In the Australian state of New South Wales, lies a small town that's a real retreat from the bustle of Sydney. At the foot of the resplendent and enormous Blue Mountains national park nestles the small village of Leura. Right next door to Katoomba, the largest town in the national park, Leura is a natural idyll, with its generous climate, tree-lined paths and old world charm.
So take the time to enjoy the park's fresh air as you stroll up Leura Mall, the main street of this timeless town. You'll very quickly experience all this country retreat has to offer. You'll be quickly intoxicated by this rustic feel, and the scent of woodland sap and moss. But maybe you're looking for some unforgettable natural thrills? You're definitely in the right place. The Blue Mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage site, was named after the eucalyptus vapors released from its summits. A national treasure whose magic gets you every time. Sublime Point Lookout, accessible on foot, is simply unforgettable. Before you unfolds a view made up of precipices, cliffs and an abundant forest stretching as far as the eye can see. There can be nothing better to awaken the hidden explorer in you, as you head next for the Three Sisters.
This instantly recognizable rock formation provides you with an invigorating and exhilarating walk, following in the footsteps of the aborigines of Katoomba and their legends. But you'll have to leave this place perched above the horizon, and head back down to earth. Fortunately, the countryside surrounding Leura and Katoomba have many attractive features of their own, like these heavenly waterfalls. The perfect place to have a quick dip and feel utterly at peace with the world. With its singing lyre birds, hypnotic waters and intoxicating countryside, Leura feels like heaven on earth.