Blue Mountains: Inside amazing Katoomba Falls Night-Lit Walk

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A 1.3 kilometre after-dark walk through one of the most scenic parts of NSW will be the highlight of a new winter festival in the Blue Mountains starting this week.

The spectacular Katoomba Falls Night-Lit Walk – which set social media ablaze when it opened earlier this year – is part of the Light Up the Night experience at Scenic World from June 25 to July 11.

Each night Blue Mountains icons like the Three Sisters, Orphan Rocks and Katoomba Falls will be illuminated with dazzling light displays as visitors enjoy night-time adventures only available during those two weeks.

Visitors will be able to watch the evening light display suspended 270m above the magnificent Jamison Valley.

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There will also be a Disco Skyway, featuring a light display and soundscape curated by local hip-hop duo Hermitude, and a wintry supper served each night.

The activities connect with the insanely popular Katoomba Falls Night-Lit Walk, which is available all year-round, and gives visitors access to a unique, night-time viewing experience of the surrounding landscape.

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The family-friendly walk, which is designed for walkers of all ages and abilities, opened in February after six years of construction.

Throughout the walk, thirteen spotlights highlight the main focal points on the walk with another 390 individual lights to illuminate the well-lit footpaths.

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Light Up the Night is the first time Scenic World has opened after dark, in response to public demand for nature-based evening experiences in the Blue Mountains.

“Light Up the Night celebrates our stunning escarpments and natural environment, offering visitors new and exciting ways to explore our world heritage wilderness,” Scenic World’s chief experience officer Amanda Byrne said.

“We’re excited to introduce new, innovative products that builds on our strengths in delivering authentic experiences with world class customer service, appealing to domestic travellers who are looking for unique experiences close to home.”

Light Up the Night is on from June 25 to June 11 (except June 28-29) from 5pm to 9.30pm. Tickets are $22 per adult when bought along with a daytime Scenic Pass, including one free child with every paying adult.

Visitors can pay for tickets using Dine and Discover vouchers until June 30.

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