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 manage 135kms of walking tracks in the Blue Mountains.
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.
Mount Victoria / Mount York
From Thursday 14th January 2021 Mt York Reserve will re-open to the public. The whole of Mt York was impacted by the 2019/20 summer bushfires, with a large proportion of the reserve subject to high-intensity fire; significantly impacting native biodiversity and recreational infrastructure assets.
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.
PARTIALLY CLOSED: Sections of Prince Henry Cliff Walk
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.
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.
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.
UPDATE: Grand Canyon Track to become One-way for Summer Holidays
Please be advised that the NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service will undertake a trial for the Grand Canyon Walking Track (Blackheath) as a one-way circuit loop walk.
Walkers will need to start from Evans Lookout carpark at the end of Evans Lookout Rd Blackheath to access the Grand Canyon Track, walking through to exit at Neat’s Glen. This change will be clearly signposted by NPWS.
The trial is set to commence from Friday the 18th of December 2020 until the end of January 2021.