Join us for a wonderful and unique Pesach holiday and experience in the Blue Mountains. From the moment we greet you in the lobby when you arrive, till Yom Tov's Gala end, our Passover program offers a wide selection of entertainment, with non-stop activities designed to suit all tastes.
Be stimulated and inspired by our thought provoking Shiurim. and our series of interesting lectures. Enjoy local tours and light entertainment. Be moved by our stirring Pesach davening services led by Rabbi Selwyn Franklin.
Participate in optional Pilates, aerobics and exercise classes or continue with your daily learning and Daf Yomi.
Leura Gardens Resort will be the only kosher hotel & restaurant in the Blue Mountains, NSW, under the strict supervision of the Kashrut Authority of New South Wales and will be catered by Sydney's top caterer, Passion8. Passion8 offers imaginative and individually designed menus according to the highest standard of kosher banqueting.
Nestled on 4.5 acres of magnificent landscaped gardens and overlooking the Leura Golf Course with extensive facilities, Waldorf Leura Gardens Resort offers you an ideal setting for a superb Pesach Passover Retreat for the period of Monday 25th March to Wednesday 3rd April 2013.
The World Heritage listed Blue Mountains Region 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. Made up of a chain of villages, each with its own charm and unique appeal, the Blue Mountains is also a living museum of Aboriginal and Colonial Heritage. In the villages you will find cool climate and magnificently landscaped gardens. On the perimeter lie thousands of hectares of pristine wilderness with an abundance of native fauna and flora among rainforest canopies and stands of flowering eucalypts. Almost any high point on the escarpment overlooks an unforgettable, rugged vista.
Throughout the year there are many community festivals celebrating the seasons, the arts and the great outdoors. Leura's pretty tree lined main street is great for wandering and people watching. Stroll through the village and browse fashion boutiques and bric-a-brac stores. There are a number of galleries and bookstores as well as lovely parks, gardens and golf courses to enjoy.
Set amidst four and a half acres of landscaped gardens and overlooking the 4th fairway of Leura Golf Course, Waldorf Leura Gardens B&B Resort offers a relaxing and memorable venue for any occasion.
All our rooms & suites have:
- Ensuite bathroom with heat lamps
- Showers in the resort rooms, some family units have a bathtub
- Air-conditioning and heating
- Kosher Tea and coffee making facilities
- Radio alarm clock
- Free Pay TV
- Remote control colour television
- Free DVD player & DVD library
- Iron and ironing board
- Free High Speed WI FI internet connections
- Two telephones and writing desk
- *Kosher Mini bar and fridge
- *Security mechanical key access
- *Most rooms have a private balcony/court yard
- *Family units have limited kosher kitchen facilities with a microwave.
Leura Gardens Resort Pesach Program
Our Pesach 2013 program includes:
Two elegant Passover Seders
Planned to suit your family needs - your choice of communal or private/semi private Seders are available for your convenience.
(Weather permitting the communal Seders & dinners are to take place in our unique garden Gazebo function area).
Daily Sumptuous Meals
Breakfast, tea, lunch, dinner & supper. Kosher hampers for guests taking daily tours in the Blue Mountains.
The Waldorf Refreshment Lounge
providing ongoing hot & cold beverages, Pesach pastries & fruits. Wines, liquors & cordials during meals times
Daily Modern Orthodox Synagogue Services on Premises
Inspiring Daily Shiurim Conducted By Our Rabbi/Scholar-In Residence in the Synagogue
A full line-up of Daily Jewish & secular entertainment as well as guided sports and local tours activity
SCHOLAR IN RESIDENCE:
Rabbi Selwyn Franklin has served major congregations in South Africa and Australia and most recently in Denver Colorado. His wife Eileen has organized popular family trips to Israel, Australia and China.
Rabbi Franklin, who was ordained by Rabbi Soloveitchik of Yeshiva University, served as founding President of the Organisation of Rabbis of Australasia. He has lectured widely as a Scholar-in-Residence in Australia, Israel and the United States. While living in Israel, Rabbi Franklin was the Director of Public Relations at Bar Ilan University.
Rabbi Franklin has enthusiastically accepted the invitation of the organisers to be the Scholar-in-Residence for Pesach in the Blue Mountains. He will conduct the Seder, lead services and lecture on a variety of topics relating to Judaism in the modern age.
CHOL HAMOED PRPOSED LOCAL TOURS:
The Blue Mountains is Australia’s ultimate World Heritage wilderness destination.
There is no shortage of activities and sightseeing attractions that our guests can explore during their Chol Hamoad stay.
The resort management will assist you in planning your tours and will provide our guests with kosher takeaway hampers while you explore some of the most ancient and beautiful landscapes in the world and enjoy a wealth of regional activities including
Scenic World Blue Mountains -
Everglades Historic House & Garden
The Edge (giant screen) Cinema -
Blue Mountains National Park
The Three Sisters at Echo Point
Historic Leura Village
Zig Zag Tourist Railways
Norman Lindsay Galley & Museum
Mount Tomah Botanic Garden –