See the Three Sisters
Where Are the Blue Mountains?
In the traditional land of the Gundungurra and Darug People, you'll find the Blue Mountains at Katoomba.
They are about one and a half hours drive inland from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
What You'll Find in the Blue Mountains
- Rugged Mountains
- Viewing Platforms
- Walking Tracks, bush tracks, & Trails
- Waterways & Rivers
- Alpine Terrains
- Forests & Rain Forests
- Gum Trees & Eucalyptus Trees
- Sandstone Formations
- Cable Car
Why Are the Blue Mountains Blue?
A blue haze is formed from the combination of water condensation, dust fragments, and eucalyptus oils when they blend with light.
Thus, your eyes will see the blue of the light in the air.
And, you'll think and feel that the mountains are blue.
Stay at Katoomba in the Blue Mountains
Stay and participate in mountain activities.
You'll find bush walks, the Three Sisters, the rocks, and waterfalls. And explore the caves.
Watch sunsets and sunrises.
You can catch the scenic railway down into the valley. Or, ride it up from the valley to the top of the cliff.
And, you can sail across the sky in the cable car.
See the list of activities below in the things to do section.
The Three Sisters
The Three Sisters are three sandstone rock formations found in the Jamison Valley near Katoomba in the Blue Mountains.
At Echo Point is the best vantage point. From there you can walk along the Three Sisters Walking Track and get a closer view.
At Echo Point, you can visit the Echo Point Information Centre.
Walkout on the platform and you can view the Three Sisters.
The Blue Mountains City Council has made upgrades which includes an amphitheatre.
And you can go to another lookout that has been added to Echo Point, the Prince of Wales Lookout. Then, take a walk on the night-lit board.
Be there at sunset. And, you can watch the colours of sunset shine upon the Three Sisters.
Engraved Stone at Echo Point
WHEN I REACHED THE LOOKOUT AT ECHO POINT, THE LIGHT WAS THICK AND GOLDEN,
AS IF IT HAD PASSED ALL DAY THROUGH A BUTTERFLY’S DUSTY WING.
~ Delia Falconer 1997
‘The Service of Clouds’
Three Sisters Walking Track
You can walk along the Three Sisters Walking Track amongst the tall trees. You will get a close-up view of the Three Sisters.
The sinking sun shines its light through the trees.
See below for things to do in the Blue Mountains. You'll find many walking tracks in the bush that you can take.
Now in the west the colours change,
The blue with crimson blending;
Behind the far Dividing Range,
The sun is fast descending.
And mellowed day comes o’er the place,
And softens ragged edges ...
'The Blue Mountains'
Daydream amongst the gum trees and eucalyptus trees
Sit in solitude with nature whilst the sun goes down
Boars Head Lookout
You can drive along to visit the Boars Head at Boars Head Lookout.
Can you see it?
Prince of Wales
Dardanelles Pass Loop
Narrow Neck Plateau Trail
Pool of Siloam
Experiences in the Blue Mountains
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The Blue Mountains
At the Blue Mountains, there are walking trails, lookouts, scenic railway, cable car, sunsets, sunrises, click walks, and caves
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