Blue Mountains National Park

Fires, floods and park closures

Last update: 15/9/2014 1:01PM

Closed areas

Claustral Canyon access change

Access to Claustral Canyon via the previous route across private land at Mt Tomah is no longer possible due to landholders denying access. Canyoners should respect the rights of Mt Tomah residents and avoid using private land.

Alternative access from the west side of Mt Bell has been identified. For details please contact the NPWS Heritage Centre, phone 02 4787 8877; open seven days 9.00 am to 4.30 pm.

Fire affected areas remain closed

NPWS is conducting risk assessments of fire affected areas in an effort to re-open sites to the public as soon as possible. Until assessments and/or required work is completed, the following areas remain closed:

  • Mt Banks walking and cycling track

 Please continue to check the website for further updates, as re-openings will be posted on a regular basis.

Katoomba/Leura Walking Track Closures for Safety Repairs Monday 15th September - Until further notice - Prince Henry Cliff walk

The following tracks will be closed from Monday, 15 September due to safety repairs:

  • Prince Henry Cliff walk - from below Cliff Drive to Round walking track junction
  • MacKillops lookout

Lookouts and the following walks will remain open:


  • Federal Pass from Cliff Drive
  • Amphitheatre Track
  • Round walking track
  • Leura Cascades
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk to Three Sisters
  • Copelands lookout
  • Fern Bower
  • Linda falls

The Waratah Native Gardens

The Waratah Native Gardens precinct of Blue Mountains National Park will be closed to the public until Spring 2014 due to major landslip event occurring across the Gorge Walking Track – a full assessment is underway to determine the extent of damage and to ensure the area is made safe. The precinct will be closed at the Valley Ridges Road Berambing entry gate (west of Bilpin).