Three Sisters Tours
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The Three Sisters is an ancient rock formation located in the Blue Mountains National Park in the town of Katoomba. The towering trio of stone has a mythical dimension in the Aboriginal Dreamtime legend about three sisters who lived in the Jamison Valley and fell in love with three brothers from a rival tribe whom they were forbidden to marry.
Today the landmark is a popular destination, and a trip to Echo Point—a viewing and access point for the Three Sisters— is an easy day trip from Sydney. Visitors can walk down a very steep and winding staircase of about 800 steps past the rock formation and connect with other walking trails at the bottom of the valley.
Things to Know Before You Go
- The staircase down past the Three Sisters is very steep. Wear good walking shoes and be aware of the physical demands if you choose to take the stairs.
- There are alternative trails like the federal Pass Trail, which give hikers the option to ride back to the top of the valley on the Scenic Railway.
- Scenic World, an eco-amusement park, is also located in the Blue Mountains National Park.
- The Park is sometimes closed due to bushfires in the summer or wet weather in winter.
How to Get There
The Three Sisters rock formation is located at Echo Point in the town of Katoomba. The spot is easily accessible by car or train. From Sydney, it’s about 90 minutes by car, or a 2-hour train journey on the Blue Mountain Line. Many tours also include transportation to the Three Sisters.
When to Get There
The Blue Mountains National Park is always open to the public, although some parts of the park may occasional close due to bad weather. The Echo Point Visitor center is open daily; check the website for up-to-date hours.
Visitors to the Three Sisters will find themselves a short drive or one train stop away from the charming village of Leura. With family-run cafes, bakeries, gift shops, and food stores, Leura offers a taste of small town life in Australia. There are a number of casual and higher-end dining options, making it a great lunch stop during a day of sightseeing.
Address: Blue Mountains National Park, NSW, Australia
6 Tours and Activities to Experience Three Sisters
Take a hop-on hop-off bus tour of the Blue Mountains with a sightseeing pass valid for three days. Your bus stops at 29 convenient locations, where you can hop off to visit mountain towns, snap photos from the Three Sisters and Echo Point lookouts, and more. Plus, you can upgrade to the Lyrebrird Pass to add a Scenic World unlimited ride pass.
If you take just one day trip from Sydney, make it a journey into the Blue Mountains, stopping at natural wonders such as Echo Point, the Three Sisters, Jamison Valley, and Wentworth Falls. Catered to travelers 18 to 39 years old, this tour includes scenic views, bush walks, a stop for a swim, and a traditional Aussie barbecue. All national park fees and transportation are also included.
Experience the beauty and history of the Blue Mountains on this private full-day tour. Start with a cable car journey for views of the Jamison Valley and then see the Three Sisters rock formation. Visit Scenic World and ride the ‘world’s steepest railway’, and stop for lunch in the picturesque town of Leura (own expense). Next you’ll experience a traditional Aboriginal dance performance, and feed a Kangaroo if you choose. This tour is ideal for visitors who want to get out of the city learn about Australian culture and history.
Dive deep into the cultural roots of Australia during this Blue Mountains tour from Sydney including round-trip transport, morning tea and scones, and a 2-course lunch. Watch a traditional aboriginal smoking ceremony at Katoomba Waterfall, and then head to the Waradah Aboriginal Centre and Featherdale Wildlife Park. End your day with a ferry ride up the Parramatta River into Sydney Harbour.
Nature and Wildlife
You didn’t come to the Blue Mountains to see the inside of a bus did you? Get right into the heart of it on this action-filled day hike in the beautiful World Heritage National Park. Walk along trails visited only by locals, with an award-winning guide who will share stories and fascinating facts that you won't learn on any other tour. You’ll also have the opportunity to ride out of the valley in style on the World’s steepest train – backwards! Say goodbye to soggy sandwiches. Instead, enjoy morning tea in the forest, with a selection of Australian native teas, fresh bush coffee and locally-made cookies. At lunch time, we can savour a gourmet picnic platter of cheese and deli meats, artisan crackers, freshly baked sourdough bread and other local products from the Blue Mountains region, made fresh, just for you. This tour is perfect for anyone who wants a locally guided experience, away from the crowds and amongst the beautiful nature that made the Blue Mountains so famous!
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What's the best way to experience Three Sisters?
The best ways to experience Three Sisters are:
- Blue Mountains Hop-on Hop-off Tour with Optional Scenic World Rides
- Blue Mountains Unique Small-Group Day Adventure with BBQ Lunch
- Blue Mountains Private Tour of Scenic World and Featherdale
- Blue Mountains 1-Hour Trike Tour of Three Sisters