©

Leura trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Leura

Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. It is one of the series of small towns stretched along the Main Western railway line and Great Western Highway that bisects the Blue Mountains National Park. Leura is situated adjacent to Katoomba, the largest centre in the upper mountains, and the two towns merge along Leura's western edge.HistoryThe name Leura is supposedly derived from an Aboriginal word meaning "lava". However, this seems unlikely as no volcanoes have erupted in New South Wales for at least 10 million years.DescriptionLeura's elevation of leads to occasional snowfall in winter and a climate that reflects all four seasons distinctly. At the 2011 census, Leura had a population of people.The village centre lies on Leura Mall which is divided at this point by a wide grassy median strip planted with flowering cherry trees. The historic streetscape has been largely preserved, although there was local concern regarding the development of a shopping complex on the site of a former distribution warehouse. Redesigned to better suit the Leura Mall ambience after consultations with the wider community, the new shopping complex is now complete, hosting a Woolworths supermarket and liquor store. The historic post office building is now home to a news agency. The Alexandra Hotel, not far from the railway station, offers panoramic views from its back veranda. There are a substantial number of restaurants, cafes and coffee shops along Leura Mall, among the boutiques, gift and antique shops.
Leura is in Blue Mountains. When using our Australia online trip itinerary planner , you're building your holiday based on your own interests, visitor reviews, and the informed opinions of our well-traveled writers.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Leura

  • Get a personalised plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customise it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best activities
    and find special offers
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Leura

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Powered by Australia.com
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close

Recently planned trips to Leura

21 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Sydney, Katoomba & Leura BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 11 days in Sydney, Katoomba & Leura BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE September, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: September, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Australia BY A USER FROM INDONESIA October, relaxing, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: October, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in Australia BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE November, teens, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: November, teens, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in Australia BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA September, relaxing, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: September, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 25 days in Australia BY A USER FROM INDIA November, outdoors, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: November, outdoors, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Leura BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Australia BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Australia BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Australia BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: January, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans