The Three Sisters are famous rocks of the Blue Mountains in the state of New South Wales, Australia.
The Three Sisters are located in the Blue Mountains, on the southern boundary of the town of Katoomba (2 kilometers from the train station). It affects the foothills of a cliff overlooking the Jamison Valley, thus silhouetted against a beautiful landscape. The rocks are named after Aboriginal names Meehni (922 m), Wimlah (918 m), and Gunnedoo (906 m).
Is the erosion by wind and rain that cut, and still continues to shape, these three rocks in the sandstone. We can assume that one day that same erosion will destroy them completely.
A legend tells that the three sisters were once human, and they had fallen in love with young men from a neighboring tribe, but their marriage was forbidden by tribal laws.
A war would have resulted from this incident, and a former three sisters would have changed the stone in order to protect them. This old who unfortunately was killed in combat and nobody knowing how to deliver them, they remained so for eternity.
This legend is told falsely as being aboriginal. This is actually the tourism industry which has fabricated to give more charm to the place.
The local aboriginal tribe Gundungurra, owner, also vehicle legends including training site.
These rocks are now a top tourist attraction in Australia, and their visit is facilitated by the proximity of the city of Sydney.
The view is also renowned as one of the best panoramic views in Australia.
A staircase of 800 steps, the Giant Stairway, used to go from one of three rocks to the bottom of the valley. A tourist train team passes without fatigue.