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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
ALERT! the Glenbrook Visitor Information Centre on the Great Western Highway is still 'underway' in its renovations. Major renovations are almost complete and the facility will be bigger. Once it reopens in September the hours are: Daily, 8:30am to 4pm Monday - Saturday. 8:30am to; 3:30pm Sundays.
MEGALONG BOOKS, Leura's independent bookstore (182 The Mall) -- stop by when you are up in the mountains. In stock now, "Cicada" by Shaun Tan. A story for anyone who has ever felt unappreciated, overlooked or overworked! Tan is Australia's most acclaimed picture book creater -- this is quite a claim! For ages 7+ [grandparents alert -- here you'll find a great books for all ages back at home.] Locate your favourite store or cafe
LEURA TOY SHOP That favorite childhood game, 'Pass The Pig' is on the shelves in the LEURA TOY SHOP. But 'the pig' flies off the shelf with some speed! Three different sizes -- even a blow up variety of pig. Drop in and reserve your 'pigs' today!
BIRCHES OF LEURA GARDENS & GIFTS should be high on your shopping list as spring is on its way... a recent addition are the handmade ornamental terracotta, truly Tuscany works of art. Fired in a century-old Italian furnace, these are so unique and so beautiful you’ll want to consider one or perhaps more for your garden. 2/156 Megalong Street (adjacent to the Leura car park) 02 4784 3146.
TREAD LIGHTLY ECO TOURS. A 2018 Adventure -- breakfast with Australia's finest -- mountain kangaroos. It's an early morning adventure, so an overnight stay is recommended. Rug Up! It will be chilly until January! Breakfast with our Kangaroos
ART RETURNS TO LEURA. Galleries have opened and you can spend a day browsing striking photographs, fine art and custom designed jewellery. Check Art out!
THE GREENS OF LEURA B&B -- an elegant accommodation just steps from The Mall (Grose/Megalong Streets). Chic and classy, beautiful traditional setting that you won't find elsewhere. A hot breakfast on these still chilly mornings -- perfect. Our favourite in Leura. 02 4784 3241
THE ALEXANDRA HOTEL, 62 Great Western Highway has completed a marvelous upgrade! Restoring the elegance, adding facilities for group dining and a new pizza oven for families! More about this renaissance of our heritage hotel, The Alex. Bookings recommended on weekend nights. 02 4782 4422.
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)