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Google Maps Australia

Navigate this map of Google Maps Australia using the slider to zoom in & out or search for a location.
Right click on a location in the map to get latitude and longitude coordinates.

Extremities in the realm of Australia

NOTE: Australian Antarctic Territory is part of the realm of Australia, but not included in these statistics.
Northern most point is Bramble Cay.
Southern most point is Bishop and Clerk Islets.
Eastern most point is Steels Point on Norfolk Island.
Western-most point is Flat Island off the coast of Western Australia.

Extremities of mainland Australia

Northern-most point is the tip of Cape York in Queensland.
Southern most point is South Point on Wilsons Promontory in Victoria.
Eastern-most point is Cape Byron in New South Wales.
Western-most point is Steep Point in Western Australia.

Distance extremities

If you travelled across mainland Australia in a straight line (not diagonal):
- The northern most point to the southern most point is approximately 3680km (2286 miles);
- The eastern most point to the western most point is approximately 4000km (2485 miles).

Altitude extremities

Highest point on the mainland is Mount Kosciuszko at 2,228 metres (7309 feet).
Highest point in the realm of Australia is Mawson Peak on Heard Island at 2,744 metres (9002 feet).
Lowest point on the mainland and the realm of Australia is Lake Eyre at −15 metres (-49 feet).

Time Zones

There are three time zones in Australia. They are:
- Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST);
- Australian Central Standard Time (ACST);
- Australian Western Standard Time (AWST).

During summer there can be up to 5 different times within the 3 time zones due to some states observing daylight saving and because daylight saving starts at different times for different states. If you consider the realm of Australia, then there are actually six time zones. The extra zones being:
- Christmas Island Time (CXT);
- Lord Howe Standard Time (LHST);
- Norfolk Time (NFT).

Author & photographer: David Johnson (Virtual Oceania)


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