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Australia in January - Best Times to Visit

Looking to escape the January winter blues? Come and experience Australia’s peak summer weather! The new year is a busy time in Australia with its extreme summer sunshine and national school holidays.

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For culture vultures, Tasmania’s Museum of Old and New Art or ‘MONA’ in Launceston is Australia’s largest privately owned museum. Board a ferry from Brooke Street Pier to reach its controversial and daring exhibits of adult art.

Party away in January where it hosts its annual MONA FOMA (Museum of Old and New Art: Festival of Music and Art). The music festival showcases Tasmania’s largest contemporary artists in a colourful eclectic display including performances in dance, new media, sound, theatre, noise, visual art and new media.

January in Australia isn’t complete without staying for their national holiday, Australia Day. Celebrate like a true Aussie on 26th January by throwing some shrimp on the barbie in Sydney’s Centennial Park, enjoy the live music and raise the Australian flag to the national anthem.

Every January, Sydfest, the Sydney festival boosts the city’s cultural events to support the run up to Australia Day. Presenting local artists in colourful exhibitions, productions and performances from the beginning of January and ending on Australia Day.

For something more exhilarating, join the annual Ferrython at Sydney Harbour. Feel the breeze in your face as you voyage from Barangaroo Wharf to Shark Island and back to the finishing line at Sydney Harbour Bridge. Enjoy the picturesque views with a glass of wine and lunch as you join in the action of the race or be one of the many spectators cheering on from up high on the Harbour Bridge.

Continue the festivities by viewing an original dance performance with the Tug and Yacht Ballet. Watch a fleet of yachts, tugboats, jet skis and ferries, glide through the Sydney harbour waters in harmony with helicopters above in a dazzling choreographed show.

End Australia Day on a high with a fireworks display with many parts of Australia filling their night skies with a colourful, sparkly glow.

Marvel at the beauty of Sydney Opera house, enhanced with the bright cascades or admire the view on top a rooftop bar in Perth with a glass of champagne in your hand. Join the crowds at Melbourne’s Docklands or combine your beach and park life at Brisbane’s South Bank Parklands. Wherever you go, free events and celebrations know no bounds on Australia Day!

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Australia in January - Best Times to Visit

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