Things to Do in Cairns in November.

November is a great time to visit Cairns. It will be warming up, but it's not too het yet, and the chances of rain are still pretty slim. It's the perfect month to experience the "Kuranda Skyrail and Scenic Train", you'll get an up close look at the mighty Barron Falls, and beleive me, they will be spectacular.

An option that is very popular all year, is a cruise to "Green Island & The Reef". You'll get to spend the morning on ever popular Green Island and then visit an outer reef pontoon for snorkelling and/or scuba diving in the afternoon.

Cairns grinds to a halt on the first Tuesday in November, with the Melbourne Cup on almost every TV screen and radio. Many restaurants and clubs hold special functions.

Kuranda Train & Skyrail - from $112

Kuranda Village is a quaint little town located at the top of the mountain range just behind Cairns. Kuranda is most famous because of its means of getting there. The Kuranda Scenic Train winds its way in an hour and a half journey up the mountain to Kuranda, and Skyrail is a cable car ride that takes at least one hour to get there, travelling above world heritage listed rainforest.

Green Island & The Reef - from $232

The complete reef and island experience awaits with this exciting cruise. A fast 45 minute catamaran ride will take you to beautiful Green Island to enjoy two hours on this unique reef and rainforest coral cay.A day of adventure and discovery continues onto Cairns Adventures’ spacious activity platform moored on the majestic Outer Great Barrier Reef.

Xtreme Rafting on the Tully - from $205

Xtreme is a small, exclusive trip with our very best river guides taking you on the wildest ride possible.This awesome adventure is located in spectacular surroundings only 2 hours south of Cairns.
                        It's faster ... it's a greater rush .. it's extra challenges ... it's XTREME !

Family Tubing the Mulgrave - from $65

The locals have been doing this for years, now it's your turn. Grab one of our purpose built, high quality tubes and hit the river. The Mulgrave river is located approximately 40 minutes south of Cairns. This is a great half day family activity with a minimum age of 5 years.

What is the Weather like in Cairns in November?

You may have read that the wet season starts in November here in Cairns. Thats partly true, but what we experience traditionally during November and December is what we call the "build up". Humidity starts to increase, and clouds roll in most afternoons, but we don't actually get much rain. The rain comes towards the end of the wet, in February and March.

Max Temp °C Max Temp °F Humidity % Min Temp °C Min Temp °F             Rainfall mm             Rainfall inches Water Temp °C Water Temp °F
30° 86° 68 22° 72° 90 4 28° 82°

November weather records

November's Hottest Day - 37.2°C (154/11/1971)

November's Lowest Maximum - 24.4°C (21/11/1989)

November's Lowest Minimum - 14.6°C (26/11/1947)

November's Wettest Day - 185.0mm (23/11/1989)

November's Highest Rainfall - 372.0mm(1989)

November's Lowest Rainfall - 3.2mm (1990)

Whats on in November in Cairns?

  • Regular local Community Markets (click here for Markets page)
  • 4th - Melbourne Cup
  • 6th - Full Moon
  • 6th to 9th - Port Douglas Marlin Challenge
  • 8th - Cooktown Race Day

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