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, 03 Dec 2022 15:04:58 +1100
Safety alerts: Colong-Oberon stock route - 4WD only access
The 4WD Oberon Colong historic stock route to Yerranderie is only accessible via 4WD vehicles. Recent wet weather has caused slippery conditions with large muddy sections and some deep pot holes. Some creek crossings may be inaccessible for vehicles with low clearance.
Please drive carefully and be aware of road conditions. For more information, call the Wollondilly Shire Council on 02 4677 1100.

Closed areas: Parts of Blue Mountains National Park closed
Many walking tracks, roads and fire trails within Blue Mountains National Park remain closed following sustained wet weather causing subsidence hazards, major landslides or infrastructure upgrades. 
The following areas are closed:
Katoomba and Leura
Wentworth Falls
Blackheath, Medlow Bath, Megalong Valley, Mount Victoria and Bells Line of Road
Woodford, Lawson
Canyons and rock climbing
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.
 
If you plan on embarking on Grade 5 tracks or undertaking off-trail activities, please be aware of the likelihood of changed conditions and consider current safety advice.
Grade 5 tracks and off-trail areas are open, excluding those listed below. Grade 5 tracks are for very experienced bushwalkers with specialised skills such as advanced navigation and emergency first aid. Please visit this page for further information on track grades.
Closed Grade 5 tracks:

Closed areas: McMahons Lookout Road
The McMahons Lookout Road within Blue Mountains National Park is closed to all traffic including walkers, for road improvements from Thursday 1st December until Wednesday 22nd December 2022.  This closure also includes Red Ridge, Erskine Range (W5) and Centre Mount Fire trails.  
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 47878877.   

Closed areas: Kings Tableland Road
The Kings Tableland Road and Access to Anderson Fire Trail within Blue Mountains National Park will be closed on weekdays from Thursday 1st December until Thursday 22nd December 2022 to allow for road repairs.  Residential access permitted. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Heritage Centre on 47878877.  

Closed areas: Perrys Lookdown carpark closed

Closed areas: Woodford Oaks fire trail closed on weekdays
Woodford Oaks trail will be closed on weekdays from Thursday 8 September to Monday 19 December 2022, due to roadworks.
Heavy earthmoving equipment including trucks will be in operation. There is no visitor access during this time.
Woodford Oaks trail and the following areas will be open to cyclists and walkers on weekends. There will be no vehicle access in these areas:
Red Hands Cave walking track is still accessible during this period from Glenbrook Causeway to Red Hands Cave only via Campfire Creek walking track.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS area office on 02 4720 6200.

Closed areas: Govetts Leap lookout
The visitor precinct at Govetts Leap lookout in Blue Mountains National Park, Blackheath is closed for upgrades from Thursday 11 August 2022 to February 2023.
The carpark and lookout will be closed during construction.
Blue Mountains Heritage Centre and the toilets at Govetts Leap lookout will remain open.
Access to walking tracks will be provided to tracks that are open. Track closures are updated regularly. Check the NPWS alerts page for updates.
The works include improvements to the lookout and carpark, and construction of new accessible pathways in the area.
The upgrades are part of the NSW government infrastructure investment. More detail can be found on this webpage or by calling Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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-Nattai area office on 02 4588 2400.

Other planned events: Notice of ground pest control operation
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be undertaking a ground trapping and shooting program targeting pigs in southern Blue Mountains National Park, Yerranderie State Conservation Area and Yerranderie Regional Park (Warragamba Special Areas) until Saturday 24 December 2022.
Do not enter closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact the NPWS Oberon area office on 02 6336 6200.

Closed areas: Mount Portal and Tunnel View lookouts closed
Mount Portal and Tunnel View lookouts are closed for road works and safety upgrades from Monday 28 November to Monday 19 December 2022.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on (02) 4720 6200.

Other incidents: Oaks Singles track closed for maintenance
Maintenance works are underway on Oaks Singles track from Friday 28 January 2022 until further notice, due to erosion issues and major safety concerns.
The track will undergo vegetation maintenance followed by the addition of sandstone surface. The works are to stabilise some sections and rock armouring in poorly drained sections.
In conjunction with roadworks on Woodford Oaks fire trail, Oaks Singles track will be open on Saturdays and Sundays.
For more information, call the local NPWS office on 02 4720 6200.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ongoing program
From Thursday 3 November 2022 to Monday 1 May 2023 NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting program in the following areas: 
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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.
Please contact the local Kanangra NPWS area office at Oberon on 02 6336 6200 for more information.

Closed areas: Ingar Road partial closure
There is no access vehicle or pedestrian access to the section of Ingar Road past the end of Queen Elizabeth Drive. Please do not enter private property.
This means there is no vehicle access to Ingar campground. Campers must hike in via Andersons fire trail or Bedford Road.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Safety alerts: Grose Valley walking tracks - Experienced walkers only
Walking tracks that are open in the Grose Valley (Blue Mountains National Park) may become indistinct with fallen trees and wash outs due to recent flood events. Experienced walkers only. 
For more information, contact the NPWS Blackheath Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.