Leura is one of several villages in the Blue Mountains that perfectly captures the spirit of the region – fresh mountain air, stunning scenery, cosy guesthouses and plenty of places to eat well. Known as the garden village, Leura also has many fine cool-climate gardens and grand old homes, some of which are open to visitors during garden festivals and other events. Don’t miss the celebrated National Trust-listed Everglades Gardens. This 1930s treasure features European romanticism with the natural beauty of the Australian bush spread over five hectares. Enjoy valley views, bluebell woodland, lawns and flowering terraces, stone walls, winding paths, glades, pools, and fountains before stopping at the tea rooms or a picnic spot. Leura's pretty, tree-lined main street is great for browsing through antique shops, art galleries and bookstores – before heading to Josophan’s award-winning chocolates. The stunning natural attractions around Leura are best seen from lookouts at the end of any number of cliff top walking trails. Don't miss breathtaking views of the Jamison Valley from Gordons Falls Lookout and Bridal Veil Falls from Flying Fox Lookout on Cliff Drive. Using the one-hour Hop On Hop Off Blue Mountains Trolley Tour is a great way to see the sights. The tour departs from Katoomba Station and includes the main attractions in Katoomba and Leura including Echo Point and the Three Sisters, the Scenic Railway and Skyway, Leura, and Everglades Gardens.