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

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

Wentworth Falls Track CLOSURES

Thursday 21 March, 2019 – weather dependent. The following areas will be closed to allow helicopter to lift in materials for walking track repairs:


  • Empress Canyon
  • Queen Victoria Lookout
  • Empress Lookout
  • Nature Track between Overcliff/Undercliff junction (below Conservation Hut) and Lilian’s Bridge
  • Lilian’s Bridge
  • National Pass walking track – current closures are in place
  • Wentworth Pass walking track – current closures are in place
  • Valley of the Waters – current closure is in place

There will be short delays for walkers on the Overcliff/Undercliff 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: 20/03/2019 3:50pm

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