Leura is a gorgeous suburb in the Blue Mountains in New South Wales.
Leura is on Dharug and Gundungurra Country and is a beautiful area to see parts of the Blue Mountains. Leura is one of prettiest and nicest place to visit in the Blue Mountains with picturesque views and beautiful gardens.
How can I get to Leura?
Leura is a suburb in the Blue Mountains which is over an hour away from Sydney. If driving by car, it will take about an hour and a half to reach Leura from Sydney. You will want to drive down the M4 and Great Western Highway/A32.
Getting to Leura from Sydney via public transport takes about two hours by train. You can get a train from Central Station on the Blue Mountains Line down to Leura Station.
The best time to visit Leura
Some of the best time to visit Leura is during spring which is between September to November. Around this time, you have heaps of flowers blooming, especially the bulbs and cherry blossoms.
Leura is one of the main attractions for travellers to visit during spring because of how vibrant and colourful it can get. And each year around October there is the Leura Gardens Festival.
What can I do in Leura?
Leura is a town known to be a picturesque town in the Blue Mountains with many opportunities to go shopping or to see amazing views. You are also a short drive from Katoomba which is where you can see the Three Sisters and Scenic World.
Bygone Beautys Treasured Teapot Museum & Tearooms
A unique museum that displays over 5500 teapots from around the world and across five centuries. When you’ve seen your fair share of teapots, you can enjoy a traditional high tea in the tearoom.
Leura is a great area in the Blue Mountains to do your shopping! Head to Leura Mall right by the station and check out the street of shops and the shopping centre. You can check out the Toy Shop or the Candy Store if you have children with you. Head to the French Shoppe, Bijou, or Megalong Books if you’re looking for a gift to buy. There are also plenty of clothing stores to pop into.
Everglades House & Gardens
The Everglades House & Gardens is a spectacular heritage residence with beautifully designed gardens. From here you can enjoy the views of the Blue Mountains when walking through the gardens and checking out the Art Deco house. On the weekends you can enjoy some tea in the tea rooms.
Sublime Point Lookout
The lookout offers a great picnic spot, an area for birdwatching, and amazing scenic views across the Blue Mountains. From here you’ll see views of Jamison Valley and often people will rock climb around the area.
Where to eat
Other notable places to eat include Thai Square, Bakehouse on Wentworth, and Café Leura.
The Wayzgoose Diner
The Wayzgoose Diner has a bit of everything from breakfast foods to waffles, burgers, hot chips, and desserts. The diner will cure any food cravings you have.
Lily’s Pad Cafe
You know a cafe is good when it serves all day breakfast and lunch. Lily’s Pad Cafe is the perfect brunch spot to go to and enjoy great cafe style food.
Josophan’s Fine Chocolates
Josophan’s Fine Chocolates produces delicious handmade Belgian chocolate. There is a great selection of different types of chocolates to choose from like passionfruit, honey and lavender, and fresh mint leaf. There are unique flavours, so there’ll be something new to try!
Where to stay in Leura
Leura has many different accommodation options for you to choose from if you plan to spend a night in the area. Leura has a range of guest houses, self contained cottages, and resorts, suiting everyone’s budgets.
Leisure Inn Spires
Located near Leura Station, shops, and restaurants, Lesure Inn Spires has a great location and is the ideal place to stay when in Leura.
St Raphael is located at Bygone Beautys Treasured Teapot Museum & Tearooms which is near the station, shops, and restaurants. There are three self contain homes to stay in with one home sleeping two people and the other two homes sleeping up to four people.
Sinofield Edu Retreat
A place to rewind and relax, the Sinofield Edu Retreat is the perfect place to stay while you’re in Leura to explore the Blue Mountains. After your day of exploring, relax in your own spacious room. The rooms can fit up to four people, with an option of an accessible twin room.
The retreat has indoor rooms that are suitable for functions, outdoor areas and there are different activities to do.
Varenna is a luxury accommodation in Leura and is the place to stay. Varenna is perfect for your birthday, honeymoon, anniversary, or for just yourself to enjoy. The rooms are fully self contained with four bedrooms which sleeps up to eight people in total. There are two bathrooms, a great kitchen, a TV, a dining area, air conditioning, alfresco with a BBQ, and free Wi-Fi.