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This book covers the whole Whitsunday area, a particularly beautiful part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, located in the Queensland tropics between latitudes 20 and 21 south. The Cumberland Islands (today more often referred to as the Whitsundays) have held a strong attraction to seafarers since James Cook charted them in 1770, although the islands were discovered long before then by Aboriginal people - in fact, before they were islands.
The Whitsundays consist of over one hundred continental islands and islets with fringing coral reefs, most of which are today unspoiled national parks. Holiday resorts are found on a number of them. The Great Barrier Reef lies a few nautical miles beyond, and many travellers have their first taste of Barrier Reef magic aboard one of the many charter vessels and cruise boats that depart from the mainland and islands daily to explore these vibrant turquoise waters. This book is aboard most of these vessels.
100 Magic Miles makes entertaining reading when not being used as working reference. It provides a general introduction to the Great Barrier Reef and its fascinating marine life, and includes everything one needs to know to get the most out of a holiday in the Whitsundays.
100 MAGIC MILES of the GREAT BARRIER REEF and THE WHITSUNDAY ISLANDS. 8th Edition.
 
  
This "must have" cruising guide is now in it's 7th Edition. It covers the Southern Queensland coastline from Tweed Heads to Gladstone, and the freshwater impoundments which extend west to Charleville, Cunnamulla and Emerald.
This directory has proven to be a well-used and extremely practical tool specifically designed for use aboard recreational craft and to navigate your way around waterways. It helps boaties to rapidly identify aids to navigation, it generates confidence in plotting and running a course, and increases their boating safety knowledge.
The Coastal chartlets display latitude and longitude which means it is much easier to keep the directory up to date by accessing the Australian Notices to Mariners.
 
BEACON TO BEACON DIRECTORY.
By Maritime Safety Queensland, Spiral Binding in clear plastic wallet, 220 x 272mm, 272 pages, colour photographs (mainly very useful aerial shots of marinas) maps and charts.
  
The essentail purpose of this guide is to provide the information necessary for the selection of secure cruising anchorages in which rest and recreation may be enjoyed. The anchorages included in the guide are not intended to form an exhaustive list and in certain areas, such as Norfolk Bay, D'Entrecasteaux Channel and the Derwent, Huon and Tamar estuaries, virtually every bay is suitable given the right conditions. In the main however, they do represent the best locations from which to choose in adverse or less than ideal weather.
The anchorage charts are grouped and indexed on page 7 and there is a symbols page on page 8 which are comparable with those used on Admiralty charts.
 
CRUISING TASMANIA.
By J. Brettingham-Moore. Plasticback, spiral-bound, 210mm x 297mm, 158 pages, monochrome sketches.
  
First published in 1968, this book has reached its eighth edition and remains the only guide to embrace the entire east coast of Queensland, the Torres Strait and the Great Barrier Reef. This edition, published in 2003, is from Alans two major surveys done from late 2000 to early 2002. This means that some hydrographic work may date back to 1997 but most dates to the second peroid. Otherwise all information is fresh as of 2003. After thirty-five years,Cruising the Coral Coast remains an essential part of the ship's library and contiues to be a must for anyone sailing to Queensland.
 
CRUISING THE CORAL COAST, Eighth Edition
By Alan Lucas. Pbk, 210mm x 295mm, 349 pages, monochrome phographs, colour, plans and maps.
  
This is a sailor’s guide to the ports, anchorages and lakes of Australia’s First State and also Lord Howe Island. This edition was published in 2000, this book has been fully revised using personal research and surveys carried out by the author aboard his own boat. The maps for the port approaches and recommended anchorages are very clear and include all navigation information. There are sequential loom-type photographs and also aerial photographs. Highly recommended for cruising this part of the Australian coast.
 
CRUISING THE NEW SOUTH WALES COAST, 5th Edition
By Alan Lucas. Pbk, 210mm x 295mm, 164 pages, full colour photgraphs and plans.
  
Sailing Directions 127 (Enroute) covers the East Coast of Australia and New Zealand from the Torres Strait and Cape York between the southernmost tip of Australia and Papua New Guinea to Tasmania, including the Kermadac Islands and Macquarie Island. It is issued for use in conjunction with Sailing Directions 120 (Planning Guide) Pacific Ocean and Southeast Asia. Companion volumes are Sailing Directions 125, and 126. Sailing Directions cover the harbors, coasts, and waters of the world, provide information that cannot be shown graphically on nautical charts. New editions are corrected through the date of the publications shown in the preface. Amended material is published in the weekly Notice to Mariners.
 Sailing Directions - East Coast of Australia and New Zealand (Enroute)
By: U.S. Dept of Defense

   
Sport Phillip Marine services the boating, yachting & fishing needs of the Mornington Peninsula from Frankston, Daveys Bay, Mt. Eliza, Mornington, Mt. Martha, Safety Beach, Martha Cove, Dromana, Rosebud, Rye, Blairgowrie, Sorrento and Portsea on Port Phillip Bay to Yaringa, Warneet, Somers, Hastings, and Flinders on Westernport Bay.

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