Cruising Guides - Australia - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Out There > Destinations > Oceania
 Not a Member? 


Like Tree1Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 09-18-2009
tdw's Avatar
tdw tdw is online now
Super Fuzzy Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Sydney Australia
Posts: 14,559
Thanks: 5
Thanked 72 Times in 67 Posts
Rep Power: 10
tdw is a jewel in the rough tdw is a jewel in the rough tdw is a jewel in the rough
Cruising Guides - Australia

New South Wales

Cruising the NSW Coast - Alan Lucas

Eastern Queensland - Notably the Great Barrier Reef.

Cruising the Coral Coast - Alan Lucas

100 Magic Miles - David Colfett

The Curtis Coast - Noel Patrick

Going Troppo - Haynes and Mulvany

Gulf Country of Qld, Northern Territory and Western Australia

Western Australia Cruising - Fremantle Sailing Club

Northern Territory Coast Cruising Guide - John Knight

Tasmania

Tasmanian Anchorage Guide - Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania

Cruising Tasmania - J Bettingham Moore

Cruising Southern Tasmania - Cruising Yacht Club Tasmania


Victoria

South Australia


(coming soon)

Unless otherwise noted, images are from Boat Books (Australia) web site who would stock all of the guides mentioned. For overseas buyers you could also try Boat Books New Zealand. I've used them a few times and found their online mail order service to be quite efficient and being Kiwis they are a friendly mob as well.

Boat Books Australia

Boat Books NZ (SW Pacific Cruising Guides) List

This list is compiled from my library and posted suggestions. As suggestions come in I'll add them to this list. All cruising guides seem to have their limitations. You take the author's advice at your own peril.
__________________
Andrew B

"Do you think God gets stoned? I think so... Look at the platypus." Robin Williams.

Last edited by tdw; 01-23-2011 at 07:43 PM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 09-18-2009
St Anna's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Southern QLD, Bayside
Posts: 1,428
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 12
St Anna is on a distinguished road
Hiya TDW.

OK, my 2 cents worth. (& they dont make 2c anymore). I dont have the latest or anywhere near the latest editions.

Patricks book is wonderful but some of the mud maps have the wrong scale or perspective.

Lucas is good - but you need the updates. Some of his bar/river crossing in far NQ are now quite wrong but you wouldnt go blindly anyway

Colfelds book is great. Some credit should be due to Harry Smith (the CO of the diggers at Long tan and a great sailor) who was a co-surveyor for the book.

NT cruising guide - by Knight is way out of date but nowhere near as poor as some of the charts. Need a good echo sounder and polarized eyeballs!

All these guides are the stuff that dreams are made of - plot and plan and then go. We did (7 years ago)
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 09-18-2009
tdw's Avatar
tdw tdw is online now
Super Fuzzy Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Sydney Australia
Posts: 14,559
Thanks: 5
Thanked 72 Times in 67 Posts
Rep Power: 10
tdw is a jewel in the rough tdw is a jewel in the rough tdw is a jewel in the rough
St Anna, Hello to you too.

Thanks for the comments. While I'm trying to avoid posting links I will to Lucas cos your are quite right.

I'm hoping that people with more local knowledge and/or experience than I have will post comments re the guides. I'm sure that world wide many guides soon lose accuracy after publication, especially in a place like Oz where shifting bars are a common problem. so the warning re Lucas Qld is apt.

Guides for places like the NT are sadly few and far between. I have a list and will update for other areas in due course. I'll also be including miscellaneous publications.

Cheers

TD.....drool ? DROOL ? well I never......though occasionally I might slobber a tad.....
__________________
Andrew B

"Do you think God gets stoned? I think so... Look at the platypus." Robin Williams.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 09-18-2009
St Anna's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Southern QLD, Bayside
Posts: 1,428
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 12
St Anna is on a distinguished road
Yah. Lucas is the guru, but he cannot physically sail to all places to see the changes every year, so he relies on notices to mariners and other peoples second hand advice.

When my gang of friends were 'plotting' my progress, they were using Lucas' guide to see for example where Morris Island was ( when I radioed in)

Knights book has suffered a similar fate. If you look at some of the charts, they were first surveyed in 1880, and addended by aerial recon in 1945. Things are different now eg WGS84.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 09-19-2009
Ilenart's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: West Australia
Posts: 508
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 8
Ilenart is on a distinguished road
Hi TDW,

the Fremantle Sailing Club publishes the West Australian Cruising Guide. It was updated last year so it is pretty accurate. Covers the whole West Australian coast.

Can be purchased direct from the FSC, below is the website.

http://www.fsc.com.au/

Ilenart
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 09-20-2009
tdw's Avatar
tdw tdw is online now
Super Fuzzy Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Sydney Australia
Posts: 14,559
Thanks: 5
Thanked 72 Times in 67 Posts
Rep Power: 10
tdw is a jewel in the rough tdw is a jewel in the rough tdw is a jewel in the rough
Thanks again people. I'll try and get a more comrpehensive list together this week. WACG is on it.

Remember that the list is not meant to be gospel and I hope that it will be continually updates.

Will make it as ticky in due course.

I guess Australia will always suffer to some extent simply because of our low population and vast coastline.

Ilenart....how's the boat selling going ?
__________________
Andrew B

"Do you think God gets stoned? I think so... Look at the platypus." Robin Williams.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 10-05-2009
Omatako's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Auckland New Zealand
Posts: 2,426
Thanks: 0
Thanked 28 Times in 25 Posts
Rep Power: 12
Omatako will become famous soon enough
As far as New Zealand goes, the one guide that most visitors and even locals will find really useful is the Coastal Cruising Handbook. This covers the east coast of the North Island pretty much north of Auckland and the out-lying islands off that part of the coast.



This handbook covers virtually every meter of the coastline and includes every possible anchorage and many that I wouldn't sleep in. It is pretty comprehensive.

Other volumes that I have used are



(courtesy Amazon.com) and


(also courtesy Amazon.com )

Notably these covers are not the same as the ones we have (mine are on the boat and not within my immediate grasp) so I'm guessing that they're new editions. That would be good news because the copies that we have were of some use but were quite out-dated when it came to real detail (shops, chandlers, availability of stuff, some political issues, etc)
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

__________________

"Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying."

Arthur C. Clarke
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #8  
Old 10-05-2009
tdw's Avatar
tdw tdw is online now
Super Fuzzy Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Sydney Australia
Posts: 14,559
Thanks: 5
Thanked 72 Times in 67 Posts
Rep Power: 10
tdw is a jewel in the rough tdw is a jewel in the rough tdw is a jewel in the rough
Andre,
Thanks for that. I get onto it this week and get it stickied.
Regards
Andrew
__________________
Andrew B

"Do you think God gets stoned? I think so... Look at the platypus." Robin Williams.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #9  
Old 10-29-2009
St Anna's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Southern QLD, Bayside
Posts: 1,428
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 12
St Anna is on a distinguished road
For TDW

http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/v...april04021.jpg
http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/v...a/Aug04061.jpg
http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/v...P9180064-1.jpg
http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/v...april04042.jpg
http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/v...april04055.jpg
http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/v...uencies127.jpg
http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/v...uencies021.jpg
http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/v...uencies098.jpg
http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/v...uencies046.jpg
http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/v...tanna/a004.jpg
http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/v...tanna/a019.jpg
http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/v...april04116.jpg
http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/v...tanna/a013.jpg
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #10  
Old 10-30-2009
tdw's Avatar
tdw tdw is online now
Super Fuzzy Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Sydney Australia
Posts: 14,559
Thanks: 5
Thanked 72 Times in 67 Posts
Rep Power: 10
tdw is a jewel in the rough tdw is a jewel in the rough tdw is a jewel in the rough
Quote:
Originally Posted by St Anna View Post
For TDW
Nice, very nice. Love the kitten.

http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/v...tanna/a019.jpg

Where's that ?

Did you go into Gove ? Passed through there in the late seventies. Can't begin to wonder how it's changed since then. (Transitting Thursday Island to Darwin). Same re changes applies to TI and Darwin.
__________________
Andrew B

"Do you think God gets stoned? I think so... Look at the platypus." Robin Williams.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Retirement Cruising Budgets Randy Harman Cruising Articles 0 05-12-2004 08:00 PM
Calculating the Cost of Cruising Paul & Sheryl Shard Cruising Articles 0 04-03-2003 07:00 PM
Calculating the Cost of Cruising Paul & Sheryl Shard Her Sailnet Articles 0 04-03-2003 07:00 PM
The Other Man John Kretschmer Seamanship Articles 0 08-28-2002 08:00 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:30 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.