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12 Things That Make The Australian Blue Mountains Completely Unforgettable

You think you've seen blue? You think you've seen mountains? Think again, my friend.

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1. The Three Sisters

According to Aboriginal dream-time legend, the three sisters, which now make this rock formation, were turned to stone by an elder during a battle, to protect them from three brothers from another tribe, who wanted to capture and marry them. The elder had intended on returning the sister back to their human form, but was killed in the battle.The three formations overlook the Jamison Valley and are literally unlike anything else in the world.

According to Aboriginal dream-time legend, the three sisters, which now make this rock formation, were turned to stone by an elder during a battle, to protect them from three brothers from another tribe, who wanted to capture and marry them. The elder had intended on returning the sister back to their human form, but was killed in the battle.

The three formations overlook the Jamison Valley and are literally unlike anything else in the world.

2. Jenolan Caves

Around 340 million years old, these limestone caves are pretty bloody special. The network, made up of 10 very different cave systems were first discovered around 9000 years ago, and then again in 1838. Tours through the caves run daily. Prepare to be seriously wow-ed.

Around 340 million years old, these limestone caves are pretty bloody special. The network, made up of 10 very different cave systems were first discovered around 9000 years ago, and then again in 1838. Tours through the caves run daily. Prepare to be seriously wow-ed.

3. Scenic World

Skyway, Cableway, Walkway or Railway - you choose the way you'd like to see the Blue Mountains and off you go. You'll never get these views from a car window, that's for sure.

Skyway, Cableway, Walkway or Railway - you choose the way you'd like to see the Blue Mountains and off you go. You'll never get these views from a car window, that's for sure.

4. Featherdale Wildlife Park

TOUCH A KOALA. Feed a kangaroo. Stand next to an emu. Nobody needs more reason than this to visit Australia. LOOK HOW SOFT.

TOUCH A KOALA. Feed a kangaroo. Stand next to an emu. Nobody needs more reason than this to visit Australia.

LOOK HOW SOFT.

5. Mount Tomah Botanic Gardens

With over 40 000 different plants - of the rare, exotic and native variety - this huge garden is close to perfection 365 days a year.

With over 40 000 different plants - of the rare, exotic and native variety - this huge garden is close to perfection 365 days a year.

6. Bilpin

How do you like them apples?Heaps - if they're from Bilpin!Famous for the fruit, this is the perfect stop for a crunch or slice of sweet, sweet pie.
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How do you like them apples?

Heaps - if they're from Bilpin!

Famous for the fruit, this is the perfect stop for a crunch or slice of sweet, sweet pie.

7. Wentworth Falls

Naturally, one of the most amazing towns in the Blue Mountains comes with bonus waterfalls. Just for your viewing pleasure.

Naturally, one of the most amazing towns in the Blue Mountains comes with bonus waterfalls. Just for your viewing pleasure.

8. Leura Garden Festival

Opening gardens each Spring, to raise money for the local hospital, this festival is perfect for any big time fan of pretty things.

Opening gardens each Spring, to raise money for the local hospital, this festival is perfect for any big time fan of pretty things.

9. Waradah Aboriginal Centre

Home of some of Australia's richest Aboriginal history, if you make it to the mountains, you've got to immerse yourself in the culture. With dance and didgeridoo performances and art exhibitions, this is one unique experience you won't ever be able to replicate.

Home of some of Australia's richest Aboriginal history, if you make it to the mountains, you've got to immerse yourself in the culture. With dance and didgeridoo performances and art exhibitions, this is one unique experience you won't ever be able to replicate.

10. The Glow Worm Tunnel

Inside an abandoned railway tunnel, deep in the Wolgan Valley - there are glow worms. It is magical. Fairies most likely live in there too.

Inside an abandoned railway tunnel, deep in the Wolgan Valley - there are glow worms. It is magical. Fairies most likely live in there too.

11. Nooroo Gardens

This privately owned garden is open in Spring and Autumn. Check get your exact visit date right and bring on the colour.

This privately owned garden is open in Spring and Autumn. Check get your exact visit date right and bring on the colour.

12. The blue...

I mean, come on.Try beat that. Mother nature dares you.

I mean, come on.

Try beat that. Mother nature dares you.

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