The spectacular Katoomba Falls Night-lit Walk is now complete and is open to the public to view.

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.

 

All the lights turn on at dusk and flood lights are turned off at 10.30pm and path lights at 11pm.  Download the map below

 

Watch the video highlights on our YouTube channel here.

 

Thirteen floodlights highlight the main focal points at the site with another 390 individual lights illuminating the footpaths. All lights are energy efficient LEDs. Due to the usage and location, Reid Plateau has not been part of Council’s current solar roll out.

However, as part of Council’s commitment to become a carbon neutral organisation by 2025 we are actively working towards a renewable electricity Power Purchase Agreement that will deliver 100% renewable energy for all of Council’s electricity use.

 

A huge amount of planning and development work has also gone into creating sympathetic lighting at the site to highlight the area’s spectacular natural features without causing unnecessary light pollution for wildlife or local residents.