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
The White Tower Cape Labuan Wakefield Reef Dillon Hill Manning Lagoon Long Beach Lavett Bluff Franklin Rock Exile Rock Deacock Glacier Lambeth Bluff Cape Arkona Holmes Ridge Fiftyone Glacier Cape Lockyer Gotley Glacier Putt Peak Winston Glacier Capsize Beach Oatt Rocks Lied Glacier Budd Pass Crick Buttress South Barrier Rayner Rib Winston Lagoon Cape Pillar Budd Ridge Temple Buttress Ross Bluff Smith Bluff Paddick Valley Doppler Hill King Creek Sealers Beach Cemetery Ridge Elephant Spit Henderson Bluff Budd Peak Graham Ridge Scholes Lagoon Spit Point Walsh Bluff Abbotsmith Glacier Mawson Peak Heard Island Dovers Moraine Stephenson Lagoon Try Pot Beach Oil Barrel Point Spit Bay Davis Dome Big Ben Campbell Peak Long Ridge Rockhopper Creek Skua Beach Tilman Shoals Allison Glacier Allison Buttress Gotley Buttress Fremantle Peak Mount Separation Stephenson Glacier Scarlet Hill Pulpit Rock Cape Gazert Gibbney Buttress Hannan Buttress McCarthy Buttress Compton Glacier Brown Glacier Brown Lagoon Sooty Valley Gilchrist Aiguilles Vahsel Glacier North West Cornice Little Matterhorn Round Hill South Head South West Bay Pageos Moraines Erratic Point North Barrier Fur Seal Creek Fairchild Beach Maxwell Hill Johnstone Head Gargoyle Head Cauldron Bay Conning Tower Larc Cove Williams Bay Budd Bay McDonald Island Thelander Point Kildalkey Head Veenstra Peak Schmidt Glacier Melbourne Bluff Streeter Bluff Compton Lagoon Macaroni Hill Samarang Hill The Needles Flat Head Windward Point Sandy Beach Boulder Beach McDonald Islands Pebble Beach West Cape Norwegian Rock Mangoro Head Cave Bay Mount Andrei Oriental Island Mount Drygalski Baudissin Glacier Forbes Bluff Nares Glacier Atkinson Cliffs Challenger Glacier Jenkin Ridge Mary Powell Glacier Chittleborough Ridge Ealey Glacier Meyer Rock West Bay Mount Aubert De La Rue Atlas Cove Walrus Beach The Nullarbor Sealers Corner Church Rock Hoseason Beach Desperation Gully Carroll Rock Downes Glacier Gilchrist Beach Mount Olsen Hayter Peak Atlas Roads Wharf Point Azorella Peninsula Corinthian Bay Saddle Point Mechanics Bay Offley Crater Cape Bidlingmaier Black Rock Sunken Rock Morgan Island Robinson Rock Laurens Peninsula Jacka Glacier Jacka Valley Vanh?ffen Bluff Dovers Crater Rogers Head Frank Rock Corinth Head Mount Dixon ANZAC Peak Macey Cone Cape Cartwright The Sentinel Charles Carroll Bluff Magnet Point Sydney Cove Red Island Drury Rock Shag Island Sail Rock Kildalkey Head Veenstra Peak Schmidt Glacier Norwegian Rock Mangoro Head Cave Bay Mount Andrei Oriental Island Mount Drygalski Baudissin Glacier West Bay Mount Aubert De La Rue Atlas Cove Walrus Beach The Nullarbor Sealers Corner Church Rock Mount Olsen Hayter Peak Atlas Roads Wharf Point Azorella Peninsula Laurens Peninsula Jacka Glacier Jacka Valley Vanh?ffen Bluff Dovers Crater Rogers Head Frank Rock Corinth Head ANZAC Peak The Sentinel Charles Carroll Bluff Magnet Point Sydney Cove Red Island