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People wondering at Marrickville Markets
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January events in Sydney

Summer is in full bloom, adventures are lined up and Sydney is ripe for the taking

By Maxim Boon
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The first month of the year is packed with outdoor markets, blockbuster theatre shows, major art exhibitions, and of course, the annual return of the Sydney Festival. Make the most of January in Sydney with our guide to the coolest events for when it really heats up in the city.

Got rowdy little rugrats? Bookmark this guide to the summer school holidays – otherwise, they’ll be running around the house all day until the end of the month.

It's also a great time of year to get out and about, so be sure to check out the best walks in Sydney, marvel at the city skyline from these fab spots, or check out one of Sydney's best beaches. Can't decide which to visit? We've ranked the 50 best sandy stretches in the city.

RECOMMENDED: New Year, new you? Check out the best group fitness classes in Sydney.

Glide around the salty bay

Many yachts in the water of Sydney Harbour with the city skyline and harbour bridge in the background
Many yachts in the water of Sydney Harbour with the city skyline and harbour bridge in the background
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The best ways to experience Sydney Harbour

Things to do

There’s a good reason why Sydney is often called the Harbour City: this place is defined by its connection to the water and the sheltered bays hold some irresistible charms. Whether you’re in it, on it, or simply admiring it, here are our top recommendations for the best ways to experience Sydney Harbour.

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