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WorldCoral SeaAustraliaQueensland

An online cruising guide for yachts sailing the Queensland coast.

Queensland
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Capital Brisbane
Language English
Currency Australian Dollar (AUD)
Time zone UTC+10 , DST: DST not observed
Calling code +61

Queensland is a state of Australia, occupying the north-eastern corner of the mainland continent. It is bordered by the Northern Territory to the west, South Australia to the south-west and New South Wales to the south. To the east, Queensland is bordered by the Coral Sea and Pacific Ocean. The state is Australia's second largest by area, following Western Australia, and the country's third most populous after New South Wales and Victoria.

Queensland has many places of natural beauty, including: the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast having some of the state's most popular beaches; the Bunya Mountains and the Great Dividing Range with numerous lookouts, waterfalls and picnic areas; Carnarvon Gorge; Whitsunday Islands and Hinchinbrook Island.

The state contains five World Heritage listed preservation areas: Australian Fossil Mammal Sites at Riversleigh in the Gulf Country, Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves, Fraser Island, Great Barrier Reef, and the Wet Tropics of Queensland.

Charts

Australian Hydrographic Service
AU220140 -- Australia/Papua New Guinea - Coral Sea (North West) (1:1500000)
AUS426 -- Australia East Coast - Queensland - Fraser Island to Cumberland Islands (1:1000000)
AUS4643 -- Australia East Coast - Cape Howe to Cape Morton (1:1500000)

Weather

Because of its size, there is significant variation in climate across the state. Low rainfall and hot summers are typical for the inland west, a monsoonal 'wet' season in the far north, and warm temperate conditions along the coastal strip. Inland and in southern ranges low minimum temperatures are experienced. The climate of the coastal strip is influenced by warm ocean waters, keeping the region free from extremes of temperature and providing moisture for rainfall.

Expand on coastal wind.

Sources for weather information

Currents & Tides

Passages

List popular passages/routes, timing, etc.

Communication

Add here VHF channel for coastguard, harbor masters. etc.


See also Australia.

Navigation

See each region

Entrance

See Australia.

Ports, Anchorages, and Islands

Key to symbols: |Port of entry icon – port of entry |Marina icon – marina |Needs data icon – needs data ||
 
Abbot Point Abbot Point /wiki/Abbot_Point Needs data icon – needs data |
Airlie Beach Airlie Beach /wiki/Airlie_Beach Harbour icon – harbour |Marina icon – marina |Anchorage icon – anchorage |
Bowen Bowen /wiki/Bowen Harbour icon – harbour |Needs data icon – needs data |
Brisbane Brisbane /wiki/Brisbane Port of entry icon – port of entry |Marina icon – marina |Anchorage icon – anchorage |
Bundaberg Bundaberg /wiki/Bundaberg Port of entry icon – port of entry |Needs data icon – needs data |
Cairns Cairns /wiki/Cairns Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Marina icon – marina |
Fraser Island Fraser Island /wiki/Fraser_Island Island icon – island |Needs data icon – needs data |
Gladstone Gladstone /wiki/Gladstone Port of entry icon – port of entry |Needs data icon – needs data |
Gold Coast - Southport Gold Coast - Southport /wiki/Gold_Coast_-_Southport Harbour icon – harbour |Marina icon – marina |
Great Barrier Reef Great Barrier Reef /wiki/Great_Barrier_Reef Island icon – island |Needs data icon – needs data |
Hay Point - Dalrymple BayHay Point - Dalrymple Bay/wiki/Hay_Point Port of entry icon – port of entry |Needs data icon – needs data |
Hervey Bay Hervey Bay /wiki/Hervey_Bay Marina icon – marina |Anchorage icon – anchorage |
Hinchinbrook Island Hinchinbrook Island /wiki/Hinchinbrook_Island Island icon – island |Needs data icon – needs data |
Keppel Bay/Rosslyn Bay Keppel Bay/Rosslyn Bay /wiki/Keppel_Bay/Rosslyn_Bay Marina icon – marina |Anchorage icon – anchorage |
Lizard Island Lizard Island /wiki/Lizard_Island Island icon – island |
Lucinda Lucinda /wiki/Lucinda Needs data icon – needs data |
Mackay Mackay /wiki/Mackay Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Marina icon – marina |
Manly Manly /wiki/Manly Harbour icon – harbour |Marina icon – marina |
Magnetic Island Magnetic Island /wiki/Magnetic_Island Island icon – island |Marina icon – marina |
Mooloolaba Mooloolaba /wiki/Mooloolaba Marina icon – marina |Anchorage icon – anchorage |
Mourilyan Harbour Mourilyan Harbour /wiki/Mourilyan_Harbour Harbour icon – harbour |Anchorage icon – anchorage |
Port Alma Port Alma /wiki/Port_Alma Harbour icon – harbour |Needs data icon – needs data |
Port Douglas Port Douglas /wiki/Port_Douglas Harbour icon – harbour |Marina icon – marina |Anchorage icon – anchorage |
Rockhampton Rockhampton /wiki/Rockhampton Harbour icon – harbour |Needs data icon – needs data |
ScarboroughScarborough/wiki/Scarborough,_Queensland Harbour icon – harbour |Marina icon – marina |
SouthportSouthport/wiki/Gold_Coast_-_Southport Harbour icon – harbour |Marina icon – marina |
Shute Harbour Shute Harbour /wiki/Shute_Harbour Harbour icon – harbour |Needs data icon – needs data |
Sunshine Coast Sunshine Coast /wiki/Sunshine_Coast Harbour icon – harbour |Needs data icon – needs data |
Thursday Island Thursday Island /wiki/Thursday_Island Island icon – island |Port of entry icon – port of entry |Anchorage icon – anchorage |
Tin Can Bay Tin Can Bay /wiki/Tin_Can_Bay Marina icon – marina |Anchorage icon – anchorage |
Townsville Townsville /wiki/Townsville Port of entry icon – port of entry |Marina icon – marina |
Weipa Weipa /wiki/Weipa Port of entry icon – port of entry |Needs data icon – needs data |
Whitsundays Whitsundays /wiki/Whitsundays Island icon – island |
Whitsunday Island Beach

Note: Australian Customs will not process private yachts at Abbot Point, Hay Point, Lucinda, Mourilyan Harbour or Port Alma.

Transportation

International flights are available from Brisbane and Cairns.

Friends

Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.

Forums

List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)

Links

References & Publications

  • Alan Lucas, Cruising The Coral Coast - A Guide To Australia's Great Barrier Reef For The Boatman or Anyone With The Spirit Of Adventure, lan Lucas Cruising Guides (1998) , ISBN 978-0909319007
    Alan Lucas's books are huge and contain a wealth of information. You can't hope to reproduce what's contained in these books in a wiki such as this without a huge amount of duplication, not to mention the time and effort to keep these updated! Alan Lucas makes updates for his books available on his website
  • David Colfelt, 100 magic miles of the Great Barrier Reef : the Whitsunday Islands, Windward Publications; 6th edition (June 1, 2000), ISBN 978-0958698917
    The absolute must-have bible for cruising the Whitsunday Islands area of the Queensland coast. This is undoubtedly Australia's most popular cruising ground, and the book covers everything from harbours, anchorages, marine protection and national park zones, locations of courtesy moorings, dive and fishing spots, etc. Also available from Boat Books
  • Noel Patrick's Curtis Coast covers the are from Bundaberg to Mackay in great detail. For shoal draft cruisers intent on detailed exploration it is invaluable and has high quality charts with excellent supporting information.

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