home / destination / about leura

About Leura

Leura is home to a number of artists and galleries. Many of these are open to the public. 

Exhibitions and festivals are held throughout the year as well as writing and painting workshops. Leura also has a wealth of shops selling antiques & collectibles.

Leura is a very pretty town with a main street perfect for strolling and browsing. By day enjoy the many cafes, interesting shops and galleries. At night, feel the romance as the street twinkles with fairy lights. Take in sweeping views from the Sublime Point Lookout at the end of Sublime Point Road. Other lookouts are at the Gordon Falls Reserve in Olympian Parade and the Leura Cascades off Cliff Drive.

The town is famous for its gardens and holds a garden festival every October when residents open their gates to visitors. The cooler climate suits many varieties of flowers and shrubs, which will not grow around Sydney. Leura's showcase is the Everglades Gardens at 37 Everglades Avenue. The garden was created by Paul Sorenson, acclaimed as Australia's master gardener, in the mid 1930s. Covering 6 hectares it is a formal garden of trees and shrubs. The Art Deco house is filled with memorabilia. Open daily 10am to 5pm (phone 4784 1938). The property is listed by The National Trust as part of Australia's heritage.

Big and little children can enjoy the Leuralla Toy and Railway Museum, housed in a historic mansion at the corner of Olympian Parade and Balmoral Road. It claims to have the largest collection in Australia of toys, dolls, teddy bears and model railways. Open daily 10am to 5pm (phone 4784 1169). Leura has several wonderful galleries, many beautiful and unique boutique shops, and cafes and up market restaurants to delight. For the golfers you will enjoy the challenge of the Leura golf course.

Katoomba and the world famous three sisters rock formations are just 3 kilometres up the mountain and the famous National Pass just 2 minutes down the mountain.

 

© 2017 Old Leura Dairy