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 Mon, 26 Sep 2022 20:12:01 +1000
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, subsequent geological instability or infrastructure upgrades. As sites are opened, we remind visitors that these areas have been subject to long periods of high rainfall, and landslides, rockfall and treefall can occur without notice.
Please check which areas are closed before travelling.
The following areas are closed:
Katoomba and Leura
Wentworth Falls
Blackheath, Medlow Bath, Megalong Valley, Mount Victoria and Bells Line of Road
Lawson, Woodford, Hazelbrook
Faulconbridge, Springwood, Glenbrook
Canyons and rock climbing
Grade 5 tracks and off-trail areas
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.
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.
Closed Grade 5 tracks:
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Closed areas: Burralow campground closed due to rain event
Burralow campground is closed from Wednesday 21 September to Saturday 1 October 2022 inclusive, due to the rain forecast.
Access to the campground via Paterson Range fire trail will be impacted, and there could also be potential flooding. 

Closed areas: Glenbrook Causeway reopened with restrictions
Glenbrook Causeway has reopened to vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians on Saturday 24 September 2022. However, due to the wet condition of the dirt roads, the following areas are still closed to vehicles:
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4632 4500.

Other planned events: Road Work on Kedumba Road
Kedumba Road will be closed from the junction with Tablelands Road from 26th September until 21st October for maintenance.  Walkers are permitted to use Kedumba Pass and are advised that heavy machinery and trucks may be using the road on weekdays.

Safety alerts: Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) access
K2K (Kanangra to Katoomba) access is available from Kanangra Walls, Narrow Neck Lookout and Dunphys campground.
Due to the ongoing wet conditions, Coxs River can flood at short notice and may be impassable. Please check conditions before embarking on your walk.

Closed areas: Linden Ridge fire trail closure for track work
Linden Ridge fire trail is closed, Monday to Friday, from Wednesday 21 September to Friday 14 October 2022 for maintenance work.
Heavy earthmoving equipment will be in operation. There is no visitor access during this time.
Please note, Linden Ridge fire trail will open on Saturdays and Sundays.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS 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.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Blue Mountains National Park from Monday 5 September 2022 to Friday 16 September 2022.
The operation will use meat baits containing 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 the 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.
For more information, please contact the Kanangra area office on 02 6336 6200 or the Upper Mountains area office on 02 4787 8877.

Closed areas: Areas closed due to visitor precinct upgrades
The following areas are closed for upgrades until late to mid-October 2022
The works include construction of new accessible toilet blocks, pathways and improvements to the lookouts and carparks.
The carparks, toilets and lookouts will be closed during construction.
Walking track access will be provided to walking tracks that are open. Track closures are updated regularly, check the NPWS alerts page for updates.
The upgrades are part of the NSW government infrastructure investment. More detail can be found on the Blue Mountains National Park community engagement webpage or by calling the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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. 

Closed areas: Shaws Ridge fire trail closed for track work
Shaws Ridge fire trail is closed Monday to Friday from Wednesday 14 September to Friday 30 September 2022 for maintenance work.
Heavy earthmoving equipment will be in operation. There is no visitor access during this time.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4720 6200.

Closed areas: Conservation Hut and Evans lookout visitor precinct upgrades
The visitor precincts at Evans lookout, Blackheath and Conservation Hut, Wentworth Falls will be closed for upgrades from Monday 2 May 2022 until mid October 2022.
The works include construction of new accessible toilet blocks, pathways and improvements to the lookouts and carparks. The carparks, toilets and lookouts will be closed during construction.
Access will be provided to walking tracks that are open.
The upgrades are part of the NSW government Improving Access to National Parks program and more detail can be found on this webpage or by calling the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877. Track closures are updated regularly, check this alerts page for updates.

Closed areas: Woodford Oaks fire trail closed on weekdays
The Woodford Oaks trail will be closed Monday to Friday due to roadworks from Thursday 8 September to Friday 30 September 2022.
Heavy earthmoving equipment including trucks will be in operation. There is no visitor access during this time.
Please note:
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS area office on 02 4720 6200.

Other planned events: Notice of Ongoing 1080 program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in Blue Mountains National Park from Monday 2nd May to Wednesday 2nd November 2022.
The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 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 6336 6200 for more information.

Closed areas: Ingar Road closed
Ingar Road is closed to all access where it traverses through private property at the end of Queen Elizabeth Drive. There is no vehicle access to Ingar campground. Campers must hike in via a publicly accessible route (via Andersons fire trail or Bedford Road).    

Closed areas: Entry to Burralow Creek campground via Tabaraga Ridge fire trail closed
The only access currently open to Burralow campground is via Paterson Range fire trail. Enter near the Bilpin Fruitbowl, via Bells Line of Road. 4WD access only.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the local NPWS office on 02 4720-6200.

Other incidents: Oaks Singles track closed while undergoing maintenance
Maintenance works are underway on Oaks Singles track from Friday 28 January 2022, 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 the road works on Woodford Oaks Fire Trail, The Oaks Singles track will be open on Saturdays and Sundays.
For more information, call the local NPWS office on 02 4720 6200.

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 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.