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Upper Blue Mountains residential suburb adjacent to Katoomba. It is known as a 'garden village' with a largely intact early twentieth century shopping centre along Leura Mall.

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Dharug country for thousands of years before the Europeans arrived in the area in 1813, Leura's early development was based on the railway that passed over the mountains in 1867. By the 1880s large houses were being built there, and tourism boomed in the 1900s. Leura's gardens, trees, views and heritage buildings make it a popular tourist destination.