- Known as the Garden Village, because of its fine gardens and grand homes
- Considered the most sophisticated and urbane village in the Blue Mountains
- 109 km west of Sydney, population 3,750
Why go there
Enjoy the magic of the Blue Mountains – crisp mountain air and scenic natural beauty – and eat well in specialty gourmet shops and bakeries as well as fine cafés and restaurants.
Leura's pretty tree-lined main street is great for wandering and people watching. Stroll through the village and browse fashion boutiques and bric-a-brac stores. There is also a number of galleries and bookstores as well as lovely parks and gardens to enjoy.
The railway station opened at Leura in 1891 to service a small and sparsely inhabited village.
With the building of the first guesthouse, The Coffee Palace, tourism started to develop and the township started to attract notable Sydney businessmen who built expansive weekenders and holiday homes there.
Things to do
- Enjoy a stroll through Leura Mall, browsing the galleries and boutiques.
- Stay in one of the charming B&Bs or local guesthouses.
- Bushwalk to Gordon Falls picnic area, 3.5 km from the Leura railway station.
- The Legacy Gardens Festival runs from September to October.
- Village Fair and Spring Gardens, in October.
- Yulefest runs throughout June to August in selected restaurants and guesthouses.
- The celebrated National Trust-listed 1930s Everglades Garden.
- Leuralla House and the Toy and Railway Museum.
- A walk along one of the bush tracks that leads to stunning mountain and valley views.
- Viewing Bridal Veil Falls from Flying Fox Lookout off Cliff Drive.
- Sampling the menu at many excellent restaurants or cafés.