Three Sisters walking track to get $1.5 million restoration

Published 27th October, 2014 in Tourism

The iconic Blue Mountains walking track is set to be restored. The attraction greets around 2 million visitors each year.

Historical image of the Three Sisters
Historical image of the Three Sisters

The Three Sisters walking track spans 170 years of history as one of the early pioneer routes constructed on Aboriginal pathways. The track is a major regional tourist attraction, linking Echo Point Lookout to Lady Game Lookout, both overlooking the Three Sisters.

Environment and Heritage Minister Rob Stokes said the upgrade will include resurfacing of the path, improved visitor safety and access, and enhanced landscaping and visitor information facilities.

“The Three Sisters walking track was constructed in the 1930s and the precinct receives close to 2 million visits per year. It is a truly iconic destination for people across Australia and the world,” Mr Stokes said.

He added, “The NSW Government has made a significant investment at this site to ensure many more visitors can enjoy this ancient and spectacular landscape. With this $1.5 million transformation, the Three Sisters walking track will be lifted to the high standards expected of a significant tourist attraction.”

The track upgrade is subject to the requirements of an Aboriginal Heritage Impact Permit, which will ensure the cultural values of the Aboriginal Place are protected.

Published 27th October, 2014 in Tourism