Blue Mountains National Park
Attracting over 3 million visitors annually, Blue Mountains National Park holds some of Australia's most spectacular and diverse wilderness areas. Explore the Grose Valley, with its sheer sandstone cliffs, waterfalls and scenic walking, or enjoy the famous views of the Three Sisters. Easy access makes a day trips very worthwhile, but with such diversity it would be great to stay in one of the many B&B's and spend a few days soaking up the region.
There are alerts raised for Blue Mountains National Park
as at Sat, 04 Apr 2020 16:52:09 +1000
Closed areas: Blue Mountains National Park - closed areas
All campgrounds, high visitation areas and historic sites 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 also closed
due to bushfire, COVID-19, track works and/or flood damage:
Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls
Bullaburrra to Linden
- Access to the Three Sisters and Giant Stairs from Echo Point (high use area).
- Wentworth Falls picnic area and all access to the top of Wentworth Falls/National Pass via Princes Rock, Undercliff and Wentworth Falls Tracks (high use area).
- 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 camping area and day use area closed to vehicles due to private access.
- 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).
Blackheath, Medlow Bath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line
- Andersons fire trail.
- Bedford Creek crossing not suitable for vehicles.
Eastern Blue Mountains National Park
- Grand Canyon walking track and canyons (high use area).
- Evans lookout (high use area).
- Govetts Leap lookout and picnic area (high use area).
- Hat Hill Road in BMNP closed due to floods and repairs. Lookouts open to walkers.
- All walking tracks into and around Grose Valley including Perrys (below Docker lookout), Cliff Top, Bridal Veil Falls, Rodriguez Pass, Victoria Falls, Mount Banks, 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.
- Vale of Avoca lookouts, walking tracks and routes.
- Burralow Precinct; Tabaraga and Patersons fire trails - closed to camping and vehicles.
Southern Blue Mountains National Park
- Closed to camping and vehicles. Jellybean pool, Red Hands cave, Nepean and Mount Portal lookouts also closed.
- 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.
Rock climbing areas
- Canyons around Bells Line of Road and Grose Valley including Claustral, Yileen and Butterbox/Mount Hay.
The following areas of Blue Mountains National Park are open:
- Pulpit Rock.
- Rock climbing areas around Narrow Neck that have been burnt, including Castle Head and Diamond Falls.
Blackheath and Medlow Bath
- Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls cliff top walking tracks, where not impacted above or by other closures.
- Nellies Glen and Devils Hole.
- Six Foot track is currently open to walkers (no camping permitted). Vehicle access to Jenolan Caves is via Oberon.
- Kings Tableland Road to Mc Mahons Gate.
- Kedumba Valley Road to Sublime Point trail, and Sublime Point trail.
- Narrow Neck cycle route and fire trail. No walking tracks or descents open.
- Faulconbridge Point.
- Blue Gum swamp.
- Mount Hay Road and walking tracks. Lockleys Pylon is closed below Pylon, with no access to Grose Valley.
- Braeside fire trail (not walk).
- Hat Hill Road is open to walkers and bike riders 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).
- 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).
Rock climbing areas
- Canyons around Mount Wilson including Wollangambe, Serendipity, DuFaurs, Whungee Wheengee, Bowens Creek, and Joe's. Bell Creek, Birrabang and Dalpura are also open. Conditions in canyons may have changed due to the effects of fire and flood. Check all abseil anchor points/hand lines and allow extra time.
- Empress, Fortress, Arethusa, and Hat Hill.
- Climbing and abseiling areas: Narrow Neck, Malatia Point and Wall exiting east. Narrow Neck unburnt areas.
- Rock climbing areas in the Grose Valley (Ikara, Bowens Creek and Bell Super-crag).
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.
Penalties apply for non-compliance.
For further information call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).Closed areas: Partial closure - Echo Point lookout
Part of the Echo Point lookout in Katoomba is closed until August 2020 due to upgrades. For more information visit Echo Point upgrades
or contact the Blue Mountains City Council on 02 4780 5000.Closed areas: Camping not permitted
Camping, including caravans and motor-homes, will not be permitted in national parks from Friday 27 March 2020 until further notice.
Penalties apply for non-compliance
. Closed areas: Undercliff track
Undercliff track will be closed for maintenance from Friday 20 March to Friday 29 May 2020.
Penalties apply for non-compliance
For more information, please call the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre in Blackheath on 02 4787 8877.Safety alerts: Caution - Victory track tree fall and landslide
The Victory track has changed track conditions due to fallen trees, debris and trip hazards. The trail is rough and steep in sections because of erosion caused by flooding. Take care along this route.
For more information, contact the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877 or the local NPWS office on 02 4720 6200.Closed areas: Dunphys campground
Dunphys campground in Blue Mountains National Park is closed due to substantial flood damage to the timber bridge over Galong Creek. Penalties apply for non-compliance
. For more information, contact the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens picnic area closed
Waratah Native Gardens picnic area is closed for maintenance. This includes the Gorge walking track. No access to the area is permitted. Penalties apply for non-compliance
. For more information, please contact the NPWS Hawkesbury area office on (02) 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page
for park safety guidelines.