Nautical Chart / Marine Chart

AUS 254

Plans In Whitsundays
AUS 254 - Plans In Whitsundays

Please note that all charts are folded in half for storage and handling. This is the marine industries standard.
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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

Anchor Point Arkhurst Island Baird Point Bird Island Black Island Groper Point Hayman Channel Hayman Island Ian Point Langford Island One Foot Island Sealark Patch South Channel Stanley Point Stonehaven Bay Stonehaven Anchorage Arkhurst Islet The Narrows Langford Islet Black Islet Cockatoo Point One Foot Islet Bird Islet Six Fathom Bank Anne Island Mount Arthur Boat Point Brush Island Burning Point Cawarra Head Chrome Rock Cole Island Dalwood Point East Point Gaibirra Island Gap Beach Gap Creek Kennedy Sound Keyser Island Cape Lachlan Lindeman Islands National Park Lindeman Group Lindeman Island Little Lindeman Island Long Rock Maher Island Mars Shoal Neck Bay Mount Oldfield Orion Shoal Picaninny Point Platypus Rock Seaforth Island Shaw Shaw Island Shaw Peak Sidney Island Spitfire Rock Thora Point Venus Shoal Volskow Island Yellow Rock Ann Island Jesuit Point Cole Islet Sidney Islet Pine Island Pine Islet Bait Reef Hardy Reef Hook Reef Barb Reef Sinker Reef Bail Reef Fitzalan Island Gulnare Inlet Henning Island Plum Pudding Island Fitzalan Passage Hamilton Island Catseye Bay Cowrie Island Crab Bay Dent Island Plum Pudding Island Dent Passage