Best places to travel in January
January's the month when Aussies kick back at the cricket, seek out shady spots to share coldies with besties, and come together as the Sydney Harbour Bridge erupts in New Year light.
It's a long school holiday break, so treat the kids to surf lessons in Bali, or unplug amid the natural wonders of Phillip Island and Tassie. Surf rats should pack some wax and make tracks for the NSW North Coast or Oahu's North Shore. If you'd prefer a cooler start to your New Year, wander the snow-misted shrines of Tokyo, or grab your chapstick and beanie for the Rocky Mountain highs of Banff.