The City of Blue Mountains has always been a favourite for tourists, which is mainly because of excellent facilities and the availability of some picturesque suburbs like Blackheath and Leura. Speaking of natural beauty found in these towns, there is nothing compared to Leura. The biggest highlight of this area is its many gardens; these gardens are privately owned but you can also see them provided you visit at the right time of the year. Overall, the combination of blazing tones of autumn and colourful blooms of spring will provide you with a chance to spend some time in the real village charm.
Leura is a perfect place to come and unwind. The atmosphere is simply superb and you’ll always be able to find a number of holiday rentals to stay in comfort. Just when you arrive at Leura, it feels like you have stepped into a new world. There is a lot to see and do even if you have visited Leura before.
Speaking of attractions, Leura Mall is probably the one you should never miss to visit. It’s a treasure cove of excellent restaurants, fine coffee shops, and fascinating galleries. This is actually the village centre, and considering the number of entertainment opportunities available here, tourists come back to explore time and again. Although the Mall is really the epicentre of the village, it’s not the only good thing found in Leura. If you wander away from the Mall, you will be greeted by charming cottages and holiday homes.
Keep exploring and you will reach the World Heritage Blue Mountains National Park. The park is known for its remarkable botanic, geographic, and cultural values. There, you can also visit some of the sites of Aboriginal cultural significance. Moreover, you will find 140km of walking tracks and trails along with finding a number of great places for camping. Blue Gum Forest and Euroka are two good options for campers, who can set up their tents underneath the shadow of magnificent eucalypt.
Although you can find several walking tracks in the Park, you can also explore the rest of the Leura via the many walks. To explore the natural wonders, you can start a walk from Sublime Point Road. This is a popular road in Leura along which you will find some golf courses and several other holiday accommodation options.
For breathtaking views, you may also want to pay a visit to Gordon Falls Reserve. This is where you will get a chance to have a mesmerizing view of the Jamison Valley; here, you can also view Olympian Rock.
What it means is that whether you’re interested in having some great views of the valley or you want to spend time discovering sandstone terraces, you will find everything in the town of Leura.
It’s worth mentioning that Leura has a lot more to offer than natural beauty. You can spend time indulging in many other activities. For instance:
Paying a visit to the fascinating Toy and Railway Museum is probably the best thing for tourists with families. Situated within the Leuralla mansion, the museum gives access to a huge collection of dolls, toys, teddy bears as well as model railways and much more.
Those who love to eat may want to spend time in one of many restaurants in Leura. You can also find lounge bars in the area. Leura House Lounge Bar is one nice option, mainly because of its amazing setting – there is a fireplace to provide you with a perfect ambiance to drink and enjoy. Moreover, you can choose from a very diverse range of reds, whites, beer (local and imported) and spirits.
Finally, you can always shop until your credit cards are maxed out or you spend the cash you have in your wallet. There are so many outlets for you to make a purchase. Hits & Myths is a nice choice for people interested in buying CDs and DVDs. From Zulu to Amadeus; from the Beatles to Beethoven, you will find all movies and albums at one place. Similarly, Gifts and Things is another great choice for those interested in buying keepsakes. You can choose from a diverse range of products, including country dolls, quilts, cotton nightwear, potpourri and oils, bags and scarves, teddy bears, gift books and more.
The best time to visit Leura depends on how you want to spend your time once you get there. If you’re interested in checking some events, you should be visiting from June to August. In case you fancy becoming a part of Leura Village Fair and Leura Garden Festival, you should be planning your visit in October. As far as the temperature is concerned, it usually stays below 10°C.
If you’re a UK citizen and want to come to Leura, the best idea would be take a flight from London Heathrow Airport to Sydney Airport; you can travel with Qantas, British Airways or Virgin Atlantic. Leura is about 100km from Sydney. You can opt for rental cars to get to Leura from Sydney. However, if you’re not that adventurous, you may want to catch a train that will drop you to Leura under 2 hours.