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
Darwin Abbott Patches Anne Park Antony Memorial Park Australian Pearling Exhibition Bayview Bayview Marina Bellbird Bennett Park Bennett Shoal Bicentennial Park Bill Sullivan Park Birch Carroll and Coyle Darwin City Cinemas Brian Chong Wee Park British Motorist Bullocky Point Burnett House Civic Square Conacher Street Boat Ramp Cullen Bay Cullen Bay Boat Ramp Cullen Beach Da Costa Park Damoe-Ra Park Darwin Botanic Gardens Darwin City Darwin Fire Station Darwin High School Darwin Hospital Darwin Middle School Darwin Naval Base Darwin Police Station Darwin Post Office Darwin Public Library Dead Horse Point Deckchair Cinema Dinah Beach Dinah Beach Boat Ramp Dinah Oval Doctors Gully Duke Street Rainforest Elliott Point Emery Point Fishermans Wharf Flinders Park Fort Hill Fort Hill Wharf Fort Point Frances Bay Mooring Basin Frog Hollow Gardens Cemetery Gardens Oval Gardens Oval 2 Gardens Park Gardens Park Golf Links George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens Gilruth Neck Harriet Park Iron Ore Wharf Kahlin Kahlin Beach Kahlin Oval Lameroo Beach Larrakeyah Larrakeyah Barracks Larrakeyah Pre School Larrakeyah Primary School Lyons Cottage Middle Arm Mindil Beach Mindil Swamp Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory Myilly Point Nebraska Beach Northern Territory Library Northern Territory University Darwin O'Ferrals Rock Parap Parliament House Peels Well Pioneer Park Poinciana Park Port Darwin Que Noy Park Railway Dam Raintree Park Sadgroves Creek Saint Johns Catholic College Saint Mary's Catholic School Salonika Crossing Stokes Hill Stokes Hill Power Station Stokes Hill Wharf Stuart Park Stuart Park Pre School Stuart Park Primary School Supreme Court Tamarind Park Temira The Gardens Tipperary Waters Town of Darwin USS Peary Weddell Park Wickham Point Woolner OFerrals Rock Gardens Oval Two Palmerston Saint Marys Catholic School Kitchener Bay Middle Point