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Old Leura Dairy

Leura, Blue Mountains, Australia


  • Dining: Most rooms have kitchen facilities. Breakfast and be ordered for an additional cost, and other meals are available for groups on request
  • Communal areas: Set admist pretty landscaped gardens
  • Internet Access: WiFi is available throughout
  • Swimming Pool: None
  • Spa Treatments: The ultimate hot tub - a converted old milk vat that fits 10 people! The hotel can also arrange massages and beauty treatments on request
  • Recreational: Oversized outdoor chess set, with giant pieces cleverly made by the owners out of nuts and bolts
  • Weddings and Celebrations: Special occasions can be catered for
  • Meetings/Functions: You can rent the whole place for business retreats (20-25 people). There is wireless internet access (though the connection isn't very strong), a whiteboard, flipchart, screen and datavideo projector
  • Disabled Access: Not suitable
  • Pets: Not accepted
  • Languages Spoken: English, German

Environmental Policy

Impeccably eco-friendly

When to go?

The Blue Mountains are cooler and wetter than Sydney - typically 5-10 celsius in winter (June-August) and around 20 celsius in summer (December-February). Winter is actually the most popular time, for cosy fireside escapes with the (small) chance of snow - there might be 4 or 5 snowfalls per year, and predominantly on the mountaintops around 1000 metres. In summer it is a welcome relief from Sydney's sticky heat; spring and autumn can have wonderful clear days which suit outdoor pursuits; September is excellent for wild flowers. The Leura Gardens Festival is held annually in October, and the Blackheath Rhododendron festival is held in November. This would be a great place to come with a group to celebrate Christmas.

Author's tips

In need of serious indulgence? Spend a day at Ikou Day Spa in Leura, an eco-sanctuary with a pristine, chemical-free environment which offers a wide range of beauty treatments and therapies.

Features include:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch by arrangement
  • Dinner by arrangement
  • Walk to restaurants (offsite)
  • Garden
  • WIFI internet
  • In room treatments available
  • Jacuzzi/hot tub
  • Meeting rooms
  • Off street parking
  • Airport Transfers
Save to favouritesPrintMailOld Leura DairyAn unusual, rustic and relaxed place to stay, Old Leura Dairy is a 5-minute drive from Leura on a quiet residential road. It offers 6 self-catering [r:AU029:lodges] of varying sizes, all of them cleverly converted and renovated using tin, wood and mud brick walls, and recycled materials. We found them a wonderful, welcome change to spartan contemporary design - there are cupboards made of old fence palings, renovated cast iron baths, coffee tables magicked out of traditional ovens, white goods clad with distressed wood, wacky oil paintings, milking stools, ancient cream urns and butcher’s blocks turned into kitchen work tables. Pretty landscaped gardens dot the property and there’s a communal outdoor hot tub. Come here to chill out or go bushwalking, mountain biking or pottering in the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains. The largest house sleeps up to 11 people and you can rent all 6 lodges at one time, so this is a great place for a [kids:AU029:family] get-together, party or business retreat; or you can do as we did - choose a smaller property and cosy up as a couple.

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