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Cliff Top walking track

Blackheath area in Blue Mountains National Park

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Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
28 October 2021 Closed areas Closed areas due to helicopter operations Details

Applies from Thu 28 Oct 2021, 6.00am to Thu 28 Oct 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Oct 2021, 11.33am

The following areas in Blue Mountains National Park are closed on Thursday 28 October 2021 for a helicopter operation to deliver walking track materials:

  • Govetts Leap lookout and carpark
  • Cliff Top track between Govetts Leap and Braeside track
  • Fairfax Heritage walking track
  • George Phillips lookout
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Applies from Wed 18 Aug 2021, 6.00am to Thu 31 Mar 2022, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Oct 2021, 3.44pm

Closed areas: Gordon Falls to Pool of Siloam track closed

Lyrebird Dell and Gordon Falls picnic area to Pool of Siloam walking tracks are closed until Thursday 31 March 2022 for track upgrade works.  

Visitors can access Pool of Siloam from Pool of Siloam walking track via Golf Links lookout.

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Applies from Sun 24 Oct 2021, 6.06pm. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Oct 2021, 10.44am

Fires - Advice: Cabbage Tree Rd, Grose Vale

There is a fire in this park called Cabbage Tree Rd, Grose Vale. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 27 Oct 2021, 6.00am to Fri 29 Oct 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Oct 2021, 3.23pm

Closed areas: Short Cut Track partial closure

Short Cut Track will be closed between Wentworth Falls picnic area and Murphy's Lane for track maintenance from Wednesday 27 to Friday 29 October 2021.

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

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Applies from Wed 27 Oct 2021, 12.00am to Thu 28 Oct 2021, 4.17pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Oct 2021, 3.19pm

Closed areas: McMahon's lookout and fire trail closed

McMahons fire trail and lookout are closed from Wednesday 27 October to Thursday 28 October 2021 for road works.    

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Blackheath Office on 02 4787 8877.

 

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Applies from Wed 25 Dec 2019, 8.07pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Oct 2021, 2.49pm

Closed areas: Blue Mountains National Park - closed areas

All campgrounds and campsites listed on our website require a booking to be made before you visit. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

The following areas of Blue Mountains National Park are closed due to bushfire or storm damage, road or track works:

Katoomba and Leura 

  • Amphitheatre track from the base of Bridal Veil falls to Fern Bower, due to ongoing rockfall risk.
  • Lindemans Pass is closed where it crosses Leura Falls Creek, due to track works.
  • Parts of Prince Henry Cliff walk are closed:
    • between the Fern Bower junction and Tallawalla lookout, due to a major landslide and track maintenance. Walkers can exit/enter via Silver Mist picnic area. Walkers can also still access Fern Bower via Solitary Restaurant
    • between Gordon Falls lookout and Olympian lookout, due to landslides. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Six Foot track is closed where managed by Crown Lands due to COVID-19. NPWS-managed sections are open.

Wentworth Falls

  • Part of National Pass from Valley of Waters to Slacks Stairs, due to ongoing rockfall risk.
  • Charles Darwin walk north of Weeping Rock circuit. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Ingar Road is closed where it traverses private property at the end of Queen Elizabeth Drive. Ingar campground is therefore closed to vehicles. Walkers and cyclists are permitted where they do not traverse private property.
  • McMahons FT closed to all traffic from Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th October for road works.  

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

  • Vehicle access to Evans Lookout and Grand Canyon Loop Carpark will be closed from 0700 Wed 27 to 1800 Thurs 28 October at the entrance gate. Grand Canyon Walking loop is still open. All vehicles should park at Neates Glen or before the gate. Walking Track detours will be in place. 
  • Govetts Leap descent and Rodriguez Pass walking track, due to fire damage to infrastructure and landslides after storms.
  • Perrys lookdown campground, due to dangerous trees.
  • Walls Cave, Popes Glen and Pulpit Rock tracks are closed due to fire and flood damage and associated repairs.
  • Pierces Pass Road, including access to Pierces Pass Walking Track, Walls Lookout and Rigby Hill is closed until Friday 26 November 2021 to all traffic, including walkers and cyclists, for road repairs.  
  • Parts of the walking track next to Evans Lookout Road are closed from Tuesday 19 October to Saturday 30 October 2021, due to repair works.

Woodford, Hazelbrook, Lawson, Bullaburra 

  • NA

Canyons and rock climbing areas

  • Pulpit Rock climbing area and all other areas that require access along closed walking tracks or roads.

Note: All canyons are open. Visitors should exercise caution, as recent flooding may have left debris or moved rocks.

If you arrive at your local national park or other public space and it's too crowded to practice social distancing, it's your responsibility to leave the area. 

To check which areas are closed, click the 'Show list' button on the Blue Mountains National Park page alert.

For further information call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Tue 26 Oct 2021, 12.00pm to Fri 5 Nov 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Oct 2021, 4.27pm

Closed areas: Partial park closure due to aerial pest control operation

The southern section of Blue Mountains National Park will be closed from 12pm, Tuesday 26 October to 5pm, Friday 5 November 2021, for an aerial pest control operation. Colong Stock route will remain open.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kanangra area office on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Fri 8 Oct 2021, 8.09pm to Fri 26 Nov 2021, 8.10pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Oct 2021, 12.22pm

Closed areas: Pierces Pass Road and walking tracks closed

Pierces Pass Road, including Pierces Pass, Walls lookout, and Rigby Hill walking tracks are closed until Friday 26 November 2021 for road repairs. Heavy plant and machinery are operating in the area.  There is no public access.

For more information, contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877. 

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Applies from Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Oct 2021, 3.33pm

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

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Applies from Fri 8 Oct 2021, 5.34pm to Wed 1 Dec 2021, 5.35pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Oct 2021, 5.15pm

Closed areas: Burralow Creek campground closed due to flood damage

Burralow Creek campground is closed to all vehicles from Thursday 1 July 2021 until further notice due to significant flood damage and damage to fire trails.

Paterson Range fire trail and Tabaraga Ridge fire trail are also closed.

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

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Applies from Fri 1 Oct 2021, 2.21pm to Fri 29 Oct 2021, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Oct 2021, 11.29am

Closed areas: Walking track closed for aerial pest control operation

The Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) walking track is closed from 12pm Monday 25 October to 12pm Friday 29 October 2021, for an aerial pest control operation.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Upper Mountains Area office on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Mon 25 Oct 2021, 12.00pm to Fri 29 Oct 2021, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Sep 2021, 4.06pm

Closed parks: Park closed for aerial pest control operation

Kanangra Boyd National Park, including the Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) walking track, will be closed from 12pm Monday 25 October to 12pm Friday 29 October 2021, for an aerial pest control operation. The following areas will remain open:

  • Kanangra Walls Road
  • Bicentennial National Trail
  • Six Foot Track

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office at Kanangra Area on 02 6336 6200.

Applies from Sat 26 Jun 2021, 7.51am to Tue 30 Nov 2021, 7.52am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Jul 2021, 1.52pm

Other planned events: Poison 1080 wild dog and fox control program notice

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a strategic ground and aerial baiting program for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The operations will involve the use of meat, manufactured products and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPE’s) containing Poison 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate). The program will be continuous and ongoing from  Saturday 26 June 2021 to Thursday 30 November 2021 in the following parks, reserves and state conservation areas:

  • Abercrombie National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Gardens of Stone National Park
  • Wollemi National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park
  • Turon National Park
  • Marrangaroo National Park
  • Mares Forest National Park
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve

These programs have been designed to meet NPWS priority conservation and state focused biosecurity issues. All baiting locations will be signposted.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. 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.

For further information, call the NPWS Kanangra area on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Thu 13 May 2021, 8.00am to Wed 17 Nov 2021, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Jun 2021, 3.37pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an ongoing aerial and ground baiting program in this park from Monday 17 May to Wednesday 17 November 2021. The operation will involve the use of meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock. This program is carried out as part of the following Blue Mountains Branch Pest Management Strategies: Western Hunter Wild Dog Management Plan, Central Hunter Wild Dog Management Plan & Post Fire Aerial Baiting Program.

All baiting locations will be identified by signs. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please email or call the NPWS Bulga Office on (02) 6574 5555

Applies from Fri 26 Mar 2021, 3.55pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Apr 2021, 2.56pm

Safety alerts: Advanced navigation required for Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) track

Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) track has been damaged by fire, storms and flooding. The trail is overgrown with significant understorey brush and grass growth.

Fallen trees, vegetation covered loose rocks and burnt out stump holes may result in slips, trips and falls. Advanced navigation skills are required to undertake this trail.

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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/walking-tracks/cliff-top-walking-track/local-alerts

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