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Leura Guidebook

Leura Guidebook

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Leura Streetscapes & Landscapes

Leura Streetscapes & Landscapes

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Leura is an enchanting village located in the Blue Mountains region of New South Wales, Australia. With its Edwardian storefronts and 19th century cottages, Leura sits framed upon a background of stunning natural wonders: sandstone escarpment, dense eucalypt forests and rugged terrain.



bentART EXHIBITION (JUNE-LONG WEEKEND). Entries open March 19 and close May 14. Held in Wentworth Falls School of Arts, the exhibition celebrates the works in the visual arts of Australian LGBTQI artists. For more info 2018 bentART

LEURA GARDENS FESTIVAL CHANGE OF DATES -- weekends only. Saturday, 29 September - Monday, 1 October. Friday, 5 October - Sunday 7 October. Mark your calendars.

EVERGLADES HOUSE & GARDENS . . . AUTUMN IS ON ITS WAY. Thursday, the sun peeked out and it warmed up again, but we can smell autumn and see the tiniest change of leaves in Everglades Gardens. Now is the time to plan that visit to see trees in all their glorious colour. 

CAFFINE & GASOLINE CAFE, 82 Railway Parade opened some months ago, but we didn't make the turn off The Mall, so we missed out on a charming cafe with terrific coffee and yummy sweets! Seating is rustic both interior and out front -- the perfect way to enjoy a leisurely breakfast. See us on Instagram, better yet, see us on Railway Pde  

HANA JAPANESE, is open for lunch and dinner. From Zomato review: 'Went there with my wife for a quick lunch before going for scenic walks at Blue Mountain. Nice atmosphere and the food was actually very good for this price. Japanese chef and waitress working in the restaurant feels like we are in Japan. Good job! '  

TREAD LIGHTLY ECO TOURS. A 2018 Adventure -- breakfast with Australia's finest -- mountain kangeroos. It's an early morning adventure, so an overnight stay is recommended. Breakfast with our Kangaroos

THE ALEXANDRA HOTEL, 62 Great Western Highway has the perfect outlook over look, lunch or dinner on the terrace is perfect in this weather. Book on weekend nights.  02 4782 4422. 

ROOSTER RESTAURANT (48 Merriwa Street located midway between Leura and Katoomba) with its traditional French cuisine now offers a Monday, Tuesday and Friday Lunch Special.  With a view out to the escarpment and beautiful sunny days Un coq chante (the rooster crows). Circa 1895 Traditional French Lunch Specials

MEGALONG BOOKS, Leura's independent bookstore (182 The Mall) -- stop by when you are up in the mountains. Great book choices and, you'll find a staff who reads! [grandparents alert -- a great gift ] This week's recommendation is for young readers. 'Secret of Ron Mor Skeery' Ten-year-old Fiona takes a nostalgic journey back to the islands of Scotland and to the home of her grandparents.  And it is here in the Western isles in a mist of fantasy, lore, and possibility, she reclaims from the sea her lost brother, who as a child became a ward of the seals, totally adapted to the life of the ocean. (Kirkus Review) [See our locator map for Megalong Books] Locate your favourite store or cafe

THE WALDORF LEURA GARDENS RESORT is surrounded by delightful gardens and Blue Mountains views. A hearty hot breakfast or, on hot days a cold breakfast is served in the on-site Olive Tree restaurant 20 Fitzroy Street overlooking the nearby golf course. 02 4784 4000. Plan ahead for your accommodation.

IF TRAVELING BY CAR UP TO LEURA, stop by the Glenbrook Visitor Information Centre on the Great Western Highway at Glenbrook -- the first village of the mountains trip. Pick up a copy of our 2017 Leura Guide and other guides about NSW destinations. The staff are BETTER than terrific! Hours: Open Daily, 8:30am to 4pm Monday - Saturday 8:30am to; 3:30pm Sundays.