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 Wed, 27 Oct 2021 09:45:39 +1100
Fires - Advice: Cabbage Tree Rd, Grose Vale
There is a fire in this park called Cabbage Tree Rd, Grose Vale. 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.

Closed areas: Short Cut Track partial closure
Short Cut Track will be closed between Wentworth Falls picnic area and Murphy's Lane for track maintenance from Wednesday 27 to Friday 29 October 2021.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Closed areas: McMahon's lookout and fire trail closed
McMahons fire trail and lookout are closed from Wednesday 27 October to Thursday 28 October 2021 for road works.    
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Blackheath Office on 02 4787 8877.

Closed areas: Blue Mountains National Park - closed areas
All campgrounds and campsites listed on our website 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 or storm damage, road or track works:
Katoomba and Leura 
Wentworth Falls
Blackheath, Medlow Bath, Megalong Valley, Mount Victoria and Bells Line
Woodford, Hazelbrook, Lawson, Bullaburra 
Canyons and rock climbing areas
Note: All canyons are open. Visitors should exercise caution, as recent flooding may have left debris or moved rocks.
If you arrive at your local national park or other public space and it's too crowded to practice social distancing, it's your responsibility to leave the area. 
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: Partial park closure due to aerial pest control operation
The southern section of Blue Mountains National Park will be closed from 12pm, Tuesday 26 October to 5pm, Friday 5 November 2021, for an aerial pest control operation. Colong Stock route will remain open.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kanangra area office on 02 6336 6200.

Closed areas: Pierces Pass Road and walking tracks closed
Pierces Pass Road, including Pierces Pass, Walls lookout, and Rigby Hill walking tracks are closed until Friday 26 November 2021 for road repairs. Heavy plant and machinery are operating in the area.  There is no public access.
For more information, contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877. 

Closed areas: Closed areas due to helicopter operation - Gordon Falls, Leura
The following areas are closed from Wednesday 27 to Friday 29 October 2021 for a helicopter operation to deliver walking track materials:

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 area office on 02 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Burralow Creek campground closed due to flood damage
Burralow Creek campground is closed to all vehicles from Thursday 1 July 2021 until further notice due to significant flood damage and damage to fire trails.
Paterson Range fire trail and Tabaraga Ridge fire trail are also closed.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4632 4500.

Closed areas: Walking track closed for aerial pest control operation
The Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) walking track is closed from 12pm Monday 25 October to 12pm Friday 29 October 2021, for an aerial pest control operation.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Upper Mountains Area office on 02 4787 8877.

Closed areas: Gordon Falls to Pool of Siloam track closed - Tuesday to Friday
The walking track between Gordon Falls picnic area and Pool of Siloam is closed Tuesdays to Fridays from Wednesday 18 August 2021 to Thursday 31 March 2022 for track upgrade works.  
Visitors can access Pool of Siloam from Pool of Siloam and Lyrebird Dell walking tracks.

Other planned events: Poison 1080 wild dog and fox control program notice
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a strategic ground and aerial baiting program for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The operations will involve the use of meat, manufactured products and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPE’s) containing Poison 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate). The program will be continuous and ongoing from  Saturday 26 June 2021 to Thursday 30 November 2021 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.

Safety alerts: Advanced navigation required for Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) track
Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) track has been damaged by fire, storms and flooding. The trail is overgrown with significant understorey brush and grass growth.
Fallen trees, vegetation covered loose rocks and burnt out stump holes may result in slips, trips and falls. Advanced navigation skills are required to undertake this trail.