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
Claytons Airstrip Rise Aladdin Bay Alexander Creek Alfhild Bight Alfhild Reef Earles Point East Pyramids Ashley Point Aylen Point Balmoral Beach Balmoral Hill Bar Point Bathurst Channel Bathurst Creek Bathurst Harbour Bathurst Narrows Beabey Point Beattie Creek Berry Head Big Caroline Rock Black Swan Island Blandfordia Rock Boil Rock Bond Bay Border Hill Bramble Cove Branson Point Breaksea Islands Carvers Point Casilda Cove Celery Top Islands Charlies Hill Chatfield Point Chink Point Claytons Corner Clytie Cove Cockburn Cove Coffee Pot Reef Coffin Bay Coffin Creek Cone Rock Critchley Creek Curtis Point Datum Point Davey Head Deep Point Dennis Gulch Dixon Island Eds Cove Elbow Creek Erskine Range Eve Point Fairytale Head Farrell Point Faults Bay Fire Hill Fitzroy Islands Fitzroy Point Forbes Point Forest Lagoon Forrester Point Frogs Hollow Fulton Cove Fulton Creek Garden Point Going Hill Gold Diggers Beach Gorge Creek Gulches Reef Gull Reef Hammond Point Hannant Creek Hannant Inlet Hannant Point Hay Island Heather Bay Heather Hill Hehir Island Helby Point Herrirud Creek Hilliard Head Hobbs Island Horseshoe Creek Horseshoe Inlet Horseshoe Reef Ila Bay Iola Bay James Kelly Basin Joan Point Joe Page Bay Kathleen Island Kellatie Creek Kings Knob Knapp Point Kroanna Hill Larsens Rocks Lees Knob Lindsay Hill Little Louisa Islet Loaparte Cove Lomatia Falls Lourah Island Manwoneer Inlet Mavourneen Rocks May Point Melaleuca Creek Melaleuca Inlet Melaleuca Lagoon Middle Point Milner Head Morning Hill Moulters Gap Moulters Inlet Mount Beattie Mount Berry Mount Curran Mount Fulton Mount Greer Mount King Mount Legge Mount MacKenzie Mount Milner Mount Nares Mount Nicholls Mount O'Brien Mount Parry Mount Rallinga Mount Rugby Mount Stokes Mount Wilson Munday Island Murgab Creek Mutton Bird Island Nares Rock Ngyena Creek Night Islet Nixson Point Noon Point Norman Cove Norold Creek North Head North Inlet North Passage North River Noyhener Beach O'Brien Point Opossum Creek Opossum Point Outer Saddle Bight Pandora Hill Paradise Lagoon Parker Bay Pasco Creek Pasco Range Passage Creek Pauline Point Payne Bay Pebbly Beach Bay Pim Point Platypus Point Point Lucy Point St Vincent Port Davey Quail Beach Quail Flat Rattenbury Hill Ray River Rough Bay Rowitta Harbour Rowitta Plains Rugby Range Saddle Bight Sandblow Bay Schooner Cove Schooner Hill Schooner Point Shanks Islands Sharksjaw Reef South East Bight South Passage Spain Bay Spring River Stainer Hill Starvation Bay Stephens Bay Stokes Rock Sugarloaf Rock Sugarmouse Island Sunset Hill Swainson Island Swan Cove Tanah Hill Ten O'Clock Bay Tonguers Point Toogee Hill Toogelow Beach Trixies Cove Trumpeter Islets Turnbull Head Turnbull Island Umbra Creek Wallaby Bay Watering Bay Wendar Island West Pyramid Whalers Point White Horse Creek White Horse Plains White Point Woody Point Woureddy Bay Woureddy Creek Brenner Pass Conglomerate Creek Counsel Creek Fault Creek Green Island Main Whalers Cove White Rock Woolley Creek Green Island Green Islet Cape Saint Vincent Point Saint Vincent Old River Mount OBrien Ten OClock Bay Roy River