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January in Canberra ACT

January 2017 Events in Canberra and the ACT

  • 1 January (Sunday) 2017 – New Years Day (Public Holiday)
  • 2 January (Monday) 2017 – Additional Public Holiday for New Year – it’s a long weekend!
  • 5 to 8 January 2017 –Summernats  annual Street Machine Summernats Car Festival is Australia’s biggest horse power party where over 2000 elite street machines descend on Canberra. Coming from around the world, entrants display to a crowd of over 100,000 people.
  • 26 January (Thursday) 2017 – Australia Day Public Holiday.
    • see Themes For Parties.com.au for Australia Day party ideas and costumes).
    • Australia Day in the Capital starts with an Aussie Day BBQ breakfast, kids concert, the National Flag Raising and Citizenship Ceremony, activities hosted at the National Museum of Australia and more, and concludes with Fireworks on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin.
  • 27 January (Friday) 2017 – School Term 1 starts for teachers. Students start the following Monday or Tuesday (check school holiday dates)

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3infun Canberra Attraction Pass Including the Australian Institute of Sport, Cockington Green Gardens and Questacon3infun Canberra Attraction Pass Including the Australian Institute of Sport, Cockington Green Gardens and Questacon,
With a 3infun Canberra Attraction Pass you can visit three of the best attractions in Australia’s capital — the Australian Institute of Sport, Cockington Green Gardens and Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre. The 3infun Attrractoin Pass is valid for 12 months from date of purchase for single entry at each attraction with a bonus return visit to one of the participating attractions included.This pass gives you 3 times the excitement, 3 times the action and 3 times the fun! see more info and booking details from Viator (multiple currencies, select yours in top left of their pages)
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Canberra Hot Air Balloon Flight at SunriseCanberra Hot Air Balloon Flight at Sunrise,
Canberra is a beautiful city of lakes, parks, national buildings and colorful tree lined streets surrounded by bush land and mountains. To view this remarkable planned city from a balloon provides a unique perspective. No other way of seeing Canberra so effectively brings together designer Walter Burley Griffin’s vision and how it has been translated into the vibrant capital that Canberra has become. Your experience starts with meeting at the Hyatt Hotel 30 minutes before sunrise and ends after landing with a traditional sparkling wine celebration and commemorative ‘Flight Certificate´. All flights last between 45 minutes and 1 hour. see more info and booking details from Viator (multiple currencies, select yours in top left of their pages)
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Hot Air Balloon - Canberra, WeekdayAdrenalinHot Air Balloon – Canberra, Weekday

Everyone should experience Hot Air Ballooning at least once. The tranquil exhilaration of floating with the wind at sunrise over beautiful scenery is absolutely unforgettable. Book now! (from Adrenaline)

Paintball Canberra (Tuggeranong) - Entry, Full Day Games Plus 800 PaintballsAdrenalinPaintball Canberra (Tuggeranong) – Entry, Full Day Games Plus 800 Paintballs

Five Star Paintball has arrived! Gone are the days of playing behind trees and hay bales. Play in the only 5 Star Movie-Themed game zones in Australia! (from Adrenaline)

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