Most people venture up to Blue Mountains to see The Three Sisters, one of the most spectacular rock formations within Blue Mountains National Park. The rock formation got its name after an Aboriginal legend that tells of three sisters that were turned to stone (find a local to impart the full story upon you!). You will find this landmark and some amazing views at Echo Point in Katoomba. You may also see the blue haze, for which the area is named, that passes across the valley.
Also in Blue Mountains, there are a number of small towns worth a visit. Leura is just outside of Katoomba and is home to some beautiful waterfalls and the famous Leura Mall containing a plethora of unique local stores that have a quaint character to them. Other things that you might want to do while you are in Blue Mountains is a trip to Wentworth Falls, the Blue Mountains Botanical Gardens, Govetts Leap Lookout, and Lilianfels. There is such an abundance of things to do here that you won't have any trouble finding something to occupy your time for a few days.
Blue Mountains hostels lie between Katoomba and Lithgow in this area, though majority of them are within Katoomba. Public transport getting around this area can be a bit difficult, so make sure you research the location of your hostels if you do not have a car. Your friendly Blue Mountains hostel staff should be able to help you with finding any amenities or things you may need during your stay.
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