One of my most cherished spots in the Blue Mountains is undeniably Echo Point, home to the renowned landmark known as The Three Sisters. This awe-inspiring wonder of nature is a rock formation that holds immense geological and cultural importance.
The Three Sisters hold significant importance in Aboriginal culture. According to the legend of the local Gundungurra and Darug peoples, the three rock formations represent three sisters who were turned to stone to protect them from harm. Visitors to The Three Sisters can feel the spiritual presence of the Aboriginal people and connect with the rich cultural heritage of the region.
If you're feeling adventurous, you can take The Three Sisters Walk, which starts from Echo Point Lookout and takes you right up to the rock formation. For the hardier walker, the Giant Stairway is a steep staircase that consists of over 800 steps which takes you into the valley right below the Three Sisters. The views along the way make it worth the effort. Once you reach the valley floor, there are several longer hikes you can take, such as the Federal Pass, which offers breathtaking views of the Jamison Valley and its cascading waterfalls.