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 Fri, 27 Nov 2020 19:27:38 +1100
Closed areas: Blue Mountains National Park - closed areas
NPWS is working to reopen walking tracks, 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.
All campgrounds and campsites 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, 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
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: Road closure - Faulconbridge Ridge fire trail
Faulconbridge Ridge fire trail is closed from Monday 23 November to Sunday 13 December 2020 to allow safe completion of important fire trail maintenance works before summer.
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting routine fire trail maintenance in the Winmalee area. This closure may be extended further subject to weather conditions. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information contact the local office on 02 4720 6200.

Closed areas: McMahons Road and lookout closed, Kings Tableland roadworks
McMahons Road and lookout will be closed for roadworks from Friday 13 November until Friday 4 December 2020. This applies to vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists. 
Roadworks will also be underway on Kings Tableland Road south of the old Queen Victoria Hospital from 24 November until 4 December 2020. Modified traffic conditions and delays could be experienced. Visitors should avoid the area. Residential and essential work-related access will be provided. 

Closed areas: Glenraphael Drive closed
Glenraphael Drive in Blue Mountains National Park is closed for essential infrastructure maintenance by Endevour Energy from Monday 23 November to Friday 27 November 2020. Vehicles can't access Glenraphael Drive or other areas on Narrow Neck. There will be a limited amount of parking prior to the work area. You'll be able to cycle and walk past, but will need to be cautious around the work areas.
The impacted areas include:
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

Closed areas: Fire trail closures due to maintenance
The following fire trails are closed from Monday 26 October to Sunday 13 December 2020 to allow safe completion of important fire trail maintenance works prior to summer:
Please note that Blue Gum Swamp fire trail will remain open during this period with access via Whitecross Road gate, Winmalee only.
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting routine fire trail maintenance in the Winmalee area. This closure may be extended further subject to weather conditions. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information contact the local office on 02 4720 6200.

Closed areas: Golden Stairs to Scenic World closed
Golden Stairs to Scenic World is closed due to a major landslide. Construction works have started on Monday 9 November and will be ongoing until Monday 23 November 2020. This involves rock removal, scaling and site remediation. 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.

Closed areas: Mount Portal and Tunnel View lookouts closed for track maintenance
Mount Portal and Tunnel View lookouts are closed for track maintenance. The road leading to Tunnel View and Mount Portal lookouts will be closed from Monday 2 November 2020.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4720 6200.

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.