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, 15 Apr 2024 13:59:16 +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 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
Adventure Recreation, canyons, abseiling and rock climbing
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Closed areas: Woodford Oaks and Singles Track closed due to storm impacts
Woodford Oaks Track and Singles Track are both closed due to recent storm impacts.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4720 6200.

Hazard reduction burns: Red Hand Cave HR
There is a fire in this park called Red Hand Cave HR. 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: 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 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.
In some places, tracks are no longer visible and are not easy to navigate, taking longer to traverse than expected. Limited to zero water sources are currently available along routes.
If you plan to walk in the area, please ensure you have an appropriate level of experience, navigation skills and equipment including Personal Locator Beacon (PLB). 
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: Kedumba River campground and Kedumba Pass
Kedumba River campground and Kedumba Valley Road on Kedumba Pass will be closed until the end of April 2024.
This closure is due to major road maintenance on Kedumba Valley Road (Kedumba Pass). For further information, contact the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

Closed areas: Red Hands Cave walking track - Partial opening
Red Hands Cave walking track (also known as Campfire Creek walking track) is undergoing a partial closure until May 2024, for extensive flood damage repairs.
Repairs are underway for the lower section between Link track and Red Hands Cave through the gully. This pathway will be closed until May 2024. 
The rest of Link track and Red Hands Cave/Campfire Creek walking track is open, with access now available all the way from Red Hands Cave through to the causeway.
Red Hands Cave remains open to the public during this time, with vehicle access via the roadway and carpark.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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 in May 2024. 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.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting program from Thursday 2 November 2023 to Wednesday 1 May 2024 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.