The Three Sisters is almost synonymous to the Blue Mountains. Tourists who have been to the Blue Mountains were never there if they did not have a photograph taken of the Three Sisters, or with the Three Sisters as the background. The Three Sisters is the most spectacular scene Blue Mountains has to offer.
The Three Sisters is a rock formation which got its name from Aboriginal legend. The story tells of three beautiful sisters who fell in love with three brothers from a rival tribe. Tribal laws prohibit their union, but the brothers could not accept that. They tried to capture the sisters by force, causing a major tribal battle. To keep the sisters safe, a witch doctor turned them to stone, with the intention of reversing the spell when the conflict was over. However, the witch doctor was killed in battle, and the three sisters remained in their magnificent rock formation.
Echo Point at the Blue Mountains affords the best view of the Three Sisters
The tallest peak of the Three Sisters is 922 meters, while the lowest if it can be called as such is 906 meters, which is over 3,000 feet above sea level. The best view of the Three Sisters is at Echo Point in Katoomba, some 2.5 kilometres from the Great Western Highway. It is approximately 104 kilometres northwest of Sydney, and could be reached by car in less than 2 hours. Public transportation is also available, and there is a train station in Katoomba.
The Three Sisters at Echo Point in the Blue Mountains can have different moods
Street parking is available for free around the area, but you got to walk a little. That's fine, let's get fit and fight obesity! Otherwise, paid parking is available at Echo Point and you've got to get a ticket from one of the parking meters to avoid a hefty fine.
A visit to the Blue Mountains is never complete without the Three Sisters