Council bushland reserves after fires and floods
The summer bush fires and flash flooding in February have left significant hazards and damaged infrastructure at a number of Council bushland reserves.
We oversee 170 walking tracks networks, with a length of over 120km.
Notifications of closures, track changes and upgrades are listed on this page.
Recent bush fires have left significant hazards and damaged infrastructure in Council reserves. As a result, the following closures are still in place. These areas will remain closed until they are safe for the public to re-enter.
It's 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.
For information on the Blue Mountains National Park visit the National Parks and wildlife Services webpage here.
NB: Barden Lookout and climbing areas south to the Historic Wells have re-opened
The nightlight/floodlit walk between Katoomba Falls Kiosk and Cliffview Lookout Katoomba is temporarily unavailable. Upgrade electrical works are currently being undertaken, planned to be completed prior to the end of the year.
Due to flood damage and associated hazards Charles Darwin Walk, Wentworth Falls is temporarily closed until further notice.
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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.
Closed due to bridge collapse. Access to Boronia Point and Cox's Cave is still open at Mt Piddington.
A section of walking track exiting onto Boronia Rd is closed due to the failure of a footbridge.
Through-access between DeQuency and Cottle Roads is still open.