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Events to Catch in November 2022

Kevin the cassowary

TNQ Writer

Ramp up your Tropical North Queensland trip by catching one of these fantastic events in November 2022.

Tropical North Queensland is known for it’s epic reef adventures, magical rainforest tours and exciting nightlife, but it’s also home to some world-class events. Plan your next holiday with this guide to November events.

Crocodile Trophy

Peddle up for 9 days of incredible mountain biking on the 26th annual Crocodile Trophy. The race begins in the Smithfield Mountain Bike Park, before climbing up to the Atherton Tablelands, across the Herberton Range to Mareeba and down through sugar cane plantations for a grand finale on Four Mile Beach in Port Douglas.

Where: Atherton Tableland and Port Douglas
When: 4-12 November, 2022

Cooktown Races

Grab your hat or fascinator and head to Cooktown Amateur Turf Club for the 148th annual Cooktown Races Day. Enter the Seaview Fashions on the Field, watch the horses and dance the evening away to Black Image.

Where: Cooktown 
When: 5 November, 2022

Port Douglas Marlin Challenge

If fishing is your area of expertise, or you simply enjoy throwing in a line, join anglers from all over the country in an epic challenge to find one of the ocean’s greatest prizes – the Marlin. Tropical North Queensland hosts some of the best Marlin fishing in the world and game boats and crews will head to Port Douglas this November, all with the anticipation of being the one to catch a giant Black Marlin. 

Where: Port Douglas
When: 17-20 November, 2022


Sway the day and evening away in Kuranda at Reggaetown. Acts include Katchafire, Masata, Zennith, Nicky Bomb and the Raggaetown Allstars.

Where: Kuranda
When: 20 November 2022

Market Day

Shopping is a favourite pastime in Tropical North Queensland, with an abundance of markets to occupy your weekends. If you’re a lover of antiques or retro, you’ll often find special pieces and quirky finds in the vintage shops and second-hand stores around the region, but don’t forget to add some markets to your list. From the well-established Rusty’s in Cairns, where you can shop for dinner, buy a new outfit and have a massage all under one roof, to the eclectic Port Douglas Markets under the shady trees of Anzac Park, to the historic village of Yungaburra. For a taste of tropical lifestyle try the Tanks Markets, set amongst the rainforest at the Cairns Botanical Gardens or stroll along the Esplanade at the Palm Cove markets. 

Where: Cairns, Palm Cove, Port Douglas, & Yungaburra
When: all month

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