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
Tandora Booral Dundowran Dundowran Beach Hervey Bay River Heads Alligator Creek Balarrgan Lake Barga Basin Lake Beaver Rock Lake Benaroon Bennet Creek Bennetts Waterhole Big Woody Island Bingham Black Rock Black Swamp Creek Blackfellow Point Bogimbah Creek Bookar Island Boomanjin Hill Boon Boon Creek Brothers Islands Bunya Creek Buttenshaw Bank Central Forest Station Coongul Creek Coongul Point Coonoagarramine Creek Crab Islands Crab Point Cubbih Creek Datum Point Datum Rock Dayman Dayman Point Dayman Spit Doolong Flat Duck Creek Duck Island Dundathu Reach Dundonga Creek Eli Point Elliott Fison Point Fork Bank Gables Point Gatakers Bay German Creek Gunchellan Swamp Heath Island Heath Reach Horseshoe Bank Inner South Head Jeffery Rock Lake Jennings Johnny Point Johnnys Creek Kangaroo Island Leg Bank Leslie Reach Little Duck Island Little Rocky Creek Little Woody Island Lorne Bank Mangrove Islands Mangrove Point Mary River Meereenyoor Creek Meteor Point Middle Bank Middle Bluff Mooan Moolyyir Creek Moon Point Nikenbah North Bluff North Head North White Cliffs Outer Banks Oyster Bank Oyster Rocks Panama Creek Pearl Bank Picnic Island Pilbil Waterhole Point Vernon Power Island Poyungan Creek Pulgul Creek Puthoo Creek Reindeer Rock Rocky Creek Rocky Point Round Island Salt Creek Sandfly Creek Sandy Point Sandy Point Bank Scott Rock Separation Point Shell Bank Shelly Bank Ship Channel Shoulder Point Sinfields Hill South Bank South Head South Point South White Cliffs Stockyard Creek Susan Island Susan Point Susan River Tenimby Creek The Pines Tooan Tooan Creek Turkey Creek Turkey Island Tyroom Roads Ungowa Creek Upper Mouth Susan River Upper Rocky Point Urang Creek Urangan Walliebum Lagoon Walliebum Waterhole Walsh Island Wanggoolba Creek Yeenyargoor Creek Yidney Creek Duggan Conservation Park Granville Conservation Park Great Sandy Conservation Park Vernon Conservation Park Deep Creek Fraser Island Maryborough City The Dimonds Walkers Point Dundathu Eli Waters Great Sandy Strait Hervey Bay City Kawungan Pialba Prawle Scarness Sunshine Acres Torquay Urraween Walligan Wondunna Eli Creek Vernon Point Black Creek Round Islet Woody Island Long Middle Bank Scrub Hill Ghost Hill Duck Islands Takura Little Creek Tyroom Road Shell Island Ketch Spit Walker Reach Great Sandy Strait