With an exceptionally high altitude of 985m above sea level, Leura is one of Blue Mountains’ most populated towns.
100kms away from Sydney, this charming little town has a population of around 4000 and is particularly known for its moderate climate, magical multi-tiered waterfalls and wide expanses of lush green areas.
Featuring several lookout points, Leura does offer plenty in terms of accommodation and restaurants, with most establishments serving up local and international delicacies alike. And the Leura shopping is well worth the visit.
If you want to experience the great Australian outdoors, you can also make use of one of Leura’s multiple open spaces to set up a camping tent.
Extremely popular among families with children, the Leura Cascades Picnic Area boasts sparkling ponds and multi-tiered waterfalls that will undoubtedly enchant just about anyone.
With a plethora of artificial caves, this picnic area additionally comes with picnic tables and restrooms.
If you don’t feel like basking in the glorious shafts of sunlight piercing through the canopy of foliage, you can enjoy a nice snooze under the shade of Leura’s multiple pine trees.
Leura Cascades is not far from the world-famous “Prince Harry Cliff Walk” which features panoramic views over Blue Mountains National Park’s iconic Echo Park and the Three Sisters.
This bushwalk requires a moderate level of fitness and covers around 7km of lush greenery. Visitors should set aside 3 to 4 hours to complete the trail. Leura’s “Prince Harry Cliff Walk” includes no less than 20 magnificent lookouts with appealing gold and yellow flowers that can only be found in the region.
A true visual delight, the cliff walk will also help you experience the untamed Australian wilderness with rare birds and animal species.
Leura Oval to Gladstone Lookout
With one of the most amazing viewpoints in the region, Leura Oval takes you all the way to Gladstone Road where you will literally feel as though you’re standing at the top of the world. The viewpoint is found near the Lyre Bird Dell Track, where visitors can climb down the steep hills thanks to the timber steps.
If you feel like exploring, these stairs can take you all the way down to the valley, where you can enjoy a lovely splash in the gently-cascading waterfall.
If you’re of the more athletic type, you will undoubtedly like the numerous activities offered by Leura Oval. It should be noted that this area also comes with picnic tables and benches, as well as restrooms.
On some days, you can even find local vendors selling traditional delicacies and souvenirs to take back home with you.
Toy and Railway Museum
One of the main historical landmarks in the area, the Toy and Railway Museum will enchant children and adults alike.
With a massive collection of 20th century trains and toys, this museum also includes a variety of memorabilia from the Southern Hemisphere. Some of the most coveted exhibitions include toys related to Alice in Wonderland, Tintin, Popeye and Barbie, among others.
Along with the immense collection of toys, visitors can also enjoy the 12 acres of land. Because it has such a temperate climate, this area is perfect for picnics.
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