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 Sun, 11 Apr 2021 11:24:18 +1000
Closed areas: Entry to Burralow Creek campground via Tabaraga Ridge fire trail closed
Burralow Creek campground has reopened for Easter. However, Tabaraga Ridge fire trail the 'Burralow Rd/Kurrajong Heights' access trails are closed until further notice, due to:
The only access now open to Burralow campground is via Paterson Range fire trail. Enter near the Bilpin Fruitbowl, via Bells Line of Road. 4WD access only.
Campers must book in advance under COVID-19 health requirements.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the local NPWS office on 02 4720 6200.

Closed areas: Glenbrook Precinct closures due to flooding of the causeway
There is no vehicle access across Glenbrook Creek until the morning of Monday 12 April 2021, due to flooding of the causeway. This closure applies to all members of the public, including walkers, vehicles and cyclists. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.
The affected areas are:
Penalties apply for non-complianceFor more information, please contact the NPWS Hawkesbury-Nattai area office on 02 4720 6200 or the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877. Visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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 area office on 02 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Other planned events: Maintenance to Faulconbridge fire trail postponed
Maintenance work on Faulconbridge Ridge fire trail has been postponed due to recent wet weather.
The trail is open to walkers and cyclists, however visitors are advised to please take care due to possible rough or uneven trail surfaces.
The trail will be closed at a later date to complete works.
For more information contact the NPWS Hawkesbury-Nattai area office on 02 4720 6200.

Closed areas: Blue Mountains National Park - closed areas
All campgrounds and campsites listed on our website require a booking to be made before you visit. 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 or storm damage, road or track works:
Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls
Blackheath, Medlow Bath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line
Canyons and Rock climbing areas
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. 
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).

Safety alerts: Mount Solitary/Ruined Castle walking tracks affected by flood
Mount Solitary and Ruined Castle walking tracks are flood affected. Caution is advised when entering these areas. Hazards that may be present include fallen trees, washed-out drainage and creek lines, landslides, unstable surfaces and changes to track condition.
A high level of preparedness is required. Please exercise caution in remote areas.

Safety alerts: Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) track is flood and landslide affected
The Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) track is fire, flood and landslide affected. The trail is overgrown with significant understorey brush and grass growth. Vegetation covered loose rocks and burnt out stump holes may result in slips, trips and falls. Advanced navigation skills are required to undertake this trail. The trail could be impassable at river crossings or due to landslide. Due to recent high level flooding on the Cox River, large log jams and fallen timber will be encountered. The catchment is currently water saturated, any additional rainfall may result in flash flooding of Creeks and Rivers.

Closed areas: Linden Ridge fire trail - Linden (north) closed
Linden Ridge fire trail will be closed until Friday 30 April 2021 while NPWS completes essential work to improve its fire trail network to provide safer access for firefighters.
Please note that it will be open over the long weekend, from Friday 2 April until Monday 5 April, inclusive.
Please note:
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact the NPWS Hawkesbury-Nattai area office on 02 4588 2400.

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox control program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a strategic ground and aerial baiting program for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The operations will involve the use of meat, manufactured products and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPE’s) containing Poison 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate). The program will be continuous and ongoing from Thursday 31 December 2020 to Wednesday 30 June 2021 in the following parks, reserves and state conservation areas:
These programs have been designed to meet NPWS priority conservation and state focused biosecurity issues. All baiting locations will be signposted.
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 the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For further information, call the NPWS Kanangra area on 02 6336 6200.

Other planned events: Six Foot Track - camping registration
If you're planning to stay at a campground managed by Crown Lands (e.g. on Six Foot Track) from 1 June 2020, you now need to fill out the Crown reserves camping registration form.
To register fill in the online form and submit.
This link can be emailed or sent by text message. The form can be submitted on a smartphone or computer.
This is requiered to comply with the Public Health Order and COVID-19 Safety Plans.