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
Port Keats Wadeye Bank Shoal Barramundi Dam Barramundi Yard Barthelemy Hills Billabong Waterhole Black Tank Turkey Nest Blunder Bay Bottle Tree Bore Buffalo Hills Bore Cape Dombey Cape Hay Clump Island Dee Creek Ditchi Ditji Beach Docherty Island Dooley Point Driftwood Island Dysentery Creek Emu Reefs Endeavour Hill Entrance Island Fitzmaurice River Flapper Hill Bore Flapper Hill Turkeynest Forsyth Creek Forsyth Creek Barrage Fossil Head Fossil Summit Goobaieri Bay Gore Channel Gunn Channel High Water Inlet Howland Shoals Hyland Bay Indian Hill Ingurmunai Creek Injin Beach Jones Point Joseph Bonaparte Gulf Keep River Keyling Inlet Kinmore Point Kubuyirr Kudantiga Kulshill Creek Kultchill Kumbunbur Creek Kunji Creek Kuriyippi Creek Kuy Legune Legune Landing Ground Mairmull Creek Mermaid Bank Mount Goodwin Moyle River Munda Beach Nadirri Nadirri Landing Ground Nangu Napp Springs Creek Nelson Point Bore New Moon Inlet Ngardinitchi Ngarinthi Ngunthak Nimbi Creek Nioner Creek Nutunry Creek Old Homestead Bore Old Mission Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Thamarrurr Catholic School Pearce Point Perrederr Perrederr Landing Ground Port Keats Port Keats Aerodrome Port Keats Barge Landing Providence Hill Queens Channel Quins Creek Quoin Island Rainbow Bore River Peak Sandfly Creek Sandy Creek Skull Creek Skull Creek Bore Steeles Bore Sugarloaf Range Swamp Point Sweetwater Bore Table Hill Tchindi Tchinyi Lagoon Thamarrurr Torys Bore Treachery Bay Tree Point Turtle Point Turtle Point Dam Untimelli Beach Untimelli Creek Victoria River Wadeye Wadeye Community Library Wadeye Health Centre Wadeye Police Station Weaner Dam Weaner Turkeynest Whale Flat Whirlpool Reach White Cliff Point Wumirdin Yederr Yelcher Beach Yerderr Landing Ground Alligator Spring Calf Spring Calf Spring Bore Cleanskin Bore Cleanskin Creek Grant Creek Grant Creek North Moogarooga Creek Mud Spring Snake Spring Red Cliff Dorcherty Islnad Kelly Creek Macadam Range Keys Inlet Gores Channel Calf Springs Clean Skin Creek Goobaeri Bay Leguna