Port Douglas in November

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November is a good time to visit Port Douglas, November will be hot, the wet season could be beginning, stinger season will have started and the swimming enclosure will be in the water at 4 Mile Beach. November is a good time to visit The Great Barrier Reef and Daintree rainforest. Port Douglas will be relatively quiet in November and prices could be good. There are more details on Port Douglas weather and conditions in this post. If you’re looking for a Port Douglas hotel or apartment, this interactive map shows all of your options from multiple providers, at once.

Port Douglas in November, Weather

It’s pretty warm in Port Douglas in November. Expect temperatures around 32-25 C (77-89F) with the possibility of electric storms in the afternoon. Not much rain usually falls in November though, we need December and January to arrive for a good soaking. The grass will likely be brow around Port Douglas at this time of year, although we don’t usually see bushfires in this part of Australia. November is the official start of the wet season and is the last month of spring. November is a great time to visit Port Douglas, but it will be hot, and you will likely be visiting in early stinger season. A tropical cyclone or storm is unlikely in November in Port Douglas.

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Is November Stinger Season in Port Douglas?

The stinger nets should be in the water at 4 Mile beach in November. There may not be any deadly jellyfish in Port Douglas waters, but the nets should be in action near the lifeguard station at Four Mile Beach. They’re there to protect swimmers, always follow the lifeguards’ instructions.

Can You Visit The Great Barrier Reef From Port Douglas in November?

Yes, you can visit the Great Barrier Reef year-round from Port Douglas, other than when weather conditions are particularly bad. November is a good time to visit the reef, your reef boat should provide you with a stinger suit. You may need a wetsuit, these are normally also provided, but by November the water is warming up. You can also visit Low Isles in November.

Port Douglas in November, Where To Stay?

Most Port Douglas hotels are likely to have availability in November as this time is outside normal school holidays. However, Port Douglas does get busy, so book well in advance if you can. Our top recommendations for hotels in Port Douglas are the following.

  • Sheraton Grand Mirage beautiful resort hotel almost on Four Mile Beach with an incredible pool.
  • Pullman Sea Temple Resort . Another lovely resort hotel with vast pool and swim-out apartments. This one is a little further away from Macrossan Street, there are local shuttles to the restaurants and Crystalbrook Marina, or many tours will pick you up from your hotel.
  • Retro Port Douglas Apartments. Family-sized apartments, but with a sofa bed. In town and near the beach, very good reviews, great location.

Things To Do in Port Douglas in November

All of the normal Port Douglas activities should be running in November, including the following trips, tours and things to do. Our links will take you to an excellent booking site to check prices and availability. Book as far in advance as you can.

Port Douglas in November, Whales

Humpback whales are seen in the ocean off Port Douglas in winter, it is very unlikely that you will see whales off Port Douglas in November. The whales are normally in the Coral Sea off Port Douglas between July and September.

Port Douglas in November, Special Events

There are no special events that we know of in Port Douglas in November 2023

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Thanks for your interest in visiting Port Douglas next November and we hope you enjoy your trip. We are a family run local Australian website, we live in Port Douglas and work on the Great Barrier Reef, so you’ll find all the best Port Douglas information, for any time of year or any activity, on our site. Do us a favour, visit our Port Douglas Pinterest board and pin some stuff. Thanks.

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