Wowing visitors for centuries, the Three Sisters have been ensured crowd-pleasers from the Blue Mountains. Situated on the north slope of the Jamison Valley, the extraordinary rock formations were sculpted by erosion and seemed to change colour during the day. Tourists are advised that the sisters – Meehni, Wimlah and Gunnedoo – fell in love with three chaps from a different tribe – a love banned by tribal law – and have been turned into stone by an elder who later died in battle. But that might be a story as tall as the Sisters themselves.
With jaw-dropping views stretching as far as the lights of Sydney, it is ideal for taking in the surrounds of Nineteen23 (1 Lake Street, Wentworth Falls) before the first course arrives. Housed in the dining area of Silvermere Guesthouse, Nineteen23 delivers a degustation and a la carte menu paired with sweet drops from wineries in the Central West of NSW.
With lush rainforests, magnificent lookouts and towering waterfalls traversed by endless trails, the Blue Mountains is a bushwalkers’ paradise. Walks range in the scenic and short – the 800-metre, 45-minute Princes Rock walking trail in Wentworth Falls – to harder trails like the 1.5-kilometre, two-hour Lyrebird Dell walking path at Leura. Walkers in their prime needs to tackle part or all the 44-kilometre Six Foot walking trail that begins near Katoomba and follows an 1884 horse trail past waterfalls and rivers in the Megalong Valley before scaling the range and finishing at Jenolan Caves.