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, 30 Jan 2023 09:22:40 +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, Springwood
Canyons and rock climbing
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

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.
Oaks Singles track will be open on weekends.
For more information, call the local NPWS office on 02 4720 6200.

Closed areas: Perry'S Lookdown Walking Track
Perry's Lookdown Walking Track within Blue Mountains Area will be closed all day on Tuesday 31st January to allow for helicopter operations.  There is no access to any pedestrians or vehicles to the day use area or lookout.  For further information please contact the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 47878877.

Safety alerts: Colong-Oberon stock route - 4WD only access
The 4WD Colong Oberon 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: Blue Gum Swamp fire trail closed
Blue Gum Swamp fire trail in Blue Mountains National Park is closed from Monday 23 January 2023 to Friday 10 February 2023, for flood damage repairs.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Closed areas: Ruined Castle campground closed
Ruined Castle campground and the track beyond Ruined Castle to Mount Solitary is closed until late January 2023. Ruined Castle walking track to Ruined Castle remains open. 
Work is underway to clear fallen trees and repair the track.  

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 the DPE Blue Mountains Community Engagement webpage or by calling Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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 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.

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.

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.