The Aboriginal dreamtime 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 […]
The Three Sisters is the Blue Mountains’ most spectacular landmark. Located at Echo Point Katoomba, around 2.5 kilometers from the Great Western Highway, this iconic visitor attraction is experienced by millions of people each year. The Three Sisters is essentially an unusual rock formation representing three sisters who according to Aboriginal legend were turned to […]
Some of the facts and history of Blue Mountains National Park The Greater Blue Mountains was announced as UNESCO World Heritage Area on 29 November 2000. The Blue Mountains area is around 1436 square kilometers. It’s recognized for its geographic, botanic and cultural value. Aboriginal Dharug, Gundungurra, Wanaruah, Wiradjuri, Darkinjung and Tharawal Nations are acknowledged […]
The Blue Mountains National Park is a protected national park that is located in the Blue Mountains region of New South Wales, in eastern Australia. Just less than two hours from Sydney brings you to Katoomba, the heart of the Blue Mountains and the edge of the wilderness. Katoomba and the neighbouring towns and villages are clustered on a narrow plateau bordered by sheer […]
Returning from Europe with 20,000 vine cuttings in 1832 James Busby was vital in helping establish the Hunter Valley as a key wine region and in turn vital in establishing Australia as a grape growing country. Famous Australian wine names like Audrey Wilkinson, Maurice O’Shea, Murray Tyrrell, and famous wine families like Drayton and Tulloch […]
The Hunter Valley is one of Australia’s best-known wine regions. Located in the state of New South Wales, the region has played a pivotal role in the history of Australian wine as one of the first wine regions planted in the early 19th century. Hunter Valley Semillon is widely considered the iconic wine of the region but […]
Learn more about possibly one of the whackiest creatures on the planet. The ‘duck billed platypus’ discovered in the Blue Mountains by Charles Darwin and blew the minds of scientists back in Europe.