Leura is arguably the consistently best place to see cherry blossoms near Sydney – even better, it's free to witness this neighbourhood's pink fluffy wonders. With hundreds of vibrant and seriously chunky blossoms turning this gorgeous town into a pink cloud dreamland, visiting in late August is always a good idea. Grab something to eat, and then get snap-happy. You won't regret it.
It’s a universal truth that getting to see cherry blossoms in all their pink, fragrant glory is one of life’s most magnificent simple pleasures. Wandering through a glade full of fluffy blossoms is like being in a very sweet dream that you don’t want to wake up from, and we wish we could do it all year round. Sadly, cherry blossom season in Sydney is a fleeting affair, but that doesn’t mean we can’t juice it for all it's worth while we have the chance – particuarly if you can't make it over to Japan any time soon.
And just remember – if you want to see cherry blossoms this year, don't sit on it. They tend to be in full bloom from mid-August to early September, but with the unusually warm winter we've had, we've been told they aren't guaranteed to stick around for as long as normal.
Fly, don't stroll, folks. The pink fields are worth it.