What’s on in Cairns: November 2019 - Down Under Tours

What’s on in Cairns: November 2019

October 25, 2019

In November, we welcome the lead up to Cairns’ wet season- the heat and humidity starts to rise with temperatures ranging from 22°-33°c. You definitely won’t need a jacket here! These temperatures also mean that the ocean is also quite warm – an average of 27°c – so definitely make plans to visit the Great Barrier Reef for a swim and snorkel while it’s this beautiful!

While the days are typically sunny, November occasionally gets some evening rain (which is welcome after a hot day of exploring). If you’re looking to explore the Rainforest, why not check out Kuranda for an amazing day out? Particularly if there’s a rain shower overnight before, the rainforest truly comes to life after a drizzle!

These World Heritage listed locations aren’t on people’s Bucket Lists for nothing!

For great events around Cairns this November, keep reading to see what you can add to your calendar.


Cairns Esplanade Markets: Every Saturday, 8am to 4pm – by the Esplanade Lagoon
Tanks Markets: Sunday 24th, 9am to 2pm – Collins Avenue, Edge Hill (last one for the year!)
Rusty’s Markets: Every Friday & Saturday 5am to 6pm + Sunday 5am to 3pm – 57-89 Grafton St
Palm Cove Markets: Sunday 3rd, 8am to 2pm – Palm Cove Esplanade
Port Douglas Markets: Every Sunday, 8am to 1:30pm – Market Park, Port Douglas

The Ultimate Eagles Experience – Sat 2nd Nov

@ CPAC Theatre

If you’re a lover of The Eagles, don’t miss this live tribute concert with all of the classics like Hotel California, Take It Easy, Desperado and much more! Recreated to perfection, get your tickets and get ready to sing along. Find out more information here.


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Melbourne Cup – Tues 5th Nov

It’s that time of year again – the race that stops the nation. There are a number of Melbourne Cup events around Cairns if you’re looking to dress up and a sophisticated package. We’ve listed just a couple below for you:
Shangri-La Hotel
Pullman Cairns International
Crystalbrook Riley


Cairns Made Festival Christmas Edition – Sun 10th Nov

@ The Pier Cairns

Created by Oasis Magazine, The Cairns Made Festival supports and showcases a range of local small businesses with local crafters, designers, artists and more with their own stalls set up. This time around is the Christmas Edition, partnering with the FNQ Hospital Foundation for a festive twist. Find out more information about the event here.


Cosentino LIVE – Sun 10th Nov

@ CPAC Theatre

Australia’s best magician and illusionist, Cosentino, is embarking on his first regional tour in over a decade.  This will without a doubt be a night of world-class entertainment with magic, illusions, escapes and audience participation. Find out more info and get your tickets here.


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Josh Thomas – Tues 12th Nov

@ The Tanks Art Centre- Tank 5

Aussie comedian and star of award winning series Please Like Me is coming to Cairns for a stand-up comedy show at the Tanks Art Centre. This Australian tour is selling fast, so find out more info and get your tickets here.


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Busby Marou – Fri 22nd Nov

@ The Jack

The Aussie duo from Rockhampton are making their way back to Cairns once again to celebrate their fourth studio album, The Great Divide. Busby Marou’s stage presence and storytelling through their music has built them a large fan base Australia-wide for their acoustic Summer hits. Find out more information and find your tickets here.


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Cairns Taipans NBL Home Games

Now that that this year’s season has started, there are four Home Games in Cairns for the Taipans this month! Games are held at the Cairns Convention Centre, so whether you’re Taipans fan, basketball fan or just love a good sports atmosphere, grab some tickets and check out a game this month! Find tickets by clicking here.

  • Cairns Taipans V Illawarra Hawks: Sat 9th Nov
  • Cairns Taipans V Brisbane Bullets: Sat 16th Nov
  • Cairns Taipans V Perth Wildcats: Sat 23rd Nov
  • Cairns Taipans V Melbourne United: Fri 29th Nov


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