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Mount Banks Summit walk

Mount Wilson area in Blue Mountains National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 30 December 2021, 10.25am

Applies from Mon 10 Jan 2022, 7.00am to Fri 28 Jan 2022, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Dec 2021, 10.25am.

Closed areas: Mount Banks Road closed for works

Mount Banks Road is closed for road works from Monday 10 January to Friday 28 January 2022.

No vehicle, pedestrian or cycling access is permitted during this time.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre 02 4787 8877.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 21 Jan 2022, 6.49pm. Last reviewed: Sat 22 Jan 2022, 5.21pm

Safety alerts: Active siphon hazard in Wollangambe One Canyon

Following reports from the public NPWS has investigated reports of a siphon hazard in the mid-section of the Wollangambe One Canyon. This hazard has now marked with pink tape and visitors are advised to take care to aviod this hazard at current high water levels.

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Applies from Wed 25 Dec 2019, 8.07pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Jan 2022, 4.11pm

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.  
  • Expect minor delays to allow for maintenance work when using Victoria Falls walking track.
  • Grand Canyon oaRd (access to Point Pilcher) closed to all traffic from Monday 24 January until COB Friday 28 January 2022 to allow for road maintenance.  

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 28 January 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 Thu 6 Jan 2022, 7.42am to Mon 24 Jan 2022, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Jan 2022, 11.13am

Closed areas: Glenbrook Causeway closed due to flooding

Glenbrook Causeway will be closed from Thursday 6 January to Tuesday 25 January 2022 due to flooding which has resulted in the following sites being closed:

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

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

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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 Wed 12 Jan 2022, 11.34am to Thu 27 Jan 2022, 11.45am. Last reviewed: Wed 12 Jan 2022, 2.04pm

Closed areas: Delays on Mount Solitary walking track

You may experience delays on the eastern pass of Mount Solitary walking track on Monday 24 and Tuesday 25 January 2021, due to planned upgrade works.

The track will remain open, however please use caution when ascending or descending the eastern pass during the works. 

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

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Applies from Fri 25 Sep 2020, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Jan 2022, 4.13pm

Safety alerts: Coorongooba campground - River access

Access to Coorongooba campground is via a causeway across Capertee River. This causeway is subject to flooding and is currently greater than 300mm deep. Please do not not attempt to access this currently fast flowing crossing, which is continuing to rise, via 2WD vehicles or motorbikes.

Capertee River can rise unexpectedly with heavy rains falling upstream, making the causeway impassable. Please check the weather forecast before leaving home.

For more information please call the NPWS Mudgee area office on 02 6370 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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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 10 Jan 2022, 7.00am to Fri 28 Jan 2022, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Dec 2021, 10.25am

Closed areas: Mount Banks Road closed for works

Mount Banks Road is closed for road works from Monday 10 January to Friday 28 January 2022.

No vehicle, pedestrian or cycling access is permitted during this time.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Mon 3 Jan 2022, 6.00am to Fri 8 Apr 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Dec 2021, 11.51am

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 Tue 21 Dec 2021, 1.20pm to Thu 31 Mar 2022, 1.22pm. Last reviewed: Wed 29 Dec 2021, 1.55pm

Closed areas: Sheepskin Hut campground and picnic area closed

Sheepskin Hut campground and picnic area are closed for toilet repairs from Tuesday 21 December to Thursday 31 March 2022. 

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

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Applies from Thu 13 Jan 2022, 12.23pm to Sat 29 Jan 2022, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Dec 2021, 7.13pm

Closed areas: Delays on Castle Head walking track

Expect delays on Castle Head walking track on the Narrow Neck Plateau on Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 January 2022, due to repair works. 

The walking track will remain open during this period. Please use caution and follow the direction of workers whilst passing work sites. 

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

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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 Thu 11 Nov 2021, 8.32am to Mon 3 Oct 2022, 8.34am. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Dec 2021, 8.35am

Safety alerts: River crossings to campgrounds

Vehicle access to the following camping areas is via natural river bed crossings that require 4WD capability, and are subject to flooding:

  • Wollemi National Park -  Newnes (Cricket Pitch camping area only)
  • Turon National Park - all camping areas
  • Marrangaroo National Park - main camping area
  • Abercrombie River National Park - all camping areas
  • Kanangra Boyd National Park - Kowmung river crossing 

River levels can rise rapidly with heavy rain falling upstream. Please check the weather forecast before leaving home.

 

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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 Tue 12 Oct 2021, 4.09pm. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Oct 2021, 4.13pm

Other planned events: Campground Bookings

If you plan to stay at an NPWS campground after 1 June 2020 you'll need to make a booking first. This also applies to campgrounds that did not require bookings previously.

If you can't find your preferred campground on a webpage, please check this list of lesser-known campgrounds and make your booking.

If you're still unable to find your preferred campground phone 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Tue 1 Jun 2021, 4.31pm. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Aug 2021, 8.14am

Other planned events: Coorongooba campground partial closure

There is no vehicle access or camping in the eastern half of Coorongooba campground. The closure is to allow the area to settle and regenerate after major earthworks. This area has been substantially upgraded as a part of the NSW Government's Improving Access to National Parks Program.

Campground capacity has been reduced to reflect the area closed. New picnic tables and barbeques will be installed during this closure.

For more information please call the NPWS Mudgee area office on 02 6370 900.

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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/mount-banks-summit-walk/local-alerts

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