There’s a reason why this town, located about 100 kilometers outside of Sydney, has been given the name “The Jewel in the Mountain’s Crown”. Its picturesque roadways are lined with brightly colored flowers and pristine gardens. Epic golf courses, like the one near Fairmont Resort, lend a wealthy air to the place, while access to dozens of scenic walks mean nature is never far away.
Visitors can tour the well known Toy and Railway Museum inside the Leuralla Mansion, near the corner of Olympian Parade and Balmoral Road. High-end shopping, quaint cafes and local galleries line the halls of the up-scale Leura Mall. Travelers who prefer the outdoors can venture out to Cliff Drive, where bushwalks lead to the Pool of Siloam and views of Katoomba Falls. Sheltered picnic areas in Leura Cascades provide the best opportunity for relaxation and easy access to impressive Copelands and Flying Fox Lookouts, too.