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Echo Point | Autopia Tours

Three strange looking rock pillars stand on the left; they’re collectively called the Three Sisters. On the left of centre is an impressive table mountain called Mount Solitary. There’s a stone structure that distracts the view, but it adds a mysterious feel to it. The structure is the Ruined Castle. Down below lay the seemingly impenetrable and inaccessible valley called Jamison Valley. The entire area of the valley and the mountains are covered with eucalyptus forests. Pan to the far right, there’s the Narrow Neck Plateau, one of the plateaus of the Great Dividing Range of which the Blue Mountains is a part of.
 
That’s Echo Point. Sitting on the edge of an escarpment near the town of Katoomba. The best vantage point to view the iconic Three Sisters and the Jamison Valley.
 
Echo Point is also the gateway to several bushwalking trails. There’s the Giant Stairway that leads down to the floor of Jamison Valley and to the magnificent Katoomba Falls. There’s also the Prince Henry Cliff Walk connecting the escarpment to the nearby Leura Cascades.
 
The lookout is on the land traditionally owned by the Gundungurra and Darug Aboriginal people. And the escarpment by which the lookout perched on its edge stands on a sandstone bedrock.
 
To experience the spectacular views of the Blue Mountains, Echo Point is the first place to visit, and the only accessible lookout that lets you see the panoramic landscape of mountain ranges, canyons, valleys, rock formations, cliffs, hills, and rolling terrains. Located 50 kilometres west of Sydney, the Blue Mountains covers more than 11,000 square kilometres of land populated by all types of eucalyptus and gum trees.
 
UNESCO declared the Blue Mountains Greater Area as a World Heritage Site citing its verdure eucalyptus forests and endemic flora and fauna. It is also a conservation reserve region that is home to Australian native wildlife.
 
Because of its unique azure hue that makes the Blue Mountains magical, thanks to the oil-emitting gums and eucalypts and the scorching Australian sun, visitors from all over the world come to the tourist town of Katoomba making tourism a pillar of its economy.
 
From Echo Point lookout, you can descend to the valley floor. Or you could take a ride in the world’s steepest funicular railway — the Scenic Railway built in 1878-1900 as a series of interconnected tramway used for mining. You may also try the Scenic Cableway or the Scenic Skyway to get an amazing 360-degree view of the Blue Mountains 270 metres above the ground. You will have the chance to view the picturesque Katoomba Falls, too.
 
Explore the mystical Blue Mountains with Autopia Tours to experience its charm and allure. Also, to learn more about the heritage, history, and culture of the Aboriginal people.
 
Autopia offers a tour package that lets you avoid the crowds and the heavy traffic of tourists during peak hours and it also lets you experience the colourful Blue Mountains sunset. Please check out our 1-day Blue Mountains Sunset Tour — with Late Departure.
 
Should you wish to have longer excursions to the big ticket tourist destinations in New South Wales, please check our 2-day Port Stephens, Hunter Valley, & Blue Mountains Overnight Tour. This tour package lets you explore the quaint beaches and turquoise waters of Port Stephens, the magical and sensational wines of Hunter Valley, and the spectacular views of the mystical Blue Mountains with a bonus of crossing the Great Dividing Range.