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Echo Point Lookout (Three Sisters), Katoomba Blue Mountains

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Published June 23rd 2014
A picturesque lookout that will not disappoint
Have you ever had that feeling, where you feel like you are standing on top of the world? Well that is exactly how you feel at Echo Point Lookout in the Blue Mountains.

Grounding on the edge, overlooking untouched wilderness as the morning mist slowly fades exposing the mysterious valleys, sandstone cliffs, and continuous strips of pure wilderness, Echo Point Lookout is certainly a lookout that will not disappoint.

The awe-inspiring Three Sisters with the morning mist fading behind them...

It is perched on the rim of the escarpment watching over the magnificent Three Sisters and their beauty and it is breathtaking beyond belief...

Echo Point precinct provides panoramic views of the Southern Blue Mountains, Kanangra-Boyd Wilderness and the mighty iconic Three Sisters rock formation from the lookout.

Admiring the charming views from Echo Point Lookout...

There are several versions of the mystical Aboriginal story of the awe-inspiring spectacular landmark of the Three Sisters. But regardless of what you know or have been told, there is one thing that we all can agree on- they simply steal your breath away...

It is truly an at least 'once in a lifetime' experience for many of us. I was left speechless and taken aback, while standing proudly in the land of the Gunungurra and Darug people on this ancient land with its complete untouched beauty.

Another spectacular view...

Echo Point Lookout does not just display these amazing three weathered sandstone peaks. You can also see from the lookout, nestled in between the wilderness of the valleys and mountains, the Ruined Castle and Mount Solitary- another beauty amongst more beauty!

This Lookout is the gateway to many great walks and nature experiences in the area. From The Giant Stairway to Katoomba Falls, you are guaranteed to pass many picturesque lookouts along the cliff edges and walkways.

Close up of the sandstone cliffs...

For a little background history of The Three Sisters: Meehni (922m), Wimlah (918m), and Gunnedoo (906m) tower above the Jamison Valley and are essentially an unusual rock formation representing three sisters who according to Aboriginal legend were turned to stone.

The character of the Three Sisters changes throughout the day and seasons as the sunlight brings out the spectacular colours. While in the evening around 11pm they are floodlit and look beautifully set against the black background of the mystical night sky...

Some of the morning mist still lingering around the mountains...

There are plenty of signs to get to Echo Point, so it is quite easy to get to and there is ticketed parking nearby or alternatively you can get the Blue Mountains bus which stops near Echo Point Lookout.

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Why? A view that will steal your breath away
When: All year round
Where: Echo Point Lookout, Cliff Drive, Katoomba
Cost: Free
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