What to Do at the Legendary Three Sisters

Just two hours outside of Sydney, amongst the surreal scenery of the Blue Mountains lie the Three Sisters, one of the regions most iconic landmarks.

Comprising three sandstone peaks that have been weathered over time, the monument has been carved and created over thousands and thousands of years. Today, they jut more than 900m above the stunning sprawl of the Jamison Valley. To get the best views of the lush forests and wildlife of the Valley, head to the Echo Point lookout at Katoomba.

It is thought these mystical formations stand guard and watch over the land of the Darug, Gundungurra, Wiradjuri, and Dharwal Aboriginal people.

Check out the Dream Time Story of the 3 Sisters in the Blue Mountains.

Three Sisters, NSW

The Legend of the Three Sisters

The Three Sisters play an important part in Aboriginal history and, according to legend, were once three beautiful sisters called Meehni, Wimlah, and Gunnedoo. The trio were turned into stone by their powerful leader because they had fallen for three brothers who lived in another tribe – something that was forbidden under tribal law. The brothers set out to capture the women and make them their brides and a major battle commenced, but the elder turned the women into stone in order to protect them.

His plan was to reverse the spell and bring the women back to life after the battle ended, but he himself was killed and no one else had the power to turn the women back to people.

This is just one of many legends that surround the Three Sisters.

Things to do at the Three Sisters

As well as marvelling at the stunning views of the Blue Mountains and the soaring valleys, there are plenty of activities to get stuck into around the Three Sisters.

Active travellers can try their hand at abseiling and climbing around the incredible mountains, or caving in the complex network of underground passageways.

Elsewhere, nature trails will take you past bubbling streams, cascading waterfalls, lush forests, jutting ravines, and beautiful cliffs. Along the way, you’ll get up close Blue Mountains Duskand personal with Australia’s native wildlife and get to admire the beauty of the heritage route.

You can also take the Giant Stairway down to the base of the Three Sisters for another walk along a picturesque boardwalk. This area is so ancient, dating back to a time when dinosaurs walked the planet.

Alternatively, you can ride down and up again on the Scenic Railway, a thrilling way to explore the views and scenery.

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