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Rocket Point lookout track

Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park

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Applies from Mon 18 Jan 2021, 11.36am to Fri 12 Feb 2021, 11.38am. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Jan 2021, 3.18pm

Closed areas: Mountain Avenue fire trail closure

Mountain Avenue fire trail is closed to pedestrians and vehicles from Monday 18 January to Friday 12 February 2021 due to or routine fire trail maintenance. Penalties apply for non-compliance

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Applies from Mon 18 Jan 2021, 6.00am to Fri 22 Jan 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Jan 2021, 11.51am

Closed areas: Braeside fire trail

Braeside fire trail will be closed from Monday 18 January until Friday 22 January to allow for road maintenance works. 

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Applies from Wed 20 Jan 2021, 6.00am to Fri 22 Jan 2021, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Jan 2021, 2.01pm

Closed areas: Fairfax walking track

Fairfax walking track will be closed between Blue Mountains Heritage Centre and George Phillips lookout from Wednesday 20 January to Friday 22 January 2021. This is for a helicopter operation to insert materials for walking track maintenance .

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Applies from Wed 25 Dec 2019, 8.07pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Jan 2021, 12.11pm

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.

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 ongoing rockfall risk.
  • Golden Stairs, due to rockfall (track repair works in progress).
  • Part of Amphitheatre track from the base of Bridal Veil falls to Fern Bower, due to ongoing 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.
  • 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. 

Blackheath, Medlow Bath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line

  • Govetts Leap descent and Rodriguez Pass walking track, due to fire damage.
  • Perrys lookdown and Acacia Flat campgrounds, due to dangerous trees.
  • Walls Cave, Popes Glen and Pulpit Rock, due to fire and flood damage.
  • Point Pilcher Road, due to roadworks.
  • Wollangambe One Canyon, due to a dangerous whirlpool.

Rock climbing areas

  • Pulpit Rock and all areas that require access along closed walking tracks.

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 Thu 7 Jan 2021, 2.07pm to Sun 7 Feb 2021, 2.08pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Jan 2021, 11.31am

Closed areas: Faulconbridge Ridge closed due to track maintenance

Faulconbridge Ridge will be closed from Wednesday 6 January to Sunday 7 February 2021. Fire trail maintenance works involving the use of heavy earth-moving equipment will be happening at that time.

This closure may be extended, depending on weather conditions.

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

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Applies from Thu 7 Jan 2021, 8.12am to Sat 30 Jan 2021, 8.12am. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Jan 2021, 11.36am

Safety alerts: Grand Canyon walking track - one way

Grand Canyon walking track has been made one way until Saturday 30 January 2021. Please enter the loop track at Evans lookout and exit at Neates Glen. This change is due to record visitation levels and to help maintain social distancing. Please follow the directions of all signage in place on the track.

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Applies from Sun 3 Jan 2021, 7.35am to Mon 1 Feb 2021, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Jan 2021, 2.47pm

Closed areas: Wollangambe One Canyon

Wollangambe One Canyon is closed until further notice. Recent heavy rains have caused water levels to rise and conditions in the canyon to change. A dangerous whirlpool has formed mid-way through the canyon.

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Applies from Wed 29 Jul 2020, 12.48pm. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Dec 2020, 5.39pm

Closed areas: Golden Stairs closed

Golden Stairs is closed due to a major landslide. Ruined Castle can be accessed via Furber Stairs or the Giant Stairway. 

Construction work has begun and will be ongoing until further notice. The work involves rock removal, scaling and site remediation. Site assessments have determined that further rock falls are possible. Please do not enter this area, as it could be life threatening.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Wed 15 Jul 2020, 7.51am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 7.52am. Last reviewed: Mon 7 Dec 2020, 11.25pm

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 Thu 1 Oct 2020, 12.00am to Wed 31 Mar 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Jan 2021, 2.16pm

Fire bans: Goulburn River National Park part park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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)

Campfires are permitted in steel fireplaces in Spring Gully and Big River campgrounds.

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas 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 Thu 1 Oct 2020, 9.20am to Wed 31 Mar 2021, 9.21am. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Jan 2021, 12.19pm

Fire bans: Wollemi National Park part park fire ban

A part park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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)

Campfires are permitted in the following campgrounds unless a Total Fire Ban has been declared by the NSW Rural Fire Service:

  • Colo Meroo
  • Coorongooba
  • Dunn's Swamp Ganguddy
  • Newnes
  • Wheeny Creek

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the NSW Rural Fire Service or the local park office before bringing a gas 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 Thu 1 Oct 2020, 12.00am to Wed 31 Mar 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Jan 2021, 2.14pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas 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 Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Aug 2020, 2.04pm

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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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/rocket-point-lookout-track/local-alerts

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Emergency services

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