One of the great things about studying and living at Leura Campus, is that there are so many amazing things to explore around the Blue Mountains area. Marketing Ambassador, Julian Loscher has narrowed down the top five places hotel and resort management and event management students must visit in their spare time, when not developing their professional hospitality career. All five are perfect for students looking to take a break from study, and explore after class or on the weekend.
Situated only a 20-minute walk away from Leura Campus, the famous Sublime Point Lookout is perfect for those who love a good sunset photo. With spectacular viewing platforms which are easily accessible and less crowed than others in the area, Sublime Point is the perfect sunset vantage point. Current students agree that it is a must do in your spare time whilst living in the Blue Mountains.
This gem is a little further away from campus, but is just as amazing. The all natural Lincoln’s Rock Lookout provides all-encompassing views of the picturesque Jamison Valley, which changes colour throughout the day as the sun and clouds move overhead. The drawcard of Lincoln’s Rock is the impressive optical illusion photo you can get as a memento, making it appear as though you are sitting literally on the edge of a cliff. Students regularly have picnics at this stunning natural wonder.
Famous for its traditional mouth-watering woodfired pizzas, this must do activity is only a short taxi ride from Leura Campus to Katoomba. There are over 20 different pizzas to choose from, with gluten free and vegetarian options available. Get there on a Friday and Saturday night to see live music from local bands.
The main street of Leura comes alive on Saturday and Sunday mornings with the bustle of locals and visitors from Sydney and smell of fresh coffee. Spend the morning browsing through the various vintage clothing and jewellery shops. You will be sure to find a unique souvenir to remind you of your time studying in the Blue Mountains. The Red Door Café is the best place for a coffee and a tasty snack. You will find it on the left-hand side of the street as you make your way down from the train station. Its distinctive big red door is hard to miss!
This unique activity is worth a visit for anyone looking for a taste of local art. The numerous graffiti murals are regularly updated. The best part is that it is free and is totally #instaworthy. Who knows, you may even see artists working on new murals when you visit.