The Three Sisters, located on the north escarpment of the Jamison Valley in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia, are unusual rock formations; the names are Meehni (922 m), Wimlah (918 m), and Gunnedoo (906 m). According to Aboriginal legend, these rocks represent three sisters who turned to rocks.
As per the legend the Three Sisters: Meehni, Wimlah and Gunnedoo, lived in the Jamison Valley belonged to Katoomba tribe and fell in love with three men from the neighbouring Nepean tribe. The marriage was forbidden by tribal law leading to a major battle, and the sisters were turned to stone for protection by an elder. As the elder died in battle, the three sisters could not be turned back.
This iconic attraction is located at Echo Point Katoomba around 2.5 km from the Great Western highway. From Echo Point, there are 800 well-maintained steps made up of steel and stone(called as the Giant Stairway) which lead to Three Sisters and down to the valley floor. A further 1.5 hour walk on The Federal Pass trail leads to the Katoomba Falls and the Katoomba Scenic Railway. One can come back to plateau via Scenic Railway for a fee.
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