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Three sisters
On the third day of our trip we got our rental and we used it to go to the Blue Mountains. The mountains get their name from the blue haze that is visible in the distance of the canyons. This is due to the Eucalyptus trees which give of fat in the heat, which evaporates and disperses in the air, giving it the blue haze.

Of course the first thing we did was visit Echo Point and the Three Sisters. The three sisters is well known and are three separate rock formations. After doing our tourist thing and getting some pictures we picked a walking trail and walked along the canyon. The views are amazing and with the path turning from the edge into the rain forest you get a nice diverse experience. We also walked the way to the three sisters and it's even possible to get onto the first one with a ramp.
View from a trail at Govetts


Like many other sights, people tend to flock to the known sights. Although the views are great and you certainly have to do a walk at Echo Point, other lookouts maybe are even better. In 2006 there were some huge forest fires on the north-side of the Blue Mountains, so we couldn't do any real walks, since everything was closed. We visited Evans Lookout and Govetts Leap. At Govetts Leap it was possible to do a walk along the rim, giving a nice view from all sides of this "side-canyon". There are several falls here, which could give a great view when supplied with enough rain. The views we got from the lookouts alone where amazing enough to let you wondering how amazing a trip through this part would be. If you really can spare the time, it's possible to do a multiple day trek trough this area, as there are several campsites.

If you visit the Blue Mountains, don't only stop at Echo Point. Visit the rest! Or you'll be missing out on the best stuff.
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Three sisters
Three sisters
View from a trail at Govetts
View from a trail at Govetts
Fall at a western trail from Echo …
Fall at a western trail from Echo…
Three sisters in the distance
Three sisters in the distance
Extensive views
Extensive views
Blue Mountains
photo by: Adrian_Liston