Here are the essential cruising guides for the East Coast of Australia, in their order of coverage from North to South:
This is a relatively new guide in its first edition, published in 2007. Its format is reminiscent of “100 Magic Mile” with a sturdy plastic cover.
Cruising Helmsman Dec 2007,
Fiona Harper in the Marinas Guide
Coverage: Whitsunday Islands
Fiona Harper in the Marinas Guide (review of 8th edition)
Excellent drawings and Arial photographs make this a comprehensive guiode for Queensland’s mid-North coast. Noel Patrick collated the information over many years and the latest editions have been published by his daughter as a fit memorial to her father.
This guide is in an unconventional format, more like a street directory than a Cruising Guide, but carries a wealth of information and is yet another indispensable guide for cruising the southern part of the Queensland coast.
Without any doubt, the classic guide to cruising the NSW coast. Now it its 6th edition (released in December 2010). Addenda to the previous version are available at the Alan Lucas Website.