UTA

 

Event Parking / Event Buses

PARKING AT SCENIC WORLD / KCC

Due to the number of people involved with the event, parking will be very limited at Scenic World / KCC and it will be paid parking only at the main event carpark on KCC oval at the following times:

  • On Friday morning for the Pace UTA22 runners to park and catch buses to startline
  • On Friday evening for the 100km and 50km race briefing
  • On Saturday morning for the 100km and 50km race starts

Please do whatever you can to limit the number of cars associated with the event at these times. The goal is for as many people as possible to take the free event shuttle bus service between Katoomba town centre and Scenic World (Refer to 'Free Event Shuttle Bus' section below). If you are staying outside of Katoomba and need to drive, think about parking in a street close to one of the event bus stops and taking the bus. Otherwise please car pool, take a taxi, or walk if staying in nearby accommodation. To push as many people to the free event shuttle buses, there will be pre-paid parking at the main car park during these peak times. The following two parking options are available at Scenic World / KCC:

1) Main Event Carpark

The main event carpark is on dirt and grass on KCC oval on the corner of Cliff Drive and Violet Street and directly opposite the start / finish area at Scenic World. This is paid parking between Friday 6:30am and Saturday 8am. During this time, parking will only be available to cars with a special pre-purchased parking pass.

A limited number of parking passes are available for pre-purchase until sold out. There are 2 different pre-purchased parking passes available:
  • Pace UTA22 Parking Pass: (for parking Friday 6:30am to Friday 3pm): $15. Note: Cars must exit carpark by 3pm Friday. To remain in the carpark after 3pm Friday, you must also purchase a UTA50/UTA100 Parking Pass as listed below.
  • UTA50/UTA100 Parking Pass (for parking Friday 3pm to Saturday 8am): $20. Note: To also park in the carpark prior to 3pm Friday, you must also purchase a Pace UTA22 Parking Pass as listed above.

Parking passes will be available for purchase from March 2018.

Each pre-purchased parking pass will give multiple access to KCC oval carpark at any time during the relevant paid parking period. At all other times outside of 6:30am Friday to 8am Saturday, the parking is free on KCC oval. Parking passes will be emailed immediately on purchase and must be either printed out or displayed on a mobile device upon arrival to the carpark during paid parking periods. The parking marshals will hand you the relevant ticket to display in your vehicle while you are parked. This ticket will also be used for re-entry to the carpark during paid parking periods.

Note that the usual entrance to KCC oval parking area is from 113 Cliff Drive. However, between 5am and 9am on Saturday, the entrance will be from Violet St near the corner of Violet St and Cliff Drive. There will be no exit allowed at all from this parking area on Saturday between 5am and 7:45am. After 7:45am, cars will be allowed out of this parking area via the Violet St entrance. On Thursday, Friday, after 9am on Saturday and on Sunday, cars will exit onto Cliff Drive at the corner of Violet St and Cliff Drive.

2) Limited carparking at Scenic World

The Scenic World multi-storey carpark has 220 free car parking spaces. It can be used at most times during the week when there is space available. However cars must not park in The Scenic World multi-story carpark on Friday morning for the Pace UTA22 as that will mean normal visitors to Scenic World have no place to park. It will also not be available on the Saturday morning due to road closures which will block access to the carpark. It will be available again for parking after 9am Saturday.

PARKING RESTRICTIONS

In normal dry conditions, parking will not be permitted at any time on the streets surrounding KCC and Scenic World (no parking on Violet St, Oak St, Kamillaroi Rd, Acacia St, Cedar St, Fern St, Cliff Drive, Ficus St, Peckmans Rd or Neale St). In wet conditions, cars with pre-purchased parking passes only will be directed to park around the streets. Obey all marshals and 'No Parking' signs. Also take note of NSW General Parking Rules if parking on any other streets. Local traffic police will be doing checks and issuing fines for any illegal parking.

On Saturday morning, passenger drop offs are NOT permitted anywhere within 1km of Scenic World or KCC. This includes NO drop offs within the Katoomba Oval / Katoomba Falls Tourist Park areas. If you want to be dropped off by a car to access Scenic World on Saturday morning, you should get dropped off near any of the event bus stops on Katoomba St and catch a free event bus to Scenic World. You can also get dropped off at the Eastern Scenic Skyway station off Cliff Drive and walk 1.2km to Scenic World.

SATURDAY MORNING ROAD CLOSURES AND ACCESS TO CARPARK

Cliff Drive between Narrow Neck Rd and Kamillaroi Rd will be closed to all traffic between 5am Saturday and 9am Saturday. Cliff Drive will be open to traffic at all other times.

If you have a UTA50/UTA100 Parking Pass, when coming from Katoomba St, Katoomba Falls Rd and Cliff Drive for the 100km/50km race starts on Saturday morning, you will need to follow the EVENT PARKING signs and directions of marshals around Kamillaroi Rd, Oak St and Violet St to access the entrance to the KCC oval. If coming from Narrow Neck Road you will need to drive via Stuarts Rd, Peckmans Rd, Kamillaroi Rd, Oak St and Violet St to access the entrance to the KCC oval. Cars without a pre-purchased parking pass must not drive into Kamillaroi Rd, Oak St and Violet St as they will be sent away without being able to park or do a runner drop off and they will only serve to slow down access for buses and cars with pre-purchased parking passes. At all other times, to access the entrance to KCC Oval, travel the most direct route via Cliff Drive.

FREE EVENT SHUTTLE BUSES

On the Friday, Saturday and Sunday there will be a free event shuttle bus service to take runners, support crews and spectators between Katoomba town centre and Scenic World / KCC. Please use these buses as much as possible to limit event traffic. The buses will not operate after 11AM Sunday. The buses will be on a continuous loop starting from The Carrington Hotel down Katoomba St to near Scenic World and returning to The Carrington Hotel. It is approximately a 10 minute ride from The Carrington Hotel to KCC / Scenic World.

The Katoomba bus stops (refer to the Google Map) are located at:
  • Bus Stop 1: Opposite The Carrington Hotel at the top of Katoomba Street
  • Bus Stop 2: Outside Palais Royale Hotel in Katoomba Street
  • Bus Stop 3: Outside The 3 Sisters Motel on Katoomba Street
  • Bus Stop 4A: On Cliff Drive at the South-East corner of Peckmans Rd and Cliff Drive and opposite the Blue Mountains Tourist Park -Katoomba Falls
  • Bus Stop 4B: At Scenic World (at the Explorer Bus Stop within the Scenic World bus bays)

Only one of Bus Stop 4A or Bus Stop 4B will be in operation at any one time. Bus Stop 4A will operate from Saturday 5am to Saturday 9am. Bus Stop 4B will operate at all other times. It is a 500m walk from Bus Stop 4A to Scenic World.



There will be adequate numbers of buses to get everyone to and from Scenic World / KCC at the peak times on Friday morning, Friday evening and Saturday morning. At non-peak times there will be one bus every 15 minutes. Refer to the table below for the bus times.



On the Friday morning, in addition to the standard event shuttle buses, there will be extra buses to take ALL Pace UTA22 runners, spectators and supporters from Scenic World to the race start at Queen Victoria Hospital. Refer to Pace UTA22 Start, Finish, Checkpoints for further information about these Pace UTA22 event buses.

PARKING AT CHECKPOINTS

100km support crews and spectators should refer to 100km Start / Finish / Checkpoints section for information about parking at Checkpoint 3, Checkpoint 4 and Checkpoint 5.