Blue Mountains National Park

Fires, floods and park closures

Last update: 21/4/2015 12:29PM

Closed areas

Burralow picnic area and campground is closed

  • ​Burralow picnic area and campground is closed due to slippery and dangerous road conditions.
  • Paterson Range fire trail and Tabaraga fire trail are both closed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Richmond office on (02) 4588 2411 or the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre (02) 4787 8877 or 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 Blue Mountains 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.

Murphys Glen campground closed

Murphy's Glenn Fire Trail is closed due to wet and slippery conditions, there is no access to Murphys Glen campground. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Richmond office on (02) 4588 2411 or Blue Mountains Heritage Centre (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Partial closure - Glenbrook Precinct - Blue Mountains National Park

The Glenbrook Precinct of Blue Mountains National Park is closed due to slippery road conditions and rising water levels on Glenbrook Creek causing the flooding of the causeway. There is no access to any walking tracks and fire trails in this part of the park, including Euroka campground and picnic area. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Richmond Office on (02) 4588 2411 or 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

National Parks & Wildlife Service are continuing works on the Three Sisters Walking Track between Echo Point and the Three Sisters. This is a major upgrade of this popular track, improving facilities for visitors. The next stage of works requires that access to the Three Sisters and the Giant Stairway be closed while new lookout structures are constructed and track works are underway. From March 16 the following attractions are closed:

  • The Giant Stairway is closed. No exit possible from Federal Pass to Three Sisters.
  • Lady Game lookout and Honeymoon Bridge are closed. There is no walking track access to the Three Sisters.
  • Three Sisters Track remains closed from Echo Point

Works will be ongoing for the next 3 months. The following alternative attractions are open:

  • Echo Point lookout with all views of the Three Sisters
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk to Leura. Diversions will be in place.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk towards Scenic World and Katoomba Falls.

Thank you for your patience while works are underway. We regret this closure is unavoidable during the Easter holiday period due to the nature and timetable of the works. Safety of our visitors is our priority. 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 The Gorge Walking Track. Closed areas include The Gorge Walking track in the Blue Mountains National Park. A full assessment is underway to determine the extent of damage and to ensure the area is made safe. The Gorge Walking track is closed at the entry trackhead however the Waratah Native Gardens and picnic area located off Valley Ridges Road Berambing (west of Bilpin) has now been reopened. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. For more information, please contact the Blue Mountains 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.

Waratah Native Gardensp picnic area closed for maintenance

Waratah Native Gardens picnic area is closed for maintenance, we apologise for any inconvenience. .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.