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Sat 5th October – Mon 7th October,
Fri 11th October – Sun 13th October, 2019
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
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 'What's On'
LIVING ON THE EDGE OF PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH (OR UNHEALTH) with most Americans -- this week we post about our extended stay in the U.S. It isn't pretty!
ART & LUNCH BLUE MOUNTAINS: The Art of Lunch is a feast for all the senses set to occur on the last Sunday of each month at multiple restaurants and galleries throughout the Blue Mountains between May and October each year:
With over 25 performance throughout the remainder of 2019, the Art of Lunch offers up a fantastic menu, an exhibition and a live music performance in concert.
SPOILER ALERT! DISNEY SOON TO RELEASE TOY STORY 4. .. Woody, our old pal since 1995, has an existential crises. Enter newcomer, Forky - a spork with pipe cleaners for hand. Bo Peep, now a badass carnival performer goes rogue trying to convince Woody to run away and join the circus! Sounds like fun!!!
ECO TOURING gives you an exciting geological and historical view of the World Heritage mountains and valleys surrounding Leura. Tread Lightly Tours are designed for your needs. Tim Tranter is our unique tour guide -- see our Blog. Phone Tim on 0414 976 752 or if you are international 011 61414 976 752
MEGALONG BOOKS, Leura's independent bookstore (182 The Mall) -- stop by when you are up in the mountains. Pick up your copy of the recently announced Man Booker international prize winner - Celestial Bodies, written by Jokha Alharthi, translated by Marilyn Booth from Arabic change story with a twist! Locate your favourite store or cafe
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
Al fresco dining will be perfect if the weather doesn't cool too quickly -- perhaps the fire smoke will blow away this weekend. 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
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)