Leura in focus
The picturesque village of Leura, with its Cherry Blossom-lined main street, is one of the most recognisable villages in the Blue Mountains.
Located at the foot of the Blue Mountains, the villages of Lapstone and Glenbrook provide a gateway to all that this spectacular World Heritage Area has to offer.
History buffs will be fascinated by the Lapstone Zig Zag railway and the old Glenbrook tunnel, both of which date back to the 1800s, and offer a unique insight into the beginnings of commuter rail to the Mountains.
The Lapstone Hotel, fondly referred to as “The Lappo”, is a popular meeting place for locals. It’s open every day for meals and drinks.
The Glenbrook precinct of the Blue Mountains National Park offers visitors a wide range of nature based activities including local swimming holes like the Jellybean & Blue pools, as well as lookouts, picnic and camping areas, bushwalks and mountain bike trails.
Two of the key attractions within this Park are the Euroka Campground, where kangaroos are often seen grazing, and Red Hands Cave, which is a culturally and historically significant indigenous site, with ochre drawings and hand stencils that are thought to be approximately 1600 years old.
The Oaks fire trail from Woodford to Glenbrook invigorates local and visiting cyclists as they weave through 27km of bush trail. The Glenbrook Lagoon also offers a more accessible walk or bike ride.
Glenbrook is a food lover’s paradise with a hub of cafes, restaurants and weekend produce markets. There are also fantastic shops with everything ranging from homewares, to clothing boutiques, to bush walking goods and attire.
Other attractions include an arthouse cinema, Panthers Sports Club and the Glenbrook Tourist Centre which houses an exciting new array of local artesian goods.