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 Tue, 09 Jun 2020 01:12:13 +1000
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 COVID19 Safety Plans.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, 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
- Mount Hay Road is closed to vehicles due to road works. There is no vehicle access to Lockleys Pylon, Fortress ridge, Butter Box point and Mount Hay summit.
- 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 campground is closed to vehicles due to private property access along Ingar Road.
- Ruined Castle, Golden Stairs, Tarros Ladders and Mount Solitary walking tracks are closed 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
- Hat Hill Road is closed to vehicles due to floods and repairs. Lookouts are open to walkers and cyclists.
- All walking tracks into and around Grose Valley including Perrys (below Docker lookout), Cliff Top, Bridal Veil Falls, Rodriguez Pass, Victoria Falls, Pierces Pass (Hungerfords) and Short Ridge (aka Lockleys Pylon closed below Pylon), due to fire damage.
- Green Gully (Dunphys), Perrys, Burra Korain and Acacia Flat campgrounds are all closed.
- Other walking tracks around Blackheath including Walls Cave, Popes Glen, Braeside walk and Pulpit rock, due to fire and flood damage.
- Mount Banks summit walk, due to fire damage.
Southern Blue Mountains National Park
- Vale of Avoca lookouts, walking tracks and routes.
- 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
- Yileen and Butterbox/Mount Hay are closed. All other canyons are open.
The following areas are open:
- Pulpit Rock & all areas that require access along closed tracks.
Blackheath, Medlow Bath and Bells Line of Road
- Access to the Three Sisters and Giant Stairs from Echo Point
- Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls cliff top walking tracks, where not impacted above or by other closures.
- Narrow Neck cycle route and fire trail. No walking tracks or descents open.
- Nellies Glen and Devils Hole.
- Six Foot track is open to walkers.
- Kedumba Valley Road to Sublime Point trail, and Sublime Point trail.
- Faulconbridge point.
- Blue Gum swamp.
- Blue Mountains Heritage Centre (social distancing required).
- Evans lookout, Grand Canyon, Govetts leap.
- Braeside fire trail (not walk).
- Hat Hill Road is open to walkers and cyclists (only) all the way to Perrys lookdown (no access to Grose Valley). 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).
- Mt Banks (Banks Walls cycle and lookout).
- Walls lookout and Rigby Hill lookout and walk.
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).Safety alerts: Murphys Glen campsite - wet weather access
Please note in very wet weather there is no vehicle access to Murphys Glen due to the road becoming impassable. The gate will be closed in these conditions with access to walkers only.
Penalties apply for non-compliance
.Closed areas: Closed campsites
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. Those listed below are closed.
If you would like to stay at a reopened campground or cabin after 1 June you’ll need to revisit this webpage and make a booking. From 1 June, 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.Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting for post bushfire relief
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a post fire relief aerial baiting program using fresh meat, containing 1080 (sodium fluroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be ongoing between Monday 1 June and Wednesday 8 July 2020.
All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs maybe 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 of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For further information please call the NPWS Blackheath office on 02 4787 8877.Closed areas: Undercliff track
Undercliff track will be closed for maintenance from Friday 20 March to Friday 31 July 2020.
Penalties apply for non-compliance
For more information, please call the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre in Blackheath on 02 4787 8877.Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting operation
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs.
The program is ongoing from Friday 1 May until Tuesday 30 June 2020 in the following parks and reserves:
- Abercrombie River National Park
- Blue Mountains National Park
- Kanangra-Boyd National Park
- Mares Forest National Park
- Turon National Park
- Marrangaroo National Park
- Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve
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.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.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.