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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

Leura's Bon Ton Bistro announced the arrival of guest chef, Alun Evans who has moved up to the mountains from Sydney where he has a long list of Sydney Morning Herald food awards. He has devised a signature Saturday brunch menu -- a back to basics of local produce with a touch of that inner city proper seasoning and proper cooking. Evans will collaborate with Bon Ton's Adam Shaw for a limited time. Perfect for a winter's Saturday morning. 

Bygone Beautys Museum &Tearoom: Visitors are invited to the new museum displaying so many teapots -- 5000 and counting!  All things tea-related will be on sale in the retail shop. Cnr Grose & Megalong Streets. Open daily 10am - 5:30pm.

Everglades House & Gardens has plans for your Winter Sundays -- 'Sunday Roasts at The House'. A two course meal with all the trimmings. You must have 6 to 8 people in your group to make a reservation. Set along the heritage wilderness, the Everglades art deco house is a lovely spot for dinner with lovely friends and family. BYO wine - no corkage fee. Bookings 02 4784 1938.

Blue Mountains City Libraries (Katoomba & Springwood): Creative Writers' Workshops -- August, September and October. For more details see Creative Writing Workshops. Lots of activities including how to use the Family History resources to uncover WWI service records.

The Shirt Lady's assorted knitwear of alpaca, merino, lambs wool and angora (and many others) are perfect in this first round of winter weather. Beautifully coloured scarves will keep you toasty and don't forget gloves. (Shop 2, Leura Aspects Arcade) 

If traveling by car up to Leura, stop by the Glenbrook Visitor Information Centre on the Great Western Highway at Glenbrook -- the first village of the mountains trip. The staff are BETTER than fantastic! Hours: Open Daily, 8:30am to 4pm Monday - Saturday; 3:30pm Sundays

OUT OF AREA ACTIVITY:  LOVE, DESIRE & RICHES EXHIBITION: OLD GOVERNMENT HOUSE, Parramatta opened Friday 10 July and is on display through 1 November. The Fashion of Weddings.This is a charming collection of 50 famous wedding gowns and accessories -- many rarely seen!  Open Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 4pm. Bookings: 02 9258 0141. (fee). The High Tea served at lovely Lachlan's Cafe (adjacent to Old Government House) is so yummy!