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Three Sisters
Three Sisters

Three Sisters

The Three Sisters are a group of unusual rock formations located in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales.

The formations are close to the quaint town of Katoomba. They are one of the region’s most visited sites, offering stunning views of the Jamison Valley.

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The three formations are Gunnedoo (906m), Wimlah (918m), and Meehni (922m). It is interesting to know that these formations were formed following land erosion, which occurs because of a combination of soft sandstone and weather patterns.

Historically, the Three Sisters are believed to have been named after three sisters who lived in the region. The three, all from the Aboriginal community, lived in the valley. The legend says that the three sisters met three charming men from a nearby tribe, but the marriage was not to be because this would go against tribal law.

This forbiddance did not please the three men, who then resorted to violence to get the sisters. The result was a tribal battle of epic proportions. An elder from the sisters’ community turned them to stone for their safety, but his death meant that no one could revert the sisters to human form.

This legend adds a cultural twist to the Three Sisters, a popular destination for nature lovers today. There is no better way to experience this than to take a walk that leads to the rock formations. Along the trail, visitors are surrounded by towering eucalyptus trees and the fresh mountain breeze that whistles among the forest trees.

Many bird species dot this region, so carry your binoculars and look for the majestic lyrebird. Proceed to Oreades Lookout, where you can take stunning photos of the natural landscape. The kilometre-long walk opens up to panoramic views of the Blue Mountains.

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