Nautical Chart / Marine Chart

AUS 683

Plans On East Coast Bougainville Island
AUS 683 - Plans On East Coast Bougainville Island

Please note that all charts are nominally folded in half for storage and handling as per the marine industries standard.
If you require an unfolded copy (ie: flat for framing), please select Flat Paper, and we will organise a special print service to accomodate your request.


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

Tautsina Island Takanupe Island Takanupei Island Rorovana Bay Rorowana Bay Rorovana Cape Puipui Puipui Point Pidia Moto Reef Moodo Reef Kuruki Reef Karieuno Reef Kuruki Island Kurukiki Island Korpe Kopei Korpei Kobuan Bay Kieta Peninsula Kieta Harbour Kieta KIE Kerekerina Point Mowensand Island Iara Island Govu Islet Govo Island Hug Island Gero Reef Keiro Reef Bovo River Boira Banaru Reef Potui Reef Bakawari Island Pok Pok Puk Puk Island Arawa Bay Rawa Harbour Arawa Arava RAW Arakawauru River Arakawau River Arakawaun River Anusagari Island Anusa Island Anusagaro Island Anewa Bay Arukawaun Mango Reef Arawa Airport Central Bougainville