Cairns Maps and Orientation

(Cairns, Far North Queensland - QLD, Australia)



Photograph of Cairns and the Yarrabah PeninsulaThe cosmopolitan city of Cairns continues to steadily increase in size, with its current population now exceeding 140,000 residents. Welcoming a huge quantity of tourists each year, Cairns is to be found within Far North Queensland, on the easterly shoreline of the Cape York Peninsula and close to both the Dinden Forest Reserve and Glen Boughton.

By road, Brisbane is located just less than 1,700 km / 1,056 miles to the south, while Sydney resides even further south, being approximately 2,400 km / 1,491 miles from Cairns. Much closer to home is the Great Barrier Reef, which is easily reached in under an hour by boat and serves as a major tourist magnet for the entire region. Other popular destinations close by include the Atherton Tableland and the Daintree National Park, along with the Cape York Peninsula itself.


Maps and Orientation of the City

The city's Central Business District (CBD) is situated between Mcleod Street and the Esplanade, and Aplin Street and Wharf Street. Lying on the southern side of central Cairns is Trinity Wharf, where the transit centre is based. Each day, large numbers of long-distance buses arrive and depart here, while local buses (Sunbus) are based at the Lake Street Transit Centre.

For maps of Cairns and Far North Queensland, the Absells Chart and Map Centre at the Andrejic Arcade on Lake Street is the place to come. A good selection of maps is also available at the Gulf Savannah Tourist Organisation outlet on Mcleod Street and the Tourism Tropical North Queensland on the Esplanade, as well as at bookstores on Grafton Street and the Cairns Central Shopping Centre.

Notable destinations nearby include the following:


Map of Australia


Australia map


Map of Queensland


Queensland map


Map of Cairns


Cairns map