We oversee 170 walking tracks networks, with a length of over 120km.
Notifications of closures, track changes and upgrades are listed on this page.
(Update 15 April, 2020)
PLEASE NOTE: Helicopters working in the area, Wentworth Falls & Blackheath
NPWS will have a helicopter working in the areas of Wentworth Falls (morning) and Blackheath (afternoon) today, Wednesday 15th April. The helicopter is delivering walking track materials to areas that are currently closed as per the Park Alerts page for Blue Mountains National Park.
CLOSED: Charles Darwin Walk, Wentworth Falls
Due to flood damage and associated hazards Charles Darwin Walk, Wentworth Falls is temporarily closed until further notice.
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CLOSED: Leura Cascades, Tracks and Picnic Area
Due to recent storm damage and associated hazards the Leura Cascades, Tracks and Picnic Areas are temporarily closed until further notice.
Prince Henry Cliff Walk (from Echo Pt to Gordon Falls) is open, however visitors are advised that track conditions have changed as a result of high rainfall, storms and flooding. Infrastructure has been damaged, tracks may be slippery and wet. Minor flood debris may obstruct tracks and trip hazards encountered.
ROAD CLOSURE: Katoomba/Leura
Cliff Drive, between Merriwa St Katoomba and Jersey Avenue Leura
OPEN: Mt Wilson
- Cathedral Reserve, day use area and campground
- Waterfall Loop Walk
OPEN BUT PLEASE NOTE: Katoomba/Leura
Prince Henry Cliff Walk (from Echo Point to Gordon Falls) is open; however visitors are advised that track conditions have changed as a result of high rainfall, storms and flooding. Infrastructure has been damaged, tracks may be slippery and wet. Minor flood debris may obstruct tracks and trip hazards may be encountered.
Recent bush fires have left significant hazards and damaged infrastructure in Council reserves. As a result, the following closures are still in place:
Mt Victoria / Mt York
- Berghofers Pass
- Coxs Road
- Lawsons Long Alley
- Lockyers Track
- Campground, day use area
- All cliffs, climbing & recreational areas
Mount York Rd is closed past Bardens Lookout.
- Popes Glen Reserve
- Pulpit Rock Reserve
- Wynnes Rocks Lookout
- Chinamans Hat/Pheasants Cave Loop walk
These areas will remain closed until they are safe for the public to re-enter. It's very important to stay out of burned bushland areas as there are a range of serious dangers and hazards. Trees damaged by fire may be dangerous and fall down or drop branches and limbs, and structures such as bridges, steps and safety railings may also be damaged and unsafe.
Council is currently working on the assessment and ‘making-safe’ of roads and reserves, which must occur before these areas can be re-opened.
For information on the Blue Mountains National Park go to https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au