Cairns Maps

Find your way around town with our Cairns Maps.

Start your visit to Cairns by dropping into the Cairns Tour Booking Centre.  Here you will receive friendly local assistance and free maps.  You can find the Cairns Tour Booking Centre on the Corner of Florence and Abbott Streets, in Cairns city.


Cairns is the 5th most populated city in Queensland and fourteenth in Australia.

The city was founded in 1876 and named after Sir William Wellington Cairns.

Finding your way around Cairns

Cairns is a city of grids. It is pretty easy to get around on foot as it is mostly flat.

The Esplanade runs along the foreshore, heading west you will find the parallel streets, Abbott, Lake, Grafton, Sheridan and McLeod Streets, with streets running vertically from Southern Wharf, Spence, Shield Aplin and Florence Street making up the actual city centre.

The Cairns Council has done an excellent job of making Cairns an amiable city to visit. With great bike tracks, free BBQ s, beautiful parks, beautiful playgrounds for children and an entertainment precinct for everyone.

At the very east of Spence Street, you will find the Marlin Jetty, where all Cairns Great Barrier Reef tours depart.

Cairns Attractions

Attractions in the city centre include the Cairns City Zoo on the roof at the Casino. The Casino, the Cairns Aquarium, Martin Munro Park and the Cairns Civic Theatre.  The Cairns Museum, Jute Theatre and a host of great restaurants and cafes.

You will find the Cairns Central Shopping Centre in the city centre, and underneath the shopping centre, you will find the Cairns Railway Station.

On the Esplanade, there are lovely parklands that have a free-swimming lagoon, Muddies Children’s playground as well as free BBQs, free exercise equipment and great walking paths.

There are lots of cheap and free things to do every day in Cairns – join our Facebook to find out more.

To the north of Cairns, discover the Cairns Northern Beaches and onto Port Douglas and the Daintree Rainforest.

You will find Gordanvale, Josephine Falls, and Mission Beach South of Cairns.

You will find the Atherton Tablelands to the West and the East, The Great Barrier Reef.



Cairns Map

Cairns Reef Map

Cairns reef map