Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 06-03-2013, 16:16   #1
AGC
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Townsville
Boat: Wright 10
Posts: 16
Holbourne Island

Hi guys/girls

I'm looking for any info regarding Holbourne Island, Whitsundays area.
I've seen it described as the' Bermuda triangle' of Queensland so might be best to steer clear.

Anybody used it as an overnight anchorage?

Cheers
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Holborne.jpg
Views:	100
Size:	172.3 KB
ID:	56339  
__________________

__________________
AGC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-03-2013, 15:52   #2
Registered User
 
Holby's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 33
Out of interest, why are they called Holbourne ? I know of the island of Foula, west of the Shetlands, that were owned by the Holbourn family...... This family name being my family name. So to me to see islands with the same name but with an extra 'e' is interesting
Dave
__________________

__________________
Holby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-03-2013, 23:26   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: San Diego, currently in Greece
Boat: Hallberg-Rassy 40
Posts: 357
Images: 4
Re: Holbourne Island

Not easy to find much information. We will be sailing through the area in a couple of months and were interested in Holbourne. It is just outside the sailing area of the Whitsunday sailing guide and all I have read says, "sheltered reef anchorage on south-west". And, of course the fun stories about disappearing ships.
But it does sound like it's not visited that often, so maybe it's a good stop.
jim_thomsen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-03-2013, 15:48   #4
AGC
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Townsville
Boat: Wright 10
Posts: 16
Re: Holbourne Island

Dave - Absolutely no idea, sorry.
Some info here http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/managing...roved-2011.pdf

Jim - We're interested in it as an overnight anchorage as it would appear to give you a good angle to make Cape Bowling in the SEs (the only other safe anchorage between Bowen and Townsville).

Agree though, stories of disappearing ships would make for a sleepless night.
__________________
AGC is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 17:56.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.