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Old 07-01-2023, 21:08   #1
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I promise...this will be my last post for a while because I do not want to seem like a "sponge". Gulamay and anyone else, can you recommend any resources on ALL the sheltered waters up the east coast of Australia. The marinas are all on the internet but just like when I took the family around Australia in 2004, I have no doubt that there are so many bays and sheltered waters that are hidden gems. Living on the pick is not an issue to me but of course, there will be times to pay for a marina. I am a pure bred Thalassophile and happy to be. Thanks Darren
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Old 07-01-2023, 21:55   #2
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I find Zulu Waterways app invaluable, constantly being updated and improved by the cruising community.

I still carry a copy of the relevant Admiralty Pilot.

Alan Lucas books are a standard resource.

Lots of web sites & blogs,

https://sailinginaustralia.blogspot.com - i used their blog a lot sailing up the East coast.

Cruising Anchorages Australia 20 - a bit fiddly to set up and run, but well worth it, you end up with anchorages all round australia on OpenCPN, they link to pdfs with details of the anchorages, photos, sat images etc.

Cruising Australia -good list of Qld cruising anchorages

https://jackandjude.com - have some good resources.

https://retirementsailingandtravel.c...ing-australia/ - bit longwinded! But covers the coastline.

You can also find lots of YT videoblogs of people sailing the east coast, gives some good insights into places to visit.
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Cruising Roo keep asking questions, there's not much down under content on this forum.
I hate to break it to you but since 2004 there's been a big increase in cruising and hidden gems are really not hidden anymore. Google earth, blogs and YouTube have really highlighted some of our best cruising spots. Not to say you can't find them, but here in Queensland an anchorage to yourself is a pretty rare thing.
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Thanks F & A. Is living at anchor permitted in most bays or are there "fun police" who wont let this happen. It would be so cool if this information was available. I believe that Sydney and Brisbane are very strict but I wouldn't want to stay in large harbours for an extended period of time.
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Check out the Alan Lucas cruising guides. Not cheap, but a wealth of knowledge.


https://www.alanlucascruisingguides.com/
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Thanks F & A. Is living at anchor permitted in most bays or are there "fun police" who wont let this happen. It would be so cool if this information was available. I believe that Sydney and Brisbane are very strict but I wouldn't want to stay in large harbours for an extended period of time.

Iím not sure there are time limits outside of council areas, and even then itís generally 28 or 30 days before you need to move to a different port. Thatís not a very onerous schedule if you are truly cruising vs simply living aboard.

Many bays and islands, especially offshore or part of the GBR, would have no anchoring limits for length of time AFAIK, although there may be limits on anchoring areas.
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I find Zulu Waterways app invaluable, constantly being updated and improved by the cruising community.

I still carry a copy of the relevant Admiralty Pilot.

Alan Lucas books are a standard resource.

Lots of web sites & blogs,

https://sailinginaustralia.blogspot.com - i used their blog a lot sailing up the East coast.

Cruising Anchorages Australia 20 - a bit fiddly to set up and run, but well worth it, you end up with anchorages all round australia on OpenCPN, they link to pdfs with details of the anchorages, photos, sat images etc.

Cruising Australia -good list of Qld cruising anchorages

https://jackandjude.com - have some good resources.

https://retirementsailingandtravel.c...ing-australia/ - bit longwinded! But covers the coastline.

You can also find lots of YT videoblogs of people sailing the east coast, gives some good insights into places to visit.
Hello cobber. I have no idea why I did not see your post and reply and for that I am truly sorry. There seems to be a common theme with your advice and insight mate and it all is filled with valuable advice. Thank you and all the very best.
\Darren
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