LEURA At A Glance
Where European romanticism meets the Australian bush. Leura has a way of charming locals and visitors. An elegant village with boutique shopping, homes with Edwardian gardens and rugged clifftop walks, it’s no surprise that Leura is considered the jewel of the Blue Mountains.
Living in a quaint village surrounded by the world heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park.
Leura Garage is a great spot to eat and drink, and October is busy with the Garden Festival and Village Fair drawing a crowd.
There are no fast-food chains because locals have fought hard to keep it that way.
Bordering the world-heritage Blue Mountains National Park and tourist hotspot Katoomba, Leura has retained an alluring charm that has been nurtured by a vibrant community.
Lined with cherry blossom trees, Leura Village has a profusion of antique shops, art galleries, bookstores, cafés and restaurants, many housed in Edwardian storefronts along Leura Mall. Step away from the social hub of Leura and you’ll find grand old homes and intimate rustic cottages which continue the theme of a serene mountain village.
Leura is renowned for its English-style cool climate gardens which take centre stage at the Leura Garden Festival and Leura Village Fair every October. Year-round, the public can explore the Everglades Garden – a manicured 1930s European Romantic-style garden that reflects the natural beauty of the Australian bush.
Cliff Drive and Sublime Point Road connect to walking trails that boast stunning views of the Jamieson Valley, Gordon Falls and Bridal Veil Falls. Alternatively, Leura Golf Course and The Fairmount Resort offer a stylish escape with panoramic views of the Blue Mountains National Park.
Situated 100 kilometres west of Sydney, Leura has long been a weekend destination for Sydneysiders, but in more recent times, Leura has become a place to call home for those who don’t mind the commute to a place of rugged beauty, fresh mountain air and village charm.
The Blue Mountains have been a long-time favourite for creatives and empty nesters, but with the increasing prices of property in Sydney, more and more Sydneysiders are looking to settle here. Young families and professionals who don’t mind the commute are drawn to this picturesque suburb.
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BLUE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK
Bordering the world heritage Blue Mountains National Park, locals have access to an abundance of hiking trails, abseiling, rock climbing and incredible vistas across the Jamieson Valley.
Leura’s Edwardian streetscapes sits in harmony with the Australian bush. Leura Mall is lined with boutique stores, cafés and restaurants – all the conveniences of every day needs.
WINE & DINE
In this village, fast food chains are non-existent. Instead, you can enjoy delicious home-style cooking, ranging from classic Australian fare to international cuisine. Humble corner cafés and up-market restaurants are surrounded by beautiful gardens. This is the place to dine in the Blue Mountains.
Locals take a lot of pride in their surroundings, so much so that Leura has an annual festival to celebrate the beautifully manicured English-style gardens. Everglades Gardens, Blue Vista and Tanglewood are just a few of the gardens that open to the public when the flowers are in bloom.
Beautifully restored colonial cottages and estate homes are being converted into bed and breakfasts, weekend getaways and permanent homes. Some boast breathtaking views and others have perfectly manicured gardens.