Situated in the rocky region in New South Wales, the Blue Mountains are a beautiful sight to behold. On 20th November 2000, it had been listed as a World Heritage Area by UNESCO. What’s so special relating to this area? The mountains are surrounded by lush green eucalyptus forest that supports the mountain’s diverse wildlife.
It’s many attractions such as the Three Sisters and the Giant Stairway. It is a huge rock formation that resembles three girls standing together. There’s native aboriginal legend related to the three rock formations, which discusses three girls named Meehi, Wimlah and Gunnedoo. Hiken The sisters fell in love with three men from the neighboring tribe. However, due to strict tribal laws, they weren’t permitted to marry those men. The three men weren’t happy to know this news and they decided to retaliate.
To stop the girls from reuniting with the three men, an elder turned the three sisters into stone. Meanwhile, the three love-struck men started a challenge hoping of gaining the rights to marry the three sisters. Unfortunately, the elder died in the battle and so nobody knew how exactly to transform the sisters back for their original human forms. Maybe that is why there is whimsical and poignant beauty surrounding the Three Sisters that makes one feel sad.
Once you carry on a Blue Mountain tour, you will uncover additional information relating to this legend. The Three Sisters are found near 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 may also enjoy their Blue Mountain tour because they’ll get to see a rare plant species. Recently, the Wollemi pine was discovered up in the forest. This plant can be dated back once again to age dinosaurs and it had been thought to be extinct a million years ago. However, it had been discovered that few trees of the species still survive in the mountains. In addition, more than 300 different types of animals live within the Blue Mountains. These 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.