Nautical Chart / Marine Chart

AUS 253

Whitsunday Passage
AUS 253 - Whitsunday Passage

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Description

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

Cannonvale Airlie Beach Hamilton Island Shutehaven Airlie Bay Airlie Creek Alert Bank Almora Islet Andersons Bay Apostle Bay Base Point Bench Point Bluff Point Boat Haven Bolton Hill Boulder Creek Branch Creek Campbell Creek Catseye Bay Cawarra Head Cedar Creek Mount Chaine Cid Harbour Cid Island Conder Shoal Conway Conway Range Mount Conway Coral Point Cowrie Island Crab Bay Craig Point Daniel Point Daydream Island Deedes Point Denman Island Dent Island Driftwood Bay Dugong Bay Dugong Inlet Dungurra Island East Rock Esk Island Fire Point Firth Patch Fitzalan Island Flame Tree Creek French Shoal Frith Rock Funnel Bay Gilling Point Goat Island Grants Bank Green Point Gulnare Inlet Gunn Island Hannah Point Happy Bay Haswell Patch Mount Hayward Henning Island High Mountain Hill Inlet Hill Rock Mount Horn Hughes Point Humpy Point Hunt Channel Mount Jeffreys Mount Kangaroo Katoomba Bank Ker Point Lady Island Lagoon Rock Lamond Hill Langford Creek Long Island Long Island Peak Long Island Sound Loriad Point Low Rock Lucas Creek Mount Maclear Mandalay Point Martin Islet Mount Merkara Mid Molle Island Molle Channel Port Molle North Molle Island Notch Hill Nunga Island Palm Bay Panorama Lookout Passage Peak Pear Shoals Pelican Island Pentecost Island Perseverance Island Peter Head Pigeon Island Pine Head Pine Island Pioneer Bay Pioneer Point Pioneer Rocks Planton Island Plum Pudding Island Reef Point Repair Island Rocky Creek Roma Point Rooper Inlet Mount Rooper Ross Islet Ryans Creek Saltwater Creek Sawmill Bay Scrubby Hill Mount Sharp Shute Bay Shute Harbour Shute Island Solway Pass South Head South Molle Island Spit Point Stripe Point Mount Sunter Surprise Rock Swamp Bay Tancred Island Teague Island The Beak The Causeway The Hump Three Fathom Patch Tongue Point Trammel Bay Unsafe Passage Waite Creek Watering Horse Creek White Rock Whitehaven Bay Whitsunday Whitsunday Craig Whitsunday Group Whitsunday Island Whitsunday Islands National Park Whitsunday Passage Whitsunday Peak Woodcutter Bay Brandy Creek Cape Conway Flametree Jubilee Pocket Mandalay Palm Grove Whitsundays Conway National Park Molle Islands National Park Jones Point Fuller Point Mount Robison Fitzalan Passage Almora Island Ball Hill Lion Point North Arm Dugong Inlet North Arm of Dugong Inlet East Arm Dugong Inlet East Arm of Dugong Inlet Lady Islet Molle Islands Mount Robinson West Molle Island South Molle Tourist Camp Molle Island The Horn Babieca Summit Deauville Walle Creek Cannon Valley Pear Shoal Loriard Point Hump Solway Passage The Narrows Dent Passage Whitsunday Pass Young Island Woodcutters Bay Andersons Inlet