Blue Mountains National Park

Fires, floods and park closures

Last update: 4/3/2015 5:33PM

Closed areas

Aerial pest control operation (Closure ends Saturday 21 March)

The following areas of the southern Blue Mountains National Park & Kanangra-Boyd National Park will be closed from Tuesday 17 March 2015 to Friday 20 March 2015 inclusive, for an aerial pest control operation:

  • Kowmung River corridor from Mathesons Creek to Kelpie Pt (Coxs River)
  • Colong / Billys Creek and Church Creek Caves
  • Limeburners Flat
  • Scotts Main Range and Mt Cookem bushwalkers corridor
  • Bullnigang, Millnigang and Jooriland Ridges
  • Tonalli Tablelands and Broken Rock Range area

There will be no access for any persons by any means. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Kanangra area office on (02) 6336 1972 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 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.

Narrow Neck Road closed 9-27 March for road works and asbestos removal

Crown Lands Sydney will be closing Glenraphael Drive (Narrow Neck) to vehicles and walkers from Cliff Drive between 9 - 27 March for road works and asbestos removal. The closure period is dependant on weather. This includes access to:

  • Golden Stairs, Kanangra to Katoomba and Wild Dogs treks
  • Narrow Neck cycling route
  • Narrow Neck abseil training area
  • Diamond Falls climbing area within the Blue Mountains National Park.

Alternative access to Narrow Neck climbing area is available via Devils Hole walking track.

Alternative access to Ruined Castle and Mt Solitary is via Furber Steps.

Alternative access to Kanangra to Katoomba and Wild Dogs treks is via Green Gully camping area (end of Megalong Rd).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact 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 track will be closed from Echo Point to the start of the Giant Stairway for major upgrade works to improve facilities for visitors. Works commenced on 24 November 2014 are progressing well. The next stage of construction works will  require the closure of the track to Spooners Lookout, adjacent to Echo Point. These upgrade works will see a great improvement in the track and lookouts in the area, but will involve closures over the next 4 months, while works are underway.

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 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 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

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Closure

Bob Turners Track Colo Heights closed 9 - 12 March

Bob Turners Track - Colo Heights will be closed for track upgrade works from Monday 9 March 2015 to Thursday 12 March inclusive. There will be no access to the Bob Turners walking track during this time. For Further information please contact NPWS Richmond office on (02)4588 2411 or the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877.

Starts Monday 9 March, 12:01AM