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
3 Ways Bore Adolphus Island Agnew Point Alligator Rock Australind Bank Barnes Island Barnett Point Black Cliff Point Bluff Head Bream Ledge Cambridge Gulf Camel Rock Cape Domett Cape Dussejour Cherrie Cove Cawston Bay Cawston Hill Cedar Hill Channel Rock Charity Hill Coast Hill Coghlan Hill Coghlans Landing Cone Hill Cowan Patches Crater Valley Dome Hill Drayson Peak Dundas Point East Arm East Banks Eddy Point Fairfax Island Fall Hill False Mouths of the Ord Flat Top Hill Gap Hill Gladys Spring Guthrie Banks Hardman Point Hay Point Helby Island Helby River Hog Back Hill Hunch Hill Ina Island Islet Point Kent Island Lacrosse Island Landslip Point Leading Hills Leichardt Spring Lory Rock Lump Hill Lyne Point Lyne River Malcolm Creek Mangrove Bay Mermaid Point Mound Hill Mount Connection Mount Fraser Mount Wilshere Mullet Point Myrmidon Ledge Nellie Bay Nicholls Point Ord River Ord River Nature Reserve Patch Point Porpoise Hill Prince Island Red Head Red Hill Rees Point Russell Island Saville Island Scott Point Shakespeare Hill Shark Rock Sharp Peak Slab Hill South Patch Sphinx Rock Steep Head Still Bay Table Hill Terrace Hill The Gorge The Needles The Paps Thompson River Tucker Bank Tumulus Hill Turtle Bay Vancouver Point Vans Rock View Hill View Hill Range Webster Bluff West Bluff White Stone Point Fathom Rock Cape Dommett Myrmidon Rock Ina Islet Station Creek Pentecost River Leichhardt Springs Emu Spring Anthon Landing Beck Rocks Bessie Wiley Memorial Reserve Canal Creek Dilyan Spring East Patch Eddy Point Emu Hill Five Rivers Lookout Forrest River Hare Channel Hay Point Helby Island Laffan Point Leading Hills Main Channel Mangrove Point Mound Hill Mount Albany Myrmidon Bank Otway Island Parry Creek Patch Point Pender Point Pile Point Red Head Roe Bank Russell Island Sellers Creek Stevens Channel Still Bay Stony Point The Knoll West Arm West Bastion Hog Back Hill Nipple The Bastion Range Bastion Range Anthon Landing Bessie Wiley Memorial Reserve Mount Albany Stony Point