Renowned as the most scenic town in the Blue Mountains, Leura enchants visitors with flower-strewn gardens, beautiful Victorian homes and a characterful high street. It’s a gateway to the picturesque Katoomba region, known for the towering Three Sisters rock stacks and ancient rainforests of the Jamison Valley.
Things to do in Leura
Tree-lined Leura Mall is the town's main thoroughfare, with plenty of organic cafes, craft stores and boutiques, while the surrounding streets reveal beautiful heritage homes. You'll probably work up a thirst, so why not join locals for a pint at the historic Alexandra Hotel?
While Katoomba's Echo Point tends to steal the spotlight, the views from Leura's Sublime Point are just as impressive. The lookout sits just south-east of the town centre and commands sweeping views over the misty Jamison Valley.
Housed in a grand Art Deco mansion, the Leuralla NSW Toy & Railway Museum is brimming with collectables. From lavishly dressed Edwardian dolls and fluffy Steiff Bears to rare Dr Who figurines and vintage Barbies, it's an immersive trip into Australia’s past.
Leura Cascades is a popular picnic spot shaded by tall eucalyptus trees. After enjoying a leisurely lunch, check out the rapids at Leura Falls Creek. Venture a little further and you'll come across cascading Bridal Veil Falls and Leura Falls.
Getting around Leura
The best way to explore Leura is on foot, but it’s best to hire a care if you want to explore the greater Katoomba region. From Sydney, the 100-kilometre drive to Leura should take around 1.5 hours. Trains can also make the trip in around two hours.