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
Newcastle Arcadia Park The Bar Bar Beach Bar Rocks Basin Cut Big Ben Rock The Bluff Birdwood Park Bingles Hill Carrington Carrington Post Office Carrington Public School Centennial Park Christie Park Civic Park Civic Railway Station Connolly Park Cooks Hill Corroba Reserve Cottage Creek Stormwater Channel Dyke Point Dyke Wharf Empire Park Enterprise Park Fern Bay Infants School Flagstaff Hill Griffith Park Horse Shoe Beach The Horse Shoe Town of Carrington Dyke End The Dyke Honeysuckle Point Horse Shoe Hunter Girls High School King Edward Park Kings Wharf Kooragang Lee Wharf Little Park Beach Market Wharf Merewether Street Wharf Mitchell Park Nesca Park Newcastle Beach City of Newcastle Newcastle Ferry Terminal Newcastle Harbour Newcastle High School Newcastle Post Office Newcastle Public School Newcastle Railway Station Newcastle Technical College Nobbys Nobbys Beach Nobbys Head Nobbys Head Lighthouse Nobbys Lighthouse North Harbour Obelisk Oyster Bank Pacific Park Pirate Point Port Hunter Port Waratah Rawson Park Royal Newcastle Hospital School Shepherd Hill Shepherds Hill Reserve Shepherds Hill Shortland Park Signal Smedmere Steamers Wharf Stockton Stockton Cemetery Stockton General Cemetery Stockton Hospital School Stockton Post Office Stockton Public School Stony Point The Basin The Junction The Junction Demonstration School The Junction Post Office The Junction Public School Throsby Creek Throsby or Tighnes Creek Throsby Wharf Walsh Island Walsh Point Wickham Wickham Post Office Wickham Public School Wickham Railway Station Town of Burwood The Foreshore Newcastle East Newcastle West The Hill The Macquarie Pier Shipwreck Walk Shortland Point or John Shortland Park Kennedy Cove Moscheto Island Table Island Goat Island South Channel Hunter River North Channel Hunter River Inner Basin Port of Newcastle Mayfield Park Platts Crannel Spit Island Dempsey Island