pool table
Even the pool table has a fun retro feel with the large image of a midcentury car going to the beach.

While we’re pulling out our winter coats and turning on our heaters, Australia is shedding layers and buying sunscreen. For the ultimate winter getaway, you can go experience summer in the Southern hemisphere, and if you do, stay at the Atura Blacktown hotel, which has an industrial midcentury vibe.

pool flamingo floaties
The pool looks cool and classic, with its geometric tiles and flamingo floaties.

Summer Central

Atura Blacktown is located in New South Wales, which is the state on the south eastern side of Australia. Blacktown is an hour away from Sydney and the coast, which makes it an ideal location to spend some of your hard-earned PTO. The weather during December–February is a balmy 65–75° F, with ocean temperatures in the 70s. So if you’ve always wanted to learn to surf, this is the time to do it.

Roadhouse Bar & Grill
The Roadhouse Bar & Grill has a unique combination of midcentury and industrial decor. The exposed pipes on the ceiling and brick on the bar feel urban, while the geometric carpet and chair shapes harken back to the midcentury era.

There are plenty of opportunities to be outside at the hotel itself, from the pool to the hotel’s Roadhouse Bar & Grill. “The restaurant’s outdoor courtyard overlooks the poolside oasis and features a full service bar with an awesome cocktail list and collection of beers,” the website says.

Autra Blacktown rooms
The accommodation rooms in the hotel are fun, retro and also wheelchair accessible.
black and white photography
The art in the rooms consists mostly of black and white photographs with a midcentury feel.

Sydney Style

Not only does the hotel offer a great location, but it’s the perfect getaway for MCM enthusiasts. The hotel describes itself as “urban, industrial and art-inspired,” and retro vibes are central to that look. Some of the rooms feature desks, chairs, art and lighting with sleek midcentury lines, and the furniture in the common areas, such as the lobby, grill and even the pool table, have fun retro patterns and shapes.

Autra Blacktown lobby
The lobby showcases the hotel’s midcentury industrial vibe.

For more information and to book a trip, click here.