Blue Mountains (Sydney), Australia
The Blue Mountains is a rugged region west of Sydney in Australia’s New South Wales.
Known for dramatic scenery, it encompasses steep cliffs, eucalyptus forests, waterfalls and villages dotted with guesthouses, galleries and gardens.
I visited Katoomba, one of the main towns of the region, and finally got the opportunity to admire their most renowned rock formation: “The Three Sisters”.
“The Three Sisters” were formed by a land erosion, but there is an Arboriginal Legendassociated with it. It is believed that there were three sisters called Meehni, Wimlah and Gunnedoo, who lived in the Jamison Valley as members of the Katoomba tribe. They fell in love with three men from the neighbouring Nepean tribe, but because marriage was not allowed between the two tribes, they could not be together. The heartbroken brothers decided to capture the sisters to make them theirs, ad a vicious tribal battle ensued. Towards the end of the battle, an elder from the Katoomba tribe turned the three sisters into stones to protect them from capture. However, during the battle, the elder was killed and no one else could turn the sisters back into their human form.
This legend is said to be an Indigenous Australian Legend.