Leura is a historic village with quaint little tea houses craft and antique shops nestled amongst turn-of-the-century buildings. Leura retains its own distinct identity with a real village atmosphere. It has been given the name of ‘The Jewel in the Mountains Crown’ and is also known as “The Garden Village”. Bluebell Cottage is just 1 kilometer from Leura Mall. You can visit many fine restaurants and cafes in Leura.
Bluebell Cottage is a short 5 minute drive to Katoomba. The Blue Mountains offers a variety of bush walking tracks, golf courses, clubs are nearby, as are the other major attractions, the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains are famous for.
There are several beauty treatment clinics available in Leura and Katoomba. Details are available in our information folder at the cottage.
Leura is one of several villages in the Blue Mountains that perfectly captures the spirit of the region. Fresh mountain air, stunning scenery and many places to eat.
Leura also has many fine gardens and grand old homes, some of which are open to visitors. Don’t miss the celebrated National Trust-listed Everglades Gardens. This 1930s treasure features European romanticism with the natural beauty of the Australian bush. Enjoy valley views and flowering terraces, lawns, stone walls, winding paths, glades, pools, and fountains before stopping at the tea rooms or a picnic spot.
For shopping, Leura’s tree-lined main street is great for browsing antique shops, art galleries and bookstores before heading to Josophan’s for award-winning chocolates.
The stunning natural attractions around Leura are best seen from lookouts, at the end of any number of cliff top walking trails. Don’t miss breathtaking views of the Jamison Valley from Gordons Falls Lookout and Bridal Veil Falls from Flying Fox Lookout on Cliff Drive.
The Blue Mountains Trolley Tour or Blue Mountains Explorer Bus is a great way to see the sights. It departs from Katoomba Station and includes the main tourist sites including Echo Point and the Three Sisters, the Scenic World Blue Mountains and Everglades Gardens. Alternatively, explore by car. Visitors Information Centre is available at The Three Sisters