Blue Mountains National Park

Fires, floods and park closures

Last update: 23/7/2014 2:16PM

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


Canyons previously closed after last summer’s wildfires are now open

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:

  • Pierces Pass walking track (picnic area and road open)
  • Mt Banks walking and cycling track
  • Track to Victoria Falls (picnic area and road open)
  • Victoria Falls to Burra Korrain and Blue Gum walking track

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

Oaks Firetrail will be closed 2nd and 3rd August 2014 (Closure ends Sunday 3 August)

The Oaks Fire Trail will be closed to bicycles and vehicles from the turn off to Euroka on 2nd and 3rd August 2014 due to the Maximum Adventure event being held in the park.

The road to Red Hands Cave, and Nepean Lookout will  also be closed.


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 from Monday 30 June until Tuesday 4 August 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).