We're dreaming of a white Christmas... In July... At the Carrington Hotel

We love to visit the Blue Mountains in winter. We think it’s the perfect time to be there.

Strolling to the galleries and museums, rugging up in the cafe’s for coffee and hiking through the stunning trails - it’s more fun when done with a beanie and gloves on.

So we wanted to take you there. Then we thought - it’s July, why not bring Santa?

I know a good old fashioned Aussie Christmas is pretty special.

But, have you ever wondered what it would be like to celebrate by the fire? In a crisp, cool climate?

Maybe even… dare I say it... snow?

A white Christmas

Look, I can’t make guarantees. But I’m on the job. I want to bring you snow. I’m doing everything I can think of to try and make it happen. Which is not a lot, but I’m thinking positive thoughts.

But what I can guarantee on our Carrington Hotel Christmas in July Tour, is carols, hot chocolate by the fire, delicious food and great company.

Being in chilly weather - it’s the atmosphere where you want to eat, drink and be merry. You can’t help yourself.

And for people from the bush - it’s just something different.

If you’re into history - look no further

There are so many sensational old buildings in Katoomba. In their heyday they were really something to see, and many of them have been restored to their former glory.

You can actually visualise the time when all hierarchy of Sydney came into the area to build the flash hotels and attract business.

These grand buildings would draw many people from Sydney, who’d come out for day trips to see the sights. It was also an extremely popular honeymoon destination! (There’s a lot of love up here.)

And then there’s the Carrington, which stands right in the centre, representing all the elegance of the era. It has such a rich history, at more than 130 years old.

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Our tour includes a visit to the Leuralla Toy and Railway Museum, which houses the southern hemisphere’s largest collection of toys, trains and associated memorabilia..

And don’t forget the natural wonders - the Three Sisters, Katoomba Falls and Jamison Valley. We cover it all in our visit to Scenic World, so you won’t miss a thing.

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The place to relax

If you’re wanting to just explore what the local businesses have to offer, there’s plenty for you too.

Carrington Cellars have a top notch bottle shop and deli experience. you can explore the range of delicious imported deli items, rows of boutique, local and foreign wines and just relax and enjoy.

Or you can journey to the cafe’s and galleries, soaking up the culture and coffee.

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The journey becomes the destination

A lot of people drive past these amazing places all the time on their way to and from Sydney, but don’t have the time to stop and check them out.

Well let me just tell you, they are so worth it.

So, this tour is designed to give them the attention they deserve.

I have a soft spot for this area. It’s where I first started my serious touring, where my professional journey began.

There’s just so much there to experience. You can still feel the history, because it’s been so well preserved.

So feel free to drop in and have a chat about this tour, because I could go on all day about this place.