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National Pass

Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Sat 25 May 2019, 12.26pm

Applies from Fri 1 Dec 2017, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Sat 25 May 2019, 12.26pm.

Closed areas: National Pass closed

National Pass remains closed between Valley of Waters and Slacks Stairs. The closure is indefinite following a serious rockfall in November 2017 which killed a worker and seriously injured two others. The area of the rockfall remains dangerous and the subject of external investigation. The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is reviewing how such geological hazards and visitor access can be managed. Visitors can access the base of the Wentworth Falls below the Grand Stairs. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 13 Sep 2019, 2.52pm to Fri 20 Sep 2019, 2.23pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 Sep 2019, 3.00pm

Closed areas: Den Fenella - tracks closed

Some walking tracks near Den Fenella (Wentworth Falls) are closed due to a dangerous tree until Friday 20 September 2019. Tree removal is scheduled. The closed areas are:

  • Den Fenella
  • Undercliff track from Den Fenella to Princes Rock 
  • Murphys Lane

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Fri 13 Sep 2019, 11.54am to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 11.51am. Last reviewed: Fri 13 Sep 2019, 11.54am

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park from Sunday 1 September 2019 and remains in effect until Tuesday 31 March 2020.

Big Yango House and Blue Gums, Mountain Arm, Mogo and Finchley campgrounds are exempt.

During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

Applies from Fri 13 Sep 2019, 11.50am to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 11.44am. Last reviewed: Fri 13 Sep 2019, 11.50am

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park from Sunday 1 September 2019 and remains in effect until Tuesday 31 March 2020.

Heartbreak Hill campground is exempt.

During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

Applies from Mon 9 Sep 2019, 1.16pm to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Sep 2019, 1.17pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park from Sunday 1 September 2019 and remains in effect until Tuesday 31 March 2020.

However Dunns Swamp and Coorongooba campgrounds are exempt.

During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

Applies from Mon 9 Sep 2019, 12.29pm to Sun 13 Oct 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Sep 2019, 12.29pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park from Sunday 1 September and remains in effect until Sunday 13 October 2019.

However, Spring Gully and Big River campgrounds are exempt at this time.

During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

Applies from Mon 9 Sep 2019, 12.16pm to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Sep 2019, 12.21pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park from Sunday 1 September 2019 and remains in effect until Tuesday 31 March 2020. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

Applies from Mon 9 Sep 2019, 7.00am to Fri 20 Sep 2019, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 4 Sep 2019, 4.31pm

Closed areas: Oaks Single track closed

The last 2km of Single cycling track will be closed from Monday 9 September to Friday 20 September 2019 on weekdays only. This is the section between Helipad track and Glenbrook causeway.

Single track is the track that runs next to Oaks fire trail. Single track is closed during this period for maintenance, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Hawkesbury Nattai area office on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Wed 21 Aug 2019, 6.00am to Fri 13 Dec 2019, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Aug 2019, 3.22pm

Closed areas: Overcliff track closed

Overcliff track will be closed for maintenance from Wednesday 21 August to Friday 13 December 2019. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre in Blackheath on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Sun 14 Jul 2019, 5.47pm. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Sep 2019, 5.22pm

Closed areas: Amphitheatre track closed

Amphitheatre track is closed between Fern Bower and Leura Cascades Round walk due to a rockfall and the risk of further instability at the site. This closure means that the Leura Cascades and Fern Bower Circuit walk are not possible.  

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Blackheath Heritage Information Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Wed 24 Apr 2019, 10.53am to Wed 30 Oct 2019, 10.53am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2019, 3.29pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be undertaking a wild dog and fox control program in Parr State Conservation Area. Canid Pest Ejectors will be laid from Monday 30 April to Wednesday 30 October 2019. Do not touch baits or ejector devices.

1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Park visitors and neighbours are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks or nature reserves at any time. It is recommended that you tie your dogs up during this time if they like to roam. If you suspect your domestic dog has been in the park and triggered an ejector, take them to a vet immediately. Warning signs will be displayed to notify park visitors.

For more information, call the NPWS Bulga office on 02 6538 5300.

Applies from Wed 24 Apr 2019, 10.46am to Wed 30 Oct 2019, 10.46am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2019, 3.28pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be undertaking a wild dog and fox control program in Yengo National Park. Ejectors and baits will be laid in the park from Monday 30 April to Wednesday 30 October 2019. The program will use Canid Pest Ejectors and meat baits. Do not touch baits or ejector devices.

1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Visitors and neighbours are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks or nature reserves at any time. It is recommended that you tie your dogs up during this time if they like to roam. If you suspect your domestic dog has been in the park and triggered an ejector or taken a bait, take them to a vet immediately. Warning signs will be displayed to notify park visitors.

For more information, call the NPWS Bulga office on 02 6538 5300.

Applies from Tue 2 Oct 2018, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 Sep 2019, 2.55pm

Closed areas: Ingar campground closed

Ingar campground and Ingar Road are closed to vehicle access due to private property building works. The closure is indefinite because it relates to access through the private property. No opening date can be advised. NPWS apologises for any inconvenience caused.

Ingar Road and Ingar campground can still be accessed by walkers and cyclists.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 22 Oct 2017, 12.36pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Mar 2019, 4.34pm

Closed areas: Prince Henry Cliff walking track - between Leura Cascades and Solitary restaurant 

Prince Henry Cliff walking track is closed between Leura Cascades and Solitary restaurant until further notice. This closure is due to a landslide that has completely blocked the track. An alternative track is available via Leura Cascades Round Walk. Visitors can also walk from Leura Cascades to Solitary restaurant adjacent Cliff Drive but should be wary of traffic.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 13 Dec 2017, 11.18am. Last reviewed: Wed 28 Mar 2018, 4.22pm

Closed areas: Partial closure of Batsh camp

A section of Batsh camp is closed due to the risk of tree branches falling. Further assessment and removal of dangerous branches will take place in the coming weeks. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Oberon area office on (02) 6336 1972 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 1 Dec 2017, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Sat 25 May 2019, 12.26pm

Closed areas: National Pass closed

National Pass remains closed between Valley of Waters and Slacks Stairs. The closure is indefinite following a serious rockfall in November 2017 which killed a worker and seriously injured two others. The area of the rockfall remains dangerous and the subject of external investigation. The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is reviewing how such geological hazards and visitor access can be managed. Visitors can access the base of the Wentworth Falls below the Grand Stairs. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Oct 2016, 9.23am

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens picnic area closed

Waratah Native Gardens picnic area is closed for maintenance. This includes the 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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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/national-pass/local-alerts

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Emergency services

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Hikers walk along cliff-edge National Pass, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Craig Marshall