Mount Sheridan Cairns

Mount Sheridan Cairns
Mount Sheridan Cairns
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Mount Sheridan, Cairns

Mount Sheridan in Cairns is located in tropical Far North Queensland. The aboriginal Yidinji people are the traditional owners of Cairns, which they call ‘Gimuy’.

The suburb takes its name from a mountain of the same name, even though it is not located within the suburb, but in the Mountain Range to the west of the suburb.

Mount Sheridan Cairns Location

This Far North Queensland suburb lies between the mountains and the Bruce Highway.

Mount Sheridan Cairns
Mount Sheridan Cairns

Indeed the geographic feature ‘Mount Sheridan’ can not be seen from the suburb. However, the Mountains known as ‘Lamb Range’ make an attractive backdrop to the suburb.

North of Mount Sheridan in Cairns is the suburb of Woree and to the south lies the suburb of Bentley Park.

Local Government

The suburb lies within Division 2 of the Local Government Municipality of Cairns Regional Council.

Local Parks

The suburb contains a number of recreational parks which have swings for children and other facilities. However, there are two parks that stand out as excellent recreational venue, due to their size and amenities. These are Bill Mills Park off George Cannon Drive and Tom Murray Park off Hardy Road.

Public Transport

Bus Service

Mount Sheridan bus shelter
Mount Sheridan bus shelter

Mount Sheridan in Cairns is well serviced by a state funded bus service. In addition there are numerous bus stops. Indeed the newest and most central station is located outside Mount Sheridan Plaza.

Cycle and Pedestrian Access

The park is well serviced by ‘shared pathways’ that support cycle and pedestrian access. These pathways connect to the Cairns Southern Access Cycleway for those wanting to take longer journeys on a safe off-road cycleway.

Industry and Employment

The largest commercial enterprise in Mount Sheridan in Cairns is the shopping plaza. Consequently, many local people are employed at the various shops and outlets in the plaza.

Mount Sheridan Plaza

Shopping Plaza under construction
Shopping Plaza (construction pic)

The Shopping Plaza is a large shopping centre located in the suburb.

The plaza was constructed early this century (construction pic left) and has modern facilities.

Mt Sheridan Plaza
Mt Sheridan Plaza

Today the Plaza has both a Coles and a Woolworths. It also has a K-Mart and Coffee Club. There are medical services, a food court and Australia Post.

The plaza also has underground parking, which is incredibly important, especially during the summer months.

For further information visit the Mount Sheridan Plaza website.

Mount Sheridan Cairns FAQs

Who are the traditional owners of Mount Sheridan?

The traditional owners are the Gimuy Walubara Yidinji people.

What is the post code for Mount Sheridan?

The post code is 4868.

Is there a post office in Mount Sheridan?

Yes there is. It is located in the shopping plaza accessed via Barnard Drive.

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