November in Melbourne – Events, Weather and Travel Tips


_melbourne-n0vemberMelbourne has variety of fun and entertainment to offer in November. Without a doubt, regardless the season, Melbourne is always teaming with a lot of things like exhibitions, concerts, theater, sporting events and festivals. Attracting visitors from all parts of Australia and the world, Melbourne is surely going to offer a fun and busy experience in November.

November Events in Melbourne

Melbourne Cup Day – This is the most celebrated horse racing and social event of the country. The major racing event takes place at the Flemington Racecourse. Over 100,000 individuals normally attend this event. The event is televised live to about 650 million viewers around the world. Melbourne Cup Day is regarded as the race that stops the nation as people stop whatever they do just to listen to the event. The race takes place on the first Tuesday of November.

Australian Post Opera Bowl – Before going to this event, don’t forget to bring your rugs and picnic basket and don’t miss to enjoy the wonderful music underneath the sky as the Opera Australia will present the opening of Australia Post Opera in the Bowl which takes place at Sydney Myer Music Bowl. The venue is located in the gardens of Kings Domain.

Queenscliff Music Festival – This is one of the most flourishing regional events of the country. Focusing on the historic municipality of Queencliff – which is located 100 km from Melbourne – this 3-day event includes a few of the most special performance spaces you are expected to find. We are talking about a Victorian ballroom, Circus marquee, a church and outdoor concerts. And there’s more! The event comprises 160 performances and 900 musicians and takes place at the end of November.

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November Weather in Melbourne

Variable and breezy weather persists during the month of November. There is normally a great difference in the temperature each day during this month. The weather can be warm (or even hot) but you might have a bit of bad luck and stumble upon a cloudy or rainy day. The nights are normally mild. A lot of days are windy.

Avg. high 72°F/22°C
Avg. low 52°F/11°C
Avg. precipitation 3.18 inches/8.1 cm

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Getting Here

Spring is a great time to visit Melbourne. Since spring is outside of the peak season in Melbourne, there is a great chance to find affordable flights to Melbourne. Ideally you should check out the airlines which use the Melbourne airport as hub. They always have some sort of offers going on.

Where to Stay

Since the last spring month in Melbourne is still outside the peak tourist season, it is easy to find cheap hotels or hostels to stay in. Make sure to check the special discounts offered by hotels and hostels.

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