Located in the rocky region in New South Wales, the Blue Mountains really are a beautiful sight to behold. On 20th November 2000, it was listed as a World Heritage Area by UNESCO. What is so special about this area? The mountains are surrounded by lush green eucalyptus forest that supports the mountain’s diverse wildlife.

It’s many attractions like the Three Sisters and the Giant Stairway. It is a huge rock formation that resembles three girls standing together. There’s native aboriginal legend associated with the three rock formations, which talks about three girls named Meehi, Wimlah and Gunnedoo. The Hike The sisters fell in love with three men from the neighboring tribe. However, because of strict tribal laws, they weren’t allowed to marry those men. The three men weren’t happy to listen to this news and they made a decision to retaliate.

To avoid girls from reuniting with the three men, an elder turned the three sisters into stone. Meanwhile, the three love-struck men started a fight in hopes of gaining the rights to marry the three sisters. Unfortunately, the elder died in the battle and so nobody knew how to transform the sisters back to their original human forms. Maybe that is why there’s whimsical and poignant beauty surrounding the Three Sisters that produces one feel sad.

Whenever you continue a Blue Mountain tour, you will uncover more information about this legend. The Three Sisters are situated nearby the Giant Stairway. This is a magnificent entry to the Jamison Valley that descends approximately 300m. The old stairway has around 800 steps and runways.

Nature lovers will even enjoy their Blue Mountain tour because they will arrive at see a rare plant species. Recently, the Wollemi pine was discovered up in the forest. This plant could be dated back to the age of dinosaurs and it was regarded as extinct a million years ago. However, it was found that few trees of this species still survive in the mountains. In addition, more than 300 different types of animals live within the Blue Mountains. These generally include rare or almost extinct species like koala, the spotted-tailed quoll, the green and golden bell frog, the yellow-bellied glider and the Blue Mountains water stink.

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