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Katoomba Falls Night-Lit Walk

The spectacular Katoomba Falls Night-lit Walk is open to the public. The free 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.

The spectacular Katoomba Falls Night-lit Walk is open to the public.

The free 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.

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Katoomba Falls

Night-Lit Walk

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:

https://youtu.be/xkpSoKRmJ8Y.

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


Katoomba Falls

Night-Lit Walk

The Katoomba Falls Night-Lit Walk can be enjoyed in most weather,

ever on a misty mountains night.

KEY POINTS

Distance: 1.3km

Time: Up to 60 mins return

Kid-safe: Yes

Dogs on-leash: Yes

Steps: Lots of them

Accessible: No

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

HERE>> https://w3w.co/stature.loads.boomer the is an option.

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

HERE>> https://w3w.co/stature.loads.boomer

OR from beside the old Katoomba Kiosk

HERE>> https://w3w.co/dines.trailer.braved

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