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Federal Pass

Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 6 February 2023, 11.22am

Applies from Sat 9 Apr 2022, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Feb 2023, 11.22am.

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

  • Honeymoon Bridge is closed due to rockfall risk.
  • Honeymoon Point lookout is closed from Thursday 19 January 2023 due to upgrade works.
  • Federal Pass between Leura Forest and Dardanelles Pass junction, below the Three Sisters is closed due to track maintenance.
  • Lone Lyrebird track is closed between Gordon Road and the War Memorial, due to subsidence. Detour is in place.
  • Lyrebird Dell walking track is closed due to track maintenance. 
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk is closed between Cliff View lookout and Echo Point from Monday 6 February 2022 for upgrade works.
  • 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.
  • Lady Darley track is closed due to track maintenance.
  • Glenraphael Drive is closed due to major subsidence. Narrow Neck, Ruined Castle and Golden Stairs are accessible to pedestrians and cyclists from Narrow Neck lookout on Cliff Drive.
  • Mount Solitary Route and Ruined Castle campground are closed due to subsidence.
  • Tallawalla lookout is closed from Wednesday 8 February 2022 until further notice, for upgrade works.
  • Part of Lindeman Pass is closed due to a major landslide below Gladstone lookout. 

Wentworth Falls

  • 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.
  • Queen Victoria and Empress lookouts are closed from Monday 30 January 2022 until further notice, for upgrade works.
  • 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.
  • Ingar Road is closed where it traverses private property at the western end. You can walk in to Ingar campground via Andersons or Bedford Roads.
  • The track connecting Rocket Point loop to Chester and Little Switzerland trails will be closed from 8am, Wednesday 8 February 2023 to Friday 17 February 2023 due to track works.  

Blackheath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line of Road

  • Victoria Falls walking track and picnic area will be closed on Friday 10 February 2023 for helicopter operations.  
  • Govetts Leap lookout and picnic area are closed for major upgrade work (opening March 2023).
  • Govetts Creek access routes including Horse track, Govetts Leap Descent and Rodriguez Pass (Bridal Veil Falls) are closed due to landslides.
  • Pulpit walking track is open to Cripps lookout. Track remains closed to Pulpit Rock lookout (Govetts Leap to Cripps lookout is open). Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for further information.
  • Pulpit Rock Track and Popes Glen track to Boyds Beach from Govettts Leap will be closed on Friday 10 February 2023 to allow for helicopter operations.  
  • Perrys Lookdown campground is closed.

Woodford, Lawson, Springwood

  • Empire Pass is closed for track maintenance.
  • Lawson Ridge fire trail is closed to all vehicles including pedestrians from Monday 30 January until Friday 17th February 2023 to allow for road repairs.  

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.

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

Nearby alerts

Applies from Tue 24 Jan 2023, 10.06am to Wed 31 Jan 2024, 10.06am. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Feb 2023, 7.53am

Other incidents: Six Foot Track access

Bookings are required for vehicle access to the Jenolan Caves visitor precinct. Six Foot track shuttle busses are currently unavailable. 

For further information please contact Jenolan Caves on 02 6359 3911 or visit the Jenolan Caves website.

Applies from Sat 9 Apr 2022, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Feb 2023, 11.22am

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

  • Honeymoon Bridge is closed due to rockfall risk.
  • Honeymoon Point lookout is closed from Thursday 19 January 2023 due to upgrade works.
  • Federal Pass between Leura Forest and Dardanelles Pass junction, below the Three Sisters is closed due to track maintenance.
  • Lone Lyrebird track is closed between Gordon Road and the War Memorial, due to subsidence. Detour is in place.
  • Lyrebird Dell walking track is closed due to track maintenance. 
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk is closed between Cliff View lookout and Echo Point from Monday 6 February 2022 for upgrade works.
  • 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.
  • Lady Darley track is closed due to track maintenance.
  • Glenraphael Drive is closed due to major subsidence. Narrow Neck, Ruined Castle and Golden Stairs are accessible to pedestrians and cyclists from Narrow Neck lookout on Cliff Drive.
  • Mount Solitary Route and Ruined Castle campground are closed due to subsidence.
  • Tallawalla lookout is closed from Wednesday 8 February 2022 until further notice, for upgrade works.
  • Part of Lindeman Pass is closed due to a major landslide below Gladstone lookout. 

Wentworth Falls

  • 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.
  • Queen Victoria and Empress lookouts are closed from Monday 30 January 2022 until further notice, for upgrade works.
  • 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.
  • Ingar Road is closed where it traverses private property at the western end. You can walk in to Ingar campground via Andersons or Bedford Roads.
  • The track connecting Rocket Point loop to Chester and Little Switzerland trails will be closed from 8am, Wednesday 8 February 2023 to Friday 17 February 2023 due to track works.  

Blackheath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line of Road

  • Victoria Falls walking track and picnic area will be closed on Friday 10 February 2023 for helicopter operations.  
  • Govetts Leap lookout and picnic area are closed for major upgrade work (opening March 2023).
  • Govetts Creek access routes including Horse track, Govetts Leap Descent and Rodriguez Pass (Bridal Veil Falls) are closed due to landslides.
  • Pulpit walking track is open to Cripps lookout. Track remains closed to Pulpit Rock lookout (Govetts Leap to Cripps lookout is open). Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for further information.
  • Pulpit Rock Track and Popes Glen track to Boyds Beach from Govettts Leap will be closed on Friday 10 February 2023 to allow for helicopter operations.  
  • Perrys Lookdown campground is closed.

Woodford, Lawson, Springwood

  • Empire Pass is closed for track maintenance.
  • Lawson Ridge fire trail is closed to all vehicles including pedestrians from Monday 30 January until Friday 17th February 2023 to allow for road repairs.  

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.

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

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Applies from Wed 1 Feb 2023, 9.40am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Feb 2023, 11.16am

Closed parks: Park closed due to flood damage

Abercrombie River National Park and State Conservation Area are closed until Friday 3 March 2023 due to construction work on damaged river crossing and campgrounds.

Bummaroo Ford campground remains open.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. This park will reopen as soon as works are complete.

Applies from Thu 30 Jun 2022, 11.11am to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 18 Jan 2023, 4.30pm

Closed areas: Kanangra Boyd National Park fire trail closures

The following fire trails in Kanangra Boyd National Park are closed from Thursday 30 June 2022 to Tuesday 28 February 2023 due to flooding events and track conditions:

  • Beefsteak Creek
  • Budthingaroo
  • Mumbedah
  • Ben Lomond 
  • Gilbraltar 

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

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Applies from Thu 3 Nov 2022, 10.57am to Mon 1 May 2023, 10.58am. Last reviewed: Tue 3 Jan 2023, 8.51am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ongoing program

From Thursday 3 November 2022 to Monday 1 May 2023 NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting program in the following areas: 

  • Abercrombie River National Park
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park (southern sector)
  • Wollemi National Park (Wolgan Valley area) 
  • Jenolan Karst Conservation Area
  • Turon National Park
  • Marrangaroo National Park

The operation will use 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 02 6336 6200 for more information.

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Applies from Mon 4 Jul 2022, 4.48pm. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Feb 2023, 12.02pm

Closed areas: Ingar Road partial closure

There is no 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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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/federal-pass/local-alerts

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