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    AZTECS Exhibition, Sydney

    29 Sep 2014 -  01 Feb 2015,  Australian Museum, Sydney

    Explore 500 years of Aztec civilisation at Sydney’s Australian Museum. This blockbuster exhibition, direct from Mexico, brings the rise, fall and daily life of the Aztec empire to life with over 200 priceless artefacts and dynamic multimedia displays. Gods, demons, warriors, slaves, nobles and human sacrifices – it’s all here. Entry $24.

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    Hunter Valley Christmas Lights Spectacular

    07 Nov 2014 -  26 Jan 2015,  Hunter Valley Gardens

    Voted the Hunter’s best event, this treat for the senses sees over 1.5 million Christmas lights illuminate the Hunter Valley Gardens in fun and fantastic displays. As well as the dazzling light displays including Candyland, Winnie the Pooh, Alice in Wonderland, and The North Pole, you can enjoy sound and light shows, festive food stalls, and rides throughout the themed gardens. Tickets $25 per adult (night ticket only) or $44 for day and night access to the Hunter Valley Gardens. Child and Family tickets available.

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    Taste of Tasmania

    28 Dec 2014 -  03 Jan 2015,  Hobart

    Tasmania may be tiny in size but they are big on food. From seafood and craft beer & wine to artisan desserts, there is something for everyone. The festival runs over the new year so there's a party to enjoy too!

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    The Falls Festival

    29 Dec 2014 -  01 Jan 2015,  Marion Bay

    Immerse yourself in the amazing music, arts and comedy festival located in Marion Bay. Whether you're camping with the masses or staying off-site, the line up will amaze you right through to the new year. This multi-day festival also takes place in Lorne, Victoria and sunny Byron Bay, New South Wales and is a must for any festival lover.

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    Golden River Developments Perth Cup

    01 Jan 2015 -  01 Jan 2015,  Perth

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    BMW Perth Cup

    01 Jan 2015 -  01 Jan 2015,  Perth

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    Hunter Valley Mega Bugs

    03 Jan 2015 -  26 Jan 2015,  Hunter Valley Gardens

    From 3-26 January 2015, you can also check out the biggest display of animatronic bugs in Australia, Mega Bugs, at the Hunter Valley Gardens. The 8 metre praying mantis, so-called Spider-saurus and other mega creatures are not for the faint-hearted.

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    Southbound Festival

    03 Jan 2015 -  04 Jan 2015,  Busselton

    Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth

    04 Jan 2015 -  10 Jan 2015,  Perth

    Kicking off the Australian Open Series, Perth welcomes some of the world’s big hitters for this round robin competition between eight countries. Cheer on Team Australia’s rising stars Nick Kyrgios and Casey Dellacqua.

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    Brisbane International

    04 Jan 2015 -  11 Jan 2015,  Brisbane

    Experience first-hand the excitement of a heated tennis match at the Brisbane International. Secure your tickets to catch some of the best players. Past champians include Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Serena Williams.

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    Sydney Festival 2015

    08 Jan 2015 -  26 Jan 2015,  Sydney

    It wouldn’t be summer in Sydney without the city’s biggest and boldest festival and its celebrated menu of music, theatre, dance, art, sights and sounds of all sorts. The program includes more than 18 world premieres, 11 Australian premieres and 22 Australian exclusives that will turn the city into an epic theatre of music and spectacle. Highlights include: free concerts in the Domain; eats, beats and treats at the Festival Village and Speigeltent; and a huge range of wild, wicked and out of this world performances in venues from the CBD to Parramatta Gaol (don’t miss Tex Perkins’ recreation of Johnny Cash’s Folsom Prison concert). It's just one of the events hitting Sydney in the New Year. Check out the weird and wonderful Rocks Village Bizarre, cheer on the Australia Day Ferrython, and enjoy the Chinese New Year Twilight Parade and dragon boat races.

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    AFC Asian Cup

    09 Jan 2015 -  31 Jan 2015,  Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Newcastle

    The Socceroos kick off Asia’s biggest football tournament – and the biggest event in Australia’s football history - when they meet Kuwait in Melbourne on 9 January. But which of the 16 competing nations, including defending champions Japan, will they make it to the final 22 days later? Football fans can catch the action live in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Brisbane or Newcastle with tickets available from AU$29 to149.

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    AFC Asian Cup

    09 Jan 2015 -  31 Jan 2015,  Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Newcastle

    The Socceroos kick off Asia’s biggest football tournament – and the biggest event in Australia’s football history - when they meet Kuwait in Melbourne on 9 January. But which of the 16 competing nations, including defending champions Japan, will they make it to the final 22 days later? Football fans can catch the action live in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Brisbane or Newcastle with tickets available from AU$29 to149.

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    AFC Asian Cup

    09 Jan 2015 -  31 Jan 2015,  Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Newcastle

    The Socceroos kick off Asia’s biggest football tournament – and the biggest event in Australia’s football history - when they meet Kuwait in Melbourne on 9 January. But which of the 16 competing nations, including defending champions Japan, will they make it to the final 22 days later? Football fans can catch the action live in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Brisbane or Newcastle with tickets available from AU$29 to149.

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    Albany Half Triathlon

    09 Jan 2015 -  10 Jan 2015,  Albany

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    Apia International Tennis, Sydney

    11 Jan 2015 -  17 Jan 2015,  Sydney Olympic Park

    Sydneysiders will also get a chance to support home-grown hitters Stosur, Tomic and Kyrgios when the action comes to Sydney Olympic Park, both on and off the court. See you there!

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    World Tennis Challenge, Adelaide

    13 Jan 2015 -  15 Jan 2015,  Adelaide

    Take one legendary player from tennis’ hallowed past, including former champions John McEnroe and Goran Ivanisevic, pair with one current star of the court, for this tournament with a twist. Enjoy three nights of racket action as unique tennis doubles representing Australasia, the Americas, Europe and Internationals, hit the courts.

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    MOFO

    15 Jan 2015 -  18 Jan 2015,  MONA, Hobart

    The annual MOFO festival is one of Tassie's largest contemporary music festivals that started in 2009 with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds headlining. It showcases various arts including sound, dance and visual installations. Going to miss out on MOFO? A winter version of the festival, Dark MOFO runs each June.

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    Tamworth Country Music Festival

    16 Jan 2015 -  25 Jan 2015,  Tamworth

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    Thredbo Blues Festival

    16 Jan 2015 -  18 Jan 2015,  Thredbo village

    Thredbo's hills will be alive with the sound of music for the 21st anniversary of this intimate 3-day festival. Jeff Lang, Rick Price, The Ray Beadle Ban and Minnie Marks are among the super smooth and artists who will take over various venues around Thredbo village for a celebration of Australian Blues. Festival Passes are available from the Festival Ticket and Information Booth on arrival and include all day chairlift access on the Saturday and Sunday.

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    Australian Open Tennis, Melbourne

    19 Jan 2015 -  01 Feb 2015,  Melbourne

    The world’s top tennis players are back again to battle it out over two star-studded weeks for Grand Slam glory. Each year the event gets bigger, better and more intense; you don’t need to be a tennis fan to get sucked into the atmosphere. In addition to the court action, there is plenty going on around the grounds with live music acts, a super screen in Garden Square and the ever popular Heineken Beer Garden.

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    Ben and Jerry's Openair Cinema - Sydney

    22 Jan 2015 -  01 Mar 2015,  Bondi, Sydney

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    Fringe World

    23 Jan 2015 -  22 Feb 2015,  Perth

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    Adventurethon Kalbarri

    24 Jan 2015 -  25 Jan 2015,  Kalbarri

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    Sydney Ferrython

    26 Jan 2015 -  26 Jan 2015,  Sydney Harbour

    Pack a picnic or get your spot at one of the many bars, pubs and cafes on Sydney's harbour foreshore for the Australia Day Ferrython, as the yellow and green Sydney Ferries race from Circular Quay to Shark Island and to the finishing post under Sydney’s iconic Bridge. The Harbour is also the place to be to catch the historic Tall Ships Race, the precision performances of the Tug & Yacht Ballet, the intrepid competitors of The Great Australian Swim, and the Australia Day Regatta.

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    Australia Day Lotto Fireworks

    26 Jan 2015 -  26 Jan 2015,  Perth

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    Sunset Wine

    31 Jan 2015 -  01 Feb 2015,  Perth

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