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Furber Steps-Scenic Railway walking track

Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 7 January 2022, 9.54am

Applies from Thu 25 Nov 2021, 10.05am. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Jan 2022, 9.54am.

Safety alerts: Flood damage and creek levels high

Heavy rainfall has resulted in minor flooding. Please be aware that creek and river levels are elevated. Crossings may not be passable.

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.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 25 Dec 2019, 8.07pm to Fri 4 Feb 2022, 12.21pm. Last reviewed: Sat 29 Jan 2022, 10.31am

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.

Flood warning: Many creeks and rivers may be impassable after recent rains. Check conditions before walking.

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

Katoomba and Leura 

  • Kanangra to Katoomba - due to the ongoing wet season, Cox's River can flood at short notice and be impassable. Walkers should check conditions before departing.
  • Prince Henry Cliff between Gordon Falls lookout and Olympian lookout, due to landslides. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Part of the Lone Lyrebird track between Gordon Road and the War Memorial due to a major washout.  
  • Expect minor delays to allow for track maintenance when using Castle Head walking track.  

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.

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

  • Govetts Leap descent and Rodriguez Pass to Evans lookout walking track, due to fire damage to infrastructure and landslides after storms.
  • Perrys lookdown campground, due to dangerous trees.
  • Walls Cave and Pulpit Rock tracks are closed due to fire and flood damage and associated repairs.
  • No access to Mount Banks walking trails and picnic area due to road works.  Works are scheduled to be completed by Friday 28 January 2022.  
  • Valley View Lookout is closed for track repairs.
  • Expect minor delays to allow for maintenance work when using Victoria Falls walking track.
  • Braeside Fire Trail is 4WD accessible only due to wet weather.  Braeside walking track remains open. 
  • Grand Canyon Road (access to Point Pilcher) closed to all traffic from Monday 24 January until COB Friday 4 February 2022 to allow for road maintenance.  
  • Pierces Pass and Rigby Hill Walking tracks as well as Pierces Pass Fire Trail will be closed from Monday 31st January until Friday 4th February to allow for road upgrades.  No access for walkers or vehicles.  

 

Lawson, Hazelbrook

  • Plan for minor delays accessing Lawson Ridge fire trail from Queens Road due to planned road repairs. Works are scheduled to be completed by Friday 4th February 2022. 

Canyons and rock climbing areas

  • Access to Pulpit Rock climbing area closed
  • All canyons are open. Visitors should be cautious, 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 practise 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 Fri 21 Jan 2022, 6.49pm. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Jan 2022, 8.37am

Safety alerts: Active siphon hazard in Wollangambe Canyon 1

Following reports from the public, NPWS has investigated reports of a siphon hazard in the mid-section of the Wollangambe Canyon 1.

This hazard has now been marked with pink tape. Please take care to aviod this hazard at current high water levels.

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Applies from Fri 24 Dec 2021, 7.15am to Mon 31 Jan 2022, 7.16am. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Jan 2022, 11.27am

Safety alerts: Burralow Creek campground accessible with 4WD only

Fire trail upgrade works have been completed and access to this area is by 4WD only.

The trails still have soft edges, so please take care and drive safely.

For further information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4632 4500.

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Applies from Tue 11 Jan 2022, 6.00am to Sat 2 Apr 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Jan 2022, 3.27pm

Closed areas: Pool of Siloam to Golf Links lookout track closed

Pool of Siloam to Golf Links lookout track is closed from Tuesday 11 January until Thursday 31 March 2022 for track upgrade works. The closure is in place Tuesday to Friday only.

Visitors can access Pool of Siloam from Gordon Falls picnic area and Lyrebird Dell.

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Applies from Thu 6 Jan 2022, 11.12am to Tue 1 Feb 2022, 11.13am. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Jan 2022, 12.19pm

Closed areas: Martins lookout fire trail closed

Martins lookout fire trail is closed from Thursday 6 January to Tuesday 1 February 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 Thu 25 Nov 2021, 10.05am. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Jan 2022, 9.54am

Safety alerts: Flood damage and creek levels high

Heavy rainfall has resulted in minor flooding. Please be aware that creek and river levels are elevated. Crossings may not be passable.

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 Mon 8 Nov 2021, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Jan 2022, 1.50pm

Closed areas: Six Foot track partial closure

Six Foot track is closed between Jenolan Caves cabins and Jenolan Caves until Thursday 31 March 2022.

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

Applies from Mon 3 Jan 2022, 6.00am to Fri 8 Apr 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 25 Jan 2022, 10.24am

Closed areas: Shortcut track partial closure

Shortcut track will be closed between Wentworth Falls picnic area and Murphys Lane from Monday 3 January to Friday 8 April 2022, between Monday and Friday. The track will be closed for track maintenance.

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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 Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Nov 2021, 4.00pm

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 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/furber-stepsscenic-railway-walking-track/local-alerts

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