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Princes Rock walking track

Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park

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Applies from Wed 25 Dec 2019, 8.07pm. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Jun 2021, 2.33pm

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.

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

Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls

  • Furber Steps will be closed from 1pm Tuesday 15 June to Sunday 27 June 2021 due to rock clearing works. Federal Pass may have stop/go traffic control where necessary.
  • Part of National Pass from Valley of Waters to Slacks Stairs, due to ongoing rockfall risk.
  • Amphitheatre track from the base of Bridal Veil falls to Fern Bower, due to ongoing rockfall risk. Lindemans Pass will be closed from Tuesday 15 June to Sunday 27 June 2021 where it crosses Leura Falls Creek, due to rock clearing works on Amphitheatre Track above.
  • Copelands track and lookout closed 23 June for a helicopter operation to insert materials for track work.
  • Part of Prince Henry Cliff walk between Leura Cascades and the Bridal Veil View East lookout track junction is closed Mondays to Fridays only, due to track maintenance. There is no pedestrian access between Katoomba and Leura within the national park. Walkers accessing Leura Cascades from the east must return by the same route.
  • Part of Prince Henry Cliff walk between the Fern Bower junction and Tallawalla lookout is closed due to a major landslide and track maintenance. Walkers can exit/enter via Silver Mist picnic area. (Note: Walkers can still access Fern Bower via Solitary Restaurant).
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk between Gordon Falls lookout and Olympian lookout, due to landslides. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Charles Darwin walk north of Weeping Rock circuit. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Murphys Glen (campground and picnic area) is closed to vehicles due to wet weather. Walkers and cyclists permitted.
  • 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 permitted where they do not traverse private property.
  • Andersons trail is impassable to vehicles (where authorised) due to flood/tree damage. Cyclists and walkers can traverse around.
  • Kedumba Valley Road and Sublime Point fire trail are closed to all vehicles Monday to Friday until Friday 25 June 2021, for road repairs. Walkers and runners should avoid the routes where possible. They are permitted, but should keep well clear of machinery.

Blackheath, Medlow Bath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line

  • Govetts Leap descent and Rodriguez Pass walking track, due to fire damage to infrastructure and landslides after storms.
  • Perrys Lookdown campground, due to dangerous trees.
  • Walls Cave, Popes Glen and Pulpit Rock tracks are closed due to fire and flood damage and associated repairs.
  • Pierces Pass Road is closed due to storm damage. Walkers and cyclists permitted.

Canyons and rock climbing areas

  • Pulpit Rock climbing area and all other areas that require access along closed walking tracks or roads.
  • Wollangambe 1 Canyon closed due to a dangerous whirlpool.

Note: All canyons except Wollangambe 1 are open. Visitors should exercise caution, as recent flooding may have left debris or moved rocks.

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. 

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 18 Jun 2021, 2.26pm to Tue 29 Jun 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Jun 2021, 11.31am

Closed areas: Katoomba - closed tracks

A number of tracks in Katoomba will be closed between 6am and 5pm on Tuesday 29 June 2021. This is due to a filming event scheduled in conjunction with Blue Mountains City Council and Scenic World.

The closed areas are:

  • Prince Henry Cliff walk, off Panorama Drive including:
    • Allambie lookout
    • Lady Darleys lookout
    • Wollumai lookout
  • Katoomba Kiosk, Prince Henry Cliff walk, Cliff Drive
  • Prince Henry Cliff Walk, Cliff Drive (east side)
  • Furber Steps

Signs will be in place at closed areas and staff at the closure points can advise of alternative routes.

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

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Applies from Fri 11 Jun 2021, 4.30pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 4.35pm. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Jun 2021, 2.12pm

Closed areas: Mount Portal closed due to road works

Mount Portal lookout is closed due to essential road works until Wednesday 30 June 2021.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Mon 14 Jun 2021, 8.00am to Sat 26 Jun 2021, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 10 Jun 2021, 5.02pm

Closed parks: Park closed for aerial pest control operation

Kanangra-Boyd National Park is closed for an aerial pest control operation during the following periods:

  • From 8am Monday 14 June to 9am Saturday 19 June 2021
  • From 8am Monday 21 June to 9am Saturday 26 June 2021

Kanangra Walls Road will remain open.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office at Kanangra Area on 02 6336 6200.

 

Applies from Wed 2 Jun 2021, 11.12am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 11.13am. Last reviewed: Fri 18 Jun 2021, 10.55am

Closed areas: Boobook campsite at Wheeny Creek closed

Boobook campsite at Wheeny Creek is closed due to flood damage, until further notice. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Mon 14 Jun 2021, 8.00am to Sat 26 Jun 2021, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 10 Jun 2021, 12.09pm

Closed areas: Southern Blue Mountains area closed for aerial pest control operation

The Southern Blue Mountains area is closed for an aerial pest control operation during the following periods:

  • From 8am Monday 14 June to 9am Saturday 19 June 2021
  • From 8am Monday 21 June to 9am Saturday 26 June 2021

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office at Kanangra Area on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Thu 13 May 2021, 8.00am to Wed 17 Nov 2021, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Jun 2021, 3.37pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an ongoing aerial and ground baiting program in this park from Monday 17 May to Wednesday 17 November 2021. The operation will involve the use of meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock. This program is carried out as part of the following Blue Mountains Branch Pest Management Strategies: Western Hunter Wild Dog Management Plan, Central Hunter Wild Dog Management Plan & Post Fire Aerial Baiting Program.

All baiting locations will be identified by signs. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please email or call the NPWS Bulga Office on (02) 6574 5555

Applies from Tue 11 May 2021, 3.26pm to Wed 7 Jul 2021, 3.28pm. Last reviewed: Mon 7 Jun 2021, 12.51pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting an aerial baiting program from Monday 17 May to Friday 28 May 2021.

The operation will involve the use of meat baits, and meat bait products containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes in the following parks, reserves and state conservation areas:

  • Bargo State Conservation Area
  • Blue Mountains National Park
  • Guula Ngurra National Park
  • Nattai National Park
  • Wollemi National Park.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.

Baits may remain active in the environment for up to a month after delivery.

All baiting locations will be identified by signs. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the Hawkesbury-Nattai Area Glenbrook Office on 02 4720 6200 for more information.

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Applies from Fri 7 May 2021, 4.58pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 5.07pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 May 2021, 12.40pm

Safety alerts: Six Foot track open - restricted vehicle movements at Jenolan Caves

The NPWS section of Six Foot track is open for walkers, however changed conditions exist at Jenolan Caves business precinct.

  • The 5 Mile is closed to all traffic, and the 2 Mile has restricted conditions.
  • Jenolan Caves are expected to reopen from Monday 10 May 2021

For the new access conditions to Jenolan Caves, including the collection of walkers from the NPWS section of Six Foot track, please review the information on the Jenolan Caves website.

Bookings will be mandatory with the Jenolan website. For further information regarding open sections of Six Foot track please call Crown Lands on 0436 650 493.

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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Applies from Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Tue 11 May 2021, 3.43pm

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 Sun 28 Mar 2021, 8.17am. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Apr 2021, 11.03am

Safety alerts: Mount Solitary/Ruined Castle walking tracks affected by flood

Mount Solitary and Ruined Castle walking tracks are flood affected. Caution is advised when entering these areas. Hazards that may be present include fallen trees, washed-out drainage and creek lines, landslides, unstable surfaces and changes to track condition.

A high level of preparedness is required. Please exercise caution in remote areas.

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Applies from Wed 15 Jul 2020, 7.51am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 7.52am. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Jan 2021, 11.46am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox control program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a strategic ground and aerial baiting program for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The operations will involve the use of meat, manufactured products and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPE’s) containing Poison 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate). The program will be continuous and ongoing from Thursday 31 December 2020 to Wednesday 30 June 2021 in the following parks, reserves and state conservation areas:

  • Abercrombie National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Gardens of Stone National Park
  • Wollemi National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park
  • Turon National Park
  • Marrangaroo National Park
  • Mares Forest National Park
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve

These programs have been designed to meet NPWS priority conservation and state focused biosecurity issues. All baiting locations will be signposted.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. 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.

For further information, call the NPWS Kanangra area on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Wed 3 Jun 2020, 5.34pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Jul 2020, 2.43pm

Other planned events: Six Foot Track - camping registration

If you're planning to stay at a campground managed by Crown Lands (e.g. on Six Foot Track) from 1 June 2020, you now need to fill out the Crown reserves camping registration form.

To register fill in the online form and submit.

This link can be emailed or sent by text message. The form can be submitted on a smartphone or computer.

This is requiered to comply with the Public Health Order and COVID-19 Safety Plans.

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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/princes-rock-walking-track/local-alerts

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