Gordonvale is a small sugar-growing town and
locality situated on the southern side of Cairns
in the Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia. In
the 2011 census, Gordonvale had a population
of 6,214 people.
Gordonvale is on the Mulgrave River.
Once a separate town, the urban sprawl of
Cairns has resulted in Gordonvale being
subsumed into the suburban extremities of
Cairns. Gordonvale lies approximately 23
kilometres (14 mi) south of the Cairns central
business district and is just east of the Gillies
Range which leads to the Atherton Tableland.
Gordonvale was located within the Shire of
Mulgrave until its amalgamation with the City of
Cairns in 1995. The City was subsequently
merged into the larger Cairns Region in 2008.
A prominent natural landmark is Walshs
Pyramid, which rises steeply to 922m.