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walking distance: 5.9 km
duration: 4:48 h
walking: 2:09 h
elevation diff: 766 m
location: Blue Mountains
driving distance: 104 km
driving time: 1:30 h
water available:
parking: -33.5992,150.2573


gps tracks

Total distance: 6370 m
Max elevation: 1115 m
Min elevation: 905 m
Total climbing: 796 m
Total time: 04:47:52
Download file: 20-05-02-mt-victoria-exploarion2.gpx

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Track notes

Beautiful walk mostly on climbers paths with one hard section off track on a steep slope below cliffs.


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Alerts

Blue Mountains National Park

Safety alerts: Colong-Oberon stock route - 4WD only access
The 4WD Oberon Colong historic stock route to Yerranderie is only accessible via 4WD vehicles. Recent wet weather has caused slippery conditions with large muddy sections and some deep pot holes. Some creek crossings may be inaccessible for vehicles with low clearance.
Please drive carefully and be aware of road conditions. For more information, call the Wollondilly Shire Council on 02 4677 1100.

Closed areas: Parts of Blue Mountains National Park closed
Many walking tracks, roads and fire trails within Blue Mountains National Park remain closed following sustained wet weather causing subsidence hazards, major landslides or infrastructure upgrades. 
The following areas are closed:
Katoomba and Leura

  • Honeymoon Bridge is closed due to rockfall risk
  • Federal Pass between Leura Forest and Dardanelles Pass junction below the Three Sisters is closed due to track maintenance.
  • Gordon Falls track and lookout are closed due to major upgrades.
  • Lone Lyrebird track is closed between Gordon Road and the War Memorial, due to major subsidence.  Detour in place.
  • Lyrebird Dell walking track is closed due to track maintenance.
  • Lillian's Bridge track is closed from Inspiration Point track to Lillians Bridge due to major upgrades. 
  • Lady Carrington lookout is closed for a major upgrade.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk is closed between Gordon Falls lookout and Olympian lookout, due to landslides. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk is closed between Echo Point and Cliff View lookout due to major upgrades.
  • Lady Darley track is closed due to major upgrades on Prince Henry.
  • Amphitheatre track is closed due to track repairs.
  • Glenraphael Drive is closed due to major subsidence. Narrow Neck and Golden Stairs are accessible to pedestrians and cyclists from Narrow Neck lookout on Cliff Drive.
  • Ruined Castle and Mount Solitary walking routes are closed due to subsidence.
  • Six Foot Track is closed from Nellies Glen to Megalong Valley. 
  • Lindeman Pass is closed due to a major landslide below Gladstone lookout. 
Wentworth Falls
  • McMahons Lookout Rd will be closed to all traffic from Thursday 1st December until Wednesday 21st December to allow for road improvements.  Red Ridge, Erskine Range (W5) and Centre Mount Fire trails are also included in this closure.  
  • Kings Tableland Road will be closed to all traffic (apart from residential traffic)  from Thursday 1st December until Wednesday 21st December to allow for road improvements.  Access to Andersons Fire Trail available on weekends.  
  • Valley of the Waters track is closed below Sylvia Falls. There is no access to Roberts Pass, Vera Falls, Hippocrene Falls or Wentworth Falls from Valley of the Waters.
  • Charles Darwin walk is closed where it traverses Council-managed land due to upgrades. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • National Pass is closed due to landslide.
  • Wentworth Pass is closed due to landslide.
  • Kedumba Valley Road is closed south of the Sublime Point Fire Trail due to major subsidence. 
  • Kedumba River campground closed until Friday 9th December due to subsidence on the access road.
  • Ingar Road is closed where it traverses private property at the west end. Ingar campers must walk in via Anderson's or Bedford Roads.
Blackheath, Medlow Bath, Megalong Valley, Mount Victoria and Bells Line of Road
  • Govetts Leap lookout and picnic area are closed for major upgrade work. (opening February 2023)
  • Evans lookout is closed to vehicles for major upgrade work with detours in place. (opening mid December)
  • Grand Canyon car park closed, limited parking at Neates Glen and along Evans Lookout Road. (opening mid December)
  • Grose Valley and Govetts Gorge access routes are closed including Horse track, and Rodriguez Pass (Bridal Veil Falls) due to landslides.
  • Grose River track is closed from Blue Gum Forest to Victoria Falls. (opening mid December)
  • Pulpit walking track and Pulpit Rock lookout are closed. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Perrys Lookdown camping area is closed.
  • No access to Perrys Lookdown day use area from Wednesday 30th November until Wednesday 7th December due to heavy vehicle movements. Limited parking along road. Pedestrian & cycle access only.
  • Perrys Lookdown walking track and day use area will be closed on Tuesday 6th December for helicopter operations. There will be no access to or from Acacia Flat campground.
Woodford, Lawson
  • Bedford Road and Murphy's Glen camping area are closed to vehicles due to slippery conditions and to protect road surface.
  • Empire Pass is closed for track maintenance.
Canyons and rock climbing
  • Climbing and canyoning areas in the Blue Mountains are open unless the access road is closed or the site is listed in this alert.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.
 
If you plan on embarking on Grade 5 tracks or undertaking off-trail activities, please be aware of the likelihood of changed conditions and consider current safety advice.
Grade 5 tracks and off-trail areas are open, excluding those listed below. Grade 5 tracks are for very experienced bushwalkers with specialised skills such as advanced navigation and emergency first aid. Please visit this page for further information on track grades.
Closed Grade 5 tracks:
  • Vera Falls and Hippocrene Falls walking tracks
  • Horse track
  • Rodriguez Pass
  • Govetts Descent
  • Mount Solitary loop due to landslides near Ruined Castle
  • Open: K2K (Kanangra to Katoomba) access available via Narrow Neck lookout track, Dunphy's campground, and from Kanangra Walls. Due to the ongoing wet conditions, Coxs River can flood at short notice and may be impassable. Walkers should check conditions before departing.

Closed areas: McMahons Lookout Road
The McMahons Lookout Road within Blue Mountains National Park is closed to all traffic including walkers, for road improvements from Thursday 1st December until Wednesday 22nd December 2022.  This closure also includes Red Ridge, Erskine Range (W5) and Centre Mount Fire trails.  
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 47878877.   

Closed areas: Kings Tableland Road
The Kings Tableland Road and Access to Anderson Fire Trail within Blue Mountains National Park will be closed on weekdays from Thursday 1st December until Thursday 22nd December 2022 to allow for road repairs.  Residential access permitted. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Heritage Centre on 47878877.  

Closed areas: Perrys Lookdown carpark closed
  • No vehicle access to Perrys Lookdown day use area from Wednesday 30th November until Wednesday 7th December due to heavy vehicle movements. Pedestrian & cycle access only.
  • Perrys Lookdown walking track and day use area will be closed on Tuesday 6th December for helicopter operations. There will be no access to or from Acacia Flat campground.
  • Perrys Lookdown camping area is closed. 

Closed areas: Woodford Oaks fire trail closed on weekdays
Woodford Oaks trail will be closed on weekdays from Thursday 8 September to Monday 19 December 2022, due to roadworks.
Heavy earthmoving equipment including trucks will be in operation. There is no visitor access during this time.
Woodford Oaks trail and the following areas will be open to cyclists and walkers on weekends. There will be no vehicle access in these areas:
  • Woodford Oaks fire trail for cyclists
  • Red Hands Cave 
  • Nepean lookout
  • Erskine Creek
  • Jack Evans walking track
  • Pisgah Rock
  • Machins Crater
Red Hands Cave walking track is still accessible during this period from Glenbrook Causeway to Red Hands Cave only via Campfire Creek walking track.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS area office on 02 4720 6200.

Closed areas: Govetts Leap lookout
The visitor precinct at Govetts Leap lookout in Blue Mountains National Park, Blackheath is closed for upgrades from Thursday 11 August 2022 to February 2023.
The carpark and lookout will be closed during construction.
Blue Mountains Heritage Centre and the toilets at Govetts Leap lookout will remain open.
Access to walking tracks will be provided to tracks that are open. Track closures are updated regularly. Check the NPWS alerts page for updates.
The works include improvements to the lookout and carpark, and construction of new accessible pathways in the area.
The upgrades are part of the NSW government infrastructure investment. More detail can be found on this webpage or by calling Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens picnic area closed
Waratah Native Gardens picnic area is closed until further notice. This includes Gorge walking track. No access to the area is permitted. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Hawkesbury-Nattai area office on 02 4588 2400.

Other planned events: Notice of ground pest control operation
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be undertaking a ground trapping and shooting program targeting pigs in southern Blue Mountains National Park, Yerranderie State Conservation Area and Yerranderie Regional Park (Warragamba Special Areas) until Saturday 24 December 2022.
Do not enter closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact the NPWS Oberon area office on 02 6336 6200.

Closed areas: Mount Portal and Tunnel View lookouts closed
Mount Portal and Tunnel View lookouts are closed for road works and safety upgrades from Monday 28 November to Monday 19 December 2022.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on (02) 4720 6200.

Other incidents: Oaks Singles track closed for maintenance
Maintenance works are underway on Oaks Singles track from Friday 28 January 2022 until further notice, due to erosion issues and major safety concerns.
The track will undergo vegetation maintenance followed by the addition of sandstone surface. The works are to stabilise some sections and rock armouring in poorly drained sections.
In conjunction with roadworks on Woodford Oaks fire trail, Oaks Singles track will be open on Saturdays and Sundays.
For more information, call the local NPWS office on 02 4720 6200.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ongoing program
From Thursday 3 November 2022 to Monday 1 May 2023 NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting program in the following areas: 
  • Abercrombie River National Park
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park (southern sector)
  • Wollemi National Park (Wolgan Valley area) 
  • Jenolan Karst Conservation Area
  • Turon National Park
  • Marrangaroo National Park
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local Kanangra NPWS area office at Oberon on 02 6336 6200 for more information.

Closed areas: Ingar Road partial closure
There is no access vehicle or pedestrian access to the section of Ingar Road past the end of Queen Elizabeth Drive. Please do not enter private property.
This means there is no vehicle access to Ingar campground. Campers must hike in via Andersons fire trail or Bedford Road.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Safety alerts: Grose Valley walking tracks - Experienced walkers only
Walking tracks that are open in the Grose Valley (Blue Mountains National Park) may become indistinct with fallen trees and wash outs due to recent flood events. Experienced walkers only. 
For more information, contact the NPWS Blackheath Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877. 



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