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. https://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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