30 Sptember-8 October (Fee)
9.30am to 4.30pm
0431 095 279
Beautiful Leura gardens will be open for touring this year. The Festival program includes Music in the Gardens (Waldorf Leura Gardens Resort) and Art in the Gardens with works by local artists from the Society of Mountain Artists.
Leura Village Fair 2017
It is the quintessential street fair - cherry trees are in bloom, sizzling aromas fill the air, 140 vendors of exemplary crafts, incredible clothing and extraordinary horticulture line Leura Mall. It’s the event of the Blue Mountains calendar and not to be missed!
Leura Shakespeare Festival 2018
Everglades Gardens is a magical setting for the Sydney-based Sport For Jove theatrical company. Two plays are performed over three weekends; the theatre company is talented and in this beautiful outdoor setting, performances are captivating. Bring a comfortable chair and a picnic. Bring a torch for navigation back to your transportation in the dark after the performance.
Leura Harvest Festival 2018
6 May 2018
The Leura Harvest, part of the Autumn Sustainable Food Festival, opens the first weekend in May. An impressive line-up of horticulture speakers is scheduled throughout the day. Of course, vendors will line The Mall offering locally grown organic produce from sustainable gardens and some tasty brews.
24 June 2017
This is Katoomba’s festival to keep those winter blues at bay. Music, dance, choirs, a Grand Parade, clowning workshops and craft and food stalls for as far as the eye can see.
Blue Mountains Music Festival
16-18 March 2018
Small, intimate but excellent. Musicians performing for three days and nights.
Leura CWA Hall Markets
1st & 3rd Saturday of the month
CWA Hall, Megalong Street
02 4784 2152
9am to 4.30pm
Leura 1st Sunday Markets
First Sunday of each month
Leura Public School
Great Western Highway
0432 021 863
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.
LEURA'S BULLETIN BOARD
EVERGLADES GARDEN GALLERY 10 JUNE OPENS ITS EXHIBITION, 'WUNDERKAMMER, THE CABINET OF WONDERS' 11AM - 3PM. Exhibition is on through 27 August. This is an unusual and thought provoking exhibition -- you won't want to miss this look at the human-animal relationship. Rod McRae, creator: "Each work asks us to examine our responsibilities as fellow travellers on this planet."
WINTER MAGIC, YULEFEST OR CHRISTMAS IN JULY -- all are invitations to a festive time in the Blue Mountains. Slow Foods on the menu, toasty fires and cheery decorations will create a holiday mood. Festivities begin with the Winter Magic Parade 24 June in Katoomba. Join in the festivities.
TREAD LIGHTLY ECO TOURS. Even in chilly weather Australia's finest: -- kangaroos - come out for breakfast and you are invited! It's an early morning adventure, so an overnight stay is recommended. Breakfast with our Kangaroos
FAIRMONT RESORT IN LEURA is booking now for the school July holidays. This family friendly accommodation sits on the edge of the stunning escarpment, plans lots of activities for kids and has multiple dining arrangements. A great holiday getaway. Book today: 02 4785 0000.
THE WALDORF LEURA GARDENS RESORT (20 Fitzroy Street) is more a boutique hotel than your traditional B&B, but with all the ecoutrements of a B&B. Book now for school holidays 02 4784 4000.
MEGALONG BOOKS, Leura's independent bookstore (182 The Mall) -- stop by when you are up in the mountains and looking for snow! Great book choices and you'll find a staff who reads! This week's recommendation from the staff is for you lovers of a dystopian scene where survival, refuge and love remain the things worth fighting for. This is Clare Corbette's, Watch Over Me. See our locator map, Locate your favourite store or cafe
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.
BEN PEARSE (PHOTOGRAHER) captures most of the images on our website. He is a commercial photographer living and working in the Blue Mountains. His images document unusual and often breathtaking vistas and popular walking routes. Many photos in this guide are his artful work.
0405 052 660 • Contact Details: Pearse photography
Welcome... to Leura - The Garden Village
The Great Outdoors
We live in the natural beauty of the Blue Mountains where a thick misty layer appears at dawn, but within minutes is burnt off by the sun leaving the grandeur of the escarpment apparent. Along Cliff Drive, the sandstone walls constantly shift colours. With each imperceptible movement of the early morning sun, surprises unfold. Rust coloured crevices appear where yellow flat sandstone walls had been only moments before. The eucalypt-covered valley below seems to ripple with a slow incoming green tide. Excited grinning rock climbers practice early morning rappelling, but quietly. The eerie silence over the smooth rock of Sublime Point Lookout takes our breath away - civilisation is removed. Well, civilisation is at least remote.Great Western Highway, Glenbrook
Phone: 1300 653 408
Hours: Mon–Sat 8:30am–4.00pm, Sunday 8.30am–3.30pm, (except Christmas Day)
Address: Echo Point (Three Sisters Lookout) Echo Point Road, Katoomba)
Phone: 1300 653 408
Hours: Mon–Sat 9am–5.00pm, Sunday 8.30am–3.30pm, (except Christmas Day)