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
Napranum Weipa Alligator Creek Amboyninghy Point Andoom Andoomajettie Point Archie Creek Atong Creek Awonga Point Bagley Channel Barkly Yard Creek Batavia Beening Creek Big Swamp Botchet Creek Charger Creek Cockatoo Creek Cora Bank Cotterell River Cullen Point Dinah Creek Dingo Creek Doughboy River Ducie River Dulcie Creek Dulhunty River Dumfries Dunblane Duyfken Duyfken Point Egmont Ely Embley River Eurum Creek Evans Landing Fife Fish Creek Flying Fox Island Gibson Waterhole Gonbung Point Hudson Creek Humbug Point Jackson Channel Jackson River Janie Creek Janssen Shoal Jessica Point Kerr Point Kerr Reef Landfall Point Leithen Point Ling Creek Lorim Point Macdonald River Mapoon Marmoss Creek Mission River Port Musgrave Myall Creek Myerfield Strip Myka Creek Namaleta Creek Nghanambonna Point Nomenade Creek Oxmurra Point Palm Creek Pappan Creek Pargon Creek Pennefather Pennefather River Pine River Pine River Bay Red Head Swamp Roberts Creek Sandfly Creek Skardon Skardon River Small Pargon Creek South Channel Stormont Tent Pole Creek Triluck Creek Trunding Creek Turtle Creek Urquhart Point Vrilya Point Wallaby Island Weipa Peninsula Wenlock River Wheeler Creek Willum Swamp Wooldrum Point Rocky Point Weipa Shire Weipa Airport Trunding Nanum Mission River Napranum Shire Mapoon Mapoon Shire Mission River Cook Shire MacDonald River Collet River Shardon River Kirk Reef Mapoon Mission Mapoon Mission Station Dulcie River Batavia River Thang Batavia Outstation Landing Coen River Myerfield Betteridge Landing Jantz Point Duifken Point Hatchman Point Rocky Point Weipa South Fairway Beacon