Applies from Wed 25 Dec 2019, 8.07pm. Last reviewed: Wed 2 Dec 2020, 1.54pm.
Closed areas: Blue Mountains National Park - closed areas
NPWS is working to reopen walking tracks, campgrounds and accommodation where possible. However, some locations need to remain closed to ensure compliance with the current rules on public gatherings or for other reasons such as fire/flood damage.
The following areas of Blue Mountains National Park are closed due to bushfire, track works and/or flood damage:
Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls
- National Pass from Valley of Waters to Slacks Stairs, due to rockfall risk.
- Golden Stairs and Federal Pass between Scenic World and Golden Stairs, due to a new landslide and clearing works underway.
- Part of Amphitheatre track from the base of Bridal Veil falls to Fern Bower, due to rockfall risk.
- Prince Henry Cliff walk between Leura Cascades round walk and Leura Cascades picnic area, and between Gordon Falls lookout and Olympian lookout, due to landslides. Detours in place. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
- Prince Henry Cliff walk between Kiah lookout and Amphitheatre track - Tuesday to Friday until Friday 18 December 2020 due to track maintenance. There is no access between Katoomba and Leura Cascades within the national park. This section is open Saturday to Monday. Walkers accessing Leura Cascades from the east must return by same route.
- Part of Charles Darwin walk north of Weeping Rock circuit. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
- Ingar campground can only be accessed via Andersons or Bedford Creek trails on foot, not via Ingar Road.
- Ruined Castle and Mount Solitary walking tracks, due to fire damage and rockfall works..
- Kanangra to Katoomba closed south of Coxs River, Katoomba to Mittagong closed south of Coxs River.
- McMahons Road and lookout closed for roadworks from Friday 13 November 2020.
Bullaburrra to Linden
- Queen Victoria Creek crossing not suitable for vehicles.
Blackheath, Medlow Bath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line
- Walking tracks into and around Grose Valley including Perrys (below Docker lookout), Cliff Top (between Barrow lookout and Evans lookout), Bridal Veil Falls, Rodriguez Pass, and Short Ridge (aka Lockleys Pylon, closed below Pylon), due to fire damage.
- Perrys Lookdown, and Acacia Flat campgrounds are closed.
- Other walking tracks around Blackheath, including Walls Cave, Popes Glen and Pulpit Rock, due to fire and flood damage.
Southern Blue Mountains National Park
- The Range fire trail to Wombeyan Caves Road is open (although Wombeyan Caves remain closed).
Rock climbing areas
- Pulpit Rock and all areas that require access along closed and damaged walking tracks
THE FOLLOWING AREAS ARE OPEN:
- Access to the Three Sisters and Giant Stairs from Echo Point
- Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls walking tracks, where not affected by other closures.
- Mount Hay Road, Fortress Ridge, Lockleys Pylon, Mount Hay summit and Butterbox Point
- Nellies Glen and Devils Hole
- Six Foot track is open to walkers.
- Kedumba Valley Road to Kedumba campground
- Murphy's Glen campground
- Glenraphael Drive, Narrow Neck cycle route, fire trail and Tarros Ladder are open
Blackheath, Medlow Bath and Bells Line of Road
- Blue Mountains Heritage Centre (social distancing required)
- Evans lookout, Grand Canyon
- Govetts Leap, Fairfax track, Govetts Loop track, Cliff Top track between Govetts Leap and Barrow lookout
- Braeside fire trail and walking track
- Anvil Rock, Wind Eroded Cave - vehicle access and walking tracks
- Perrys Lookdown lookout and Docker Lookout are open to walkers. The campground and valley access tracks remain closed.
- Burramoko Ridge fire trail and Hanging Rock/Baltzer lookouts
- Point Pilcher lookout
- Victoria Falls to Pierces Pass via Burra Korain Flat campsite, and Asgard Swamp
- Pierces Pass (Hungerfords), Grose Valley track upstream of Pierces Pass
- Mount Banks (cycle route and summit walk)
- Walls lookout and Rigby Hill tracks
- Dunphys/Green Gully campsite
- Breakfast Creek, Medlow Gap, Wild Dog Mountains (north of Coxs River)
Southern Blue Mountains National Park
If you arrive at your local national park or other public space and it is too crowded to practice social distancing, it's your responsibility to leave the area.
NSW National Parks will be clearing fallen trees, removing tree hazards and undertaking minor repairs on damaged infrastructure over the next few months. Some tracks and sites may remain closed for longer periods where major infrastructure needs replacing.
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).