Blue Mountains National Park

Fires, floods and park closures

Last update: 29/3/2015 3:21PM

Closed areas

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.

Grand Canyon helicopter operation Thursday 2 April - Grand Canyon track (Closure ends Friday 3 April)

Further to our closure of part of the Grand Canyon on Wednesday 1 April, the following section of track will be closed on Thursday 2 April, weather permitting.

Closed

  • Neates Glen to 'The Tunnel' section of the Grand Canyon walking track

Open

  • Access to the Grand Canyon via Evans Lookout only – return by same route
  • Access to Grose Valley remains open.

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.

Grand Canyon helicopter operation Wednesday 1 April - Grand Canyon track (Closure ends Wednesday 1 April)

Due to helicopter lifting in materials, the Grand Canyon walking track will be closed from Neates Glen carpark to the junction with the Rodriguez Pass below Evans Lookout - weather permitting.

Closed

  • Neates Glen
  • Point Pilcher track from Medlow Bath.

Point Pilcher Road will be closed at the park entry gate. No access for canyoners.

Open

  • Evans Lookout to the junction with Rodriguez Pass will remain open.

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.

Pattersons Range Fire Trail closed

Pattersons Range Fire Trail is closed due to dangerous road conditions. Burralow Camping Ground remains open access via Burralow Road, Kurrajong. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Hawkesbury Area Office on (02) 4588 2400 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 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

Waratah Native Gardens 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 Hawkesbury Area office on (02)4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Hazard reduction burns

Hazard reduction burn (Ends Monday 6 April)

The Broken Rock Range, Axehead Mountain Ridge Walk & Scotts Main Range (Yerranderie to Butchers Creek) will be closed to the public from Sunday 29 March to Sunday 5 April 2015 due to hazard reduction burning being carried out in the area. 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.

Hazard reduction burn (Ends Thursday 2 April)

Queen Victoria South Hazard Reduction

 

The Kings tableland Road in Blue Mountains National Park will be closed to non-resident traffic from Monday 30 March until the area is declared safe.

This includes access to McMahons Lookout and the Andersons fire trail mountain bike route.

800ha hazard reduction approximately 6km south of Wentworth Falls and Bullaburra, east of Tableland Rd.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 0247 878 87,  7 days a week 9-4.30 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Hazard reduction burn (Ends Friday 3 April)

Mount Hay Range Hazard Reduction Burn

 

The Mount Hay area of Blue Mountains National Park will be closed from Tuesday 31st March until the area is declared safe.

 This includes Mt hay Road, Lockleys Pylon Walking Track, Fortress Canyon and associated walking tracks.

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, please contact the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre  0247 878 877, 7 days 9-4.30 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

For more information on planned hazard reduction burns, visit the Rural Fire Service website: www.rfs.nsw.gov.au