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The three sisters

Visit the three sisters in Katoomba

The three sister is one of Australia's most spectacular landmarks. Located in the iconic Blue Mountains approximately a 2 hour drive from Sydney.

This must see unusual rock formation attracts millions of visitors each year. Aboriginal legend tells us that the three sisters are three beautiful girls that are turned into stone. The sisters stand at a stunning 922, 918 & 906 metres height. This is a staggering 3000 feet above sea level!

The appearance of this unusual rock formation changes throughout the day with the sunlight bringing out the magical colours. Every evening the Three Sisters are floodlit until approximately 11pm.  The formation is particularly spectacular against the dark backdrop of the night sky.

The Legend

According to Aboriginal dream-time legend, three sisters, ‘Meehni’, ‘Wimlah’ and Gunnedoo’. The Three Beautiful sisters lived in the Jamison Valley as members of Gundungurra (katoomba) tribe. The three sisters fell desperately in love with three brothers from the neighbouring Dharruk (Nepean) tribe. 

Tribal law forbade these young people to marry.  The three brothers were not happy and refused to accept this law. For this reason the brothers decided to  forcefully  capture the three sisters. This resulted in a violent tribal battle.

The lives of the three sisters were considered to be in serious danger. As a result the witchdoctor from their tribe decided he must protect the sisters somehow. After much careful pondering he decided he must turn the three sisters into stone until the war was over. Unfortunately, the witchdoctor  perished in the war. Sadly, he was the only person who could reverse the spell to return the ladies to their former beauty. Therefore, to this day the sisters remain in their stunning rock formation. 

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