Blue Mountains National Park

Fires, floods and park closures

Last update: 20/8/2014 10:25AM

Closed areas

Advising that Glenbrook Precinct of Blue Mountains National Park has reopened

The Glenbrook Precinct of the Blue Mountains National Park is open including Euroka, The Oaks Fire Trail, Red Hands Cave and lookouts. Vehicle access to Darug campsite in Euroka is restricted due to slippery conditions. The site can still be accessed for day use on foot.


Aerial Pest Control (Closure ends Friday 29 August)

The following areas of the southern Blue Mountains National Park & Kanangra-Boyd National Park will be closed from Tuesday 26th of August 2014 to Thursday 28th of August 2014 (inclusive), for an aerial pest control operation;

- Kowmung River corridor, from Mathesons Creek to Kelpie Pt (Cox's River)

- Colong / Billys Creek & Church Creek Caves

- Limeburners Flat

- Scotts Main Range & Mt Cookem bushwalkers corridor

- Bullnigang, Millnigang & Jooriland Ridges

- Tonalli Tablelands and Broken Rock Range area

-The Cox’s River From Jenolan River to the Kowmung River and the entire length of the Jenolan River.

There will be no access for any persons by any means. The reserve will be re-opened on Friday 29th of August 2014.

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.

Overcliff track - Wentworth Falls - Overcliff-Undercliff track

The Overcliff Track between Lyrebird and Breakfast Point lookouts remains closed due to storm damage.

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).