30 October 2014
Plan your travels around New South Wales to make the most of these exciting events taking place in November, 2014.
Hydro Majestic Grand Opening High Tea 31 October – 2 November & 8 – 9 November
After almost six years of detailed planning, the iconic and stunningly restored Hydro Majestic Hotel in the Blue Mountains has reopened its doors to the public. To celebrate the opening, a series of five exclusive high tea events will be held in the Wintergarden dining room overlooking the picturesque Megalong Valley.
Eden Whale Festival 1 – 2 November
The best whale watching in Eden takes place during the southern migration along the South Coast between September and November, when large numbers of whales can be seen in the town’s beautiful Twofold Bay. Eden celebrates its rich whaling history during this festival with street parades, live music, market stalls, and food and wine exhibits.
Carcoar Cup Running Festival 1 – 2 November
The Carcoar Cup is run over a full length challenging marathon course from Carcoar to Neville and back in Central West Country NSW. The festival features a wide range of events including an ultra marathon (60 km), marathon (42.2 km), half marathon (21.1), and the Carcoar to Creek Dash (6 km). The Mile Long Club is charity team event that sees each team member run a mile of the Carcoar Cup course.
Snowy Mountains Trout Festival 1 – 7 November
The Snowy Mountains‘ lakes and rivers are prime trout fishing locations. Meet avid anglers and weigh-in your catch for your chance to win prizes across various categories based on fishing type and species.
Lord Howe Island Bird Week 1 – 8 November
Lord Howe Island is one of Australia’s premier birdwatching destinations, with 14 species of seabirds breeding here. See up to 130 permanent and migratory bird species during this week-long program featuring guided walks, informational lectures and photography sessions.
Rugby League Four Nations Tournament 9 November
Rugby League World Cup winners, Australia, take on Samoa in the end-of-season Four Nations Tournament match in Wollongong. The game will be the first test the Holden Kangaroos play in Wollongong.
Opera in the Paddock 15 November
Set in the picturesque grounds of the historic Langford Homestead in Walcha, Opera in the Paddock features internationally renowned singers and musicians including tenor Bradley Daley, sopranos Peta Blyth and Amanda Windred, and mezzo soprano Ruth Strutt.
Mullum Music Festival 20 – 23 November
In a musical landscape dominated by Byron Bay’s outstanding super-festivals, there’s an alternative breed of smaller, boutique-style events making their own very distinctive mark on the industry. This Mullumbimby festival features a diverse range of musical styles including blues, jazz, rockabilly, reggae, soul and classical music.
Sculpture in the Vineyards 25 October – 23 November
Follow the Wollombi Valley Wine Trail in the Hunter Valley to visit picturesque vineyards and charming cellar doors as they are transformed into temporary outdoor exhibition spaces featuring more than 100 sculptures.
Lithgow Flash Gift Carnival 29 November
A professional athletics carnival that attracts some of the country’s fastest sprinters to the town of Lithgow. The carnival is named after Marjorie Jackson-Nelson, “The Lithgow Flash”, who won two Olympic gold medals (Helsinki 1952) and seven Commonwealth Games gold medals.