Applies from Wed 25 Dec 2019, 8.07pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Feb 2020, 2.35pm
Closed areas: Blue Mountains National Park - closed areas
The following areas of Blue Mountains National Park remain closed due to the bushfire and/or flood damage and associated hazards:
- Grand Canyon
- Kings Tableland Road from Queen Victoria Hospital to McMahons Point including Andersons fire trail and cycle route
- Kedumba, Ruined Castle, Perrys, Green Gully (Dunphy's), Acacia Flat campgrounds.
- Access roads and lookouts around the Grose Valley (including Mount Hay, Victoria Falls, Hat Hill Road (Perry's) and Point Pilcher.
- Access tracks into and around the Grose Valley (including Perrys, Mount Banks, Mount Hay, Flat Top, Pierces Pass (Hungerfords), Lockleys Pylon, Victoria Falls and Rodriguez Pass.
- Wentworth Pass, National Pass and Valley of Waters tracks where floods have damaged creek crossings.
- Dardanelles Pass where landslides have destroyed the track
- Prince Henry (between Solitary Restaurant and Tarpeian Rock) and Leura Cascades track due to landslides and flood damage.
- Walking tracks around Blackheath (including Walls Cave, Grand Canyon, Hanging Rock/Burramoko, Popes Glen, Cliff Top, Rodriguez Pass, Bridal Veil Falls, Braeside walk, Pulpit Rock, and Western Rim).
- Canyons around Mount Wilson, Bells Line of Road and Grose Valley (including all Wollongambe, Serendipity, all Bell Creek, all DuFaurs, all Bowens Creek, Claustral, Yileen, Birrabang, Dalpura, Hat Hill, Pilcher, Katoomba Creek, Fortress and Butterbox (Mount Hay).
- Rock climbing areas around the Grose and Narrowneck (all burnt sites including Bowens Creek, Bell Super-crag and Diamond Falls).
- Glenbrook precinct, including Euroka, Mount Portal, Jelly Bean, Blue Pool, Woodford-Oaks fire trail, Nepean lookout and fire trail, Redhands Cave and fire trail.
- Ruined Castle, Golden Stairs, Tarros Ladders, or Mount Solitary routes.
- Wild Dog Mountains routes (including Kanangra to Katoomba, Breakfast Creek, Mobbs Swamp, Katoomba to Mittagong, Coxs River, Yellow Pup Spur).
- Vale of Avoca lookouts, walking tracks and routes.
- Burralow campground and surrounding area
- Six Foot track remains closed between Guyvers Bridge to the Jenolan Caves (including Cox’s River, Alum River and Black Range campgrounds) due to dangerous conditions caused by the recent rainfall event that has exacerbated the recent bushfire impacts causing land slips, track erosion and tree fall. Crown Lands contractors are busy working towards opening the currently closed sections of track before the end of the February.
The following areas of Blue Mountains National Park are now open:
- Blackheath area - Govetts Leap lookout and the Blue Mountains Heritage Information Centre, Fairfax track, Evans lookout, Braeside fire trail (not walk) and Walls Cave.
- Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls lookouts and cliff top walking tracks (where not impacted by other closures).
- Murphy's and Ingar campgrounds- walk in access only
- Climbing and abseiling areas: Narrowneck, Malatia Point and Wall exiting east. Narrowneck unburnt areas.
- Kedumba Valley Road to Sublime Point trail
- Narrow Neck cycle route and fire trail (no walking tracks or descents open).
- Conservation Hut cafe
- Faulconbridge Point
- Blue Gum swamp
- Nellies Glen and Devils Hole
- Bells Line lookouts and roads (including Mount Banks and Pierces Pass Roads, Banks Walls cycle and lookout, Walls lookout and Rigby Hill lookout and walk).
- Six Foot track is currently open between the Explorer’s Tree at Katoomba and Guyvers Bridge (just west of Megalong Road).
NPWS will be progressing assessments, treating sites for 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.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).