Bungalow is located just south of the heart of Cairns neighbouring Westcourt and Earlville with about a 3-minute drive to the Cairns CBD. Bungalow is a predominantly industrial area with a small mix of residential housing. Despite its industrial nature Bungalow does have some park land throughout the suburb, with children’s play equipment in Etta Green Park. The postcode for Bungalow is 4870.

Bungalow's prime central location means it is within walking distance from Cairns Direct Factory Outlet which has over 100 specialty stores as well as a Coles Supermarket. Mulgrave Road provides a large number of facilities to the area from car yards such as Westco Motors and Motoco Group, to sporting needs from Rebel Sport as well as Zarraffa's Coffee a drive through café.

There are a number of schools surrounding Bungalow in adjoining suburbs, such as Trinity Bay High School in Manunda, just 5-minute drive providing years 7-12, and Balaclava Primary School also 5-minute drive providing years 1-6. The Cairns Sunbus public transport service also runs throughout the area with multiple stop overs in the suburb.