Being situated in the Southern Hemisphere, the seasons of Sydney are opposite from the Northern Hemisphere, so January is right smack in the middle of summer. Summer in Sydney is the perfect time to visit the beaches and unwind after the long holiday seasons brought by December. And since the temperature do not actually gets cold, you will be able to enjoy great activities while in this amazing city in January.
January Events in Sydney
- Sydney Film Festival – Held every year, the festival is the premier cultural event in the country and attracts about 1.5 million travelers coming form different corners of the world. Getting its inspirations from its host city, Sydney Film Festival is full of vigor, fashion and exhibitions. Many concert halls, galleries and theater in the city are inundated with the festival activities, though the Domain Concerts are the main highlights. Just like the Art Festival of the city, the event wants to help Australian talents and foster new performances on this remarkable stage. The event is held each year in January.
- Australia Day Celebrations – This event observes the coming of the First Fleet and is a festivity for all Australians. It is a huge day filled with celebrations in Australia and incorporates a broad array of land and water based shows and activities. Most wanted yearly events consist of the Australia Day Parade, the long-established Regatta, Tall Ships Race and the Ferrython. Different venues all over Sydney present formal ceremony, wine and food fairs, street entertainment, Australian musical acts and that day will culminate at Darling Harbor on January 26, with fantastic fireworks exhibition with music.
January Weather in Sydney
Sydney is blessed with a moderate and sunny weather, with hot summers. Summers in Sydney are usually humid with temperate nights, occasional downpours.
Avg. high 79°F/26°C
Avg. low 66°F/19°C
Avg. precipitation 3.94 inches/10 cm
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A lot of tourists book their flights to Sydney for the New Year’s Eve, which is a big attraction, which is followed by the Sydney Festival that normally runs for three consecutive weeks in the month of January. It will be hard to get cheap flights to Sydney during this time as the Sydney is starting to become busy accommodating its tourists. So, it would be wiser to book for your flight at least when spring starts if you are planning to go to this city in January and want to get a cheaper flight.
Where to Stay
Visiting Sydney in January (at the mid-summer) would be so costly. Therefore, if you are aiming to obtain a cheap trip to this city, you need to search for the great deals in advance. Although there are last minute offerings, sometimes it won’t help as it is normally played by chance. Both hotels and hostels in Sydney can be book online and if you plan enough in advance, you can find something affordable.