What's On: November Events

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Our pick of some of the best family events around Australia this November. Start planning your adventure today. 

Sydney Open

4 Nov | Various locations, Sydney

Over one weekend, Sydney Open will unlock the doors of more than 60 of the city’s most important, inspiring and intriguing buildings and spaces. Go behind the scenes of some of the city’s most treasured and architecturally significant buildings, from harbourside heritage to stunning architecturally designed private residences. Choose from expert-led tours, or enjoy the freedom to plan your own architectural adventure from the open-access program of 40+ buildings across Sydney's CBD.


NRMA Members receive a special discount on the Sydney Open Pass, which unlocks over 40 buildings across the Sydney CBD, on Sunday 4 November for $42 (usually $49). Simply log in to reveal the code to redeem.

Red Bull Flugtag

10 Nov | Mrs Macquarie's Chair, Sydney

Witness the fearless and foolhardy pilot home-made flying machines off a six metre high platform in the hopes of soaring into the skies (though it's more likely you’ll see them plummet into the harbour below) at Red Bull Flugtag, which means “flying day” in German. Pushing the envelope of human-powered flight, teams are judged on flight distance, creativity of the craft and showmanship – a criteria which has inspired flying tacos and prehistoric pterodactyls to run the flight decks in the previous years. Located at Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair, it's a free, non-ticketed event and a guaranteed fun day out for all the family.

L'Étape Australia 2018

30 Nov 1 Dec | Jindabyne, Snowy Mountains

L'Étape Australia by Tour de France is a unique road cycling event that provides an experience as close to riding in the Tour de France as it is possible for an amateur to get. But you don't have to be a participant or even a cycling enthusiast to enjoy the event festivities. Soak in the race atmosphere, sample the local food and drink, and explore the delights the Snowy Mountains region has to offer.


NRMA Members receive a special 10 percent discount off the registration price for L'Étape Australia by Tour de France. Simply log in to reveal the special code to redeem.

Melbourne Cup Carnival

3 - 10 Nov | Flemington, Melbourne

The highlight of spring racing in Victoria, the Melbourne Cup Carnival, features four days of flash, finery and fanfare, as the worlds of sport, fashion, food and entertainment collide. The main event is, of course, the $7.3m Melbourne Cup on Tuesday 6 November, which will see Group 1 thoroughbreds battle out 3200m for glory.

Feast Festival: Picnic in the Park

25 Nov | Pinky Flat, Adelaide

What better way to enjoy your Sunday then kicking back and relaxing with family and friends at Picnic in the Park. Providing a packed program for all ages, highlights include stalls, tasty food, bars, novelty races, a dog show, live music, a kids’ zone and a DJ. Did we mention you can bring your doggo too? The event concludes the annual Feast Festival – a two week celebration of LGBTIQ art and culture, which runs from 10 to 25 November.

Tasmanian Craft Fair

2 - 5 Nov | Deloraine, Tasmania

See the largest working display of arts and crafts in Australia at the Tasmanian Craft Fair, where more than 200 artists and artisans treat visitors to their fine handiwork. Amongst the exhibits and working craft displays, highlights include gourmet food, entertainment and children's activities.

Margaret River Gourmet Escape

16 - 8 Nov | Margaret River, Perth

Since its inauguration in 2012, Margaret River Gourmet Escape has grown to become a premier culinary event, today attracting visitors, and international chefs and personalities alike, including Heston Blumenthal, Nigella Lawson, Rene Redzepi, Marco Pierre White, Massimo Bottura, Antonio Carluccio, Tetsuya Wakuda and Rick Stein. The event shines a spotlight on the region’s world-class food and wine, as well as extraordinary beaches, forests and vineyards. A must for passionate foodies.

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