Nautical Chart / Marine Chart

AUS 144

The Rip
AUS 144 - The Rip

Please note that all charts are nominally folded in half for storage and handling as per the marine industries standard.
If you require an unfolded copy (ie: flat for framing), please select Flat Paper, and we will organise a special print service to accomodate your request.


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

Lonsdale Stud Queenscliff A W Hodgetts Reserve Queenscliff High School Bezzant Reserve Big Rock Bowen Light Cheviot Hill Clarke Beacon Collins Bay Corsair Rock Drapers Reef Eastern Channel Eastern Light Buoy Entrance Deep Farnsworth Track Great Ship Channel Harold Holt Marine Reserve High Light Hume Tower James Ford Reserve Klug Walk Lake Victoria London Bridge Lonsdale Victory Bight Lonsdale Rock Merlan Reef Monash Light Mount Levy Mount Levy Lookout Mushroom Rock Nepean Bank Nepean Bay Nepean Hill Nepean Reef Nepean Rock Nicholson Knoll Obelisk Light Observatory Point Pearce Hill Portsea Recreation Reserve Peter Shelmerdine Reserve Petriana Reef Pilot Jetty Point Franklin Point King Point Lonsdale Point Lonsdale Primary School Point Lonsdale Reef Point McArthur Point Nepean Police Point Pope Eye Bank Popes Eye Beacon Portsea Golf Course Portsea Surf Beach Queenscliff Magistrates Court Queenscliff Police Station Queenscliff Primary School Queenscliffe Borough Rip Bank Rocky Point Royal George Shoal Shortland Bluff Sorrento Golf Course The Narrows The Rip Ticonderoga Bay Timms Tunnel Tip Island Victory Shoal Watson Pavilion Wedge Light Weroona Bay Western Channel Western Light Buoy Yellowtail Rock Burnt Point Lookout House Low Light Popes Eye Bank Murray Tower Clarkes Beacon Lighthouse Point Lonsdale Bay Merian Reef Nepean Point Patriana Reef Portsea Sorrento Weeroona Bay Point Macarthur Back Beach