Dictionary of Sydney

The Dictionary of Sydney was archived in 2021.

Three Sisters

Rock formation near Katoomba said in Aboriginal legend to represent three sisters who were turned to stone. A spectacular local landmark, they stand 922, 918 and 906 metres tall.

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Echo Point

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Situated in Gundungurra and Darug country, Echo Point emerged as a major tourist destination in the 1920s and today attracts around 1.4 million visitors a year. Combining a 'holiday playground' atmosphere with the sublime, Echo Point is a compelling site for thinking about the many different ways of seeing that have shaped the Blue Mountains landscape: Indigenous, Romantic, commercial and environmental.