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Grand Canyon track

Blackheath area in Blue Mountains National Park

Affected by closures, check current alerts 

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 17 May 2022, 9.08am

Applies from Sat 9 Apr 2022, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Tue 17 May 2022, 9.08am.

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
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk between Honeymoon lookout and Solitary Restaurant due to helicopter operation - weather permitting - Wednesday 18 to Friday 20 May 2022
  • 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
  • Mount Hay Road closed to vehicles - open to walkers and cyclists
  • 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
  • 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

Canyons and rock climbing

  • Empress and Grand Canyon are closed
  • Fortress Canyon
  • Serendipity Canyon
  • 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
  • Linderman’s 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.

Applies from Sun 24 Apr 2022, 10.09am to Tue 31 May 2022, 12.51pm. Last reviewed: Tue 10 May 2022, 12.51pm.

Closed areas: Grand Canyon Walking Track Closed

The Grand Canyon walking track is closed from 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.

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.

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.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Sat 9 Apr 2022, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Tue 17 May 2022, 9.08am

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
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk between Honeymoon lookout and Solitary Restaurant due to helicopter operation - weather permitting - Wednesday 18 to Friday 20 May 2022
  • 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
  • Mount Hay Road closed to vehicles - open to walkers and cyclists
  • 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
  • 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

Canyons and rock climbing

  • Empress and Grand Canyon are closed
  • Fortress Canyon
  • Serendipity Canyon
  • 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
  • Linderman’s 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 5 May 2022, 1.02pm to Sat 21 May 2022, 4.31pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 May 2022, 10.42am

Closed areas: Mount Hay Road closed for roadworks

Mount Hay Road is closed to vehicles due to road conditions.

There is no vehicle access to the following attractions during this period:

  • Mount Hay Summit
  • Lockleys Pylon
  • Butterbox Point and Canyon
  • Fortress Canyon.

Cycling and walking is permitted along Mount Hay fire trail.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further inquiries please call Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Thu 12 May 2022, 7.28am to Thu 19 May 2022, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 12 May 2022, 12.06pm

Closed areas: Glenbrook Causeway closed due to flooding

Glenbrook Causeway will be closed from Thursday 12 May to Thursday 19 May 2022 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

Never drive, ride or walk through floodwater.

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 Tue 31 May 2022, 12.51pm. Last reviewed: Tue 10 May 2022, 12.51pm

Closed areas: Grand Canyon Walking Track Closed

The Grand Canyon walking track is closed from 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 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 Tue 3 May 2022, 8.20am to Thu 19 May 2022, 7.30am. Last reviewed: Thu 12 May 2022, 4.40pm

Closed areas: The Oaks fire trail closed to vehicles

The Oaks fire trail is closed to vehicles until Thursday 19 May 2022. Cyclists and Walkers can still access:

  • The Oaks Fire Trail
  • Red Hands Cave
  • Jack Evans track
  • Nepean lookout

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact 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 Tue 22 Feb 2022, 7.28am to Thu 19 May 2022, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 10 May 2022, 9.53am

Closed areas: Euroka Campground closed

Euroka Campground will be closed from Tuesday 22 February to Thursday 19 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 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 Mon 8 Nov 2021, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Apr 2022, 4.29pm

Closed areas: Six Foot track partial closure

The following sections of Six Foot track are closed:

  • From Explorers Tree (Katoomba) to Megalong Road due to multiple landslips, fallen trees and dangerous trees along the track.
  • Between Jenolan Caves cabins and Jenolan Caves 

Six Foot track from Megalong Road is open.

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

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 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 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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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/grand-canyon-track/local-alerts

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