Applies from Wed 25 Dec 2019, 8.07pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Jul 2020, 4.11pm.
Closed areas: Blue Mountains National Park - closed areas
NPWS is working to reopen 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.
From Monday 1 June 2020, all reopened campgrounds and campsites will 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, COVID-19, 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.
- 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.
- Part of Charles Darwin walk north of Weeping Rock circuit. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
- McMahons Lookout Road and McMahons Point, due to fire damage.
- Ingar campground can only be accessed via Andersons or Bedford Creek trails on foot, not via Ingar trail.
- Kedumba, Dunphys and Ruined Castle campgrounds closed due to fire damage.
- Ruined Castle and Mount Solitary walking tracks are closed due to fire damage.
- Wild Dog Mountains routes, Kanangra to Katoomba closed south of Mobbs Swamp (Yellow Pup spur), Katoomba to Mittagong.
Bullaburrra to Linden
- Bedford Creek crossing not suitable for vehicles.
Blackheath, Medlow Bath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line
- Hat Hill Road is closed to vehicles due to floods and repairs. Lookouts are open to walkers and cyclists.
- All walking tracks into and around Grose Valley including Perrys (below Docker lookout), Cliff Top, Bridal Veil Falls, Rodriguez Pass, Victoria Falls, Pierces Pass (Hungerfords) and Short Ridge (aka Lockleys Pylon closed below Pylon), due to fire damage.
- Dunphys/Green Gully, Perrys, Burra Korain and Acacia Flat campgrounds are all closed.
- Other walking tracks around Blackheath including Walls Cave, Popes Glen, Braeside walk 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 remains closed)
- The Oberon-Colong Stockroute is only open to Mount Werong campground.
- Yerranderie remains closed.
- Yileen and Butterbox/Mount Hay are closed. All other canyons are open.
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 cliff top walking tracks, where not impacted above or by other closures.
- Narrow Neck cycle route and fire trail.
- 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 Sublime Point trail, and Sublime Point trail.
- Narrow Neck fire trail and Tarros Ladder.
Blackheath, Medlow Bath and Bells Line of Road
- Blue Mountains Heritage Centre (social distancing required).
- Evans lookout, Grand Canyon, Govetts Leap, Fairfax Heritage track.
- Braeside fire trail (not walk).
- Hat Hill Road is open to walkers and cyclists only, all the way to Perrys lookdown (no access to Grose Valley). Wind Eroded Cave and Anvil Rock lookout are also open.
- Burramoko Ridge fire trail and Hanging Rock/Baltzer lookouts.
- Point Pilcher lookout
- Victoria Falls Road and lookout and Asgard Swamp (no access to Grose Valley).
- Mount Banks (Mount Banks Road cycle route and Summit walk).
- Walls lookout and Rigby Hill routes.
- Wild Dogs routes north of Mobbs Swamp (including Splendour Rock, Breakfast Creek, Knights Deck, Tin Pot/Iron Pot).
If you arrive at your local national park or other public space and it is too crowded to practise 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).