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Blue Mountains roped adventures with MIA Leura

Blackheath area in Blue Mountains National Park

Affected by closures, check current alerts 

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 7 October 2022, 5.26pm

Applies from Sat 9 Apr 2022, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Oct 2022, 5.26pm.

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 to Scenic World and Federal Pass due to rainfall
  • Federal Pass - from Leura Forest to Golden Stairs due to rainfall 
  • Leura Forest - Fern Bower - Federal Pass due to rainfall 
  • Giant Stairs - due to rainfall 
  • Dardanelles Pass - due to rainfall
  • Golden Stairs - due to rainfall
  • Mt Hay Road is closed to vehicles due to slippery conditions and to protect the road surface.
  • Honeymoon Bridge is closed due to rockfall risk
  • Gordon Falls track and lookout are closed due to major upgrades.
  • Lone Lyrebird track is closed between Gordon Road and the War Memorial, due to major subsidence.  Detour in place.
  • Lillian's Bridge track is closure from Inspiration Point track to Lillians Bridge due to major upgrades. 
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk is closed between Honeymoon lookout and Solitary Restaurant on Monday 10 October, Tuesday 11 October and Friday 14 October 2022 for a helicopter operation.
  • 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.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk is closed between Echo Point and Cliff View lookout due to major upgrades.
  • Lady Darley track is closed due to major upgrades on Prince Henry.
  • Amphitheatre track is closed due to track repairs.
  • Glenraphael Drive is closed due to major subsidence. Narrow Neck and Golden Stairs are accessible to pedestrians and cyclists from Narrow Neck lookout on Cliff Drive.
  • Ruined Castle and Mount Solitary walking routes are closed due to subsidence.
  • Six Foot Track is closed from Nellies Glen to Megalong Valley. 
  • Linderman's Pass is closed due to a major landslide below Gladstone lookout. 

Wentworth Falls

  • McMahons Lookout Road is closed to vehicles due to slippery conditions and to protect the road surface.
  • Valley of the Waters track is closed. No access to Empress and Sylvia Falls. There is no access to Roberts Pass, Vera Falls, Hippocrene Falls or Wentworth Falls from Valley of the Waters.
  • Empress Canyon is closed weekdays only from Wednesday 5 October to Thursday 27 October 2022 while repair and stabilisation work is being undertaken on Lilian's track, above the canyon.
  • 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.
  • Conservation Hut, carpark and Valley of Waters picnic area is closed due to major upgrades (opening late October). Detours in place. 
  • Kedumba Valley Road is closed south of the intersection with Sublime Point fire trail due to subsidence. 
  • Kedumba River campground closed due to subsidence on the access road.
  • Ingar Road is closed where it traverses private property at the west end. Ingar campers must walk in via Anderson's or Bedford Roads.

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

  • Grand Canyon walking tack will be closed from 9am on Saturday 8 October 2022 due to the forecast rainfall.  
  • Braeside, Point Pilcher, Hathill, Victoria Falls, Mt Banks and Pierces Pass Roads are closed to vehicles due to slippery conditions and to protect the road surface.
  • Govetts Leap lookout and picnic area are closed for major upgrade work (opening February 2023)
  • Evans lookout is closed for major upgrade work (opening late October 2022)
  • Grose Valley and Govetts Gorge access routes are closed including Horse track, Rodriguez Pass (Bridal Veil Falls) and Burra Korain to Acacia Flat due to landslides. 
  • Braeside walking track is closed due to upgrades.
  • Grose River track is closed from Blue Gum Forest to Victoria Falls.  
  • Pulpit walking track and Pulpit Rock lookout are closed. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Perrys Lookdown camping area is closed.
  • Acacia Flat camping area is closed to Monday 10 October 2022 due to heavy rainfall

Woodford

  • Bedford Road and Murphy's Glen camping area are closed to vehicles due to slippery conditions and to protect road surface.

Faulconbridge, Springwood, Glenbrook

  • Martins Lookout track to Glenbrook Creek is closed for walking track works until Friday 28 October 2022.

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.
  • Due to the walking track closures there is no access to the Juggler Canyon and Empress Canyon. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Sat 9 Apr 2022, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Oct 2022, 5.26pm

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 to Scenic World and Federal Pass due to rainfall
  • Federal Pass - from Leura Forest to Golden Stairs due to rainfall 
  • Leura Forest - Fern Bower - Federal Pass due to rainfall 
  • Giant Stairs - due to rainfall 
  • Dardanelles Pass - due to rainfall
  • Golden Stairs - due to rainfall
  • Mt Hay Road is closed to vehicles due to slippery conditions and to protect the road surface.
  • Honeymoon Bridge is closed due to rockfall risk
  • Gordon Falls track and lookout are closed due to major upgrades.
  • Lone Lyrebird track is closed between Gordon Road and the War Memorial, due to major subsidence.  Detour in place.
  • Lillian's Bridge track is closure from Inspiration Point track to Lillians Bridge due to major upgrades. 
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk is closed between Honeymoon lookout and Solitary Restaurant on Monday 10 October, Tuesday 11 October and Friday 14 October 2022 for a helicopter operation.
  • 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.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk is closed between Echo Point and Cliff View lookout due to major upgrades.
  • Lady Darley track is closed due to major upgrades on Prince Henry.
  • Amphitheatre track is closed due to track repairs.
  • Glenraphael Drive is closed due to major subsidence. Narrow Neck and Golden Stairs are accessible to pedestrians and cyclists from Narrow Neck lookout on Cliff Drive.
  • Ruined Castle and Mount Solitary walking routes are closed due to subsidence.
  • Six Foot Track is closed from Nellies Glen to Megalong Valley. 
  • Linderman's Pass is closed due to a major landslide below Gladstone lookout. 

Wentworth Falls

  • McMahons Lookout Road is closed to vehicles due to slippery conditions and to protect the road surface.
  • Valley of the Waters track is closed. No access to Empress and Sylvia Falls. There is no access to Roberts Pass, Vera Falls, Hippocrene Falls or Wentworth Falls from Valley of the Waters.
  • Empress Canyon is closed weekdays only from Wednesday 5 October to Thursday 27 October 2022 while repair and stabilisation work is being undertaken on Lilian's track, above the canyon.
  • 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.
  • Conservation Hut, carpark and Valley of Waters picnic area is closed due to major upgrades (opening late October). Detours in place. 
  • Kedumba Valley Road is closed south of the intersection with Sublime Point fire trail due to subsidence. 
  • Kedumba River campground closed due to subsidence on the access road.
  • Ingar Road is closed where it traverses private property at the west end. Ingar campers must walk in via Anderson's or Bedford Roads.

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

  • Grand Canyon walking tack will be closed from 9am on Saturday 8 October 2022 due to the forecast rainfall.  
  • Braeside, Point Pilcher, Hathill, Victoria Falls, Mt Banks and Pierces Pass Roads are closed to vehicles due to slippery conditions and to protect the road surface.
  • Govetts Leap lookout and picnic area are closed for major upgrade work (opening February 2023)
  • Evans lookout is closed for major upgrade work (opening late October 2022)
  • Grose Valley and Govetts Gorge access routes are closed including Horse track, Rodriguez Pass (Bridal Veil Falls) and Burra Korain to Acacia Flat due to landslides. 
  • Braeside walking track is closed due to upgrades.
  • Grose River track is closed from Blue Gum Forest to Victoria Falls.  
  • Pulpit walking track and Pulpit Rock lookout are closed. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Perrys Lookdown camping area is closed.
  • Acacia Flat camping area is closed to Monday 10 October 2022 due to heavy rainfall

Woodford

  • Bedford Road and Murphy's Glen camping area are closed to vehicles due to slippery conditions and to protect road surface.

Faulconbridge, Springwood, Glenbrook

  • Martins Lookout track to Glenbrook Creek is closed for walking track works until Friday 28 October 2022.

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.
  • Due to the walking track closures there is no access to the Juggler Canyon and Empress Canyon. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Wed 5 Oct 2022, 8.58am to Thu 27 Oct 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 6 Oct 2022, 3.53pm

Closed areas: Empress Canyon weekday closure

Empress Canyon will be closed on weekdays only, from Wednesday 5 October 2022 to Thursday 27 October 2022.

This is to allow repair and stabilisation work to be carried out on Lilians track, above the canyon.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Thu 6 Oct 2022, 3.25pm to Fri 14 Oct 2022, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 6 Oct 2022, 3.28pm

Closed parks: Park and campgrounds closed

Kanangra Boyd National Park including Boyd River camp area is closed from 3pm Thursday 6 October 2022 to 12pm, Friday 14 October 2022.

The closure is due to predicted heavy rains causing poor road conditions. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Roads leading to the park may also be closed. For further information please contact the NPWS Oberon area office on 02 6336 6200.

For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Applies from Mon 4 Jul 2022, 4.48pm. Last reviewed: Tue 4 Oct 2022, 5.11pm

Closed areas: Ingar Road partial closure

There is no access vehicle or pedestrian access to the section of Ingar Road past the end of Queen Elizabeth Drive. Please do not enter private property.

This means there is no vehicle access to Ingar campground. Campers must hike in via Andersons fire trail or Bedford Road.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Mon 8 Nov 2021, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Sep 2022, 4.28pm

Closed areas: Six Foot track partial closure

Six Foot track, trom Explorers Tree (Katoomba) to Megalong Road, is closed until mid-October 2022 This closure is due to multiple landslips, fallen trees and dangerous trees along the track presenting poor and dangerous conditions.

This closure may be extended. Additional major upgrade works will be required over the next 12 months, which may also cause walker disruption. 

Six Foot track from Megalong Road through to Cox’s River and Black Range remains open.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Applies from Mon 2 May 2022, 3.01pm to Fri 21 Oct 2022, 3.02pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2022, 2.48pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to visitor precinct upgrades

The following areas are closed for upgrades until late to mid-October 2022

  • Evans lookout, Blackheath
  • Conservation Hut
  • Valley of the Waters picnic area, Wentworth Falls.

The works include construction of new accessible toilet blocks, pathways and improvements to the lookouts and carparks.

The carparks, toilets and lookouts will be closed during construction.

Walking track access will be provided to walking tracks that are open. Track closures are updated regularly, check the NPWS alerts page for updates.

The upgrades are part of the NSW government infrastructure investment. More detail can be found on the Blue Mountains National Park community engagement webpage or by calling the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Sat 16 Jul 2022, 1.30pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2022, 2.31pm

Safety alerts: Grose Valley walking tracks - Experienced walkers only

Walking tracks that are open in the Grose Valley (Blue Mountains National Park) may become indistinct with fallen trees and wash outs due to recent flood events. Experienced walkers only. 

For more information, contact the NPWS Blackheath Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877. 

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Applies from Thu 15 Sep 2022, 11.01am to Mon 31 Oct 2022, 11.02am. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Sep 2022, 12.19pm

Closed areas: Conservation Hut and Evans lookout visitor precinct upgrades

The visitor precincts at Evans lookout, Blackheath and Conservation Hut, Wentworth Falls will be closed for upgrades from Monday 2 May 2022 until mid October 2022.

The works include construction of new accessible toilet blocks, pathways and improvements to the lookouts and carparks. The carparks, toilets and lookouts will be closed during construction.

Access will be provided to walking tracks that are open.

The upgrades are part of the NSW government Improving Access to National Parks program and more detail can be found on this webpage or by calling the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877. Track closures are updated regularly, check this alerts page for updates.

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Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/guided-tours/blue-mountains-roped-adventures-mia-leura/local-alerts

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