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Leura
3 Sisters, Blue Mountains, Australia.
"The Jewel in the Mountains Crown"

1:52 fr. Sydney, 1:28 fr. Parramatta

 

Leura's  lava-enriched soil nourishes beautiful cool-climate gardens, overlooking the densely forested Jamison Valley & Blue Mountains National Park.


Views & Walks

Distances - approximate from railway station.
Gordon Falls Picnic Area - 3.5km
Walk to Gordon Falls Lookout, Pool of Siloam
Leura Cascades Picnic Area - 5km
Easy canyon walk to top of Bridal Veil Falls. Substantial hike via Leura Forest, Dardenelles & Federal Passes to Giant Stairway or Scenic Railway. Other walks.
Prince Henry Cliff Walk - 3km
Cliff top walk. West to Scenic Railway via Echo Point, east to Sublime Point.
Sublime Point Lookout - 10km
Excellent 270 degree view - Wentworth Falls, Katoomba Kanimbla Valley & mountains beyond Lake Burragorang.
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Cycling

Gardens
Hiking
Rock Climbing
 

Leura Mall features galleries, boutiques & other specialty shops. Springtime sees the blossom trees erupt in colour in time for the Leura Village Fair in October.

Photo: 1998 D. Martin

LeuraMall.jpg (20745 bytes)

History

Gladstone Coalmine had a brief life in the 1880's, with an incline railway being constructed into the valley.

Sir Frederick Darley's "Lilianfels", 1890, was the first substantial residence.

 


A&K_Lookout_200.jpg (14852 bytes) Overlooking Kanimbla Valley, Kings Tableland in the background. In the far right background is the Cox's River & Lake Burragorang (not visible) with a vast wilderness area beyond.

Photo: 1995 D. Martin


 

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