Add it to the bucket list: Sydneysiders race to try flood lit night walk six years in the making featuring stunning cliff top views and waterfalls
- Katoomba Falls Reserve Night-lit Walk recently opened to public for first time
- Puts a unique spotlight on the Blue Mountains’ natural wonders west of Sydney
- Tourists flocking to the region and sharing spectacular vision and photos
A new evening walk is shining a spectacular light on the stunning natural wonders of one of Australia’s most scenic destinations.
The Katoomba Falls Reserve Night-lit Walk in the NSW Blue Mountains west of Sydney has wowed tourists and locals alike since opening to the public for the first time in late February.
The 1.3km walk gives a unique glimpse of cliff top views, waterfalls and other local natural features such as Orphan Rock, Witches Leap, Katoomba Falls and Katoomba Cascades which tourists have never enjoyed before until now.
The Blue Mountains’ world famous Three Sisters also light up at several vantage points.
The new Katoomba Falls Reserve Night-lit Walk has put a unique spotlight on the Blue Mountains. Pictured is a lit-up walkway on the 1.3 kilometre walk
Visitors have uploaded stunning vision and photos of the walk on social media with many tourists describing it as one of the best experiences they’ve ever had.
The experience is an easy and leisurely walk for all ages, including children, but does include stairs.
‘Best night ever. I recommend this experience to all the adventurous people out there,’ one woman posted.
Another added: ‘Remember to look up, the stars were amazing.’
The walk is the brainchild of Blue Mountains Council and was six years in the making.
The council went to great lengths to highlight the region’s natural features at night without causing unnecessary disruption to wildlife or local residents.
The Katoomba Falls Reserve Night-lit Walk offers unique look of cliff top views, waterfalls and other local natural features
Some of Katoomba’s stunning waterfalls (pictured) also come to life on the night walk
Flood lights were originally installed at the site in 1932.
Thirteen spotlights highlight the main focal points at the site with another 390 individual lights illuminate the well-lit footpaths.
All lights used are energy efficient LEDs.
A massive bushfire and flooding in the last 15 months delayed the completion of the project from opening sooner.
Workers were installing lights when they were forced to abandon work and evacuate when the Ruined Castle bushfire threatened Katoomba in December 2019.
The view of Katoomba Falls (pictured) at dusk before night falls is spectacular
The blaze caused extensive damage to the natural reserves, which were then flooded months later.
Visitors will need a torch or phone flashlight for the Katoomba Falls Night-lit Walk.
All lights turn on at 5pm each night with the flood lights switched off at 10.30pm followed by the path lights at 11pm.
An aerial view of the Katoomba Falls Reserve Night-lit Walk which has Sydneysiders and other tourists flocking to the Blue Mountains