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) track has been damaged by fire, storms and flooding. The trail is overgrown with significant understorey brush and grass growth.

Fallen trees, vegetation covered loose rocks and burnt out stump holes may result in slips, trips and falls. Advanced navigation skills are required to undertake this trail.

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