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 commerical shipping through Australian, Papua New Guinea and Somolon 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 continous contour lines (at varying intervals dependingo 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 definative reference.
Locations within this Map
Banyanda Forest Gate George Town Low Head Kelso Anchor Point Dotterel Point Dotterel Reef East Beach Eastern Channel Arthurs Head Ashmans Point Barrel Rock Barrel Spit Beauty Point Bell Bay Bell Bay Station Bellbuoy Beach Black Reef Blue Gum Park Boats Crew Point Bombay Rock Boongala Reserve British Creek Bryants Bay Cimitiere Creek Cimitiere Plain Clarence Point Cordell Point Currong Reserve Deceitful Cove Donovans Bay Elbow Spit Elizabeth Park Examiner Rock Five Mile Bluff Four Mile Bluff Four Mile Creek Friend Point Greens Beach Greens Beach Conservation Area Greens Beach Golf Course Garden Island Garrow Rock George Town Conservation Area George Town Golf Course George Town Station George Town Sugarloaf Gibsons Beach Gordon Square Hebe Reef Honduras Bank Hospital Point Ilfraville Inspection Head Kelso Bay Killara Reserve Lagoon Bay Lagoon Beach Lauriston Reservoir Lawrences Bluff Long Flat Long Tom Reef Lovers Islets Low Head Conservation Area Low Head Historic Site Low Head Lighthouse Manduama Park Max Harris Memorial Reserve Middle Bank Middle Channel Middle Island Middle Point Monomeeth Reserve Mount George North West Bank Nudists Beach Orari Bank Pebble Beach Perrin Reserve Pilots Bay Pipeclay Bay Point Effingham Porpoise Rock Port Dalrymple Potato Hill Redbill Point Redbill Point Conservation Area Regent Square Saltpan Point Sandy Beach Sawyers Point Sea Hill Sea Reach Second Sands Shag Rock She Oak Point Shear Reef Shear Rock Simmons Mistake Slippers Hill Stockyard Hills Stone Quarry Bay The Buffalo Three Mile Bluff Toroa Patch Two Mile Reef Wentworth Hill West Arm West Arm Conservation Area West Reef Windmill Point Wolverine Shoal Yellow Rock York Cove York Creek York Town York Town Rivulet Yorktown Historic Site Beauty Point Wharf Bell Bay Wharf Big and Little Plain Boobyalla Bay Cimitiere Valley Comalco Wharf Coxs Bight Ferry Wharf First Little Beach Four Mile Creek Bridge George Town Lookout Inspection Head Wharf Mount Albany Mount Pelion North Head Oyster Banks Shoal Bay Soldiers Point Tanker Wharf Wybia Spit West Head Point Flinders River Tamar Penrabbel Tamar River Pilots Boat Harbour Boobyalla She-Oak Point Buffalo Hill Sugarloaf Georgetown Middle Arm Long Reach Beauty Point Bell Bay Bell Bay Station Deceitful Cove Donovans Bay Examiner Rock George Town Golf Course Inspection Head Lauriston Reservoir Lawrences Bluff Middle Island Middle Island Conservation Area Middle Point Orari Bank Point Effingham Port Dalrymple Sawyers Point Shag Head Shag Rock Wolverine Shoal Beauty Point Wharf Bell Bay Wharf Blackwood Hill Comalco Wharf Ferry Wharf Inspection Head Wharf North Head Oyster Banks Tanker Wharf Wybia Spit Anchor Point Ilfraville Middle Arm Middle Bank Long Reach Big Bay Dirty Bay Great Dragon Little Dragon Long Reach Point Rapid River Tamar Rowella Wilmores Bluff Mount Edgecombe The Dragon Bell Bay Wharf Williams Creek