Welcome to Waldorf Leura Gardens Resort

Accommodation near Katoomba

Set amidst four and a half acres of landscaped gardens and overlooking the 4th fairway of Leura Golf Course, Waldorf Leura Gardens Resort is situated in the heart of the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park.

Waldorf Leura Gardens is only minutes from Leura Village, known as the “Garden Village” because of its lovely gardens whilst offering boutique shopping, galleries, cafes and delicatessens, as well as being close by to all the major attractions of the Blue Mountains including the historic Everglades house and gardens, the majestic Leura Cascades, the picturesque Echo Point lookout and the famous Three Sisters overlooking the Jamison Valley and Scenic World, home of the steepest passenger railway in the world.

The World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains has been described as Australia’s most accessible wilderness, yet it rivals any part of regional Australia for attractions, art galleries, cosmopolitan cafes, craft shops, fine dining and grand hotels.

With beautifully appointed guest rooms, most with private balconies, Waldorf Leura Gardens Resort is perfect for couples, families or groups, whilst providing a relaxing environment with invigorating mountain air, which is enough to attract many guests and there is also an exciting variety of leisure & relaxation possibilities.

Waldorf Leura Gardens features an outdoor gazebo with fireplace which is ideal for wedding receptions and dinners for up to 120 people, outdoor solar heated swimming pool, guest lounge with fireplace, games room with pool table and table tennis table, BBQ area, complimentary self-car parking, Wi-Fi access throughout the property, self-service laundry facilities, DVD library, tour desk facilities and a few little surprises within the beautifully landscaped gardens.

The Olive Tree Restaurant which offers views over the gardens and golf course is open 7 days a week for breakfast whilst our Jasmine Restaurant is open Friday and Saturday nights for dinner service.

Waldorf Leura Gardens Resort is also an ideal wedding venue to celebrate your love together with friends and family. With our perfect location in the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains, where the panoramic views make a breath-taking backdrop for location photography, our Resort’s gardens are stunning in all seasons. Catering for weddings up to 120 guests, or an intimate elegant affair, we offer a complete service from arranging your ceremony and reception to organising any accommodation requirements.

Waldorf Leura Gardens Resort is operated by the Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School at Torrens University, the number one hotel management school in Australia and Asia Pacific, and is part of Laureate Education Services Australia.

Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School at Torrens University

The Waldorf Leura Gardens Resort, in the idyllic Blue Mountains now operates under the Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School (BMIHMS) at Torrens University Australia. As part of an innovative collaboration, the resort will now serve as a space for students training in 5-star customer service to complete their degree, guided by fully qualified hospitality professionals. It will be one of only a handful of hotels run by an educational institution worldwide.

The Waldorf Leura Gardens Resort is a perfectly appointed hotel located in the heart of the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains and directly adjacent to BMIHMS’ Leura campus. Students of the acclaimed hotel management school will reside within the Waldorf Leura Gardens Resort and undertake some of their practical learning, including food and beverage training, housekeeping and event management, on-site at the hotel, gaining valuable hands-on experience by interacting with genuine guests.

Students of programs at BMIHMS at Torrens University Australia are trained in 5-star customer service and as a result, guests who stay at the Waldorf Leura Gardens Resort will receive 5-star service from the students throughout their stay. For more information regarding the BMIHMS please visit their website

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Scenic World Blue Mountains

Scenic World Blue Mountains

Scenic World is renowned for providing the ultimate Blue Mountains adventure - from native birdlife and fresh air, to breathtaking views of the World Heritage-listed region including the Three Sisters, Katoomba Falls and Jamison Valley. Journey on the world's steepest incline railway, glide between clifftops on the glass-floored Skyway suspended 270 metres in the air, descend into the ancient Jamison Valley by Cableway, explore Jurassic rainforest along the 2.4 kilometres walkway - the longest boardwalk in the Southern Hemisphere. Make a day of it! Scenic World offers free all day parking and a choice of onsite dining options. Location – 6.5km from the hotel  

Everglades Historic House & Garden

Everglades Historic House & Garden

The National Trust brings Australia's heritage alive at Everglades Gardens. Drawing from the great traditions of European landscape design as well as the unique Blue Mountains bushland, Everglades will charm with its grace and beauty. Constructed in the 1930s by Danish-born landscape gardener Paul Sorensen in conjunction with owner Henri van de Velde, Everglades Gardens is Australia's most spectacular inter-war period garden and has received acclaim from garden lovers worldwide. A stroll along formal European-style terraces and winding paths reveals the many moods of Everglades from the tranquil Reflection Pool amongst towering trees from all over the world, through rose-lined walks down to the subtle charms of the lookout and contemplative Grotto Pool. Location - 550m from the hotel 

Jenolan Caves

Jenolan Caves

Jenolan Caves is one of the highlights of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, a spectacular labyrinth of stalactite-lined limestone chasms carved by underground rivers. Open every day of the year, Jenolan Caves is regarded as one of Australia's most spectacular cave systems. Nine of the 300 caves are open for public viewing, at a constant 15 degrees, even when it’s snowing outside.. The Lucas Cave is one of the most famous. It features the spectacular the limestone formation of the Broken Column as well as the Cathedral, a 54 metre high chamber often used for concerts and performances. Named after a story from the bible, the Temple of Baal Cave is also renowned for its spectacular features. Entry is via the Binoomea Cut, a man-made tunnel, followed by a walk down the Dragon’s Throat via a dramatic winding staircase. There are two massive chambers, one 42 metres high, filled with amazing formations including the nine metre Angel's Wing, one of the world’s largest of its kind Location – 78km from the hotel

The Edge (giant screen) Cinema

The Edge (giant screen) Cinema

Blue Mountains National Park

Blue Mountains National Park

Leura Golf Club

Leura Golf Club

Bygone Beautys Treasured Teapot Museum and Tearooms

Bygone Beautys Treasured Teapot Museum and Tearooms

Bygone Beautys Treasured Teapot Museum and Tearooms is nestled in the picturesque mountain village of Leura and houses the world's largest private collection of tea wares. There are more than 5,500 teapots in the collection, spanning five centuries and including teapots from all over the world, most of which were collected within Australia. Enjoy the selection of teas and partake of lunch or light refreshments, served with 'olde-worlde' charm on fine bone china. Devonshire Tea is the house specialty or indulge in a Traditional High Tea. Bookings of 20 or more guests will include, by invitation, a Teapot Talk.
Whether you like English or Irish breakfast, Oolong or Russian Caravan; white, green, orange or red; weak, strong or smoky, the long-awaited Bygone Beautys Treasured Teapot Museum and Tearooms revamp has been steeped to perfection and is ready to savour. Location – 1.7km from the hotel 

Historic Leura Village

Historic Leura Village

Style capital of the Blue Mountains, Leura is the very picture of country charm with the Leura Mall being one of the prettiest town centres in the Blue Mountains, classified in its entirety by the National Trust. You'll be surprised and delighted by galleries and antique shops. Stop for a leisurely lunch or afternoon tea, pick up some picnic supplies or just browse the merchandise. Leura’s gardens are a highlight and the town is famous for its spring Garden Festival, held in early October. Location – 2km from the hotel 

Sublime Point Lookout

Sublime Point Lookout

It will feel like you’re on the edge of the world as the views go on forever at Sublime Point lookout – Leura, in Blue Mountains National Park. Offering sensational scenic views of the Jamison Valley, it’s a popular spot for picnicking and birdwatching with families. The more adventurous know it as a haven for rock climbing. Following an easy track, look for gang-gangs and cockatoos feeding in the casuarinas during summer. You’ll cross a bridge over a dramatic ravine before arriving at the lookout platform. Gaze across the scenic valley views and soak up the unending wilderness. You’ll get a different viewpoint on Katoomba and the extended family of The Three Sisters. On a misty morning, Mount Solitary rising out of the clouds is a magnificent sight.
The sheer cliffs attract experienced rock climbers, who are often seen tackling climbs such as ‘Hells Bells’ and ‘Sweet Dreams’. Location - 2.2km from the hotel 

Leuralla NSW Toy & Railway Museum

Leuralla NSW Toy & Railway Museum

Discover a unique collection of fabulous children's toys and trains at the Toy and Railway Museum. Explore a grand home and glorious gardens. Thousands of delighted families and collectors can't be wrong: it's a definite must for the kid in you all. Families and serious collectors alike can explore pre- and post-war toys including dolls, teddy bears, lead figures, comics and books, tin plate trains, aeroplanes, automobiles and working model-railway layouts. It features NSW Railway track side and station memorabilia including lights, trolleys, seats, signals and signs. Set in five hectares of beautiful cool-climate gardens, the property was laid out at the turn of the century. This includes the spectacular amphitheatre - a popular location for photo shoots and wedding ceremonies. Its weathered sandstone and Bathurst slate mirror the changing character of the great sandstone cliffs and blue vistas of the Jamison Valley, over which it gives extensive views. Location – 2.7km from the hotel

Leura Cascades

Leura Cascades

Leura Cascades is a popular picnic area set amidst tall eucalypts. Nearby you can take a walk beside the rapids on Leura Falls Creek down to Bridal Veil Falls and Leura Falls.  Be prepared and plan your walks as several walks can be accessed from here and can either take you along the cliff tops to Echo Point or down through the Leura Forest and via the Federal or Dardanelles Passes to Katoomba. Leura Cascades is the start, or end, of the Prince Henry Cliff Walk. Location – 3.6km from the hotel 

The Three Sisters at Echo Point

The Three Sisters at Echo Point

Part of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, the Three Sisters is an iconic formation that you must see at least once in your lifetime. There are different versions of the Aboriginal story of the Three Sisters, but what you’re bound to agree with is how truly spectacular it is. Standing proudly in the land of the Gundungurra and Darug People, the traditional custodians of this declared Aboriginal Place, the imposing Three Sisters is best seen from Echo Point lookout, on the edge of the plateau above. These three weathered sandstone peaks, formed thousands of years ago through erosion, are set among the cliffs of the Jamison Valley. From the lookout, you’ll be able to see the Ruined Castle and Mount Solitary. Location – 5.8 km from the hotel  

Waradah Aboriginal Centre

Waradah Aboriginal Centre

Imagine witnessing Australian Aboriginal culture in a contemporary gallery. Experience traditional dance, take part in interactive didgeridoo performances, examine authentic artworks, and take home genuine Aboriginal souvenirs. Learn about Australia's living Aboriginal culture from the local tribes through informal cultural discussions and lectures. Waradah Aboriginal Centre offers a once in a lifetime experience. Performances happen throughout the day, ranging from 5 to 15 minutes in length. Audience members are able to witness Aboriginal Dance and Didgeridoo performances, with explanations of the stories that accompany each dance. The Corroboree showcases four to five authentic dances; performed by Aboriginal dancers in traditional paint and costume. Location - 5.5km from the hotel 

Blue Mountains Cultural Centre

Blue Mountains Cultural Centre

The Blue Mountains Cultural Centre is a must see while you are in the Blue Mountains.  The Blue Mountains City Art Gallery is one of Australia’s leading regional art galleries and features an exhibition program which showcases local and national artists as well as national touring exhibitions and in-house curated exhibitions. Each exhibition is paired with public programs aimed at educating and connecting the audience with artists.  The Cultural Centre also boasts a Shop that stocks an extensive range of local and Australian made products. Browse the unique and creative gifts, homewares, stationery, books and children’s toys, which are carefully selected to compliment gallery exhibitions and the Blue Mountains region. Location - 4.1km from the hotel 

Govetts Leap Lookout

Govetts Leap Lookout

Govetts Leap Lookout is a popular spot to stop and view the spectacular panorama before descending into the Grose Valley for one of the regions more physical walks where you can view the towering cliffs leading back up to Perry Lookdown and Evans Lookout. At the top of the escarpment is a picnic ground, toilets and access to cliff top walks plus the Fairfax Heritage Track which is suitable for wheelchairs and prams. Location - 17.7km from the hotel 

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

The Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum is the former home of the illustrious artist and author, Norman Lindsay (1879-1969). It is now open as a gallery and run by the National Trust (NSW), it displays Norman Lindsay’s oil paintings, watercolours, etchings, ship models, sculptures plus characters from his classic children's book, The Magic Pudding. A gift shop, landscaped grounds and café are also onsite. Location - 27.4km from the hotel 

Blue Mountains Botanical Gardens Mount Tomah

Blue Mountains Botanical Gardens Mount Tomah

The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah is the spectacular cool climate garden of the Royal Botanic Garden and Domain Trust. At 1,000 metres above sea level, the garden at Mount Tomah overlooks the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area and boasts stunning panoramic views and features thousands of plants from the southern hemisphere and around the world. A walk around this 28 hectare estate is a botanic journey with many formal gardens and 'The Jungle' to explore. Find out about this stunning world heritage listed region at the Garden's Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Exhibition Centre. Visitors can wander through this interpretive centre and learn why the Greater Blue Mountains region was made a World Heritage Area. Location - 53km from the hotel

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