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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.


 

LEURA'S BULLETIN BOARD

ALERT! The Glenbrook Visitor Information Centre on the Great Western Highway at Glenbrook is closed for a remodel. It will look great after the big work is done. Once it reopens the hours are: Daily, 8:30am to 4pm Monday - Saturday. 8:30am to; 3:30pm Sundays.

LEURA HARVEST FESTIVAL IS ON, SUNDAY 6th MAY. Join in the 3rd annual Scarecrow Competition displayed at Birches Gardens & Gifts. Scarecrows must be made of recycled materials only. For details of the competition, 02 4784 3146 or For Details

SCULPTURE @ SCENIC WORLD 2018 OPENS FRIDAY, 13th, its 7th year. 38 stunning artworks delicately installed by a team of professionals  among the pristine Jurassic rainforest through May 13th. You won't want to miss this exhibition. For details and for accommodation

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.  Head over before you take in Sculpture at Scenic World -- we suggest bookings. With a view out to the escarpment and beautiful sunny days Un coq chante (the rooster crows). Circa 1895 Traditional French Lunch Specials

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.

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

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

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 

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 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.

 

"The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing"   Blaise Pascal


 

 

   

 

The 14th is not merely a brilliant idea of Halmark Cards. Rather, the day has a special link to Roman history, to Christianity and to romance.  Today, Business Insider Australia spells out this history: The Reason behind hearts & flowers.

 

However, tomorrow, the 14th or any day, you can take your Sweetie to several charming scenes for a delicious repast! For most, bookings are essential:

 

Start off the morning with an elegant tea at ByGone Beautys

   Sunshine or Snow -- A teapot at ByGone Beautys

 

 

 BYGONE BEAUTYS 

 

 

Perhaps Flower-Pot Scones might be your idea of saying 'I love you'. . . Wayzgoose Cafe owns the market on the delicate beauties.

 

    WAYZGOOSE CAFE

 

 

If you love a garden and an historic setting, tea at Everglades Gardens Tearoom fits the bill. While in the heat we have been experiencing this summer, Everglads has seen cooler days as the photo below proves!

 

     EVERGLADES' TEAROOM

 

For elegant dining, Leura offers some of the best:

 

       THE ROOSTER

 

The Rooster Restaurant with a terrific lookout over the escarpment will also make the evening special with musicians, flowers and candlelight.

 

Bon Ton Bistro and its gorgeous outdoor venue is a favourite and the wine selection will please those conniseurs of the grape.

 

 .   BON TON 

 

The Alex (Alexandra) at the top of the Mall offers a beautiful view across Leura and out to the escarpment.  Great dining and wine for a lovely lunch or dinner at perhaps the oldest of Leura's settings. 

 

    THE ALEX 

 

 

And last but definitely not least, The Embers at the Fairmont Resort is the special place to wine and dine your loved one in 2017

 

  FAIRMONT'S EMBERS.

 

 

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