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Rocket Point lookout track

Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park

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Applies from Wed 21 Apr 2021, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Apr 2021, 1.52pm

Hazard reduction burns: Kanuka Brook HR

There is a fire in this park called Kanuka Brook HR. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 26 Mar 2021, 5.07pm to Mon 10 May 2021, 5.09pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Apr 2021, 1.08pm

Closed parks: Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve closed

Road access into Jenolan Caves (from both directions) is closed from 5pm Friday 19 March 2021 for the foreseeable future due to flood damage. As a result, Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve is closed until at least Monday 10 May 2021.

The closed areas include:

  • The Jenolan Caves business precinct
  • The cafe and accommodation business
  • Access via the 2 and 5 Mile Roads are closed due to landform instability and land sumps
  • All walking tracks in the location are also damaged as a result of flood damage. 

Jenolan Caves offers complete booking flexibility, and our staff can organise a voucher valid for up to three years or provide a refund for any cancellations for experiences that have been pre-paid.

NPWS staff are in the process of contacting affected guests but if you require assistance, please call 02 6359 3900 or email the bookings team for accommodation and dining related enquires.

For cave tour related enquires, you can call 02 6359 3923 or email reception.

This closure extension is required to give Transport for NSW time to finalise risk assessment works of 2 Mile Road (Oberon side access road into Jenolan). It's also required to determine a long-term recovery and access plan for the Hampton Bend and 5 Mile Road (Sydney side access road into Jenolan), which will take considerably longer to repair. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6336 6200.

Applies from Tue 20 Apr 2021, 10.00am to Sat 24 Apr 2021, 2.06pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Apr 2021, 3.57pm

Closed areas: Multiple closures for hazard reduction burn

Some parts of this park are closed for hazard reduction burning Wednesday 21 April to Saturday 24 April 2021. The closed areas are:

  • Nepean lookout
  • Red Hands Cave carpark and walking track
  • Woodford Oaks
  • Pisgah Ridge

Penalties apply for non-compliance. This burn is called Kanuka Brook HR. For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Wed 21 Apr 2021, 6.00am to Fri 23 Apr 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Apr 2021, 3.47pm

Closed areas: Closed areas due to helicopter operation

A number of areas will be closed from Wednesday 21 to Friday 23 April 2021 to allow a helicopter to deliver materials for walking track repairs. They include:

  • Prince Henry Cliff walk between Three Sisters track junction and Olympian Rock
  • Dardanelles Pass between base of Giant Stairway and Leura Forest
  • Federal Pass between Leura Forest and below the base of the Three Sisters
  • Fern Bower to Leura Forest

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

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Applies from Mon 12 Apr 2021, 1.40pm to Mon 10 May 2021, 1.41pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Apr 2021, 5.33pm

Closed areas: Six Foot walking track partial closure

Due to severe flood damage, the section of Six Foot walking track between Alum Creek and Jenolan Caves will remain closed.

Jenolan Caves is also closed while flood repair work is occuring.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6336 6200. For further information regarding open sections of Six Foot track please call Crown Lands 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 Wed 25 Dec 2019, 8.07pm. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Apr 2021, 3.30pm

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

  • Part of 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.
  • Part of Prince Henry Cliff walk between Leura Cascades and Tarpeian Rock track junction is closed Tuesdays to Fridays only, until Friday 28 May 2021, 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 Merriwa Street exit 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 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.
  • Bridal Veil View (east) track is closed for track maintenance.
  • Part of 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 and Bedford Creek trails are impassable to vehicles (where authorised) due to flood/tree damage. Cyclists and walkers can traverse around.

Blackheath, Medlow Bath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line

  • Govetts Leap descent and Rodriguez Pass walking track, due to fire damage to infrastructure.
  • Perrys Lookdown campground, due to dangerous trees.
  • Walls Cave, Popes Glen and Pulpit Rock, due to fire and flood damage.
  • Pierces Pass Road is closed due to flood damage. Walkers and cyclists permitted.
  • Green Gully, Dunphys campground and access closed due to road damage from flooding. Walkers permitted.
  • Acacia Flat Camping area is closed due to flood and storm damage.

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. (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 16 Apr 2021, 10.12am to Fri 23 Apr 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Apr 2021, 2.49pm

Closed areas: Temporary closure of Mountain Avenue fire trail and Hillcrest fire trail

Mountain Avenue fire trail and Hillcrest fire trail are closed from Monday 19 April until Friday 23 April 2021, inclusive, due to fire trail maintenance.

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

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Applies from Thu 1 Apr 2021, 2.41pm to Tue 18 May 2021, 2.44pm. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Apr 2021, 5.23pm

Closed areas: Entry to Burralow Creek campground via Tabaraga Ridge fire trail closed

Burralow Creek campground is open, however Tabaraga Ridge fire trail the 'Burralow Rd/Kurrajong Heights' access trails are closed until further notice, due to:

  • significant flood damage
  • multiple treefalls
  • a landslip impacting the trail surface

The only access now open to Burralow campground is via Paterson Range fire trail. Enter near the Bilpin Fruitbowl, via Bells Line of Road. 4WD access only.

Campers must book in advance under COVID-19 health requirements.

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

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Applies from Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Apr 2021, 12.59pm

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 Fri 26 Mar 2021, 4.01pm to Fri 30 Apr 2021, 4.02pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Apr 2021, 12.45pm

Other planned events: Maintenance to Faulconbridge fire trail postponed

Maintenance work on Faulconbridge Ridge fire trail has been postponed due to recent wet weather.

The trail is open to walkers and cyclists, however visitors are advised to please take care due to possible rough or uneven trail surfaces.

The trail will be closed at a later date to complete works.

For more information contact the NPWS Hawkesbury-Nattai area office on 02 4720 6200.

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

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