The Blue Mountains unfold in a flurry of soft greenery and dipping valleys, providing the perfect escape from busy city life. Throughout the region, there are plenty of exceptional lookout points that promise breath-taking views across some of Australia’s most incredible scenery.
Echo Point is a popular lookout, sitting pretty on the traditional land of the Gundungurra and Darug people. It teeters on the edge of the escarpment in Katoomba and boasts stunning views across the ancient Jamison Valley and, more prominently, the iconic natural structure of the Three Sisters.
Here, you can not only look out onto one of the area’s most fascinating natural wonders, but you can take a number of fascinating walks through the lush undergrowth that surrounds it. There is an easy path that takes you to the Three Sisters, or, for a more difficult adventure, try the route that takes you to the Giant Stairway, and descend down 1,000 stairs to the valley floor below.
There’s a longer walk, too that takes you right past Prince Henry Cliff and connects up Echo Point and Leura Cascades. Along the way, you’ll get to experience plenty of scenic lookouts. Stop off at the Echo Point Visitor Centre for some ideas of what to do while you’re in the area.
Echo Point and the Three Sisters
The Three Sisters form part of the Great Blue Mountains World Heritage Area and are one of Australia’s most iconic natural wonders. There is a fascinating ancient Aboriginal story imbued in their many layers, which you can experience while in the area.
The monument itself is best viewed from Echo Point, which sits on a plateau above it. From there, you can marvel at the stunning display of nature, as well as gaze out at the lush carpet of the Jamison Valley, the Ruined Castle, and the mesmerising peak of Mount Solitary.
The Blue Mountains offer plenty of activities for visitors to get stuck into, but if you want to experience the spectacular Three Sisters monument in the best way, head to Echo Point for breath-taking views and the chance to learn more about this fascinating natural wonder and how it came to be such an important part of the Blue Mountains landscape.
While there, pop into the Visitors Centre to discover other activities you can get stuck into, and try out one of the many walks that weave their way through the surrounding scenery.