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Blue Mountains National Park

Closed areas: Walking track and trail closures – Mount Solitary
Following the recent Mount Solitary hazard reduction burn, some tracks and a campground will remain closed for safety reasons. They are:
  • Mount Solitary walking track
  • Kedumba River campground
  • Kedumba River fire trail (after the intersection of Sublime Point fire trail)
Ruined Castle walking track is now open.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Fern Bower walking track
Fern Bower walking track is closed from Wednesday 30 May to Friday 15 June 2018, due to track maintenance. This closure remains in place unless otherwise extended or removed. 
Penalties apply for non-complianceFor more information, contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog control program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is undertaking a 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) wild dog poison baiting program from Tuesday 1 May 2018 until Friday 30 May 2018 in the following parks:
  • Abercrombie River National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Mares Forest National Park
  • Wiarborough Nature Reserve
  • Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve
Warning signs will be displayed to notify the public about this program. 1080 poison may be harmful to domestic animals.
Neighbours and visitors are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks, nature reserves or karst conservation areas at any time. Visitors should not handle or disturb any baits.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information contact the NPWS Kanangra area office at Oberon on (02) 6336 1972 during business hours.

Hazard reduction burns: Big Plain HR
There is a fire in this park called Big Plain HR. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Ingar campground
Ingar campground and Ingar Road will be closed to vehicle access from 12pm Saturday 5 August 2017 due to private property building works. The closure is indefinite as it relates to access through the private property. No opening date can be advised. NPWS apologises for any inconvenience caused. Ingar Road and Ingar campground may still be accessed by walkers and cyclists. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 47878877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Prince Henry Cliff walking track - between Leura Cascades and Solitary restaurant 
Prince Henry Cliff walking track is closed between Leura Cascades and Solitary restaurant until further notice. This closure is due to a landslide that has completely blocked the track. An alternative track is available via Leura Cascades walking track. Visitors can still walk from Leura Cascades to Solitary restaurant on Cliff Drive via this longer track.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Partial closure of Batsh camp
A section of Batsh camp is closed due to the risk of tree branches falling. Further assessment and removal of dangerous branches will take place in the coming weeks. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Oberon area office on (02) 6336 1972 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: National Pass, Wentworth Pass and Roberts Pass closed
National Pass, Wentworth Pass and Roberts Pass have been closed due to a recent rockfall. 
Visitors can access the base of the Wentworth Falls below the Grand Stairs. Valley of Waters track is open to the base of Empress Falls. Empress Canyon is also 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.

Closed areas: 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 Blue Mountains 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.

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.

Closed areas: Butterbox Swamp track
The traditional access to Butterbox Canyon via the endangered swamp is now closed and rehabilitated. No access permitted. Canyoners should use the new track provided. Temporary signage is in place.
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.