Australia in November: Weather and Travel Tips

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The last month of spring in the southern hemisphere, Australia in November welcomes rising temperatures and improving spirits as locals begin to spend most of their time al fresco. It is a month when little of the country is off-limits.Visitors can explore everything from ancient rainforests to suburban Sydney beaches, by way of Uluru and the ‘Red Center’. Yet, Australia in November does not see that much of tourist crowds — most of them arrive in December. This makes November a good all-round time to visit Australia.

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Australia Weather in November

Port Douglas beach and ocean on a sunny day, Queensland, Australia
Visit Port Douglas to take advantage of the pleasant seaside climate.

The defining feature of weather in Australia in November is temperatures that are comfortable, whether you aim to hit the beach or get a little more active. You can expect temperatures in popular destinations, including Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane, to range between 25°C and 28°C daily. Uluru and the 'Red Center’ are already getting hot, with highs of 33°C by day and dropping to around 18°C at night. Rain should not affect your vacation plans to any great degree, with passing showers easily avoidable. The exception is the far north, around Darwin, where the rain picks up in November alongside temperatures.

Check out our seasonal overview for the best time to visit Australia.

Weather in Australia in November - Rainfall and Temperatures

Oct Nov Dec
Avg Daily (°C) 14 16 18
Avg Nightly (°C) 22 24 26
Avg Daily (°F) 58 61 65
Avg Nightly (°F) 72 76 79
Avg Rainfall (mm) 88 116 85

Why Visit Australia in November

Discover the heart of Alice Springs and get to know the natural beauty of South Australia
Alice Springs combines centuries-old architecture and frontier spirit with the rich cultural heritage found in historic sites and museums.
Coolum Beach is one of Queensland's most popular beaches and is a popular surf spot
Relax and enjoy the beach watching the waves and soaking up in the sun.

The weather is excellent across most of the country in November. But there are other reasons to visit Australia in November, some of them are:

  • Fewer crowds: Compared to the months to come, Australia in November is relatively quiet. Booking your preferred accommodation and internal flights are hassle-free during this time.
  • Sightseeing and beach fun: Pleasant weather conditions make it possible to explore Australia’s city sights and enjoy the beaches without being too cold or too hot.
  • Magnificent Uluru: November weather is cool enough to allow visitors to discover the magnificence of Uluru and central settlements such as Alice Springs.
  • Melbourne Cup: One of the biggest annual events, the Melbourne Cup is more than just a horse race. It comes with a grand build-up before the event actually takes place on November 5.

Where to go and what to do

The Melbourne skyline across the Yarra River.
Melbourne is the coastal capital of the southeastern Australian state of Victoria.

You can visit Melbourne to experience Melbourne Cup, Australia’s second-biggest city has a lively cultural scene in November, with its warren of central laneways being home to a plethora of independent stores, restaurants, and bars.

Head along the Mornington Peninsula or Great Ocean Road and you are sure to be tempted into entering Australia’s seas, with clear waters allowing snorkeling and diving tours in Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef. The same region offers up the chance to explore Aboriginal ways of life at Port Douglas, where the ancient rainforest meets the sea.

Late spring is also a time that sees Australia’s rivers at their best. Spending a few days aboard a historic paddle steamer on the Murray River is a unique way to take in the country’s landscapes and native bird species—as well as a chance to see crocs.

November is a good time to visit Australia with generally fine weather for seeing the sights and enjoying all the country has to offer by land and sea. It is also a good month for seeking out deals on accommodation and flights, as November nestles in Australia’s shoulder season. 

For a hassle-free trip to Australia, consider booking customized tours. Reach out to our local travel experts if you are interested in a personalized itinerary.

Published by Astha Joshi, updated on August 29, 2022

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