Cairns to Darwin Guides

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  • #2451

    Dave_S
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    I’m planning a trip from Brisbane to the Kimberley’s for 2019 or more likely 2020. I have the WA Guide which is fantastic reading (available free now from <span class=”skimlinks-unlinked”>FSC.com.au</span>) and all the brilliant information here (thanks by the way, really gets the enthusiasm going).

    I have great guides for Qld coast up to Cairns, which leaves a gap from Cairns to Darwin. I’d like to run down through the gulf as well to below and around Groote Eylandt.

    I’m just wondering which guide is considered the best. I looked at one site which measures in cables, probably very good but a bit old school for me.

    Any other info, sailing/wind tips, pictures or destinations from Cairns to Darwin worth a visit would be great.

    We prefer the more out of the way places.

    Also any advice on travelling out to Rowley Shoals

     

  • #2463

    Ross
    Keymaster

    Hi Dave,

    Have a look under Publications. http://kccyc.org.au/publications/

    Cheers

    Ross

  • #2467

    Kevin
    Participant

    Hi Dave,
    We sailed WA/ Kimberley to Mooloolaba in 2017. Our travels included some time at Groote Eytland. We followed the coast around the Gulf. Our blog can be found at sailblogs.com (search ‘Sojourn’) – crew Janie and Kevin. The guide by John Knight was helpful. We are heading back west in 2018 for our fifth season in the Kimberley – totally hooked on cruising and the Kimberley.
    Regards,
    Kevin and Janie

  • #2469

    Dave_S
    Participant

    Thanks Ross, sorry I should have had a better look.

    Thanks Kevin and Janie, Lots of good reading there thanks, might take me a while to get through it 🙂

  • #2471

    Dave_S
    Participant

    Thanks Kevin and Janie

    A good read

  • #2472

    Dave_S
    Participant

    I’m not prepared to risk it with the Cairns 2 Darwin guide based on the inaccuracy of mud maps but there is a Cairns to Darwin guide – here – https://www.boatbooks-aust.com.au/product_info.php?products_id=32090

    Has anyone used this one it says it uses Google Earth overlays to support the findings which improves my confidence.

    • #2475

      Ross
      Keymaster

      Hi Dave, I haven’t seen this book. I hope it’s good, because the area is not well documented. Please give me your thoughts when you get your copy.

      Cheers, Ross

       

  • #2504

    Canefire
    Participant

    Hi Dave,

    I’ve been reading Sojoun’s blog as I will heading back to Qld over the next few years…. On the way over I did a blog as well at  http://rjpbof.blogspot.com.au/2013/06/  which may have achorages of interest. Appologies in advance for the poor spelling and dad jokes.  I found the Knight book a bit unreliable with current predictions but otherwise it was the best reference available at the time.  Will be getting a copy of the anchorages guide when we head east and would be interested in any feedback if anyone uses it first.

    Cheers

    Rohan

  • #2506

    Dave_S
    Participant

    Hi Ross

    Attached are some sample pages from the book. It is B5 in size, the pages are glossy and appear to be sealed from moisture, a quality book. Anchorages shown from Google Maps.

    The information on each anchorage is the same as the sample. There aren’t any points of interest or recommended entry/departure tracks and nothing south of Groote.

    All in all, I’m glad I bought it.

    Dave

     

     

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