Located in the rocky region in New South Wales, the Blue Mountains are a beautiful sight to behold. On 20th November 2000, it absolutely was listed as a World Heritage Area by UNESCO. What’s so special about that 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 really a huge rock formation that resembles three girls standing together. There is native aboriginal legend related to the three rock formations, which talks about three girls named Meehi, Wimlah and Gunnedoo. Hiken The sisters fell deeply in love with three men from a neighboring tribe. However, due to strict tribal laws, they weren’t allowed to marry those men. The three men weren’t happy to listen to this news and they decided 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 battle assured 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 with their original human forms. Maybe that is why there’s whimsical and poignant beauty surrounding the Three Sisters that produces one feel sad.
Once you continue a Blue Mountain tour, you will uncover more information about that legend. The Three Sisters are situated 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 will also enjoy their Blue Mountain tour because they’ll reach 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 absolutely was considered to be extinct a million years ago. However, it absolutely was learned that few trees with this species still survive in the mountains. In addition, significantly 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.