The entrance keeps shifting. It used to be marked unofficially by locals. However,I would think that everything has changed with the recent weather
. I doubt the markers have survived the recent weather
, and i am sure the entrance will have shifted with that weather.
Best go there and suss it out by dinghy
. You can generally anchor
right under the cape, depending on weather, while you are looking by dinghy
You might get up to date information from Gladstone VMR, phone
no in the tide book, google
, white pages, etc. try to get hold of a chap called Jim Purcell, most knowledgable. However, I suspect the VMR will be a bit reticent, and will give you the same advice as in preceding para.
I am not sure what you draw, but you will almost certainly need tidal assistance from a fair tide. I draw 2m, and like a tide of 3.8m or higher to go in.
If you arrive at night, need to wait for the tide, whatever, nearby Hummocky generally provides good anchorage, except in due northerlies.