Queensland Map Collection
At the planning stage, a Google map is handy.
You can zoom it in as much as you want, by double-clicking anywhere on the map or click on + and - signs.
You can drag the map to move around, and if you want to see the satellite image with Google Earth, click on "Sat" in the top right hand corner.
(But do scroll further down to the selection of HEMA maps!)
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As handy as Google maps are, unfortunately you cannot take one with you to read off-line...
Once on the roads, the best map you can possibly have is one by HEMA.
Their maps are really detailed, mark every single thing, even cattle stations etc.., and better than anything, include even phone numbers, right on the map (on more remote area maps anyway, like Cape York map).
They also have icons of services in townships, so you know if there is fuel, a place to camp, other accommodation, or a place to eat or a shop... this is really handy.
HEMA maps are the only ones I use and I am on the road often.
Get a Queensland Map by HEMA
This one covers Brisbane CBD, inner and outer suburbs, and the region around it.
It also includes a rail map and a ferry map.
It is fully indexed, includes post codes and also points out points of interest.
Handy if you visit Brisbane or its surroundings.
Gold Coast Map
This one covers the area south of Brisbane, including Surfers Paradise, Main Beach, Broadbeach and the Gold Coast Hinterland.
It is fully indexed, includes postcodes, and also maps points of interest and accommodation.
A great help if you visit Gold Coast.
Sunshine Coast Map
This one covers the area north of Brisbane.
It includes street maps from Bribie Island to Noosa.
It also includes a great detailed map of Sunshine Coast hinterland.
And it includes street index as well as information of the area that is handy if you visit Sunshine Coast.
South East Queensland Map
This one covers the area in the south eastern corner of Queensland.
It includes points of interest, national parks, and the SE-Queensland part of National Trail - a 5000+ km a multi use track suitable for walkers, horse riders, mountain bikers.. that goes all the way up to Cooktown (and down to Victoria). The map also has distance charts and tourist information.
Wide Bay - Burnett Map
This map covers the area north of Sunshine Coast an south of Rockhampton. It includes Maryborough, Hervey Bay, Gympie, Bundaberg, Agnes Waters and Seventeen Seventy.
In other words, it covers the so-called Fraser Coast, and is really handy if you are taking the coastal road up to north Queensland.
Central Queensland Map
This map covers the coast between Rockhampton in south and Mackay Region in north.
It covers both the coastal and inland areas of Central Queensland, and it also includes town maps, distance charts, tourist information, national parks and the central-Queensland part of the National Trail. Great, detailed resource.
If you are on your way further north, have a look at
North Queensland Maps
Cape York Maps
If you go inland, here are the inland maps:
Queensland Outback Map
The outback Queensland map covers all of the central and western Queensland, again in great detail as all HEMA maps do.
It includes outback national parks, some of the best points of interest, some great touring routes between outback towns; and even fuel stations, places to camp and GPS grid - everything you need to safely venture into the outback!
Simpson Desert Map
If you want to go even further in, and get even more adventurous, behind the Queensland outback is the so-called eastern outback which covers a lot of outback in South Australia and includes some great four wheel driving country around Lake Eyre and the Central Australia Deserts such as Strzelecki, Sturt Stony, Pedirka and Simpson Desert. The whole area is as interesting as Cape York and a destination on its own.
The "Red Centre" - Central Australia Map
And of course, north of the Central Australia Deserts is Australia's Red Centre - the area most widely known as the heart of Australian Outback and very popular with international visitors, mainly because of Uluru and Kata Tjuta National Park. But there is so much more in the area around Alice Springs, such as Kings Canyon, MacDonnell Ranges and Finke Gorge. It is a great bushwalking and 4WDriving country and here is a great map that covers it.
And if you like to visit wine regions, here is the Wine Map:
Wine Map of Queensland
This is a special interest map for wine lovers. But it also includes a whole Queensland map. So you don't have to buy one more map for wine regions - you can use the Queensland map for you travels, and then use the maps of different wine regions that are included as you visit them.
Also included is some information of the wine indusrty in Queensland, and some Queensland wineries.
And finally - here is the Map of the whole Queensland
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