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Tunnel View lookout

Glenbrook area in Blue Mountains National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 29 September 2022, 4.05pm

Applies from Wed 28 Sep 2022, 7.20am to Tue 4 Oct 2022, 7.20am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Sep 2022, 4.05pm.

Closed areas: Glenbrook Causeway closed due to flooding

Glenbrook Causeway is closed to vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians from Wednesday 28 September to Tuesday 4 October 2022 inclusive, due to flooding. The following areas are also closed:

  • The Oaks Single track
  • Euroka campground
  • Red Hands Cave
  • Red Hands Cave walking track
  • Woodford Oaks trail
  • Jack Evans track
  • Nepean lookout
  • Nepean River walking track
  • Mount Portal lookout
  • Tunnel View lookout

Please note: roadworks are still in progress for the Woodford Oaks trail, however recent wet weather has impacted the timeframe. Woodford Oaks trail will be closed until 14 October 2022, when it will be reassessed.

Never drive, ride or walk through floodwater.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4720 6200.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 29 Sep 2022, 2.03pm to Fri 7 Oct 2022, 10.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Sep 2022, 4.21pm

Closed areas: Shaws Creek area closed for works

Shaws Creek Aboriginal Place will be closed until Friday 7 October 2022 to remediate exposed asbestos material.

The site will be reopened as soon as it is deemed safe.

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

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Applies from Wed 28 Sep 2022, 7.20am to Tue 4 Oct 2022, 7.20am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Sep 2022, 4.05pm

Closed areas: Glenbrook Causeway closed due to flooding

Glenbrook Causeway is closed to vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians from Wednesday 28 September to Tuesday 4 October 2022 inclusive, due to flooding. The following areas are also closed:

  • The Oaks Single track
  • Euroka campground
  • Red Hands Cave
  • Red Hands Cave walking track
  • Woodford Oaks trail
  • Jack Evans track
  • Nepean lookout
  • Nepean River walking track
  • Mount Portal lookout
  • Tunnel View lookout

Please note: roadworks are still in progress for the Woodford Oaks trail, however recent wet weather has impacted the timeframe. Woodford Oaks trail will be closed until 14 October 2022, when it will be reassessed.

Never drive, ride or walk through floodwater.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Sat 9 Apr 2022, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Wed 28 Sep 2022, 11.47am

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 or infrastructure upgrades. As sites are 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

  • Honeymoon Bridge lookout is closed due to rockfall risk.
  • Gordon Falls track and lookout closed due to trackwork
  • Lone Lyrebird track between Gordon Road and the War Memorial, due to a major washout
  • Lillian's 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 trackwork
  • Lady Darley track to Prince Henry Cliff walk due to trackwork
  • Amphitheatre track due to trackwork
  • Glenraphael Drive, Narrow Neck fire trail and Golden Stairs are accessible to pedestrians and cyclists via walking track from Narrow Neck lookout on Cliff Drive
  • Ruined Castle walking track
  • Six Foot Track - Nellies Glen to Megalong Valley
  • Mt Hay Road from Lockley's Pylon parking area is 4WD only due to damaged road.
  • Linderman's Pass and Robert's Pass are closed below Gladstone lookout and Leura Forest due to a new landslide. 

Wentworth Falls

  • Valley of the Waters track closed below Sylvia Falls. No access to Wentworth Pass, Roberts Pass, Vera Falls, Hippocrene Falls or Wentworth Falls from Valley of the Waters
  • Charles Darwin walk
  • National Pass
  • Wentworth Pass
  • Conservation Hut
  • Valley of Waters picnic area
  • Kedumba Pass fire trail below intersection with Sublime Point fire trail
  • Kedumba River Crossing campground
  • 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

  • Govetts Leap lookout and picnic area due to upgrade work
  • Evans lookout due to upgrade work
  • Horse track
  • Rodriguez Pass
  • Govetts Descent
  • Braeside walking track due to track work (Braeside Road is open to cyclists and walkers)
  • Base of Pierces Pass to Blue Gum Forest and Burra Korain Flat along Grose River
  • Base of Victoria Falls to Burra Korain Flat
  • Pulpit walking track and Pulpit Rock lookout
  • Perrys Lookdown campground
  • The following areas will be closed on Wednesday 28 September 2022 for helicopter operations:
    • Perrys Lookdown to Blue Gum Forest walking track
    • Lockleys Pylon (Du Faur Head) to Grose Valley walking track
    • Popes Glen walking track, including connecting track from Govetts Leap lookout
    • Acacia Flat campground

Lawson, Woodford, Hazelbrook

  • Bedford Road and Murphys Glen campground are closed to all vehicles (open to walkers and cyclists - weekends only) due to slippery road conditions

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.

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 or undertaking off-trail activities, please be aware of the likelihood of changed conditions and consider current safety advice.

Closed Grade 5 tracks:

  • Vera Falls and Hippocrene Falls walking tracks
  • Horse track
  • Rodriguez Pass
  • Govetts Descent
  • Mount Solitary loop due to landslides near Ruined Castle
  • Open: K2K (Kanangra to Katoomba) access available via Narrow Neck lookout track, Dunphy's campground, and from Kanangra Walls. Due to the ongoing wet conditions, Coxs River can flood at short notice and may be impassable. Walkers should check conditions before departing

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

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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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Applies from Mon 12 Sep 2022, 7.00am to Mon 24 Oct 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Sep 2022, 4.40pm

Other planned events: Vertebrate pest control program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground pest management program targeting feral pigs in Burragorang State Conservation Area, Nattai State Conservation Area and Nattai National Park. This program will run from Monday 12 September to Monday 24 October 2022. The program aims to reduce the impacts of feral pigs on water quality and biodiversity. Temporary changes to access may apply.

For more information please call NPWS Glenbrook area office on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Mon 4 Jul 2022, 4.48pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Sep 2022, 5.34pm

Closed areas: Ingar Road closed

Ingar Road is closed to all access where it traverses through private property at the end of Queen Elizabeth Drive. There is no vehicle access to Ingar campground. Campers must hike in via a publicly accessible route (via Andersons fire trail or Bedford Road).    

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Applies from Wed 27 Jul 2022, 11.54am to Fri 4 Nov 2022, 5.04pm. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Sep 2022, 10.55am

Closed parks: Park closed due to flood damage

Cattai National Park is closed until further notice due to flood damage. 

The closed areas include:

  • Mitchell Park picnic area and walking tracks
  • Cattai campground

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

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Applies from Tue 1 Mar 2022, 11.01am to Fri 4 Nov 2022, 11.01am. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Sep 2022, 10.55am

Closed parks: Gulguer Nature Reserve closed

Gulguer Nature Reserve is closed until further notice due to severe weather conditions and the 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 Fri 4 Nov 2022, 10.59am. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Sep 2022, 10.55am

Closed parks: Bents Basin State Conservation Area closed

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 Wed 18 Aug 2021, 5.01pm. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Jul 2022, 4.53pm

Closed parks: Prospect Nature Reserve closed public

Prospect Nature Reserve is closed to the public indefinitely as it's part of a Special Water catchment area. There is no public access at any time.

If you wish to visit the Prospect Reservoir area, Andrew Campbell Reserve on William Lawson Drive has picnic tables, playground and toilet facilities.

For more information about visiting Andrew Campbell Reserve, please contact Sydney Water on 13 20 92. 

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Applies from Thu 28 Sep 2017, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Aug 2022, 2.07pm

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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Applies from Fri 13 May 2022, 11.58am. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Jul 2022, 11.36am

Closed areas: Scheyville National Park - areas closed for ground pest control operation

All of Scheyville National Park excluding Longneck Lagoon will be closed from between sunset to sunrise, Monday 16 May to Friday 1 July 2022, for ground pest control operations.

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

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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/lookouts/tunnel-view-lookout/local-alerts

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