Look to the stars
How to find the Southern Cross
Look in the direction where the sun set – that’s west. Now turn to your left to face south and you should see the distinct shape of the Southern Cross, up in the sky, clearly marked out by four bright stars at its points – the shape also looks like a kite.
How to use the Southern Cross to find south
To find south, you’ll need to use both the Southern Cross and its pointer stars nearby. Trace a line from the centre point between the pointers, and trace another line that extends from the top of the cross out the bottom. Where these two imaginary lines meet is the Celestial South Pole, and the spot on the horizon right below that is south.