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You are likely to see colourful birds around the Gold Coast, as we get lots, but if you are a bird lover then maybe O'Reillys Annual Bird Week held during November, might be just what you are looking for.

If you cannot make it up to O'Reillys you can still keep a look out for our magnificent wildlife, especially at places like David Fleay's Wildlife Park or Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, or up in Brisbane at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

November is officially the last month of Spring. The weather becomes very much warmer and humid. Which makes it a great month to visit outside of schoolies time.

We've got quite a few sporting events early in the month including the bi-annual Pan Pacific Masters Games, Coolangatta Gold and Melbourne Cup Lunches (okay so maybe that's more social that sporting!).

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There are no school holidays as such in November, but the Year 12 school leavers descend upon Surfers Paradise and the Gold Coast during the last week of November.

November (before schoolies week) is a fantastic time to visit the Gold Coast as there are still a few events on, and Gold Coast attractions are relatively quiet at this time of the year.

Most questions I get asked about in November relate to the weather, travelling with under school age children and how to cope with holidaying at schoolie time if you are not a schoolie! It is possible, check out the Q&A for the answers.

As well as the major events, there are events, markets and shows that run throughout the year. You can find more information through these links:

How to use this page? Scroll down to see all Gold Coast Events November. You can also use the search bar in the top of the page or at the bottom to locate an event.

Disclaimer: Whilst every care is taken to provide correct information, the information about Gold Coast events, festivals, shows and other activities shown on this and other pages within this website is a guide only. Dates are subject to change without notice. Please check with individual event organisers before planning your trip around these dates.

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Events in Gold Coast November

Melbourne Cup Lunches On Gold Coast


First Tuesday of November


Various Locations Around Gold Coast

Melbourne Cup is the horse race that stops the nation on the first Tuesday of November every year. There are quite a few different venues including hotels and restaurants that host Melbourne Cup events.

For example the Gold Coast Turf Club hosts a Melbourne Cup Raceday at the Bundall racetrack, whilst many of the major hotels host large events and this year there is a big event at Oracle in Broadbeach as well as one at the Convention centre.

Pan Pacific Masters Games


Biennial Event - Every 2 Years Even Years for around 10 days early in November (Thurs to following Sunday)


Venues across Gold Coast depending upon the sport

Held every two years in the Gold Coast, Pan Pacific Masters is due back in 2016 and I guess they'll get to try out some of the new venues being built for the 2018 Commonwealth Games :D

More information on their website: Masters Games.

Other related pages on this website:

Will Masters Games Affect Family Holiday?

Coolangatta Gold


Weekend in October or November


Coolangatta and Kirra Beaches

The Coolangatta Gold is an iconic endurance race for those ironmen amongst us! The dates usually move between October and November each year, although occassionally it is moved to September depending on other events.

There's a "short course" 32.4kms and a "long course" 41.2kms. Either way, it's a test of endurance including ocean swim, surf-ski, board paddle and run. I didn't realise it is the longest race of its kind in the world - I thought the Hawaiian Ironman was but I stand corrected as that is triathlon (swim, bike and run).

You will see a range of competitors from U19s right through to masters. Worth checking out and it is a great spot on a Sunday by the beach, pop into the Kurrawa Surf Club if you can get it, it will be busy or pop across the road to Broadbeach Mall and lots of restaurants and cafes there.

More event information on the SLSA website.

O'Reilly's Annual Bird Week


Sunday to Sunday Early in November


O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat, Canungra

These bird weeks are popular and sound like lots of fun for ornithologists! They always seem to be finding some rare species whilst enjoying the relaxing environment at O'Reilly's.

Bird Weeks at O'Reilly's started back in the late 1970's - so these are a huge tradition. Each year they seem to have sightings of over 200 species at O'Reilly's. You are bound to see some amazing birds during the week.

Bird Week is an internationally acclaimed festival of birds with talks from key ornithologists and guest lecturers from around Australia. Guided walks, 4WD excursions, lectures, spotlighting, bird counts and audio visual presentations.

A stay at O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat is always special whether you make it during this special Bird Week or at any other time. There's always lots on.

Schoolies Week


Saturday to Saturday late in November - Main Qld Week


Surfers Paradise

The official week for schoolies formal entertainment and activities in the Gold Coast.

However, there are other schoolies who visit the Gold Coast in the two weeks after these dates for more information check out Gold Coast Schoolies Dates

If you have come here seeking general information on schoolies I direct you to the Queensland Government website information about Schoolies. If you are looking for accommodation check out Book Schoolies for dedicated schoolies travel agent.

Disclaimer: Whilst every care is taken to provide correct information, the information about Gold Coast events, festivals, shows and other activities shown on this and other pages within this website is a guide only. Dates are subject to change without notice. Please check with individual event organisers before planning your trip around these dates.

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