The Three Sisters,
Blue Mountains, NSW
Part of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, these weathered sandstone peaks, formed over thousands of years, tower more than 900 metres high among the cliffs of the Jamison Valley. The best views are from the Echo Point lookout at Katoomba.
These unusual formations watch over the land of the traditional country of the Darug, Gundungurra, Wiradjuri and Dharwal Aboriginal people.
According to one Aboriginal legend, the pillars were once three beautiful sisters named 'Meehni', 'Wimlah' and ‘Gunnedoo' who were turned into stone by a powerful tribal elder. The women had fallen in love with three brothers from another tribe, but were forbidden to marry under tribal law. The brothers decided to capture the three sisters, causing a major battle, and the elder turned the women into stone to protect them.