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30 Sptember-8 October (Fee)
9.30am to 4.30pm
0431 095 279
Beautiful Leura gardens will be open for touring this year. The Festival program includes Music in the Gardens (Waldorf Leura Gardens Resort) and Art in the Gardens with works by local artists from the Society of Mountain Artists.
Leura Village Fair 2017
It is the quintessential street fair - cherry trees are in bloom, sizzling aromas fill the air, 140 vendors of exemplary crafts, incredible clothing and extraordinary horticulture line Leura Mall. It’s the event of the Blue Mountains calendar and not to be missed!
Leura Shakespeare Festival 2018
Everglades Gardens is a magical setting for the Sydney-based Sport For Jove theatrical company. Two plays are performed over three weekends; the theatre company is talented and in this beautiful outdoor setting, performances are captivating. Bring a comfortable chair and a picnic. Bring a torch for navigation back to your transportation in the dark after the performance.
Leura Harvest Festival 2018
6 May 2018
The Leura Harvest, part of the Autumn Sustainable Food Festival, opens the first weekend in May. An impressive line-up of horticulture speakers is scheduled throughout the day. Of course, vendors will line The Mall offering locally grown organic produce from sustainable gardens and some tasty brews.
24 June 2017
This is Katoomba’s festival to keep those winter blues at bay. Music, dance, choirs, a Grand Parade, clowning workshops and craft and food stalls for as far as the eye can see.
Blue Mountains Music Festival
16-18 March 2018
Small, intimate but excellent. Musicians performing for three days and nights.
Leura CWA Hall Markets
1st & 3rd Saturday of the month
CWA Hall, Megalong Street
02 4784 2152
9am to 4.30pm
Leura 1st Sunday Markets
First Sunday of each month
Leura Public School
Great Western Highway
0432 021 863
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
bentART EXHIBITION (JUNE-LONG WEEKEND). Entries open March 19 and close May 14. Held in Wentworth Falls School of Arts, the exhibition celebrates the works in the visual arts of Australian LGBTQI artists. For more info 2018 bentART
LEURA GARDENS FESTIVAL CHANGE OF DATES -- weekends only. Saturday, 29 September - Monday, 1 October. Friday, 5 October - Sunday 7 October. Mark your calendars.
EVERGLADES HOUSE & GARDENS . . . AUTUMN IS ON ITS WAY. Thursday, the sun peeked out and it warmed up again, but we can smell autumn and see the tiniest change of leaves in Everglades Gardens. Now is the time to plan that visit to see trees in all their glorious colour.
CAFFINE & GASOLINE CAFE, 82 Railway Parade opened some months ago, but we didn't make the turn off The Mall, so we missed out on a charming cafe with terrific coffee and yummy sweets! Seating is rustic both interior and out front -- the perfect way to enjoy a leisurely breakfast. See us on Instagram, better yet, see us on Railway Pde
HANA JAPANESE, is open for lunch and dinner. From Zomato review: 'Went there with my wife for a quick lunch before going for scenic walks at Blue Mountain. Nice atmosphere and the food was actually very good for this price. Japanese chef and waitress working in the restaurant feels like we are in Japan. Good job! '
TREAD LIGHTLY ECO TOURS. A 2018 Adventure -- breakfast with Australia's finest -- mountain kangeroos. It's an early morning adventure, so an overnight stay is recommended. Breakfast with our Kangaroos
THE ALEXANDRA HOTEL, 62 Great Western Highway has the perfect outlook over look, lunch or dinner on the terrace is perfect in this weather. Book on weekend nights. 02 4782 4422.
ROOSTER RESTAURANT (48 Merriwa Street located midway between Leura and Katoomba) with its traditional French cuisine now offers a Monday, Tuesday and Friday Lunch Special. With a view out to the escarpment and beautiful sunny days Un coq chante (the rooster crows). Circa 1895 Traditional French Lunch Specials
MEGALONG BOOKS, Leura's independent bookstore (182 The Mall) -- stop by when you are up in the mountains. Great book choices and, you'll find a staff who reads! [grandparents alert -- a great gift ] This week's recommendation is for young readers. 'Secret of Ron Mor Skeery' Ten-year-old Fiona takes a nostalgic journey back to the islands of Scotland and to the home of her grandparents. And it is here in the Western isles in a mist of fantasy, lore, and possibility, she reclaims from the sea her lost brother, who as a child became a ward of the seals, totally adapted to the life of the ocean. (Kirkus Review) [See our locator map for Megalong Books] Locate your favourite store or cafe
THE WALDORF LEURA GARDENS RESORT is surrounded by delightful gardens and Blue Mountains views. A hearty hot breakfast or, on hot days a cold breakfast is served in the on-site Olive Tree restaurant 20 Fitzroy Street overlooking the nearby golf course. 02 4784 4000. Plan ahead for your accommodation.
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. Pick up a copy of our 2017 Leura Guide and other guides about NSW destinations. The staff are BETTER than terrific! Hours: Open Daily, 8:30am to 4pm Monday - Saturday 8:30am to; 3:30pm Sundays.
Welcome... to Leura - The Garden Village
The Great Outdoors
We live in the natural beauty of the Blue Mountains where a thick misty layer appears at dawn, but within minutes is burnt off by the sun leaving the grandeur of the escarpment apparent. Along Cliff Drive, the sandstone walls constantly shift colours. With each imperceptible movement of the early morning sun, surprises unfold. Rust coloured crevices appear where yellow flat sandstone walls had been only moments before. The eucalypt-covered valley below seems to ripple with a slow incoming green tide. Excited grinning rock climbers practice early morning rappelling, but quietly. The eerie silence over the smooth rock of Sublime Point Lookout takes our breath away - civilisation is removed. Well, civilisation is at least remote.Great Western Highway, Glenbrook
Phone: 1300 653 408
Hours: Mon–Sat 8:30am–4.00pm, Sunday 8.30am–3.30pm, (except Christmas Day)
Address: Echo Point (Three Sisters Lookout) Echo Point Road, Katoomba)
Phone: 1300 653 408
Hours: Mon–Sat 9am–5.00pm, Sunday 8.30am–3.30pm, (except Christmas Day)