In the quaint town of Leura, shopping and bushwalking convene like a dream. Leura is known as ‘the jewel in the crown’ of the Blue Mountains, and rightly so. Located in adjacent to the historic town of Katoomba, Leura makes a name of its own with its postcard-worthy gardens, stunning views, and iconic streetscape lined with cool climate trees and shrubs.
Leura elevates the meaning of ‘retail therapy’ with its strip of local shops encrusted with cherry blossoms in full bloom.
The Mall established in the town’s main street exemplifies the shopping experience in Leura. From distinctive handicrafts to vintage garments, guests of Leura Mall are indulged with a curated selection of merchandise.
Take a stroll through the mall’s strip of old-fashioned shopfronts as you gaze upon the lovely cherry trees that adorn the verdant park set amidst the shopping village.
Go on a spree for one-of-a-kind gifts, souvenirs, accessories, and clothing, or simply enjoy the scenery as you bask in the cool climate while sipping your favourite afternoon tea.
Bookworms will love indie bookshop Megalong Books, which offers an array of handpicked novels, coffee table books on art and travel, as well as timeworn children’s books.
Make the day sweeter with a visit to Josophan’s Chocolate Shop, a chocolatier boutique that doles out all-natural, fresh chocolates.
Josophan’s crafts its fine chocolates using Fair Trade certified chocolates blended into fresh flavour concoctions. Chocolates are handmade in the shop, which is a boutique, a workshop area, and a chocolate factory in one.
For gourmet savouries, Josophan’s sister store Café Madeleine is the go-to locale.
The café serves epicurean meals, high teas, and homemade treats.
For serious, emerging, and frustrated cooks alike, Leura Whisk features a collection of kitchen and dining essentials.
Leura Whisk offers everything from bakeware to French and Italian cutlery, specially selected by acclaimed owners Geri Clisby and Judith Langley.
Shop for the right tools or just browse through the products with the help of the owners and their seasoned staff.
Stop by at Gifts-n-Things for the perfect gifts and collectibles to take home with you.
Gifts-n-Things has a little bit of everything—native and imported home décor and accessories, stylish classic garment pieces, exquisite jewellery, outdoor furniture, soaps and fragrances, and a variety of greeting cards, gift wrappers, stationery, journals, inspirational books, and children’s gifts for different occasions.
With a philosophy centered on health and wellness, iKOU found the ideal sanctuary at the Blue Mountains.
iKOU is for anyone seeking handcrafted, purely organic bath and body products and rejuvenating herbal teas. Sample their specialty body scrubs and aromatic candles to replicate the relaxing, blissful sensation that the Blue Mountains emanates at the comfort of your home.
Cap off the afternoon with a tea at Bygone Beautys, the home of the world’s largest collection of tea wares.
The tea house includes a museum that showcases more than 5,500 teapots spanning across five centuries and plucked from different parts of the world.
Select your cup of tea among 100 different varieties and tea infusions, complemented with delectable entrees and desserts.