Prince Henry Cliff Walk, Blue Mountains

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The Blue Mountains, almost 100km west of Sydney, are pivotal in Australian colonial history. Having crossed these inhospitable ranges the British settlers surveyed (with awe) the abundant pastoral plains of Bathurst that sustained NSW from infancy to it’s adolescence. The most famous and most visited town in the Blue Mountains is Katoomba, second only to it’s nearest and cutest, neighbour, Leura, where the Prince Henry Cliff Walk starts.

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Prince Henry Cliff Walk
Tarpeian Rock
Golden Wattle
Ruined Castle and Jamison Valley

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The Legend of The Three Sisters
The Aboriginal dream-time legend has it that three sisters, ‘Meehni’, ‘Wimlah’ and Gunnedoo’ lived in the Jamison Valley as members of the Katoomba tribe. These beautiful young ladies had fallen in love with three brothers from the Nepean tribe, yet tribal law forbade them to marry. The brothers were not happy to accept this law and so decided to use force to capture the three sisters causing a major tribal battle. As the lives of the three sisters were seriously in danger, a witchdoctor from the Katoomba tribe took it upon himself to turn the three sisters into stone to protect them from any harm. While he had intended to reverse the spell when the battle was over, the witchdoctor himself was killed. As only he could reverse the spell to return the ladies to their former beauty, the sisters remain in their magnificent rock formation as a reminder of this battle for generations to come.

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Prince Henry Cliff Walk
Three Sisters
Gumtrees
Close up view of The Three Sisters

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Honeymoon Bridge
Three Sisters and Jamison Valley
Sandstone formation of The Three Sisters
The Three Sisters from Honeymoon Bridge to Mount Solitary
Rock formation and Grose Valley

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Furber Lookout
Golden Wattle
Katoomba Falls
Hollow stam of a tree
Three Sisters

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