Applies from Wed 25 Dec 2019, 8.07pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 May 2020, 4.59pm
Closed areas: Blue Mountains National Park - closed areas
All campgrounds across NSW are closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You’ll receive a refund if you made a booking. 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
- Access to the Three Sisters and Giant Stairs from Echo Point
- Mt Hay Road and walking trails, including Lockleys Pylon, Fortress Ridge, Butter Box Point and Mt Hay Summit, due to road works.
- National Pass from Valley of Waters to Slacks Stairs, due to rockfall risk.
- 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.
- Andersons fire trail, McMahons Lookout Road and McMahons Point, due to fire damage.
- Kedumba and Ruined Castle campgrounds closed due to fire damage.
- Ingar campground closed.
- Ruined Castle, Golden Stairs, Tarros Ladders and Mount Solitary walking tracks due to fire damage.
- Wild Dog Mountains routes, including Kanangra to Katoomba, closed at Tarros Ladders, Breakfast Creek, Mobbs Swamp, Katoomba to Mittagong, Coxs River, Yellow Pup Spur.
Bullaburrra to Linden
- Andersons fire trail
- Bedford Creek crossing not suitable for vehicles.
- Murphys campground.
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.
- Green Gully (Dunphys), Perrys, and Acacia Flat campgrounds closed.
- Other walking tracks around Blackheath including Walls Cave, Popes Glen, Braeside walk and Pulpit Rock, due to fire damage.
- Mount Banks Summit walk, due to fire damage.
Eastern Blue Mountains National Park
- Vale of Avoca lookouts, walking tracks and routes.
- Burralow precinct, Tabaraga and Patersons fire trails closed to camping and vehicles.
- Camping not permitted.
Southern Blue Mountains National Park
- All park fire trails are closed to the public including The Range fire trail, which is undergoing maintenance works and is impassable due to wet conditions.
- Oberon-Colong stock route to Yerranderie, and Langs Road are only open for local traffic. See relevant local council for updates.
- Mount Werong campground is closed due to fire damage.
- All canyons are open except Yileen and Butterbox/Mount Hay.
Rock climbing areas
- Pulpit Rock.
- Rock climbing areas around Narrow Neck that have been burnt, including Castle Head and Diamond Falls.
The following areas are OPEN:
- Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls cliff top walking tracks, where not impacted above or by other closures.
- Narrow Neck cycle route and fire trail. No walking tracks or descents open.
- Nellies Glen and Devils Hole.
- Six Foot track is currently open to walkers (no camping permitted).
- Kings Tableland Road to McMahons Gate.
- Kedumba Valley Road to Sublime Point trail, and Sublime Point trail.
- Faulconbridge Point.
- Blue Gum swamp.
Blackheath, Medlow Bath and Bells Line of Road
- Evans lookout, Grand Canyon, Govetts Leap
- Braeside fire trail (not walk).
- Hat Hill Road is open to walkers and cyclists (only) all the way to Perrys lookdown. 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 walking track to lookout and Asgard Swamp (no access to Grose Valley).
- Mt Banks (Banks Walls cycle and lookout).
- Walls lookout and Rigby Hill lookout and walk.
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. NPWS officers and NSW Police will be ensuring park visitors are complying with these measures.
NPWS is working to reopen all campgrounds and accommodations where possible, however, some locations need to remain closed to ensure compliance with the current rules on public gatherings
If you would like to stay at a reopened campground or cabin after 1 June you’ll need to revisit this website and make a booking. From 1 June, all reopened campgrounds and campsites will require a booking to be made before you visit.
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).