Blue Mountains National Park

Fires, floods and park closures

Last update: 29/1/2015 2:10PM

Closed areas

Access to Ingar Campground is closed - Ingar campground

Some areas of this park are closed due to current wet weather. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Closed areas are:

  • Ingar Firetrail
  • Ingar Campground

For more information, please contact the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, open 7 days 9.00 - 4.30 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Burralow Creek camping ground closed due to recent rainfall - Burralow Creek camping ground

Burralow Creek camping ground will remain closed until at least Friday 30 January 2015 due to recent rainfall. Affected areas are:

  • Burralow camping ground
  • Tabaraga Ridge Fire Trail
  • Paterson Range Fire Trail.

A safety inspection will be made on Friday morning (30/01/15) to determine whether the area is suitable to be reopened with further advice provided at that time. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Richmond office (Mon-Fri) on (02) 4588 2100 or the Blackheath Heritage Centre (7 days) on (02) 4787 8877or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Cahills lookout - Katoomba

As a result of a recent bushfire, Cahills lookout remains closed until further notice. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains City Council on (02) 4780 5000.

Claustral Canyon access change

Access to Claustral canyon via the previous route across private land at Mount Tomah is no longer possible due to landholders denying access. Canyoners should respect the rights of Mount Tomah residents and avoid using private land. Alternative access from the west side of Mount Bell has been identified. For more information, please contact the NPWS Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 open seven days 9am to 4.30pm or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Glenbrook Causeway in flood. No vehicle, pedestrian or bike access.

Glenbrook Precinct of the Blue Mountains National Park - All walking tracks and trails in this park are closed due to Glenbrook Causeway in flood. No vehicle, pedestrian or bike access.  This closure will be in place til the flooding subsides and the roads dry out . Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Richmond Office on (02) 4588 2400 or the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre at Blackheath on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Murphys Glen campground

The road to Murphys Glen campground is closed due to wet weather. The road will remain closed until further notice to allow it time to dry out. Penalties apply for non-compliance . For more information, please contact the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on  (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Three Sisters walking track closure - Three Sisters - Honeymoon Bridge

Three Sisters track will be closed from Echo Point to the start of the Giant Stairway for major upgrade works to improve facilities for visitors. Works will commence from Monday 24 November 2014 and will be ongoing for the next 6 months. Access to the Giant Stairway, and Prince Henry Cliff walk to Leura is open. For more information, please contact the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Waratah Native Gardens

Some areas of this park are closed due to a major landslip event occurring across Gorge walking track. Closed areas include The Waratah Native Gardens precinct of Blue Mountains National Park. 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). This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. For more information, please contact NPWS Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, open seven days 9am to 4.30pm, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.