Hi, Ian and Lyn, You can pretty much day hop till you leave Tasmania. (We've done the Hobart to Qld trips about 10 times, just so's you know.) Alan Lucas' "Cruising the NSW Coast book will show you all the places you might go in. After Gabo, the first stopping place is just above Green Cape, and reputed to be rolly with east in the swell, then Eden. We usually go to Eden, mainly for stores and to see friends. In Twofold Bay, one waits for the weather
to come right, or if it's still good, it's just a stopover. No depth
issues for you at 2.5 m. (We draw 2.2.)
Have gone in Narooma. Not recommended. Have anchored at Broulee Is., and it was good. Our next stop would be Jervis Bay, a really good National Park. From there, depending on wnd strength, you can get to Port Hacking's Gibbon Beach, if it's light airs, or clear to Pittwater/Broken Bay, where there is another lovely national park.
That'll get you started, anyway, and if you stop in Sydney
, visit Boat Books
and pick up a copy of Alan's book. They're going to be scarce as hens' teeth, soon.
P.S. We've been in most of the places we can get with out draft
, so PM us - either Jim or me - if you want to know about somewhere in particular. For overnight stops, we prefer not to go up the rivers, and I (not so much Jim) prefer the open roadstead type of anchorages
for ease of early morning departures.
PPS: The trip up the Clarence to Grafton is a pretty one.