Located on 6 hectares of landscaped private gardens, 1.5 hours from Sydney, the residential Leura Campus has well-appointed accommodation, modern teaching facilities and a real hotel.
Our Practical Learning Centre on the Leura Campus consists of a simulated hotel where first and second year undergraduate students live, work and study. This is where you’ll complete your practical training in food and beverage, housekeeping and front office duties.
The campus has first-class teaching facilities that include lecture and seminar rooms, commercial kitchens, a demonstration cocktail bar, three training restaurants, a fully equipped housekeeping demonstration training lab and computer rooms. Our three training restaurants allow you to experience the different food and beverage environments you will find in hotels. All students have access to academic information, campus events and subject materials.
In our professionally staffed libraries you can access approximately 10,000 hard copy book titles, and a further 2000 e-books via the library catalogue. BMIHMS subscribes to two online encyclopedias, 33 databases and a vast collection of case studies. All of our staff hold professional academic qualifications.
The Nesuto Leura Gardens Resort operated by BMIHMS at Torrens University, offers students a unique opportunity to learn and apply their practical learning in an operational hotel. The Nesuto Leura Gardens Resort consists of 40 guest rooms, where members of the public can stay, and expect to receive 5-star treatment as students of programs at BMIHMS at Torrens University Australia are trained in 5-star customer service.
Students complete parts of their applied training in the front office, various food and beverage outlets and housekeeping. The Nesuto Leura Gardens Resort is also a popular destination for weddings and conferences, allowing students to gain experience in events too.
Students live in twin share hotel-style rooms, which contain a television, a private en-suite bathroom, a telephone line and 24/7 internet access. Rooms are cleaned weekly and all linen is provided. Single rooms with en-suite are limited, subject to availability and incur additional costs.
During residential terms all main meals are provided, three times a day. The campus offers a choice of tasty and healthy dining
venues: Chambers, an à-la-carte fine dining restaurant; Cascades an international style fusion bistro; and Cookie’s, an indoor/ outdoor café. Light snacks are available from the coffee cart and café three evenings a week and wine can be purchased with dinner, where Responsible Service of Alcohol is strictly followed.
When not studying, students have numerous recreational activities available, including countless outdoor attractions: world heritage-listed national parks, the famous Three Sisters rock formations, bush walks, tours, white water rafting, horse riding and more. Students can also visit independent boutique shops, bookstores, chocolatiers, art galleries, shopping centres, cinemas, bars, clubs, an extensive choice of restaurants and several local festivals.
At BMIHMS your safety is our priority. During the day, faculty and staff are on hand to assist, be it personal or professional. After hours, the well-being of students is the responsibility of the duty manager, who can be contacted 24/7 with any issues, concerns or emergencies.
The Student Representative Council (SRC) run a range of events from sporting teams, cultural nights, charity fundraisers, and trips to local attractions.
Leura is situated in the heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park, about one and a half hours drive west of Sydney.
Having a campus located in one of Australia’s top natural tourist attractions means students are not only immersed in a world of hospitality opportunity, but have numerous outdoor lifestyle options on their doorstep. The area abounds with boutique shopping, cafes and restaurants, nature walks and outdoor activities.
“This school, being totally dedicated to hospitality, means the students are industry ready because we get to see both sides of the industry – we are both the guest and the staff receiving the training. This is a very good concept.”
– Jaideep Rai, India
“Blue Mountains is a great environment for international students as you can practice your English everywhere, but also because of the people – everyone is helpful and friendly. You don’t come just to study, but to enjoy life and Blue Mountains provides that.”
– Tien Le, Vietnam
“What I enjoy most is the social life – the school is very academic but we play hard too. Our social life is very active as we arrange skydiving, paint-ball and other activities, but saying that we are also like one big family.”
– Joshua Suli, Australia
Book a Campus Tour or get in touch with Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School to book a time to speak with a Course & Career Advisor to find out how studying at our residential Leura Campus can help with your Bachelor of Business studies.