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Sat 29 September – Mon 1 October,
Fri 5 October – Sun 7 October, 2018
0431 095 279
Beautiful Leura gardens will be open for touring this year, but only on two weekends. 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.
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 a highlight of the Blue Mountains calendar and not to be missed!
Everglades Gardens is a magical setting for the Sydney-based Sport for Jove Theatre Company. Two plays are performed over three weekends; the performances in this beautiful outdoor setting are captivating.
5 May 2019
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 and vendors will line The Mall offering locally grown organic produce from sustainable gardens and some tasty brews.
Sat 22 June 2018
The ‘Magic’ committee is diligently working on the 2019 event.
(See page 21)
The festival of folk, blues and roots – three days of foot-tapping, dancing and singing along.
1st & 3rd Saturday of the month
CWA Hall, Megalong Street
02 4784 2152
First Sunday of each month
Leura Public School
Great Western Highway
0431 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
"Let's kill all the lawyers' is the political cry at LEURA'S EVERGLADES HOUSE & GARDEN. As it has since 2010, the Garden hosts the Leura Shakespeare Festival for consecutive weekends commencing 12-27 January, 2019. The Hollow Crown and War of the Roses will be presented as two distinct but linked productions -- Shakespeare's study of leadership, human competition and ambition. See one, or see two... make a day of it by enjoying both in one day. Cafes in Leura will pack a hamper if you place an advance order -- bring low backed chairs and blankets (also, a jumper in case the weather turns chilly). Kick off the new year with a laugh!
ALERT! the Glenbrook Visitor Information Centre on the Great Western Highway is open after its major renovation. The great staff is back ready to help with your travel planning. Hours are Daily, 8:30am to 4pm Monday - Saturday. 8:30am to; 3:30pm Sundays. Pick up a copy of our Leura guide.
EVERGLADES HOUSE & GARDEN EXHIBITION, ' Art from the Heart' (brushed by Bridget) opens 5 January from 2-4pm. Colourful, expressive brushstrokes bring Bridget's subjects to life with vibrancy and confidence. She paints what she loves – animals and nature. Having Down syndrome enables her to see and feel the world without any filters – a world full of colour and wonder. The Exhibition hours are 6 - 27 January.11am - 3pm, 37 Everglades Avenue.
MEGALONG BOOKS, Leura's independent bookstore (182 The Mall) -- stop by when you are up in the mountains. In stock now, Write Code Like a Pro by Sarah Gunthal. Or if your 11 year old is into gaming, Create Computer Games by Patrick McCabe. There is a big push to get girls into the gaming design as the world needs games about fun and not war! For ages 11-15. [grandparents alert -- here you'll find a great books for all ages] Locate your favourite store or cafe
al fresco dining is our favourite this time of year: The Alexandra Bistro, Bon Ton Bistro, The Rooster and Wayzgoose Cafe have wonderful seating -- some with a view, others with the shade of trees and others in the centre of the busy Leura Mall. Read our Blog!
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. Sheer lookouts, deep gorges and waterfalls surround Leura. Below the escarpment, a forest of eucalypt cover the floor around Mt Solitary – from our distance at Echo Point appearing like a massive sea of gray-green.
More than 130 years ago, Leura village came into existence, for which we can thank the railway siding (stop) built to transport coal from the Gladstone mines in Katoomba. Mining, the economic driver, and transport, the essential tool, were shortly followed by the arrival of land speculators in the Blue Mountains.
Address: Glenbrook (Gateway to the Mountains) 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)