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Applies from Sat 9 Apr 2022, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Feb 2024, 3.28pm

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

  • Underfalls track (side track off Furber Steps) is closed for maintenance.
  • Honeymoon Bridge is closed due to rockfall risk.
  • Federal Pass between Scenic World and Golden Stairs is closed due to a landslide.
  • Golden Stairs walking track will be closed to the public from March to June 2024 to allow for walking track upgrades. Exact closure dates to be confirmed.  
  • Lone Lyrebird track is closed between Gordon Road and the War Memorial, due to subsidence. Detour is in place.
  • Leura Cascades/Fern Bower circuit has a minor detour due to a landslide on Prince Henry Cliff walk. You must return via Leura Cascades track.
  • Leura Cascades picnic area is closed to vehicles. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk is closed between Gordon Falls picnic area and Elysian Rock lookout, due to a landslide. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk is closed between Olympian Rock lookout and Tarpeian Rock track, due to a landslide. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Mt Solitary eastern access is affected by Kedumba Valley Road closures below.
  • Part of Lindeman Pass is closed due to a major landslide below Gladstone lookout. Roberts Pass is closed due to rockfall and landslide hazards.  
  • Golden Stairs, Ruined Castle, Castle head and Mt Solitary and access to Narrowneck fire trial will be closed on Thursday 29th February 2024 to allow for helicopter operations.  This includes access to Federal Pass and Ruined Castle Campground.  

Wentworth Falls and Woodford 

  • Valley of Waters track and Empress Canyon will be closed below Nature track for stairway repairs on the Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 February 2024. Valley of the Waters track will also remain 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 temporarily closed due to flood damage. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Part of National Pass (west of Wentworth Falls middle crossing) is closed due to major landslide. 
  • Wentworth Pass and Slack Stairs are closed due to landslide.
  • Kedumba Valley Road and campground will be closed until Friday 8 March 2024 for road repairs.
  • Ingar Road is closed where it traverses private property at the western end. You can walk into Ingar campground via Andersons or Bedford Roads.
  • Kedumba Valley campground is closed to allow for access upgrades. 
  • Murphys Glen and Ingar campgrounds will be closed during the following periods for road repairs: Monday 19 February to Friday 23 February, Monday 4 March to Thursday 7th March and Monday 11th March to Friday 14th March 2024 for road repairs. These closures do not apply on weekends.
  • Bedford Road, Murphys Road, Bedford Creek trail and Andersons Mountain Bike exit to Woodford will also be closed from 19 February 2024 to Friday 23 February, Monday 4 March to Thursday 7th March and Monday 11th March to Friday 14th March 2024 for road repairs. These closures do not apply on weekends.

Blackheath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line of Road

  • Evans Lookout Road will be closed beyond the Grand Canyon carpark from Monday 26 February to Wednesday 28 February 2024. There will be no vehicle access to Evans lookout. Pedestrians can use the walking track to the lookout which begins at the Grand Canyon carpark toilets.
  • Govetts Creek access routes including Horse track and Rodriguez Pass (Bridal Veil Falls) are closed due to rockfalls and landslides. Entry is not permitted due to serious risk of injury or death. Entry is not permitted into the Grose Valley from Govetts Leap, Evans lookout, Grand Canyon track, or south of Acacia Flat.
  • Perrys Lookdown campground is closed.
  • Hat Hill Road (Perrys Lookdown Rd) is closed until Friday 15 March 2024 to allow for road upgrades. This includes access to Anvil Rock lookout, Wind Eroded Cave, Perrys Lookdown walking track and Perrys Lookdown picnic area.    
  • Pulpit Rock Reserve, lookouts and walking track are closed. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information. Pulpit Rock walking track from Popes Glen is open as far as the NPWS boundary (as shown on Google maps).
  • Victoria Falls Road will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians from Monday 4 March to Friday 8 March 2024 for helicopter operations. No access will be permitted to Victoria Falls lookout, Victoria Falls, Silver Cascades, Burra Korain Flat campground, Asgard Swamp, Asgard Head and Ikara Head.

Canyons and rock climbing 

  • Climbing and canyoning areas in the Blue Mountains are open unless the access road or track is closed, or the site is listed in this alert.  
  • Malaita Point and Wall abseil routes are open, exit through Scenic World to Furber Stairs (no exit via Golden Stairs due to a landslide).
  • Empress Canyon will be closed on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 February 2024 for exit track repairs. 

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

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Applies from Sun 18 Feb 2024, 9.00am to Fri 23 Feb 2024, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Feb 2024, 7.37am

Closed areas: Glenbrook precinct closures - causeway flooded

Glenbrook causeway is closed due to flooding from recent rain. There is no pedestrian, cyclist or vehicle access.

The causeway will be assessed daily and will reopen as soon as it is deemed safe.

The following areas are also closed:

  • The Oaks Single track
  • Euroka campground
  • Red Hands Cave
  • Red Hands Cave walking track
  • Woodford Oaks trail
  • Jack Evans track
  • Nepean lookout
  • Nepean River walking track
  • Mount Portal lookout
  • Tunnel View lookout

Jellybean Pool, Blue Pool, and Glenbrook Gorge tracks remain open.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Glenbrook area office on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Wed 21 Feb 2024, 12.50pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Feb 2024, 1.13pm

Closed areas: Murphys Glen Camground & Bedford Road Closed

Bedford Road, Murphys Road, Bedford Creek trail will be closed from 19 February 2024 to Friday 23 February, Monday 4 March to Thursday 7th March and Monday 11th March to Friday 14th March 2024 for road repairs.

  • Murphys Glen & Ingar campgrounds, and the Andersons Mountain Bike Route exit to Woodford will be closed during the following periods for road repairs: Monday 19 February to Friday 23 February, Monday 4 March to Thursday 7th March and Monday 11th March to Friday 14th March 2024 for road repairs. These closures do not apply on weekends.

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Applies from Wed 10 Jan 2024, 8.00am to Fri 5 Apr 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Feb 2024, 9.16am

Closed areas: Roadworks along Glow Worm Tunnel Road

Minor roadworks along Glow Worm Tunnel Road will take place from Wednesday 10 January to Friday 1 March 2024. This includes small sections of State Mine Gully Road and Old Bells Line of Road. The road won't be closed, however there will be traffic management in place to guide vehicles around roadworks.

Please exercise caution when driving in the area. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Tue 30 Jan 2024, 12.00am to Fri 15 Mar 2024, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Feb 2024, 4.17pm

Closed areas: Perrys Lookdown Road closed

Perrys Lookdown Road in Blue Mountains National Park is closed to all traffic and pedestrians until Friday 16 March 2024 to allow for roadworks. 

Access to the following areas will be impacted:

  • Anvil Rock
  • Wind Eroded Cave
  • Perrys Lookdown picnic area
  • Perrys Lookdown walking track

For further information, call the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Wed 13 Dec 2023, 3.37pm to Thu 29 Feb 2024, 10.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Feb 2024, 4.13pm

Closed areas: Euroka campground closure

Euroka campground will be closed to campers from Thursday 1 February to Thursday 29 February 2024 due to upgrade works. This closure may be extended, and updates will be provided as works progress.

Please note:

  • The rest of the Glenbrook precinct will remain open during this period
  • Picnic areas at Euroka will remain open.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Sat 23 Dec 2023, 1.00am to Tue 30 Apr 2024, 5.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Feb 2024, 1.15pm

Closed areas: Glow Worm to Newnes walking track

The section from Glow Worm Tunnel to Newnes walking track from the Glow Worm tunnel exit to the ‘four-ways’ intersection, Wolgan Valley, will remain closed until further notice. This closure is due to significant rainfall, geohazards and to allow track work.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Fri 2 Feb 2024, 8.36am to Tue 30 Apr 2024, 8.37am. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Feb 2024, 1.03pm

Closed areas: Kedumba River campground and Kedumba Pass

Kedumba River campground and Kedumba Valley Road on Kedumba Pass will be closed until the end of April 2024.

This closure is due to major road maintenance on Kedumba Valley Road (Kedumba Pass). For further information, contact the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Sat 23 Dec 2023, 11.58am. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Feb 2024, 1.01pm

Closed areas: No access to parts of Federal Pass

There is no access to Federal Pass between Scenic World and the base of the Golden Stairs, as the area is unstable and dangerous. This is due to a significant landslip as a result of wet weather in late December 2023.

NPWS staff have assessed the area, and repair works have commenced. The track is expected to reopen in late March.

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Applies from Mon 5 Feb 2024, 12.01am to Fri 23 Feb 2024, 5.02pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Feb 2024, 8.52am

Closed areas: Some parts of western Wollemi National Park are closed for aerial pest control operations

Some parts of western Wollemi National Park are closed from 9 am on Monday the 19th of February, until 5 pm on the 23rd of February 2024, for an aerial pest control operation. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

 

Closed areas include; 

  • Bylong Valley and the Bylong Trail 
  • Nullo Mountain - the Nullo East trail, Nullo West trail, and the Myrtle trail
  • off-track areas south of Coricudy Road - south of Ganguddy/ Dunns Swamp 

For more information, contact the Mudgee office. 02 6370 9000

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Applies from Wed 10 Jan 2024, 8.00am to Tue 30 Apr 2024, 5.30pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Feb 2024, 9.14am

Closed areas: Glow Worm Tunnel closure

The Glow Worm Tunnel visitor precinct and associated walking tracks will be closed until April 2024 for upgrades.

This closure includes:

  • Glow Worm Tunnel carpark
  • Glow Worm Tunnel walking track
  • Pagoda track (Old Coach track)
  • Glow Worm Tunnel to Newnes walking track (to ‘four-ways’ intersection).
  • Dry Canyon access track (Wolgan View canyon).

There is no access to Glow Worm Tunnel during this time.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Wed 31 Jan 2024, 12.16pm to Tue 30 Apr 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Feb 2024, 4.12pm

Closed areas: Orchard campground closure

Marramarra Creek Orchard campground in Marramarra National Park will be closed from Tuesday 13 February until Tuesday 30 April 2024 for essential maintenance works, weather permitting. Marramarra Creek Main campground remains open for bookings. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on (02) 8448 0400.

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Applies from Mon 19 Feb 2024, 12.00am to Thu 14 Mar 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Jan 2024, 10.59am

Closed areas: Mill Creek campground closed

Mill Creek campground within Dharug National Park is closed for amenity upgrades from Monday 19 February to Thursday 14 March 2024.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6574 5555.

 

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Applies from Wed 16 Aug 2023, 3.39pm to Fri 31 May 2024, 10.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Jan 2024, 3.20pm

Closed areas: Red Hands Cave walking track - Partial opening

Red Hands Cave walking track (also known as Campfire Creek walking track) is undergoing a partial closure until May 2024, for extensive flood damage repairs.

Repairs are underway for the lower section between Link track and Red Hands Cave through the gully. This pathway will be closed until May 2024. 

The rest of Link track and Red Hands Cave/Campfire Creek walking track is open, with access now available all the way from Red Hands Cave through to the causeway.

Red Hands Cave remains open to the public during this time, with vehicle access via the roadway and carpark.

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

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Applies from Mon 29 Jan 2024, 11.54am to Fri 12 Apr 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Jan 2024, 12.00pm

Closed areas: Closed for ground pest control operations

Mitchell Park is closed due to pest animal control shooting operations.

Shooting operations will occur on select nights throughout this period, excluding weekends and public holidays. The operations will run from sunset to sunrise, where the park will be closed for public access.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Cumberland Area Office on 02 4580 2750.

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Applies from Sun 1 Oct 2023, 7.58am to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 8.14am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Jan 2024, 11.02am

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed.

The following campgrounds are exempt:

  • Galong Cabins, Burralow Creek and Euroka campgrounds in Blue Mountains National Park.
  • Coorongooba, Ganguddy-Dunns Swamp, Newnes, Wheeny Creek and Colo Meroo campgrounds in Wollemi National Park.

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.

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Applies from Tue 21 Mar 2023, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Sat 17 Feb 2024, 6.43pm

Closed areas: Six Foot track - Bowtells Bridge closure

Bowtells swing bridge on Six Foot track is closed to protect public safety. An upgrade is being planned and the bridge is expected to reopen in May 2024. Signs and barriers are in place to prevent access onto the bridge.

Crown Lands, which manages the bridge, is advising track users not to attempt to cross Coxs River. Any attempts to cross the river are at your own risk and are discouraged due to the potential for slips or falls, rainfall and risk of flash flooding.

For further information visit the Six Foot track website.

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Applies from Mon 4 Jul 2022, 4.48pm. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Feb 2024, 2.17pm

Closed areas: Ingar Road partial closure

There is no vehicle or pedestrian access to the section of Ingar Road past the end of Queen Elizabeth Drive. Please do not enter private property.

This means there is no vehicle access to Ingar campground. You can access Ingar campground by hiking in via Andersons fire trail or Bedford Road.

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

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Applies from Tue 7 Nov 2023, 5.26pm to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 5.26pm. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Feb 2024, 10.21am

Other planned events: Cattai campground flood repair works

Camping at Cattai is open but there are limited riverside camp sites until flood repair works are completed. There is no access to the river from the campground.

Access to the river is via the wharf or the temporary canoe access located approximately 500m from the campground.

Occasional remediation works may occur Monday to Friday with minor noise disturbance resulting.

Please call the Area office on (02) 4580 2750 for further information.

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Applies from Wed 2 Feb 2022, 9.20am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Sat 17 Feb 2024, 2.45pm

Closed areas: Roads closed due to flood damage

The following roads in this park are closed due to storm and flood damage:

  • California trail - closed until late June 2024
  • Martindale trail - closed until June 2024
  • Hunter Main trail:
    • Raspberry Junction to Three Ways - closed until 15 March 2024

Visitor areas that are currently closed include:

  • California Hut - closed until late June 2024

Gates have been locked, and signs are in place on closed roads. Expected reopening times are subject to weather delays.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Bulga area office.

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2023, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Jan 2024, 8.47am

Closed areas: Newnes Campground Pedestrian Access Only

Newnes campground is available for walk-in access only starting from Saturday 23 September. The campground is remote and can only be accessed by long walks via the Old Coach Road only.

Campers need to be fully self-sufficient and carry all supplies including drinking water. Campers are strongly advised to complete a trip intention form for their safety. Pack it in, pack it out – please take all rubbish with you when you leave.

There is no walking access via the Pipeline Track from Glen Davis.

There is no road access due to the Wolgan Road collapse and continuing land slip risk at Wolgan Gap. Wolgan Road is managed by Lithgow Council.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Thu 2 Nov 2023, 9.25am to Thu 2 May 2024, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Nov 2023, 3.40pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting program from Thursday 2 November 2023 to Wednesday 1 May 2024 in the following areas:

  • Abercrombie River National Park
  • Abercrombie River State Conservation Area
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park (southern section)
  • Wollemi National Park (Wolgan Valley area)
  • Gardens of Stone National Park
  • Jenolan Karst Conservation Area
  • Turon National Park
  • Marrangaroo National Park

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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 the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For more information, contact the NPWS Kanangra area office at Oberon on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Feb 2024, 10.52am

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens picnic area closed

Waratah Native Gardens picnic area is closed until further notice. This includes Gorge walking track. No access to the area is permitted. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Hawkesbury-Nattai area office on 02 4588 2400.

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Applies from Wed 23 Nov 2022, 2.08pm. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Jan 2024, 2.11pm

Closed areas: Wheeny Creek campground - Boobook section closed

The Boobook campground and picnic area within Wheeny Creek campground has permanently closed due to flood damage. Please note that the rest of Wheeny Creek precinct remains open for bookings.  Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 4720-6200.

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Applies from Thu 23 Feb 2023, 4.32pm to Fri 31 May 2024, 4.49pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Sep 2023, 3.20pm

Safety alerts: Remote walking track conditions

Remote routes within the Kanangra Wilderness Area including Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) trail have been impacted by heavy fire regrowth and flood damage.

If you plan to walk in the area, please ensure you have an appropriate level of experience, navigation skills and equipment.

Mobile reception is limited so alternative communication methods are strongly recommended.

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

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