Stops will be weather
dependant. If you get a good northerly just go for it quickly with the right wind
. Can keep out a bit and pick up the SE current
or just hug the coast.
Bermagui, Eden, Refuge, Westernport are all weather
stops. Usually a good 1.5 - 2 day sail between so not too onerous.
Can do many other ports
if the weather threatens - just get in before it hits.
Read Lucas' book "Cruising the NSW Coast", listen to all the weather updates.
Coast watch or whatever they call themselves are good to stay in touch with for weather changes and contact.
Take enough crew so you can share the watch. Depends on your boat and availability I guess. One good experienced crew is good, others if possible.
Take lots of snacks, can pre cook food
for the overnights if hugging the coast.
Count on being stuck somewhere for a while so couple of good books
and your favorite flavours. No mobile phone reception
in Refuge but pretty good otherwise right up the coast.
Northerlies are OK for Refuge to Melbourne/Westernport. Otherwise wait for the westerly change to go thru and go for it, accepting a bit of a swell for first part. Once you get round Wilsons Prom you can assess the weather. Cut in between the Prom and the islands to save time. If it is a bit too rough for comfort then pull in behind the Glennies and wait for it to settle.
Check your times for the Entrance. Can anchor
under Woolamai or Flinders if the times are not of your choice.