Where To Travel in January

The month of January is the middle of Summer in Australia and that generally means lots of warm weather and fun at the beach. January, however, is also the main month for summer school holiday. This means that a lot of popular holiday places are booked well in advance and very crowded during January. Also the prices for all travel related products (accommodation, flights, car hire, etc) are much more expensive during the month of January. Having said all that if you have school aged kids or are locked into travelling to Australia during this month then there are still quite a number of great places to travel to that won't break your budget.

Below are some great ideas of Where to Travel in January for a Memorable Holiday:

Port Arthur, Tasmania   

Ideal For : Holiday makers of all ages who want quiet relaxation and to explore Tasmania's rich history.
The climate in Port Arthur consists of generally cool weather and the ever present prospect of rain. In fact Port Arthur averages between 12 and 18 rainy days every month of the year. During the winter months of May to September the temperature can get quite chilly with an average maximum of between 11 and 13°C. The best months to travel to Port Arthur are undoubtedly between December and March ..... Read Full Detailed Description

Lakes Entrance, Victoria   

Ideal For : Family beach holidays, people who enjoy fishing and relaxing retreats for couples.
The East Gippsland holiday capital of Lakes Entrance features a typical coastal Victorian climate with cold winters with more rainy days between the months of May and August, mild spring temperatures with less rain between the months of September and November and a warm summer and autumn between the months of December and April with warm to hot temperatures and relatively few rainy days. ..... Read Full Detailed Description

Swansea, Tasmania   

Ideal For : Couples and families who are looking for a relaxing weekend getaway or extended beach holiday.
The east coast holiday town of Swansea features a slightly more pleasant climate than your typical Tasmanian centre, mostly because it has significantly less rainfall and only on average between 8 and 12 rainy days per month. Swansea still has relatively cold winters (May - September) with an average maximum daily temperature of between 13-16°C. For the rest of the year (October - April) the average ..... Read Full Detailed Description

Mt Gambier, South Australia   

Ideal For : Couples and families who want a short or medium term holiday.
The Mt Gambier region features a typical southern Australian climate. This means cold winters with plenty of rainy days (May - August), a slightly milder spring with still plenty of rain during the months of September to November (average daily maximum temperature between 16-20°C) and a pleasant summer/autumn (December - April) with warmer temperatures (low to high 20°C average daily maximum) ..... Read Full Detailed Description

Mandurah, Western Australia   

Ideal For : Family beach holidays, fishing enthusiasts and couples looking for a relaxing weekend getaway.
The coastal holiday region of Mandurah has 2 relatively distinct seasons. During the months of May and September there is on average 15-17 rainy days each month, significantly more rainfall than the rest of the year and average maximum daily temperatures ranging from 18-21°C. From October through to April the rain is pretty much non existent and the average maximum daily temperature warms up to ..... Read Full Detailed Description

Cowes, Victoria   

Ideal For : Weekend getaways for couples, international travellers, family holidays and people who have their own boat for fishing.
The holiday destination of Cowes on Phillip Island is known for being cold and wet between the months of May and September, with average maximum daily temperatures ranging from 13-16°C and 15-17 rainy days per month. The weather in Cowes, however, is a lot better the rest of the year with much fewer rainy days (although the presence of rain is never to far away), plenty of sunshine and an average ..... Read Full Detailed Description

Merimbula, New South Wales   

Ideal For : Families, fishing enthusiasts and older couples who want a longer holiday (generally a week or more).
The coastal township of Merimbula on the NSW Sapphire Coast has relatively mild weather throughout the year with average maximum daily temperatures ranging from 16°C in June and July through to 25°C in January and February. There are plenty of sunny days in Merimbula, although the possibility of rain is always present with an average of between 10 and 12 rainy days each month of the year. ..... Read Full Detailed Description