We oversee 170 walking tracks networks, with a length of over 120kms. 

Notifications of closures, track changes and upgrades are listed on this page.

Grand Canyon closed to canyoners

Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays from Wednesday 19 to Friday 28 June, 2019

The following areas will be closed due to work repairing safety barriers:

CLOSED:

  • Grand Canyon

There will be no access for canyoners during the closure.

OPEN:

  • Grand Canyon Loop walking track will remain open to walkers only

Please refer to map here. For further information, please call the NPWS Heritage Centre, Blackheath Ph: 4787 8877 – open daily 9AM – 4.30PM

Updated: 18/6/2019 12.30pm

 

Katoomba - Underfalls track temporary closure

Wednesday 19 June to Friday 19 July, 2019

The following areas will be closed for walking track repairs:

CLOSED:

  • Underfalls Track (side track off the Furber Steps walk)

Please refer to map here. For further information, please call the NPWS Heritage Centre, Blackheath Ph: 4787 8877 – open daily 9AM – 4.30PM

Updated: 18/6/2019 12.30pm

Wentworth Falls walking track closures

Friday 14 June 2019 - weather dependent.

The following areas will be closed to allow helicopter to lift in materials for walking track repairs:

CLOSED:

  • Overcliff-Undercliff Track
  • Den Fenella Track
  • National Pass walking track
  • Wentworth Pass walking track

OPEN:

Access to the following tracks will remain OPEN

  • Princes Rock Track and Lookout
  • Empress Canyon
  • Nature Track
  • Shortcut Track
  • Rocket Point Lookout
  • Wentworth Falls Picnic Area and Lookouts
  • Weeping Rock Circuit

Please refer to map here. For further information, please call the NPWS Heritage Centre, Blackheath Ph: 4787 8877 – open daily 9AM – 4.30PM

Updated: 13/6/2019 10am

Blackheath - Perrys Lookdown

5pm Thursday 13 June to Friday 14 June 2019 - weather dependent.

Perrys Lookdown camping area and walking track closed for helicopter operations:

CLOSED:

  • Perrys Lookdown camping area will be closed temporarily while helicopter operations are underway to remove materials and equipment.  No vehicle access to camping area from Thursday evening.

  • Perrys Lookdown walking track will be closed from 6am – 12pm Friday 14 June

OPEN:

  • Access to Acacia Flat via Govetts Leap, Lockleys Pylon and Evans Lookout will remain OPEN

Please refer to map here. For further information, please call the NPWS Heritage Centre, Blackheath Ph: 4787 8877 – open daily 9AM – 4.30PM

Updated: 13/6/2019 10am

Katoomba: Reid's Plateau

Wednesday 12 June and Thursday 13 June 2019.

Pedestrian access will be restricted and detour signage will be in place during construction works.

Please refer to map here. For further information, please call Council on 4780 5000 or check this page. 

Updated: 12/6/2019 9.50am

Wentworth Falls: Undercliff Bridge closure 

Friday 7 June to Friday 21 June 2019.

The following areas will be closed for footbridge replacement:

CLOSED:

  • Undercliff walking track between Princes Rock walking track and Den Fenella walking track.

OPEN:

  • Overcliff walking track.

Please refer to map here. For further information, please call the NPWS Heritage Centre, Blackheath Ph: 4787 8877 – open daily 9AM – 4.30PM

Updated: 6/6/2019 2pm

Katoomba: Katoomba Falls Night-Lit Walk UPDATE

The night-lit walk from Katoomba Falls Kiosk through to Katoomba Cascades and Katoomba Reserve is temporarily unavailable.

New LED under-rail lighting is not functional due to vandalism of the electrical wiring that feeds this section of the walk.

Updated: 20/3/2019 3:50pm

Katoomba: Minnehaha Falls CLOSURE

The walking track to Minnehaha Falls (North Katoomba) is currently closed until further notice - due to safety risks relating to the instability of a rock overhang.

Council is currently considering options to undertake the work required to safely reopen the track. This will take some time and we thank you for your patience. 

Those ignoring closure fencing and closure signage do so at their own risk and are urged not to.  

Updated: 20/03/2019 3:50pm

Springwood: Yondell Ave Fire Trail & Wiggins Track CLOSURE

Advice remains the same as notice here. Track remains temporarily closed. 

Council is responding to a find of asbestos containing material at this location in accordance with its Asbestos Management Plan and procedures and SafeWork NSW requirements as a priority.

Updated: 20/03/2019 3:50pm