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Glenbrook area in Blue Mountains National Park

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Applies from Sat 9 Apr 2022, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 May 2022, 4.00pm

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, subsequent geological instability and infrastructure upgrades. As sites are re-opened, we remind visitors that these areas have been subject to long periods of high rainfall, and landslides, rockfall and treefall can occur without notice.

Please check which areas are closed before travelling. The following areas are closed:

Katoomba and Leura

  • Kedumba Pass and Sublime Point fire trails
  • Gordon Falls track and lookout closed from Monday 2 May 2022 due to track work
  • Lillians Bridge Track  - closure at junction of Inspiration Point Track.  No through access to Valley of the Waters and the Conservation Hut due to a major landslide.  
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk between Gordon Falls lookout and Olympian lookout, due to landslides. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk between Echo Point and Cliff View lookout due to track work
  • Amphitheatre track
  • Lone Lyrebird track between Gordon Road and the War Memorial, due to a major washout.
  • Pool of Siloam and Lyrebird Dell walking tracks.
  • Golf Links lookout to Carleton Road, Leura, is closed Monday to Friday for trackwork.
  • Federal Pass walking track
  • Dardanelles Pass loop walking track
  • Giant Stairway (Echo Point to Scenic World) 
  • Furber Steps-Scenic Railway walking track
  • Golden Stairs walking track
  • Leura Cascades Fern Bower circuit
  • Lyrebird Dell walking track
  • Narrow Neck trail
  • Ruined Castle walking track 
  • Six Foot Track - Nellies Glen to Megalong Valley

Wentworth Falls

  • Nature track is closed between Edinburgh Castle Rock and Lilians Bridge
  • Nature Track will be closed in full due to helicopter operation - weather permitting - Friday 20 May 2022
  • Valley of Waters walking track
  • Conservation Hut
  • Charles Darwin walk 
  • Den Fenella
  • Kedumba River Crossing campground 
  • National Pass
  • Overcliff-Undercliff track
  • Wentworth Pass loop walking track 
  • No access to Conservation Hut parking area or visitor facilities.
  • No access to Lawson View fire trail to allow for road upgrade. Works are expected to be completed by Tuesday 31 May, 2022.

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

  • All access tracks into the Grose Valley are closed, including Perrys, Shortridge pass (Lockleys Pylon to Blue Gum), Victoria Falls walking track, Govetts Descent, Horse track, Rodriguez and Pierces Pass.
  • Braeside walking track for trackwork (Braeside fire trail is open to cyclists and walkers).
  • Walls Cave walking track due to track work
  • Evans lookout carpark and visitor facilities
  • Evans lookout 
  • Clifftop walking track - return walk only from Govetts Leap. No access via Braeside or Evans lookout.  
  • Victoria Falls fire trail closed to vehicles (open to walkers and cyclists).
  • Grand Canyon walking track
  • Acacia Flat campground
  • Blue Gum Forest
  • Govetts Leap descent
  • Perrys Lookdown campground
  • Perrys Lookdown to Blue Gum Forest walking track 
  • Pierces Pass to Blue Gum Forest walking track 
  • Pulpit Rock lookout
  • Pulpit walking track
  • Rodriguez Pass walking track
  • Victoria Falls walking track 

Lawson, Woodford, Hazelbrook

  • Murphys Road fire trail closed to vehicles (open to walkers and cyclists).
  • Empire Pass
  • Bedford Creek fire Trail closed from 18th May until 10th June to allow for flood recovery works.  No access to walkers or cyclists.  

Canyons and rock climbing

  • Empress and Grand Canyon are closed
  • Climbing and canyoning areas in Blue Mountains are open unless the access road is closed or the site is listed in this alert

Grade 5 tracks and off-trail areas

Grade 5 tracks and off-trail areas are open, excluding those listed below. Grade 5 tracks are for very experienced bushwalkers with specialised skills such as advanced navigation and emergency first aid. Please visit this page for further information on track grades.

If you plan on embarking on Grade 5 tracks and undertaking off-trail activities, please be aware of the likelihood of changed conditions and consider current safety advice.

Closed Grade 5 tracks:

  • Mount Solitary loop due to landslides near Ruined Castle
  • K2K (Kanangra to Katoomba) access only available from either Green Gully (Dunphy's Campground) and or Kanangra Walls.  Narrow Neck Plateau is closed due to large Geological Hazard.  Other: Due to the ongoing wet conditions, Coxs River can flood at short notice and may be impassable. Walkers should check conditions before departing.
  • Shortridge Pass from Lockleys Pylon to Blue Gum
  • Roberts Pass
  • Lindeman Pass
  • Rodriguez Pass
  • Govetts Descent
  • Horse track
  • Vera’s Grotto and Hippocrene Falls walking tracks

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

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Applies from Thu 19 May 2022, 7.28am to Thu 26 May 2022, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 May 2022, 9.48am

Closed areas: Euroka Campground closed

Euroka Campground will be closed from Thursday 19 May to Thursday 26 May 2022 due to current weather conditions.

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

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Applies from Sun 24 Apr 2022, 10.09am to Fri 3 Jun 2022, 12.51pm. Last reviewed: Wed 18 May 2022, 11.46am

Closed areas: Grand Canyon walking track closed

Grand Canyon walking track is closed from Sunday 24 April 2022 until further notice following sustained wet weather, subsequent geological instability.

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

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Applies from Fri 29 Apr 2022, 7.00am to Thu 26 May 2022, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 17 May 2022, 10.04am

Closed areas: Burragorang lookout closed for upgrades

Burragorang lookout is closed from Friday 29 April until Thursday 26 May 2022 due to upgrade works of existing infrastructure and access road.

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

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Applies from Thu 6 Jan 2022, 11.12am to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 17 May 2022, 10.03am

Closed areas: Martins lookout fire trail closed

Martins lookout fire trail is closed from Thursday 6 January to Thursday 30 June 2022 for repairs and maintenance.

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

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Applies from Wed 13 Apr 2022, 2.41pm to Fri 29 Jul 2022, 2.44pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 May 2022, 11.14am

Closed areas: Entry to Burralow Creek campground via Tabaraga Ridge fire trail closed

Burralow Creek campground is open from Friday 15 April 2022. However, Tabaraga Ridge fire trail is closed to vehicles until further notice, due to:

  • significant flood damage
  • multiple treefalls
  • a landslip impacting the trail surface

The only access now open to Burralow campground is via Paterson Range fire trail. Enter near the Bilpin Fruitbowl, via Bells Line of Road. 4WD access only.

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

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Applies from Thu 28 Apr 2022, 1.16pm to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 3 May 2022, 2.20pm

Other planned events: Notice of Ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in Blue Mountains National Park from Monday 2nd May to Wednesday 2nd November 2022.

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 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 Kanangra NPWS area office at Oberon on 6336 6200 for more information.

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Applies from Mon 2 May 2022, 3.01pm to Fri 9 Sep 2022, 3.02pm. Last reviewed: Tue 3 May 2022, 9.25am

Closed areas: Closed Area: Conservation Hut and Evans lookout visitor precinct upgrades

The visitor precincts at Evans lookout, Blackheath and Conservation Hut (Valley of the Waters), Wentworth Falls are closed for upgrades from Monday 2 May to early September 2022.

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

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

Walking track access will be provided to walking tracks that are open.

In Blackheath, the Grand Canyon track is currently closed. The Cliff Top track will remain open with access from Govetts Leap only as a return walk. There is no access from Evans Lookout or Braeside walking track.

Track closures are updated regularly, check nswparks.info/alerts-bluemtns for updates.

The upgrades are part of the NSW government infrastructure investment and more detail can be found on www.environment.nsw.gov.au/blue-mountains-national-park or by calling the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Fri 29 Apr 2022, 8.52am to Mon 20 Jun 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Apr 2022, 4.33pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Goulburn River National Park from Monday 9 May to Friday 20 May 2022.

The operation will use meat baits containing 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 the 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 Mudgee Area office for more information on 02 6370 9000.

Applies from Fri 29 Apr 2022, 9.10am to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Apr 2022, 4.33pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in Wollemi National Park on the following dates:

  • Wollemi-Yengo and Mudgee areas: Monday 9 May to Wednesday 9 November 2022
  • Kanangra area: Monday 2 May to Wednesday 2 November 2022

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 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 Area office for more information:

  • Kanangra area at Oberon: 02 6336 6200
  • Wollemi-Yengo area at Bulga: 02 6574 5555
  • Mudgee area at Mudgee: 02 6370 9000

Applies from Fri 29 Apr 2022, 9.12am to Mon 20 Jun 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Apr 2022, 4.23pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Wollemi National Park from Monday 9 May to Friday 20 May 2022.

The operation will use meat baits containing 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 the 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 Area office for more information:

  • Kanangra area at Oberon: 02 6336 6200
  • Hawkesbury-Nattai area at Mt Annan: 02 4632 4500
  • Wollemi-Yengo area at Bulga: 02 6574 5555
  • Mudgee area at Mudgee: 02 6370 9000

Applies from Fri 29 Apr 2022, 8.50am to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Apr 2022, 4.00pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Goulburn River National Park from Monday 9 May to Wednesday 9 November 2022.

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 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 Mudgee Area office for more information on 02 6370 9000.

Applies from Fri 29 Apr 2022, 8.46am to Mon 20 Jun 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Apr 2022, 3.53pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Gardens of Stone National Park from Monday 9 May to Friday 20 May 2022.

The operation will use meat baits containing 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 the 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 Area office for more information:

  • Kanangra area at Oberon: 02 6336 6200
  • Mudgee area at Mudgee: 02 6370 9000

Applies from Fri 29 Apr 2022, 8.29am to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Apr 2022, 3.52pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in Gardens of Stone National Park on the following dates:

  • Mudgee area from Monday 9 May 2022 to Wednesday 9 November 2022
  • Kanangra area from Monday 2 May 2022 to Wednesday 2 November 2022

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 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 Area office for more information:

  • Kanangra area at Oberon: 02 6336 6200
  • Mudgee area at Mudgee: 02 6370 9000.

Applies from Thu 28 Apr 2022, 1.32pm to Mon 20 Jun 2022, 1.46pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Apr 2022, 1.48pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Blue Mountains National Park from Monday 9th May 2022 to Friday 20th May 2022.

The operation will use meat baits containing 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 the 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 area office for more information

Kanangra at Oberon – 6336 6200

Hawkesbury-Nattai at Mt Annan – 4632 4500.

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Applies from Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 May 2022, 4.26pm

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-Nattai area office on 02 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 14 Feb 2022, 7.42am. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Apr 2022, 2.07pm

Other incidents: Oaks Singles track undergoing maintenance

Maintenance works are underway on Oaks Singles track from Friday 28 January 2022, due to erosion issues and major safety concerns.

The track will undergo vegetation maintenance followed by the addition of sandstone surface to stabilise some sections and rock armouring in poorly drained sections.

For more information, call the local NPWS office on 02 4632 4500.

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Applies from Tue 1 Mar 2022, 11.01am to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 11.01am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Apr 2022, 3.03pm

Closed parks: Gulguer Nature Reserve closed

Gulguer Nature Reserve is closed until further notice due to severe weather conditions and closure of Bents Basin State Conservation Area. There is no access to this park.

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

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Applies from Tue 1 Mar 2022, 10.58am to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 10.59am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Apr 2022, 3.03pm

Closed parks: Bents Basin closed due to extreme weather and flooding

Bents Basin State Conservation Area is closed until further notice due to severe weather conditions and localised flooding.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel to this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Cumberland area office on 02 4572 3100.

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Applies from Thu 25 Nov 2021, 10.05am. Last reviewed: Tue 1 Mar 2022, 12.38pm

Safety alerts: Flood damage and creek levels high

Heavy rainfall has resulted in flooding. Please be aware that creek and river levels are elevated. Crossings may not be passable. Many roads and walking tracks are closed.

Do not cross creeks where water levels are high. Walkers should be prepared to retrace steps.

As an indicator, walkers should not attempt crossings where water is flowing over stepping stones.

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Applies from Sat 26 Feb 2022, 10.38am. Last reviewed: Wed 2 Mar 2022, 10.13am

Closed areas: Luxfords trail closed due to flooding

Luxfords trail is closed until further notice due to flooding.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

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

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Applies from Fri 19 Nov 2021, 2.34pm to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 2.35pm. Last reviewed: Tue 4 Jan 2022, 9.52am

Closed areas: Conservation Hut cafe closed

The Conservation Hut cafe is closed until further notice.

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Applies from Thu 28 Sep 2017, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Dec 2018, 3.47pm

Closed parks: Kemps Creek Nature Reserve closed

This park is closed due to Phytophthora contamination, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Cumberland area office on 02 4572 3100.

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For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/lookouts/nepean-lookout/local-alerts

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