One of the many spectacular waterfalls in the Blue Mountains, Katoomba Falls is also relatively easy to see from many different vantage points. The waterfall is formed by the Kedumba River dropping over a steep cliff into the Jamison Valley. It flows all year, but is more impressive after heavy rain.
Getting to Katoomba Falls
There are many lookouts and vantage points that provide a great view of this waterfall, which is located near the Scenic Skyway. Some of the hiking trails that prrovide a good view include the Furber Steps, Prince Henry Scenic Walk and Katoomba Falls Round Walk.
1. Scenic Skyway
The Skyway crosses the valley, almost directly in front of the waterfall. It provides one of the best views, although being in a moving cablecar means you won’t be able to use a slower shutter speed.
2. Vanimans Lookout
This lookout is accessed via the Furber Steps track, and is part of the Katoomba Falls Round Walk (2km loop). It’s about 200m from Scenic World to the Vanimans Lookout, which has a good view of the entire waterfall, as well as the Three Sisters.
3. Juliets Balcony
Further along the Furber Steps track is Juliets Balcony, which offers a slightly better view than Vanimans Lookout from a similar angle. It’s about 400m from Scenic World.
The falls can also be seen from Orphan Rock, although this once-popular lookout is now officially closed and the path is in disrepair and dangerous.