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, 29 Sep 2023 22:03:37 +1000
Other planned events: Govetts Leap lookout car park closure
Govetts Leap lookout car park in Blue Mountains National Park, Blackheath is planned to close from Monday 9 October to Friday 13 October. 
The lookout, walking tracks and toilets will remain open with access along the Fairfax Heritage walking track from the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre.
Track closures are updated regularly. Check this alerts page for updates.
This work will complete the upgrade as part of the NSW government infrastructure investment, which includes improvements to the lookout and car park, and construction of new accessible pathways. 
For more information, visit the DPE Blue Mountains Community Engagement webpage or call Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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 and Woodford 
Blackheath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line of Road
Canyons and rock climbing
Climbing and canyoning areas in the Blue Mountains are open unless the access road is closed, or the site is listed in this alert.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Safety alerts: 4WD Oberon Colong historic stock route - 4WD only access
The 4WD Oberon Colong historic stock route to Yerranderie is only accessible via 4WD vehicles. 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: Campfire Creek (Red Hands Cave) walking track closed
Campfire Creek walking track (also known as Red Hands Cave walking track) and the adjoining Link track will be closed from Friday 1 September to Thursday 30 November 2023, for extensive flood damage repairs.
The closures will be managed in 2 stages:
Please note that Red Hands Cave will remain open to the public during this time, with access available via the road and Red Hands Cave carpark.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Closed areas: Wentworth Falls picnic area carpark closed
Wentworth Falls picnic area carpark is closed to vehicles from Tuesday 22 August 2023 to mid-December 2023 for a carpark upgrade.
Access to tracks, toilets and lookouts will remain open to walkers. More information can be found at NSW Department of Planning and Environment website or by calling the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

Hazard reduction burns: Ironbarks Cultural demonstration Burn
There is a fire in this park called Ironbarks Cultural demonstration Burn. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting program from Tuesday 2 May 2023 to Thursday 2 November 2023 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.
For more information, contact the NPWS Kanangra area office at Oberon on 02 6336 6200.

Closed areas: Ingar Road partial closure
There is no 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. You can access Ingar campground by hiking in via Andersons fire trail or Bedford Road.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Safety alerts: New safety barricade installed on Woodford Oaks trail
A new safety barricade has been installed at the road crossing to Red Hands Cave on Woodford Oaks trail. It's designed to slow bikes and have them ride parallel to the road before crossing so vehicles can see them.
For further information, contact the NPWS Glenbrook area office on 02 4720 6200.

Safety alerts: Remote walking track conditions
Remote routes within the Kanangra Wilderness Area including Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) trail have been impacted by heavy fire regrowth and flood damage.
If you plan to walk in the area, please ensure you have an appropriate level of experience, navigation skills and equipment.
Mobile reception is limited so alternative communication methods are strongly recommended.
For more information, contact the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

Closed areas: Six Foot track - Bowtells Bridge closure
Bowtells swing bridge on Six Foot track is closed to protect public safety. An upgrade is being planned, and the bridge is expected to reopen at the end of 2023. Signs and barriers are in place to prevent access onto the bridge.
Crown Lands, which manages the bridge, is advising track users not to attempt to cross Coxs River. Any attempts to cross the river are at your own risk and are discouraged due to the potential for slips or falls, rainfall and risk of flash flooding.
For further information visit the Six Foot track website.

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.