What's on in Cairns: November 2018 - Down Under Tours

What’s on in Cairns: November 2018

October 18, 2018

Coming into the end of Spring, the Cairns weather gradually gets warmer as we head towards a humid Summer. Days in November typically range from 22°-33°, with an average of 8 days of rain over the course of the month as we lead into the Wet Season. Water temperatures in November are PERFECT to visit the Great Barrier Reef and enjoy a swim, snorkel or dive! Find your perfect reef day by clicking here.

It’s always a good time to visit the World Heritage Rainforest by visiting Kuranda for the day, or journeying to the Daintree. Best to fit this trip in before the humidity well and truly hits in Summer!


Cairns Esplanade Markets: Every Saturday 8am-4pm – by the Lagoon, Cairns Esplanade
Tanks Markets: Sunday 25th November 9am-2pm – Collins Avenue, Edge Hill
Palm Cove Markets: Sunday 4th November 8am-2pm – Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove
Port Douglas Markets: Every Sunday 8am-1:30pm – Market Park, Port Douglas
Rusty’s Markets: Every Friday & Saturday 5am-6pm & Sunday 5am-3pm – 57-89 Grafton St
Cruise Liner Markets: 13th, 20th & 22nd November 10am-5pm – by the Lagoon, Cairns Esplanade

Yarrabah Band Festival – Sat Nov 3rd @ Jilara Football Oval

The Yarrabah Band Festival is back another year with Australian music icons and some rising stars. Headlined by Paul Kelly with Vika & Linda Bull, this music festival is free and will also have food stalls and activities so you can enjoy the afternoon. Find out more by clicking here.

Taipans vs Melb United – Sat Nov 3rd @ Cairns Convention Centre

Round 4 brings another home game for the Taipans – find your tickets on the Official Website – click here

Melbourne Cup Events – Tues Nov 6th

The race that stops the nation comes around for another year and of course, there’s events on across the city. Just some of the exciting events are:
The Boatshed: G.H.Mumm Melbourne Cup – Fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House Cairns. For $85pp, enjoy a glass on G.H.Mumm on arrival, delicious tasting menu, raffles, sweeps, lucky door, fashion parade and more – all to raise money for a worthwhile cause.
Salthouse: Head to Salthouse for the perfect location to spend the afternoon- you can choose from the Gala Lunch for $99pp which includes a three course lunch, glass of Moët and Chandon on arrival and two drinks with lunch, OR the Cup Cocktail Party for $99pp which includes two hours of premium handmade canapés, accompanied by a two hour beverage package.

Beer-n-Burger Fest – Sat Nov 10th @ Watson’s Oval

Bought to us by TropicNow, the newest food festival for Beer and Burger fans in Cairns! Starting from 4pm, relax and enjoy an afternoon of good food, drinks and company. Entry is just $5 per person. Find out more information on their website.

Taipans vs Perth Wildcats – Sat Nov 17th @ Cairns Convention Centre

Round 6 is back in Cairns – find your tickets on the Official Website – click here

Tanks Unplugged – Fri 23rd Nov @ The Tanks

The Tanks Unplugged series showcases the best of live and local music- this November will feature Lady Valiant, Legends of Perhaps and Clara Satzke. It’s always a wonderful evening so make sure to get there to support our local musicians! Find out more and get tickets by clicking here.

British India – Sat Nov 24th @ The Tanks

Popular Australian indie rock band, British India, are bringing their last tour with founding member and guitarist Nic Wilson. Over 10 years, they have released 6 albums, had 8 Hottest 100 entries and headlined over 700 shows – plus they supported The Rolling Stones. Make sure to get tickets now so you don’t miss out – click here.