The Town of Leura in the Blue Mountains

Leura is a picturesque town, in the Blue Mountains. This insanely popular destination provides visitors with a plethora of activities, from hiking to biking, to horse riding and even wine tasting. The village is full of life too, with sensational dining options, walking tours, and public gardens to visit. Many people flock to Leura in the summer months to take advantage of the town’s festivals and inspiring views. Visitors find time between shopping and eating around town to hike some of the most incredible walks in Australia. Leura provides a great starting point to explore the Blue Mountains and their surroundings through nature walks, eco tours, and self-guided adventures.

One of the town’s most popular must-see locations are the noteworthy Everglades Gardens. These gardens are a fantastic example of showcasing the local bush in the area, as well as the diverse design from international visions. The inspiration and design was created in the 1930’s by a Danish-born landscaper who took Australian local bush and paired it with European-style landscapes. With twelve and a half acres to roam, there’s a place in the garden for everyone. Pack a picnic lunch, visit a tearoom, or catch a play at the outdoor theatre, and experience the very popular gardens in all of its glory. The garden also hosts a Shakespeare festival over the summer months, showcases local artists in its very own gallery, and has acres of beautiful flowers.

Another main attraction just outside of town is Sublime Point, Popular with photographers and hikers, this area offers up panoramic views of the Jamison Valley below. On a clear day you can see the famous Three Sisters to the west.

The town of Leura is also a fantastic weekend getaway from Sydney. Shopping is a highlight in this Edwardian-styled village, with unique boutiques and one-of-a-kind gifts. Some of the shops have even been converted from old cottages into single clothing stores. There is even a shop in a church! But shopping isn’t the only highlight of Leura. The food ranges from Indian to Japanese to casual cafes to fine dining with breathtaking views of the valley below. Leura is not only known as being a little town in the Blue Mountain region, it sets itself apart with its own sense of style and comfort that cannot be copied.

To visit and explore the village of Leura, book one of our Blue Mountains Day Tours.