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.
Situated in the lower Blue Mountains, the villages of Mount Riverview and Blaxland offer visitors the opportunity
to experience nature, take in breathtaking views, and explore townships that are steeped in history.
Mount Riverview is surrounded by tranquil bush with the Yellomundi Regional Reserve off to the east and bushland from Yellow Rock located to the north and west. With an elevation of 270 metres above sea level, you can enjoy spectacular views over Emu Plains, Penrith Lakes and in the direction of Sydney (70km away) by taking a short 10 minute stroll along Yoogali Firetrail, to the Yoogali Lookout.
Oozing with small village charm, Mount Riverview consists of a Public School, Girl Guides Hall, Anglican Church, grocery store and Harley’s Park with playground equipment and a number of other features.
The village of Blaxland is named after Gregory Blaxland who together with William Lawson and William Wentworth led the exploration that discovered the route over the Blue Mountains. In recent years, the village has become very well established with two shopping precincts, a small industrial estate and schools.
One of the key attractions of Blaxland is Wascoe Siding Miniature Railway which operates several trains (including diesel, electric and steam trains) for children on the first Sunday of the month. The site also has a well shaded picnic area, kiosk, barbecue facilities and offers a great day out for families.
Blaxland is also home to Nanas Teddies, Australia’s largest speciality Teddy Bear store with over 15,000 teddies, dolls