Leura is a gorgeous village 2km from Katoomba, and proudly on the map for acclaimed dining, beautiful natural attractions and fine heritage. Its home to the Leura Cascades, a great place to explore walks and enjoy a picnic. Leura’s gardens are another highlight, and the town is famous for the annual Gardens Festival.
Take a stroll to Leura Cascades, a beautiful picnic area shaded by giant eucalypts. One of the loveliest short walks in the Blue Mountains, the Leura Cascades Track takes you to several spectacular lookouts, intersecting with other hiking trails that lead to Bridal Veil Falls, the Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Fern Bower.
Take your appetite to Leura Garage, housed in an old mechanic’s workshop, for a Mediterranean-inspired menu including stone-baked pizzas. Silk’s Brasserie has been serving upscale modern cuisine for more than 25 years. Eucalypt Restaurant at the Fairmont Resort & Spa offers seasonal degustation menus paired with an extensive wine list.
Designed in the great tradition of European landscape gardening, Everglades is the work of the visionary gardener Paul Sorensen. With a deep appreciation for native Australian flora, Everglades’ gum trees, gnarled banksias, birches and art deco flourishes make this a garden lover’s paradise.
Leura Village is one of the prettiest town centres in the Blue Mountains and is classified by the National Trust. You'll be surprised and delighted by galleries and antique shops. Stop for a leisurely lunch or afternoon tea, pick up some picnic supplies or just browse the merchandise.
Leura is famous for its magnificent displays of Springtime colours and glorious cool climate Spring gardens. Running for nearly four decades, the Leura Village Fair is a celebration of Spring in the beautiful Blue Mountains that runs over two days. Check the year-round calendar for other events.
You’ll find some of the finest accommodation in the region in Leura, from plush resorts to cosy guesthouses and self-contained cottages. There are also many secluded and romantic cottages nestled amongst the gorgeous ferns and bushland surrounding the town.