Leura

Style capital of the Blue Mountains, Leura is the very picture of country charm with fabulous dining and some of the finest accommodation in the region, plush resorts to cosy guesthouses and self-contained cottages. Leura’s gardens are a highlight and the town is famous for its spring Garden Festival, held in early October.

Leura Mall is one of the prettiest town centres in the Blue Mountains, classified in its entirety 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 Main Street - Cafes and antique shopping

Just off Cliff Drive, Leura Cascades is a beautiful picnic area shaded by giant eucalypts. One of the loveliest short walks in the Blue Mountains, Leura Cascades Track takes you down to several spectacular lookouts, intersecting with other hiking trails that lead to Bridal Veil Falls, the Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Fern Bower.

Among the most distinguished of the local gardens, Everglades is the work of the visionary gardener Paul Sorensen. Sorensen was schooled in the great traditions of European landscape gardening yet he had a deep appreciation for native Australian flora. Everglades’ gum trees, gnarled banksias, birches, art deco flourishes and the wisteria-covered pergola are confirmation of his genius.

Leura Garage - Katoomba Area

Leura Garage is a café, restaurant and bar that has put the village on the map as a five-star food destination. The mostly-Mediterranean menu is a study in tantalising tastes, from stone-baked pizzas to char-grilled vegetables and robust dishes tailor-made for appetites honed on the mountain hiking trails.

One of the grand estates of the Blue Mountains and former home of “Doc” Evatt, leader of the Australian Labor Party, Leuralla is now the site of the NSW Toy and Railway Museum and Leuralla Gardens. The five-hectare cool-climate gardens are one of the spring and autumn highlights of the Blue Mountains.

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  1. The Leura Shakespeare Festival

    Event dates to be confirmed: January 2019 , Leura

    A riotously, raucous Summer Festival about service, appetites and balancing acts - spanning the full reach of comedy - from Shakespeare's dark satirical masterpiece Measure For Measure to Goldoni's Italian dish of laughs Servant of Two Ma…

    13 Jan - 28 Jan
  2. A Remarkable Life - Trish Oktober

    Saturday 16 February 2019 , Leura

    Trish Oktober will be speaking at Everglades Historic House and Gardens on her remarkable life. She is an extremely talented gardener who has made her home, Rose Briar, into a paradise featuring many rare and unusual plants; an oasis for h…

    16 Feb
  3. Leura Harvest Festival

    Event dates to be confirmed: May 2019 , Leura

    With a focus on fresh, regional, and sustainable, the Leura Harvest Festival is set to take place in Leura Mall during autumn, when the village is at its beautiful best! This year's event promises to be even bigger and better. Up to 75 …

    03 May