Infowalking distance: 4 km
location: blue mountains
driving distance: km
driving time: 1:20 h
elevation diff: m
water available: no
Max elevation: 915 m
Min elevation: 829 m
Total climbing: 312 m
Total descent: -291 m
Total time: 02:54:31
Closed areas: Glenbrook precinct closures - trail maintenance
Parts of the Glenbrook precinct of Blue Mountains National Park are closed due to a flooded causeway and weather-impacted trails. The closure is from Glenbrook causeway going south into the park.
The following areas will be impacted:
- Mount Portal lookout and fire trail
- Tunnel View lookout
- Euroka picnic and campground
- Pisgah Rock and fire trail
- Nepean lookout and fire trail
- Jack Evans track
- Red Hands Cave fire trail
- The Oaks fire trail and picnic area
- Iron Barks picnic area
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the local NPWS office 02 4720 6200.
Closed areas: Burralow Precinct and campground
The Burralow Precinct of the Blue Mountains National Park is closed from Monday 10 August to Thursday 13 August 2020. The closure will be reassessed on Thursday 13 August 2020 and may be extended. The closed areas are:
- Burralow campground
- Tabaraga fire trail
- Paterson Range fire trail
Closed areas: Murphys Glen campground
Murphys Glen campground in Blue Mountains National Park is closed due to dangerous road conditions. The road is very slippery as a result of heavy wet weather. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.
Closed areas: Valley of the Waters track closed Tuesday to Friday
Valley of the Waters track is closed Tuesday to Friday between Overcliff track and Nature track junctions from Wednesday 29 July to Saturday 26 September 2020. The closure is due to walking track maintenance. The track is open Saturday to Monday.
Closed areas: Campgrounds closed
NPWS is working to reopen all campgrounds and accommodations where possible. However, some locations need to remain closed to ensure compliance with the current rules on public gatherings or for other reasons such as fire or flood damage.
From 1 June, all reopened campgrounds and campsites will require a booking to be made before you visit.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.
Closed areas: Wild dog range area
The wild dog range area will be closed from 12am, Monday 17 August to 12am, Friday 21 August 2020 due to an aerial pest control program. This closure affects all country south of Green Gully, including country south of Bellbird fire trail and country south of Tin Pot Ridge.
Closed areas: Blue Mountains National Park - closed areas
NPWS is working to reopen campgrounds and accommodation where possible, however some locations need to remain closed to ensure compliance with the current rules on public gatherings or for other reasons such as fire/flood damage.
From Monday 1 June 2020, all reopened campgrounds and campsites will require a booking to be made before you visit. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.
The following areas of Blue Mountains National Park are closed due to bushfire, COVID-19, track works and/or flood damage:
Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls
- National Pass from Valley of Waters to Slacks Stairs, due to rockfall risk.
- Golden Stairs, and Federal Pass between Scenic World and Golden Stairs, due to a new landslide.
- Part of Amphitheatre track from the base of Bridal Veil falls to Fern Bower, due to rockfall risk.
- Prince Henry Cliff walk between Leura Cascades round walk and Leura Cascades picnic area, and between Gordon Falls lookout and Olympian lookout, due to landslides. Detours in place. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
- Part of Charles Darwin walk north of Weeping Rock circuit. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
- McMahons Lookout Road and McMahons Point, due to fire damage.
- Ingar campground can only be accessed via Andersons or Bedford Creek trails on foot, not via Ingar trail.
- Kedumba, Dunphys and Ruined Castle campgrounds closed due to fire damage.
- Ruined Castle and Mount Solitary walking tracks are closed due to fire damage.
- Wild Dog Mountains routes, Kanangra to Katoomba closed south of Mobbs Swamp (Yellow Pup spur), Katoomba to Mittagong.
- Bedford Creek crossing not suitable for vehicles.
- Hat Hill Road is closed to vehicles due to floods and repairs. Lookouts are open to walkers and cyclists.
- All walking tracks into and around Grose Valley including Perrys (below Docker lookout), Cliff Top, Bridal Veil Falls, Rodriguez Pass, Victoria Falls, Pierces Pass (Hungerfords) and Short Ridge (aka Lockleys Pylon closed below Pylon), due to fire damage.
- Dunphys/Green Gully, Perrys, Burra Korain and Acacia Flat campgrounds are all closed.
- Other walking tracks around Blackheath including Walls Cave, Popes Glen, Braeside walk and Pulpit Rock, due to fire and flood damage.
- The Range fire trail to Wombeyan Caves Road is open (although Wombeyan Caves remains closed)
- The Oberon-Colong Stockroute is only open to Mount Werong campground.
- Yerranderie remains closed.
- Yileen and Butterbox/Mount Hay are closed. All other canyons are open.
- Pulpit Rock and all areas that require access along closed and damaged walking tracks.
The following areas are open:
- Access to the Three Sisters and Giant Stairs from Echo Point
- Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls cliff top walking tracks, where not impacted above or by other closures.
- Narrow Neck cycle route and fire trail.
- Mount Hay Road, Fortress Ridge, Lockleys Pylon, Mount Hay summit and Butterbox Point
- Nellies Glen and Devils Hole
- Six Foot track is open to walkers.
- Kedumba Valley road to Sublime Point trail, and Sublime Point trail.
- Narrow Neck fire trail and Tarros Ladder.
- Blue Mountains Heritage Centre (social distancing required).
- Evans lookout, Grand Canyon, Govetts Leap, Fairfax Heritage track.
- Braeside fire trail (not walk).
- Hat Hill Road is open to walkers and cyclists only, all the way to Perrys lookdown (no access to Grose Valley). Wind Eroded Cave and Anvil Rock lookout are also open.
- Burramoko Ridge fire trail and Hanging Rock/Baltzer lookouts.
- Point Pilcher lookout
- Victoria Falls Road and lookout and Asgard Swamp (no access to Grose Valley).
- Mount Banks (Mount Banks Road cycle route and Summit walk).
- Walls lookout and Rigby Hill routes.
- Wild Dogs routes north of Mobbs Swamp (including Splendour Rock, Breakfast Creek, Knights Deck, Tin Pot/Iron Pot).
NSW National Parks will be clearing fallen trees, removing tree hazards and undertaking minor repairs on damaged infrastructure over the next few months. Some tracks and sites may remain closed for longer periods where major infrastructure needs replacing.
To check which areas are closed, click the 'Show list' button on the Blue Mountains National Park page alert.
For further information call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).
Closed areas: Golden Stairs to Scenic World
Golden Stairs to Scenic World is closed due to a major landslide. Site assessments have determined that further rock falls are possible. Entering this area could be life threatening.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4787 8877.
Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox control program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a strategic baiting program for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The operation will involve the use of meat, manufactured products and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPE’s) containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison. The program will be continuous and ongoing from Monday 27 July to Thursday 31 December 2020 in the following parks, reserves and state conservation areas:
- Abercrombie National Park and State Conservation Area
- Gardens of Stone National Park
- Wollemi National Park
- Blue Mountains National Park
- Turon National Park
- Marrangaroo National Park
- Mares Forest National Park
- Kanangra-Boyd National Park
- Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. 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.
For further information, call the NPWS Kanangra area on 02 6336 6200.
Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens picnic area closed
Waratah Native Gardens picnic area is closed for maintenance. This includes the Gorge walking track. No access to the area is permitted. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Hawkesbury area office on (02) 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.
Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs.
The program is ongoing from Wednesday 1 July 2020 until Thursday 31 December 2020 in the following parks and reserves:
- Abercrombie River National Park
- Blue Mountains National Park (Including Bullnigang and Millnigang trails)
For further information call the NPWS Kanangra area office on 02 6336 6200.
Other planned events: Six Foot Track - camping registration
If you're planning to stay at a campground managed by Crown Lands (e.g. on Six Foot Track) from 1 June 2020, you now need to fill out the Crown reserves camping registration form.
To register fill in the online form and submit.
This link can be emailed or sent by text message. The form can be submitted on a smartphone or computer.
This is requiered to comply with the Public Health Order and COVID-19 Safety Plans.
Closed areas: Partial closure - Echo Point lookout
Part of the Echo Point lookout in Katoomba is closed until August 2020 due to upgrades. For more information visit Echo Point upgrades or contact the Blue Mountains City Council on 02 4780 5000.
Closed areas: Dunphys campground
Dunphys campground in Blue Mountains National Park is closed due to substantial flood damage to the timber bridge over Galong Creek. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.