The Blue Mountains are worth a visit. The view is like no other.
The Blue Mountains is a World Heritage listed area an hour away from Sydney. It consists of seven National Park areas and a conversation reserve. They are called the Blue Mountains due to the blue haze that hovers around them. The Mountains are of important cultural significance to Australian Aboriginals and is a protected site. You can see the beauty of the Blue Mountains yourself, by checking out the following information.
Echo Point Lookout and The Three Sisters
Echo Point is the main area for tourists, where you can enjoy the view of The Three Sisters. The triple rock formation is the star of an Aboriginal legend. One version tells of three sisters ‘Meehni’, ‘Wimlah’ and ‘Gunnedoo’ who fall in love with three brothers from another tribe. They are forbidden to marry by tribe law. The three brothers were unhappy about this and decided to take the sisters by force. This caused a major tribal battle. To protect the sisters, a witch doctor turned them into rock. He was killed in the battle and unable to reverse the spell that would see them return to their original beauty. The sisters remain in their rock form for eternity.
Echo Point Lookout (three Sisters), Blue Mountains National Park
Overlooking the Grose Valley, this is one of the most popular vantage points in the area. You can take in the views from the lookout, or attempt one of the many walking tracks nearby. There are safety considerations here and you should always be prepared before walking. Temperatures can be hot at the top, but drop dramatically the further down you go. Winter can be bitterly cold and you should never wander from the set track, as it is easy to get lost. Try this website for more information on walks in this area.
Evans Lookout, Blue Mountains National Park
Grovetts Leap Lookout
This lookout is another fantastic way to see the spectacular view of The Blue Mountains. One of the walking tracks from this spot leads to Barrow Lookout, where you will have views of the 180 metre high waterfall.
Govetts Leap Lookout, Blue Mountains National Park
Lake Burragorang Lookout
Lake Burragorang is a huge water reservoir four times the size of Sydney Harbour..(big right??). It feeds drinking water to a large part of Sydney. The Burragorang Lookout offers the most amazing views of the lake and the lower Blue Mountains. There are many more to choose from, so check out here and here, to work out which one is best for you.
Burragorang, Lookout, Burragorang State Conservation Area
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