January in Melbourne – Events, Weather and Travel Tips


_january-melbourneFor tourists, there is no great time to go to Melbourne than summer. During this season, Melbourne holds offers a lot of attractions which makes it ideal for tourists who are music lovers, sports enthusiasts and travel fanatics to come here.

January Events in Melbourne

  • Australian Open 2010 – The best tennis players of the world will take the center stage of Melbourne Park for its first Grand Slam event of the year. For ten successive years, the Australian open has been attracting over 603,160 spectators.
  • Fed Square Book Market – Do you love books? If you do, join the bibliophiles of Melbourne at the biggest weekly book market of the city. Held at Fed Square, every week you can check out more than 5,000 new and second hand titles such as history, literature, travel, arts, kids stories and gardening. This event commonly features about 15 most experienced book dealers, illustrators and authors of the city. Find for the indefinable book you have always wanted, know about the authors or buy the ideal gift- of course, a book. The event will take place at the Atrium on January 2, 2010.
  • Australia Day – Celebrated annually on January 26, this event honors the founding of the first settlement at Port Jackson, which is now a part of the city of Sydney. This time is the chance to get together to commemorate their culture and country. There are indications on the accomplishments of the country and discoveries of means to make Australia even better someday.
  • Great Australia Day Duck Race – It would be each duck for her or him, when a lot of yellow rubber ducks race all throughout the Yarra River. If you want to have the best viewing point, it would be better to see the event at Alexandra Gardens, Princes Bridge, Federation Square and Birrarung Marr, at 4pm on January 26, 2010.

January Weather in Melbourne

You have to be prepared for the extremely hot weather when visiting the city in January.

Avg, high 78.62°F /25.9°C
Avg. low 57.74°F/14.3°C
Avg. precipitation 1.87 inches/4.76 cm

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During this season, it could be quite breezy so ensure to search for an accommodation that has an air condition and drink a lot of water to avoid dehydration. One day can be hot, the next could be cool.

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Getting Here

It is summer in January therefore it is peak season in the city. During this time you can expect the city to brighten up as plenty of visitors get cheap flights to Melbourne to enjoy the beaches as well as street performance, exhibitions and theater. To get cheap deal for your flight, you can usually get them from Qantas and Air New Zealand.

Where to Stay

If you are planning to visit Melbourne in January, which is peak season, it is advisable to get a hotel or accommodation reservation earlier. Perhaps, early spring or during winter would be nice to book your hotel or hostel in order to take advantage of promos and discount offerings.