Applies from Sat 9 Apr 2022, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jun 2023, 2.45pm
Closed areas: Parts of Blue Mountains National Park closed
Many walking tracks, roads and fire trails within Blue Mountains National Park remain closed following sustained wet weather causing subsidence hazards, major landslides or infrastructure upgrades.
The following areas are closed:
Katoomba and Leura
- Furber Steps, Round walk and Underfalls track are closed until Friday 1 September 2023 for maintenance works. The tracks will be open during this period for school holidays, Saturday 1 July to Sunday 16 July.
- Honeymoon Bridge is closed due to rockfall risk.
- Honeymoon Point lookout is closed due to upgrade works.
- Lone Lyrebird track is closed between Gordon Road and the War Memorial, due to subsidence. Detour is in place.
- Lyrebird Dell walking track is closed due to track maintenance.
- Pool of Siloam track and Golf Links lookout are closed Tuesday 6 June for a helicopter operation.
- Leura Cascades/Fern Bower Circuit has a minor detour due to a landslide on Prince Henry Cliff walk. You must return via Leura Cascades track.
- Prince Henry Cliff walk is closed between Gordon Falls lookout and Olympian lookout, due to landslides. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
- Leura Cascades picnic area is closed to vehicles. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
- Wollumai lookout between Cliff View lookout and Echo Point, Katoomba is closed for upgrade works.
- Glenraphael Drive is closed due to major subsidence. Narrow Neck, Ruined Castle and Golden Stairs are accessible to pedestrians and cyclists from Narrow Neck lookout on Cliff Drive.
- Tallawalla lookout is closed for upgrade works.
- Part of Lindeman Pass is closed due to a major landslide below Gladstone lookout.
- Mt Hay Road closed to vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists from Monday 22 May to Friday 9 June 2023 to allow for roadworks. This prevents access to Lockleys Pylon, Fortress Ridge, Butterbox Point and Mt Hay. Access available on weekends.
- No access to Rocket Point Walking Track, Chester Rd and Little Switzerland Fire Trails due to Hazard Reduction Burning operations.
- Hut is closed for renovations and is due to open late 2023.
- Valley of the Waters track is closed below Sylvia Falls. There is no access to Roberts Pass, Vera Falls, Hippocrene Falls or Wentworth Falls from Valley of the Waters.
- Charles Darwin walk is closed where it traverses council-managed land due to upgrades. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
- National Pass is closed due to landslide.
- Wentworth Pass is closed due to landslide.
- Ingar Road is closed where it traverses private property at the western end. You can walk in to Ingar campground via Andersons or Bedford Roads.
Blackheath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line of Road
- No vehicle access to Pt Pilcher Lookout/ fire trail or Juggler canyon from Thursday 1st June 2023 to allow for helicopter operations. Area remains open to pedestrians.
- Govetts Leap lookout and picnic area are closed for major upgrade work (opening early June 2023).
- Govetts Creek access routes including Horse track, Govetts Leap descent and Rodriguez Pass (Bridal Veil Falls) are closed due to landslides.
- Pulpit walking track is closed from Cripps lookout to Pulpit Rock lookout. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for further information.
- Perrys Lookdown campground is closed.
- Horse track and Rodriguez Pass are closed due to rock falls and landslides. Entry is not permitted due to serious risk of injury or death. Entry is not permitted into the Grose Valley from Govetts Leap, Evans lookout, Grand Canyon track, or South of Acacia Flat.
- Medlow Airstrip trail is closed to walkers and cyclists from Thursday 11 May to Friday 16 June 2023 due to fire trail maintenance works.
Woodford, Lawson, Springwood
Empire Pass is closed for track maintenance.
Canyons and rock climbing
Climbing and canyoning areas in the Blue Mountains are open unless the access road is closed or the site is listed in this alert.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.
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Applies from Fri 26 May 2023, 10.25am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 10.26am. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jun 2023, 10.14am
Closed areas: Govetts Leap lookout and carpark closed
The visitor precinct at Govetts Leap lookout in Blue Mountains National Park, Blackheath is closed for upgrades until early June 2023.
The carpark and lookout are closed during construction.
Blue Mountains Heritage Centre and the toilets at Govetts Leap lookout will remain open.
Access is provided to walking tracks that are open. Track closures are updated regularly. Check this alerts page for updates.
The upgrades are part of the NSW government infrastructure investment, and include improvements to the lookout and carpark, and construction of new accessible pathways in the area.
For more information, visit the DPE Blue Mountains Community Engagement webpage or call Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.
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Applies from Thu 1 Jun 2023, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jun 2023, 10.00am
Closed areas: Point Picher lookout and Juggler Canyon
Point Picher lookout and Jugglers Canyon within Blue Mountains National Park will be closed to vehicles from Thursday 1 June 2023 until further notice.
The closure is to allow for helicopter operations to take place. The affected areas will remain open to pedestrians.
For further information, contact the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.
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Applies from Sat 3 Jun 2023, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jun 2023, 9.57am
Closed areas: Partial closure of Wentworth Falls area
Parts of the Wentworth Falls area in Blue Mountains National Park are closed on Saturday 3 June 2023 until further notice. The closure is to allow hazard reduction burning in the area. The closed areas area:
- Rocket Point walking track
- Chester Road fire trail
- Little Switzerland fire trail.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. This burn is called NPWS Kedumba Walls North. For more information, contact the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.
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Applies from Mon 22 May 2023, 7.00am to Fri 9 Jun 2023, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 May 2023, 9.53am
Closed areas: Mount Hay Road closure
Mount Hay Road within Blue Mountains National Park is closed to vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists from Monday 22 May to Friday 9 June 2023 to allow for roadworks. Access is open over weekends.
For further information, contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.
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Applies from Tue 11 Apr 2023, 2.16pm to Fri 23 Jun 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 24 May 2023, 9.00am
Closed parks: Park Closed
Abercrombie River National Park is closed for trail repairs until Friday 23 June 2023. Bummaroo Ford Campground remains open.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the local NPWS office on 02 6336 6200.
Applies from Mon 5 Jun 2023, 7.00am to Fri 9 Jun 2023, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 May 2023, 10.51am
Closed parks: Capertee Valley Reserve Pest Management Operation
Mugii Murum-ban State Conservation Area Gardens of Stone and Capertee National Parks are closed from 8am, Monday 5 June to 6pm, Friday 9 June 2023 for an aerial pest control operation. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.
Applies from Fri 5 May 2023, 2.48pm to Sat 1 Jul 2023, 2.48pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 May 2023, 2.53pm
Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Abercrombie River National Park (NP), Blue Mountains NP, Gardens of Stone NP, Jenolan Karst Conservation Area (KCA), Kanangra-Boyd NP, Mares Forest NP, Turon NP and Wollemi NP from Monday 22nd May 2023 to Friday 2nd June 2023.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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.
Please contact the local NPWS Oberon office for more information on 02 6336 6200
Applies from Mon 5 Jun 2023, 6.00am to Fri 16 Jun 2023, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jun 2023, 11.51am
Closed parks: Parks closed for aerial pest control program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial pest control program from Monday 5 June to Friday 16 June 2023. The following reserves will be closed during this period:
- Bangadilly National Park
- Burragorang State Conservation Area (including Burragorang lookout, which will reopen on public holidays and weekends)
- Guula Ngurra National Park
- Joadja Nature Reserve
- Jellore Flora Reserve
- Nattai National Park
- Nattai State Conservation Area
- Wollondilly River Nature Reserve
- Upper Nepean State Conservation Area (including Stage 2 lands north of Tourist Road)
- Barralier WaterNSW freehold lands
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Hawkesbury-Nattai area office on 02 4632 4500. Alternatively, visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.
Applies from Tue 21 Mar 2023, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Fri 26 May 2023, 6.13pm
Closed areas: Six Foot track - Bowtells Bridge closure
Bowtells swing bridge on Six Foot track is closed to protect public safety. An upgrade is being planned, and the bridge is expected to reopen at the end of 2023. Signs and barriers are in place to prevent access onto the bridge.
Crown Lands, which manages the bridge, is advising track users not to attempt to cross Coxs River. Any attempts to cross the river are at your own risk and are discouraged due to the potential for slips or falls, rainfall and risk of flash flooding.
For further information visit the Six Foot track website.
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