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Applies from Sat 9 Apr 2022, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Dec 2022, 12.57pm

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 causing subsidence hazards, major landslides or infrastructure upgrades. 

The following areas are closed:

Katoomba and Leura

  • Honeymoon Bridge is closed due to rockfall risk
  • Federal Pass between Leura Forest and Dardanelles Pass junction below the Three Sisters is closed due to track maintenance.
  • Gordon Falls track and lookout are closed due to major upgrades.
  • Lone Lyrebird track is closed between Gordon Road and the War Memorial, due to major subsidence.  Detour in place.
  • Lyrebird Dell walking track is closed due to track maintenance.
  • Lillian's Bridge track is closed from Inspiration Point track to Lillians Bridge due to major upgrades. 
  • Lady Carrington lookout is closed for a major upgrade.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk is closed between Gordon Falls lookout and Olympian lookout, due to landslides. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk is closed between Echo Point and Cliff View lookout due to major upgrades.
  • Lady Darley track is closed due to major upgrades on Prince Henry.
  • Amphitheatre track is closed due to track repairs.
  • Glenraphael Drive is closed due to major subsidence. Narrow Neck and Golden Stairs are accessible to pedestrians and cyclists from Narrow Neck lookout on Cliff Drive.
  • Ruined Castle and Mount Solitary walking routes are closed due to subsidence.
  • Six Foot Track is closed from Nellies Glen to Megalong Valley. 
  • Lindeman Pass is closed due to a major landslide below Gladstone lookout. 

Wentworth Falls

  • McMahons Lookout Rd will be closed to all traffic from Thursday 1st December until Wednesday 21st December to allow for road improvements.  Red Ridge, Erskine Range (W5) and Centre Mount Fire trails are also included in this closure.  
  • Kings Tableland Road will be closed to all traffic (apart from residential traffic)  from Thursday 1st December until Wednesday 21st December to allow for road improvements.  Access to Andersons Fire Trail available on weekends.  
  • Valley of the Waters track is closed below Sylvia Falls. There is no access to Roberts Pass, Vera Falls, Hippocrene Falls or Wentworth Falls from Valley of the Waters.
  • Charles Darwin walk is closed where it traverses Council-managed land due to upgrades. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • National Pass is closed due to landslide.
  • Wentworth Pass is closed due to landslide.
  • Kedumba Valley Road is closed south of the Sublime Point Fire Trail due to major subsidence. 
  • Kedumba River campground closed until Friday 9th December due to subsidence on the access road.
  • 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 are closed for major upgrade work. (opening February 2023)
  • Evans lookout is closed to vehicles for major upgrade work with detours in place. (opening mid December)
  • Grand Canyon car park closed, limited parking at Neates Glen and along Evans Lookout Road. (opening mid December)
  • Grose Valley and Govetts Gorge access routes are closed including Horse track, and Rodriguez Pass (Bridal Veil Falls) due to landslides.
  • Grose River track is closed from Blue Gum Forest to Victoria Falls. (opening mid December)
  • Pulpit walking track and Pulpit Rock lookout are closed. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Perrys Lookdown camping area is closed.
  • No access along Hat Hill Rd (Anvil Rock and Perry's Lookdown Day Use Area and Waking Track)  from Tuesday 6th December until Wednesday 7th December to allow for road works. 
  • Perrys Lookdown walking track and day use area will be closed on Tuesday 6th December for helicopter operations. There will be no access to or from Acacia Flat campground.

Woodford, Lawson

  • Bedford Road and Murphy's Glen camping area are closed to vehicles due to slippery conditions and to protect road surface.
  • Empire Pass is closed for track 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.

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

 

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.

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.

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.

Applies from Thu 1 Dec 2022, 4.52pm to Fri 16 Dec 2022, 4.53pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Dec 2022, 11.36am

Closed areas: Borenore Karst Conservation Reserve temporarily closed due to storm impacts - access trail and bridges.

Borenore Karst Conservation Reserve is closed due to storm impacts and fallen trees.

Condition assessments on built bridges and walking tracks are being undertaken by trained contractors. This process may take some time before visitor are able to use this park for recreation.

Please call Central West Area office at Bathurst for the most up to date information 02 6332 7640

Please do not drive around road closed signs or closed gates.

Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information and contact the local park office.

For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Bathurst area office on 02 6332 7640 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 2 Dec 2022, 12.15pm to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Dec 2022, 12.24pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban (solid fuel)

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. or call the Bathurst office on 02 6332 7640

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Applies from Mon 5 Dec 2022, 7.00am to Fri 16 Dec 2022, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Nov 2022, 11.50am

Closed parks: Reserve closures for aerial pest control operation

Winburndale and Eusdale Nature Reserves will be closed from 7am, Monday 12 December 2022 to 7pm Friday 16 December 2022 for an aerial pest control operation.

The program will target vertebrate pests such as wild goats, feral deer and feral pigs in order to to minimise the adverse impacts of pests on biodiversity, cultural values, neighbours and the community within these reserves.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS Central West Area office at Bathurst on 02 6332 7640

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Applies from Mon 21 Nov 2022, 7.00am to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Dec 2022, 8.52am

Closed parks: Capertee Valley Reserve Pest Management Operation

Capertee National Park, Gardens of Stone National Park and Mugii Murum-ban State Conservation Area are closed from 9am, Monday 21 November to 5pm, Friday 9 December 2022 for an aerial and ground pest control operation. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Mudgee Area Office on 02 6370 9000.

Applies from Thu 3 Mar 2022, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Nov 2022, 7.09am

Closed areas: Mount Canobolas Summit precinct closed for redevelopment

The Mount Canobolas Summit precinct will be closed for redevelopment works from 7am, Monday 12 September 2022 until further notice. Please refer back to this alert for reopening times as they will be announced closer to the works completion.

The top section of Summits walking track leading to the Summit is also closed.

The following areas are open:

  • Towac picnic area
  • Mount Towac
  • Mount Towac walking track (limited car parking)
  • Spring Glade walking track
  • Snow Gum walking track
  • Nature walking track
  • Orange View lookout picnic area
  • Federal Falls campground and picnic area
  • Federal Falls walking Track
  • The Walls picnic area and lookout

Please note there will be increased traffic of work machinery and vehicles on the road during this development and new speed limits will be in place.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office on 02 6334 7640.

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Applies from Tue 4 Oct 2022, 3.16pm. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Nov 2022, 7.41am

Closed areas: Bald Hill walking track closed

The Bald Hill walking track in Hill End Historic Site is closed from Tuesday 4 October due to recent rainfall events causing part of the track to collapse. 

The track will reopen once assessment and remediation works have occurred to ensure park user safety.

For more information, please contact the Hill End Historic Site Office on 02 6370 9050.

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Applies from Wed 6 Jul 2022, 2.56pm. Last reviewed: Wed 9 Nov 2022, 8.13am

Safety alerts: Golden Gully track access

Golden Gully will be closed to users when weather forecasts predict 20mm or more of rainfall within a 24 hour period. Erosion and hazards may be present within the gully during and following significant and prolonged periods of rainfall. Please take care and follow on site signage.

For more information contact the NPWS Hill End Historic Site office on 02 6370 9050.

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Applies from Wed 10 Aug 2022, 11.54am to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 11.44am. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Nov 2022, 2.41pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 fox ground baiting operation

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in this park from Thursday 1 September 2022 to Tuesday 28 February 2023.

The operation will involve the use of CPE's containing 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) for the control of wild dogs and foxes. Some red meat may also be used.

The program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.

All baiting locations will be identified by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks and Reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected and 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs. Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter baiting locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Central West area office at Bathurst on 02 6332 7640 or send an email.

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Applies from Wed 10 Aug 2022, 11.43am to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 11.44am. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Nov 2022, 10.12am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 fox ground baiting operation

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in this park from Thursday 1 September 2022 to Tuesday 28 February 2023.

The operation will involve the use of CPE's containing 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) for the control of wild dogs and foxes. Some red meat may also be used.

The program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.

All baiting locations will be identified by signs.

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 baiting locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the NPWS Central West area office at Bathurst for more information on 02 6332 7640 or send an email.

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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/visit-a-park/parks/freemantle-nature-reserve/local-alerts

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