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Six Foot track

Sydney and surrounds, Country NSW

Affected by closures, check current alerts 

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 23 September 2022, 3.38pm

Applies from Sat 9 Apr 2022, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Sep 2022, 3.38pm.

Closed areas: Parts of Blue Mountains National Park closed

Many walking tracks, roads and fire trails within Blue Mountains National Park remain closed following sustained wet weather, subsequent geological instability or infrastructure upgrades. As sites are opened, we remind visitors that these areas have been subject to long periods of high rainfall, and landslides, rockfall and treefall can occur without notice.

Please check which areas are closed before travelling.

The following areas are closed:

Katoomba and Leura

  • Honeymoon Bridge lookout is closed due to rockfall risk.
  • Gordon Falls track and lookout closed due to trackwork
  • Lone Lyrebird track between Gordon Road and the War Memorial, due to a major washout
  • Lillian's Bridge track - closure at junction of Inspiration Point track. No through access to Valley of the Waters and the Conservation Hut due to a major landslide.  
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk between Gordon Falls lookout and Olympian lookout, due to landslides. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk south of the Leura Cascades track junction for approximately 500 metres due to bridge repair. Bridal Veil View lookout (east) accessible from Cliff Drive side access tracks
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk between Echo Point and Cliff View lookout due to trackwork
  • Lady Darley track to Prince Henry Cliff walk due to trackwork
  • Amphitheatre track due to trackwork
  • Glenraphael Drive, Narrow Neck Fire Trail and Golden Stairs are accessible to pedestrians and cyclists via walking track from Narrow Neck Lookout on Cliff Drive
  • Ruined Castle walking track
  • Six Foot Track - Nellies Glen to Megalong Valley
  • Mt Hay Road from Lockley's Pylon parking area is 4WD only due to damaged road
  • Linderman's Pass and Robert's Pass are closed below Gladstone Lookout and Leura Forest due to a new landslide. 

Wentworth Falls

  • Valley of the Waters Track closed below Sylvia Falls. No access to Wentworth Pass, Roberts Pass, Vera Falls, Hippocrene Falls or Wentworth Falls from Valley of the Waters
  • Charles Darwin walk
  • National Pass
  • Wentworth Pass
  • Conservation Hut
  • Valley of Waters picnic area
  • Kedumba Pass fire trail below intersection with Sublime Point fire trail
  • Kedumba River Crossing campground
  • Ingar Road is closed where it traverses private property at the west end. Ingar campers must walk in via Anderson's or Bedford Roads

Blackheath, Medlow Bath, Megalong Valley, Mount Victoria and Bells Line of Road

  • Govetts Leap lookout and picnic area due to upgrade work
  • Evans lookout due to upgrade work
  • Horse track
  • Rodriguez Pass
  • Govetts Descent
  • Braeside walking track due to track work (Braeside Road is open to cyclists and walkers)
  • Base of Pierces Pass to Blue Gum Forest and Burra Korain Flat along Grose River
  • Base of Victoria Falls to Burra Korain Flat
  • Pulpit walking track and Pulpit Rock lookout
  • Perrys Lookdown campground
  • Perrys Lookdown to Blue Gum Forest Walking Track, Lockleys Pylon to Grose Valley Walking Track and Acacia Flat Campground will be closed Wednesday 28th September for Helicopter operations

Lawson, Woodford, Hazelbrook

  • Bedford Road and Murphys Glen campground are closed to all vehicles (open to walkers and cyclists - weekends only) due to slippery road conditions

Faulconbridge, Springwood, Glenbrook

  • Martins Lookout track to Glenbrook Creek is closed for walking track works until Friday 28 October 2022
  • Blue Gum Swamp trail is closed for maintenance

Canyons and rock climbing

  • Climbing and canyoning areas in the Blue Mountains are open unless the access road is closed or the site is listed in this alert

Grade 5 tracks and off-trail areas

Grade 5 tracks and off-trail areas are open, excluding those listed below. Grade 5 tracks are for very experienced bushwalkers with specialised skills such as advanced navigation and emergency first aid. Please visit this page for further information on track grades.

If you plan on embarking on Grade 5 tracks or undertaking off-trail activities, please be aware of the likelihood of changed conditions and consider current safety advice.

Closed Grade 5 tracks:

  • Vera Falls and Hippocrene Falls walking tracks
  • Horse track
  • Rodriguez Pass
  • Govetts Descent
  • Mount Solitary loop due to landslides near Ruined Castle
  • Open: K2K (Kanangra to Katoomba) access available via Narrow Neck Lookout track, Dunphy's campground, and from Kanangra Walls. Due to the ongoing wet conditions, Coxs River can flood at short notice and may be impassable. Walkers should check conditions before departing

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

Applies from Mon 8 Nov 2021, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2022, 3.13pm.

Closed areas: Six Foot track partial closure

The following sections of Six Foot track are closed until mid-October 2022:

  • From Explorers Tree (Katoomba) to Megalong Road due to multiple landslips, fallen trees and dangerous trees along the track presenting poor and dangerous conditions.
  • Between Jenolan Caves cabins and Jenolan Caves 

This closure may be extended. Additional major upgrade works will be required over the next 12 months, which may also cause walker disruption. 

Six Foot track from Megalong Road through to Cox’s River and Black Range remains open.

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

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Applies from Sat 9 Apr 2022, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Sep 2022, 3.38pm

Closed areas: Parts of Blue Mountains National Park closed

Many walking tracks, roads and fire trails within Blue Mountains National Park remain closed following sustained wet weather, subsequent geological instability or infrastructure upgrades. As sites are opened, we remind visitors that these areas have been subject to long periods of high rainfall, and landslides, rockfall and treefall can occur without notice.

Please check which areas are closed before travelling.

The following areas are closed:

Katoomba and Leura

  • Honeymoon Bridge lookout is closed due to rockfall risk.
  • Gordon Falls track and lookout closed due to trackwork
  • Lone Lyrebird track between Gordon Road and the War Memorial, due to a major washout
  • Lillian's Bridge track - closure at junction of Inspiration Point track. No through access to Valley of the Waters and the Conservation Hut due to a major landslide.  
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk between Gordon Falls lookout and Olympian lookout, due to landslides. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk south of the Leura Cascades track junction for approximately 500 metres due to bridge repair. Bridal Veil View lookout (east) accessible from Cliff Drive side access tracks
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk between Echo Point and Cliff View lookout due to trackwork
  • Lady Darley track to Prince Henry Cliff walk due to trackwork
  • Amphitheatre track due to trackwork
  • Glenraphael Drive, Narrow Neck Fire Trail and Golden Stairs are accessible to pedestrians and cyclists via walking track from Narrow Neck Lookout on Cliff Drive
  • Ruined Castle walking track
  • Six Foot Track - Nellies Glen to Megalong Valley
  • Mt Hay Road from Lockley's Pylon parking area is 4WD only due to damaged road
  • Linderman's Pass and Robert's Pass are closed below Gladstone Lookout and Leura Forest due to a new landslide. 

Wentworth Falls

  • Valley of the Waters Track closed below Sylvia Falls. No access to Wentworth Pass, Roberts Pass, Vera Falls, Hippocrene Falls or Wentworth Falls from Valley of the Waters
  • Charles Darwin walk
  • National Pass
  • Wentworth Pass
  • Conservation Hut
  • Valley of Waters picnic area
  • Kedumba Pass fire trail below intersection with Sublime Point fire trail
  • Kedumba River Crossing campground
  • Ingar Road is closed where it traverses private property at the west end. Ingar campers must walk in via Anderson's or Bedford Roads

Blackheath, Medlow Bath, Megalong Valley, Mount Victoria and Bells Line of Road

  • Govetts Leap lookout and picnic area due to upgrade work
  • Evans lookout due to upgrade work
  • Horse track
  • Rodriguez Pass
  • Govetts Descent
  • Braeside walking track due to track work (Braeside Road is open to cyclists and walkers)
  • Base of Pierces Pass to Blue Gum Forest and Burra Korain Flat along Grose River
  • Base of Victoria Falls to Burra Korain Flat
  • Pulpit walking track and Pulpit Rock lookout
  • Perrys Lookdown campground
  • Perrys Lookdown to Blue Gum Forest Walking Track, Lockleys Pylon to Grose Valley Walking Track and Acacia Flat Campground will be closed Wednesday 28th September for Helicopter operations

Lawson, Woodford, Hazelbrook

  • Bedford Road and Murphys Glen campground are closed to all vehicles (open to walkers and cyclists - weekends only) due to slippery road conditions

Faulconbridge, Springwood, Glenbrook

  • Martins Lookout track to Glenbrook Creek is closed for walking track works until Friday 28 October 2022
  • Blue Gum Swamp trail is closed for maintenance

Canyons and rock climbing

  • Climbing and canyoning areas in the Blue Mountains are open unless the access road is closed or the site is listed in this alert

Grade 5 tracks and off-trail areas

Grade 5 tracks and off-trail areas are open, excluding those listed below. Grade 5 tracks are for very experienced bushwalkers with specialised skills such as advanced navigation and emergency first aid. Please visit this page for further information on track grades.

If you plan on embarking on Grade 5 tracks or undertaking off-trail activities, please be aware of the likelihood of changed conditions and consider current safety advice.

Closed Grade 5 tracks:

  • Vera Falls and Hippocrene Falls walking tracks
  • Horse track
  • Rodriguez Pass
  • Govetts Descent
  • Mount Solitary loop due to landslides near Ruined Castle
  • Open: K2K (Kanangra to Katoomba) access available via Narrow Neck Lookout track, Dunphy's campground, and from Kanangra Walls. Due to the ongoing wet conditions, Coxs River can flood at short notice and may be impassable. Walkers should check conditions before departing

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

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Applies from Wed 10 Aug 2022, 4.24pm to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 4.24pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2022, 3.18pm

Closed areas: Govetts Leap lookout

The visitor precinct at Govetts Leap lookout in Blue Mountains National Park, Blackheath is closed for upgrades from Thursday 11 August 2022 to February 2023.

The carpark and lookout will be closed during construction.

Blue Mountains Heritage Centre and the toilets at Govetts Leap lookout will remain open.

Access to walking tracks will be provided to tracks that are open. Track closures are updated regularly. Check the NPWS alerts page for updates.

The works include improvements to the lookout and carpark, and construction of new accessible pathways in the area.

The upgrades are part of the NSW government infrastructure investment. More detail can be found on this webpage or by calling Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Mon 2 May 2022, 3.01pm to Fri 21 Oct 2022, 3.02pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2022, 2.48pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to visitor precinct upgrades

The following areas are closed for upgrades until late to mid-October 2022

  • Evans lookout, Blackheath
  • Conservation Hut
  • Valley of the Waters picnic area, Wentworth Falls.

The works include construction of new accessible toilet blocks, pathways and improvements to the lookouts and carparks.

The carparks, toilets and lookouts will be closed during construction.

Walking track access will be provided to walking tracks that are open. Track closures are updated regularly, check the NPWS alerts page for updates.

The upgrades are part of the NSW government infrastructure investment. More detail can be found on the Blue Mountains National Park community engagement webpage or by calling the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Sat 16 Jul 2022, 1.30pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2022, 2.31pm

Safety alerts: Grose Valley walking tracks - Experienced walkers only

Walking tracks that are open in the Grose Valley (Blue Mountains National Park) may become indistinct with fallen trees and wash outs due to recent flood events. Experienced walkers only. 

For more information, contact the NPWS Blackheath Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877. 

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Applies from Thu 15 Sep 2022, 11.01am to Mon 31 Oct 2022, 11.02am. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Sep 2022, 12.19pm

Closed areas: Conservation Hut and Evans lookout visitor precinct upgrades

The visitor precincts at Evans lookout, Blackheath and Conservation Hut, Wentworth Falls will be closed for upgrades from Monday 2 May 2022 until mid October 2022.

The works include construction of new accessible toilet blocks, pathways and improvements to the lookouts and carparks. The carparks, toilets and lookouts will be closed during construction.

Access will be provided to walking tracks that are open.

The upgrades are part of the NSW government Improving Access to National Parks program and more detail can be found on this webpage or by calling the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877. Track closures are updated regularly, check this alerts page for updates.

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Applies from Mon 4 Jul 2022, 4.48pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Sep 2022, 5.34pm

Closed areas: Ingar Road closed

Ingar Road is closed to all access where it traverses through private property at the end of Queen Elizabeth Drive. There is no vehicle access to Ingar campground. Campers must hike in via a publicly accessible route (via Andersons fire trail or Bedford Road).    

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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/six-foot-track/local-alerts

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