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 Wed, 23 Sep 2020 16:38:11 +1000
Closed areas: Campgrounds closed
NPWS is working to reopen all campgrounds and accommodations where possible. However, some locations need to remain closed to ensure compliance with the current rules on public gatherings, or for other reasons such as fire or flood damage.
From 1 June 2020, all reopened campgrounds and campsites will require a booking to be made before you visit.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

Closed areas: Blue Mountains National Park - closed areas
NPWS is working to reopen campgrounds and accommodation where possible. However, some locations need to remain closed to ensure compliance with the current rules on public gatherings or for other reasons such as fire/flood damage.
From Monday 1 June 2020, all reopened campgrounds and campsites will 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, COVID-19, track works and/or flood damage:
Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls
Bullaburrra to Linden
Blackheath, Medlow Bath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line
Southern Blue Mountains National Park
Canyons
Rock climbing areas

The following areas are open: 
Katoomba
Blackheath, Medlow Bath and Bells Line of Road
Southern Blue Mountains National Park
 
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. 
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.
For further information call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

Closed areas: Areas closed for Bowen Mountain South West Hazard Reduction
Some parts of Blue Mountains National Park are closed due to hazard reduction burning from Friday 4 September to Friday 25 September 2020. The closed areas are:
The hazard reduction burn was conducted on Friday 4 September to Sunday 6 September 2020. Due to hazardous trees some areas remain closed. These areas will continue to be assessed regularly.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. This burn is called Bowen Mountain South West Hazard Reduction. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4720 6200 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

Closed areas: Valley of the Waters track closed Tuesday to Friday
Valley of the Waters track is closed Tuesday to Friday between Overcliff track and Nature track junctions from Wednesday 29 July to Saturday 26 September 2020. The closure is due to walking track maintenance. The track is open Saturday to Monday.

Safety alerts: McMahons Lookout Road conditions
McMahons Lookout Road is currently very rough. It is not recommended for 2WD or low profile vehicles. This is the result of erosion caused by fires and flooding in January 2020. Take care and drive safely.
For more information, contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

Closed areas: Burralow campground closed
Burralow campground in Blue Mountains National Park has been closed due to weather impacts and significant vehicle-related damage. Road maintenance with heavy equipment is now scheduled to begin remedial fire trail work in the coming weeks. The following areas will not be accessible:
As soon as this work is completed and the trails made safe we will reopen the trails. The closure will be revised on Wednesday 23 September 2020. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the local NPWS office 02 4720 6200.

Closed areas: Golden Stairs to Scenic World
Golden Stairs to Scenic World is closed due to a major landslide. Site assessments have determined that further rock falls are possible. Entering this area could be life threatening.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4787 8877.

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox control program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a strategic baiting program for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The operation will involve the use of meat, manufactured products and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPE’s) containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison. The program will be continuous and ongoing from Monday 27 July to Thursday 31 December 2020 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.

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.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs.
The program is ongoing from Wednesday 1 July 2020 until Thursday 31 December 2020 in the following parks and reserves:
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 office 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.