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The spectacular Katoomba Falls Night-lit Walk is open to the public.
The 1.3km walk gives visitors access to a unique, night-time viewing
experience of outstanding natural features such as Orphan Rock,
Witches Leap, Katoomba Falls and Katoomba Cascades. At certain
vantage points, you can also see the Three Sisters lit up.
The experience connects other previously lit areas, and has new
lighting from the top of the Katoomba Falls Kiosk car park, around
Reid’s Plateau and down to the Duke and Duchess Lookout.
Watch the video for some highlights here:
BMCC spokesperson Mark Greenhill said: “This project provides a
wonderful new experience for locals – and visitors – to experience
our World Heritage Area at night. I strongly encourage you to take
your family and friends to see it.”
Floodlights were originally installed at the site in 1932.
Thirteen spotlights now highlight the main focal points at the site
with another 390 individual lights illuminating the footpaths. All
lighting now turns on at dusk and spotlights are turned off at
10.30pm, while path lights turn off at 11pm.
All lights are energy-efficient LEDs. The total connected energy load
at the Reserve is also now well below that of the original lighting on
the site and this type of lighting also requires substantially less
maintenance and repairs which translates to cost savings for BMCC.
A huge amount of planning and development work has also gone
into creating sympathetic lighting in the area to highlight
spectacular natural features, without causing unnecessary light
pollution for wildlife or local residents.
The project began its preliminary phase of development six years
ago with subsequent construction phases such as the installation of
handrails and lighting cabling taking place over the past 2-3 years.
Workers who were installing lights in December 2019 had to
evacuate as the Ruined Castle bushfire threatened Katoomba. The
remediation of natural reserves after extensive damage occurred
during bushfires, and then flooding in 2020, resulted in the project
being completed only recently.
Night-Lit Walk eGuide
The Katoomba Falls Night-Lit Walk can be enjoyed in most weather,
ever on a misty mountains night.
Time: Up to 60 mins return
Dogs on-leash: Yes
Steps: Lots of them
Heights: No issues
Times: All lighting now turns on at dusk and spotlights are
turned off at 10.30pm, while path lights turn off at 11pm.
Best time to arrive: About 15mins after sunset.
Must do rating out of 10: 11
Bookings required: No
WHEELCHAIR OPTION: While the main lit walk isn't wheelchair
friendly, if you park at the main Katoomba Cascades carpark
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The walk around to Cliff View Lookout is paved and wheelchair
friendly and looks back over the Orphan Rock and Reids Plateau.
ACCESS: You can start the walk from 2 places.
The main Katoomba Cascades carpark
OR from beside the old Katoomba Kiosk
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