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

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

Bush fire-effected walking track closures

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.

Read the Media Release: $1.25m in damage to Council’s bushland reserves after summer bush fires

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

Mount Victoria / Mount York

  • Coxs Road
  • Lawsons Long Alley
  • Lockyers Track 
  • Mt York campground and day use area
  • All cliffs, climbing & recreational areas north of Barden Lookout

NB: Barden Lookout and climbing areas south to the Historic Wells have re-opened

Blackheath

  • Popes Glen Reserve 
  • Pulpit Rock Reserve

Other walking track closures

CLOSED: Katoomba Falls Nightlit Walk

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.

CLOSED: Charles Darwin Walk, Wentworth Falls

Due to flood damage and associated hazards Charles Darwin Walk, Wentworth Falls is temporarily closed until further notice.
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CLOSED: Leura Cascades, Tracks and Picnic Area

Due to recent storm damage and associated hazards the Leura Cascades, Tracks and Picnic Areas are temporarily closed until further notice.

Read the Media Release: Natural disaster clean-up at Cliff Drive and Leura Cascades a major project for Council

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.

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PARTIALLY CLOSED: Fairy Bower track, Mt Victoria

Closed due to bridge collapse. Access to Boronia Point and Cox's Cave is still open at Mt Piddington.

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PARTIALLY CLOSED:  Redgum Reserve Bullaburra 

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.