In a country known for walkabouts and wandering it’s no surprise one of the biggest attractions is also one of the most mythical. According to local folklore, three sisters once fell in love with three men from a different tribe—a love that was forbidden. When the men tried to capture and marry the women war broke out and the ladies were turned to stone to protect them.

Today, travelers who flock to Blue Mountain Park ascend the 800-plus stairs to the valley floor in order to catch a glimpse of the stones that tower hundreds of meters into the sky.

Practical Info

The Giant Stairway leading to Three Sisters can prove a taxing return journey, even for the fittest of adventurers. Instead, take an easy 1.5-hour walk along the Federal Pass Trail after a visit to the Sisters. There, travelers can hitch a ride on the Katoomba Scenic Railway and avoid the exhausting trek for a small fee.

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Blue Mountains Hop-on Hop-off Tour with Optional Scenic World Rides and Waradah Aboriginal Centre

4.5 star rating: Recommended 16 Reviews

Go sightseeing in the Blue Mountains on a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Your hop-on hop-off pass is valid for three days and stops at 29 convenient locations, ...  Read more

Location: Katoomba, Australia
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $29.70

Blue Mountains Day Trip and River Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 254 Reviews

Experience the beauty and tranquility of the Blue Mountains on a full-day, small-group tour from Sydney. See highlights including the Three Sisters as you soar ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $147.77

Blue Mountains Nature and Wildlife Day Tour from Sydney

4.5 star rating: Recommended 791 Reviews

Discover the beautiful wilderness on Sydney's doorstep on a day trip to the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains. Enjoy spectacular views over the Megalong ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $110.64

Small-Group Blue Mountains Day Trip from Sydney with River Cruise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 185 Reviews

Escape the city and enjoy the tranquility of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains on this day trip from Sydney. Enjoy a guided walk to Wentworth ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $85.39

Blue Mountains Scenic Helicopter Trip from Sydney

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains on a scenic helicopter tour from Sydney. Take in spectacular aerial views of the Sydney Opera House and ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $667.56

Blue Mountains Day Trip from Sydney Including Scenic World

Explore the beautiful Blue Mountains on a day trip from Sydney. Start your day with a visit to Featherdale Wildlife Park where you'll see a number of native ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $96.53

Blue Mountains Day Tour Including River Cruise and Wildlife Park with Optional Scenic World Upgrade

Enjoy a Blue Mountains day tour including the Three Sisters, Featherdale Wildlife Park and a cruise down the Parramatta River. Upgrade your tour and include ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $110.64

Blue Mountains Small-Group Day Trip from Sydney

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 37 Reviews

Explore the majestic Blue Mountains with an expert guide on a full-day tour from Sydney. See spectacular views of the Jamison Valley, Three Sisters, Mt ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $137.37

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