This official Nautical Chart is produced by the Australian Hydrographic Office, and corrected fortnightly to 'Notice to Marines' by Cairns Charts & Maps. This ensures it remains compliance with Safety of Navigation requirements. This marine chart, or 'sea map', is primarily produced to support the safe navigation of commercial shipping through Australian, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Island waters.
Nautical charts depict the seabed, or bathymetry, using a variety of colours to shade the depth regions. Darker blues indicate shallower water, while light blues and white indicate deeper water. A chart will also show continuous contour lines (at varying intervals depending on the scale of the chart), 'spot depths' across the whole area, as well as different symbols indicating wrecks, shallow rocks and dangers, as well as details on lights, light houses, tides and currents.
For extensive detail on the symbology of nautical charts, the Symbols and Abbreviations used on Admiralty Charts is the definitive reference.
Locations within this Map
Albany Golf Club Albany Golf Course Ataturk Entrance Bald Head Barker Bay Belches Foul Ground Ben Dearg Beach Black Head Black Rock Bovell Square Breaksea Island Breaksea Island Lighthouse Breaksea Island Nature Reserve Breaksea Park Cape Vancouver Cheyne Head Cheyne Ledge Christian Family Church Collingwood Heights Collingwood Park East Shoal Ellen Cove Emu Beach Emu Point False Island Flat Rock Flinders Peninsula Frenchman Bay Gio Batta Patch Goode Beach Green Island Gull Rock Gull Rock Beach Gull Rock Lake Herald Point Herald Rocks Hull Park Inner Island Islet Point Isthmus Bay Isthmus Hill Jimmy Newells Harbour Johnson Cove King George Sound King Point Lake Vancouver Ledge Bay Ledge Point Limestone Head Lockyer Shoal Michaelmas Island Michaelmas Island Nature Reserve Michaelmas Reef Middle Channel Middle Rock Middleton Bay Middleton Beach Middleton Beach Golf Course Misery Beach Mistaken Island Mistaken Island Nature Reserve Mount Adelaide/Irrerup Mount Gardner Mount Martin Mount Pleasant Rock Mount Richard Mount Taylor Nanarup Nanarup Beach Nanarup Boat Harbour North Channel Northumberland Rock Notch Weir Peak Head Possession Point Quarantine Hill Ringbolt Rock Rock Dunder Rocky Point Salmon Pools Seal Island Seal Island Nature Reserve Seppings Seventh Day Adventist School Skippy Beacon South Channel Stony Hill Taylor Inlet Two Sisters Vancouver Beach Vancouver Peninsula Vancouver Point Vancouver Spring Vancouvers Watering Place Voyagers Park Waterbay Point West Shoal Whale Head Rock Whalers Beach Whaling Station Wooding Point Yakamia Bridge Yakamia Creek Ringbolt Mount Mason South North Passage Earker Bay Middle Passage Whaling Cove Frenchmans Bay South Passage Niggerhead Rock