Applies from Sat 9 Apr 2022, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Mar 2024, 10.59am.
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
- Underfalls track (side track off Furber Steps) is closed for maintenance.
- Honeymoon Bridge is closed due to rockfall risk.
- Federal Pass between Scenic World and Golden Stairs is closed due to a landslide.
- Golden Stairs walking track will be closed to the public from April to June 2024 to allow for walking track upgrades. Exact closure dates to be confirmed.
- Lone Lyrebird track is closed between Gordon Road and the War Memorial, due to subsidence. Detour is in place.
- Prince Henry Cliff walk is closed between Gordon Falls picnic area and Elysian Rock lookout, due to a landslide. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
- Prince Henry Cliff walk is closed between Olympian Rock lookout and Tarpeian Rock track, due to a landslide. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
- Mt Solitary eastern access is affected by Kedumba Valley Road closures below.
- Part of Lindeman Pass is closed due to a major landslide below Gladstone lookout. Roberts Pass is closed due to rockfall and landslide hazards.
- Golden Stairs, Ruined Castle, Castle Head, Mt Solitary walking tracks, Ruined Castle campground and Narrowneck Fire Trail will be closed from Monday 4 to Friday 8 March 2024 to allow for helicopter operations.
Wentworth Falls and Woodford
- 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 temporarily closed due to flood damage. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
- Part of National Pass (west of Wentworth Falls middle crossing) is closed due to major landslide.
- Wentworth Pass and Slack Stairs are closed due to landslide.
- Kedumba Valley Road and campground will be closed until late April 2024 for road repairs.
- Ingar Road is closed where it traverses private property at the western end. You can walk into Ingar campground via Andersons or Bedford Roads.
- Murphys Glen and Ingar campgrounds will be closed during the following periods for road repairs: Monday 26 February, Monday 4 March to Friday 22th March 2024 for road repairs.
- Bedford Road, Murphys Road, Bedford Creek trail and Andersons Mountain Bike exit to Woodford will also be closed from Monday 26 February, Monday 4 March to Friday 22th March 2024 for road repairs. Walkers and cyclists permitted past locked gates on weekends.
Blackheath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line of Road
- Govetts Creek access routes including Horse track and Rodriguez Pass (Bridal Veil Falls) are closed due to rockfalls 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.
- Hat Hill Road (Perrys Lookdown Rd) is closed until Friday 15 March 2024 to allow for road upgrades. This includes access to Anvil Rock lookout, Wind Eroded Cave, Perrys Lookdown walking track and Perrys Lookdown picnic area.
- Pulpit Rock Reserve, lookouts and walking track are closed. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information. Pulpit Rock walking track from Popes Glen is open as far as the NPWS boundary (as shown on Google maps).
- Burra Korain Flat camp area will be closed for maintenance works from Monday 4 March to Friday 8 March 2024.
- Victoria Falls Road will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians on Monday 4 March and Friday 8 March 2024 for helicopter operations. No access will be permitted to Victoria Falls lookout, Victoria Falls, Silver Cascades, Burra Korain Flat campground, Asgard Swamp, Asgard Head and Ikara Head.
Canyons and rock climbing
- Climbing and canyoning areas in the Blue Mountains are open unless the access road or track is closed, or the site is listed in this alert.
- Malaita Point and Wall abseil routes are open, exit through Scenic World to Furber Stairs (no exit via Golden Stairs due to a landslide).
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.
Affects 28 locations in this park: