Photographer's Note

This is a photo of the oft-photographed Three Sisters in Katoomba.

This area is the traditional land of the Darrug and Gundungurra people. It has been occupied by them for at least 40,000 years.

Aboriginal legend has it that there were three beautiful sisters, Meehni, Wimlah and Gunedoo who were from the Katoomba Tribe. They fell in love with 3 brothers from the Nepean Tribe, where tribal law forbade them to do so. The 3 brothers used force to capture the three sisters, causing a tribal war. The witch doctor from the Katoomba Tribe turned the three sisters into stone in order to protect them from the three brothers. Unfortunately the witch doctor was killed in the battle and no one could return the three beautiful sisters back to their human form. So the Three Sisters remain beautiful in stone today.

No trip to Sydney is complete without seeing the Blue Mountains. You could do a day trip, but would only see a fraction of the amazing natural beauty this place has to offer. It is a hiker's paradise, so too for anyone wanting to see Aboriginal culture. I would advise a week here at least for the walking tracks, Aboriginal rock carvings, waterfalls, the art deco architecture, characteristic shops and the tastiest scones in New South Wales.

The Blue Mountains owe their name to the "mie scattering" emitted from the eucalyptus trees.

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