Over a century ago, Leura was the site of several large residences built by various orders of nuns on prime sights on the crest of the Leura hill. One of these, St Raphael (circa 1902) remains. It is a former convent...
Accommodation in Leura
Leura is situated in the Blue Mountains, which is about a two hour drive from Sydney. A popular tourist destination, Leura is a small town that is famous for its magnificent scenery and beautifully-manicured gardens.
Every year, Leura attracts thousands of visitors from around the world to see the gorgeous Jamison Valley and Leura Cascades. The Blue Mountains region is perfect for anyone who loves bushwalking - with a multitude of walking tracks offering spectacular views and the opportunity to glimpse native Australian animals in the wild. Leura is also a hotspot for artists and photographers, and a popular wedding location.
Because Leura is so close to Sydney, it's ideal for a weekend getaway. As soon as you catch a glimpse of the spectacular mountain views, all of your cares and concerns will melt away. In Leura, you can relax next to the fireplace with a glass of wine in your hand, and allow your spirit to rejuvenate. There are many boutique guesthouses located in and around Leura, offering a comfortable ‘home away from home' in which you can relax and unwind. Leura also has a multitude of charming bed and breakfasts and unique cottages, where you can stay for a weekend (or longer!) in luxury and comfort.
If you are planning a wedding, there are many suitable wedding reception options in Leura. The Blue Mountains provides a breathtaking scenic backdrop for your celebration, while the luxury resorts and hotels in the area will look after your guests. There are also many fine restaurants and function rooms located in and around Leura, serving gourmet cuisine and fine wine.
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