Touring the Blue Mountains in Australia

Located in the rocky region in New South Wales, the Blue Mountains are a beautiful sight to behold. On 20th November 2000, it was listed as a World Heritage Area by UNESCO. What is so special about this area? The mountains are surrounded by lush green eucalyptus forest that supports the mountain’s diverse wildlife.
It has many attractions like the Three Sisters and the Giant Stairway. It is a huge rock formation that resembles three girls standing together. There is native aboriginal legend associated with the three rock formations, which talks about three girls named Meehi, Wimlah and Gunnedoo. The sisters fell 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 hear this news and they decided to retaliate.
To stop the girls from reuniting with the three men, an elder turned the three sisters into stone. Meanwhile, the three love-struck men started a battle in hopes 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 to their original human forms. Maybe that is why there is whimsical and poignant beauty surrounding the Three Sisters that makes one feel sad.
When you go on a Blue Mountain tour, you will uncover more details about this legend. The Three Sisters are located 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 will get to see a rare plant species. Recently, the Wollemi pine was discovered up in the forest. This plant can be dated back to the age of dinosaurs and it was thought to be extinct a million years ago. However, it was discovered that few trees of this species still survive in the mountains. In addition, more than 300 different kinds 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.
This mountain is also the perfect place for bikers, hikers and rock climbers. Individuals can enjoy the thrill of their favorite adventure sports as well as the natural scenery. In short, this is the best place to go if you want an adventurous holiday.

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