It shows Opal card details and includes a trip planner with times, options and fares for each trip and fare type. A Coffs Harbour seniors' development is looking to the American city of Florida for inspiration. This is a personal and independent website/blog with ideas and suggestions for things to do in and around Coffs Harbour (NSW) on the East Coast of Australia. You can fly to Sydney directly from all other Australian capital cities and from many major regional airports. Cammeray Marina Reputed to be a "cruiser hang out" the Cammeray Marina just moorings was expensive didn't appear to have much of a cruising scene and the location, residential neighborhood, doesn't have much to recommend itself.
A free founf of marine-related services for the entire east launceston to hobart yacht race of Australia. Among other things, this is the best source of marina phone numbers. Available at most marina offices and chandleries. NSW Marine Directory Another free directory which seems to focus more on Sydney.
Weather As virtually all of the weather comes across the mainland where it can be measured, weather forcasting along the coast is quite good. While the weather is more variable than sail yacht rental croatia Queensland where the SE breeze predominates, one will generally observe a steady veering of the wind associated with the passage of highs and lows.
The obvious strategy for moving along the coast is to wait for winds from a sector you can stand and then go like hell. Particularly for southerly changes, it is a good idea to stay in port until the changes comes through because the time of the change is much more predictable than the strength of the wind it brings.
Schedules and channels for HF broadcasts are given at the Marine Weather Services web pages at the BOM. Tides Tides are semi-diurnal. Tidal ranges in NSW are generally less than 2 metres. High tide along the whole coast is within an hour of Sydney so tide tables are always relative to Sydney.
I couldn't find anyplace to buy NSW tide tables outside of New South Wales. Thunder Storms The east coast has some of the most amazing thunderstorms I've ever seen. Very nice to watch from a distance and well worth avoiding if you can.
The general advice is to head further east out to sea as they usually seem to move west. Our experience is that when they're big, they're too big and too fast to avoid. Cruising Season While summer december, january, february is the obvious recommended clffs, it can be very hot and crowded.
We found march and april to be uncrowded. The weather was cool but sunny, delightful. May was just a tad chilly. Communications Radio VHF VHF is used for all shortrange communications except in Port Jackson and Broken Bay where cell phones predominate.
Unlike Queensland, there are no repeater channels on the NSW coast. It can be quite confusing at times particularly because Sydney Coastal Patrol has a zillion-watt transmitter which one picks up from Coffs Harbour south.
Both will provide radio checks and weather on request.
Penta Comstat runs a radio sched. For international calls, calling cards can be purchased that bring rates down to pennies a minute.
We use a card issued by a company known as "Go Talk. Most of the river bars can only be entered on the top half of a rising tide with moderate sea state. While Coffs Harbour is theoretically "all weather," I've seen breaking waves across the harbour mouth with a 5-metre swell.
Missing yacht nina crew the weather really deteriorates along the northern NSW coast there are no yacht found off coffs harbour all weather harbours between Port Stephens and Moreton Bay.
Fortunately, the fuond of such weather occuring without advance notice are quite small. Tweed River ES was launched on the Tweed River and we spent our first few nights aboard in a pile berth in Boyd's Bay at the end of Terranora Inlet. It is was in also yacht found off coffs harbour to anchor in the pond north of the river through the maria cattiva sailing yacht channels second is widest, watch current just after running the bar.
Yamba We spent a couple of days at anchor in Yamba and would have spent more but the weather was ideal for heading south. The town is very pleasant, and the marina came highly recommeded. And when you get sick of Yamba there's always Iluka, just across the river. Coffs Harbour Anchorage in the outer harbour looks miserable. The quarentine buoy yellow is just north of the end of the warf in the outer harbour. The inner harbour and marina is quite small but always seemed to find room for people.
There are some provisions available at the harbour, the fisherman's coop is quite good, and there's a small grocery store just inland. Serious victualing will have to be done in the town of Coffs Harbour 2 or 3 kms from the harbour. Newcastle The NCYC marina just west of the giant FORGACS foun dock is newly expanded, the facilities are very nice and the price can't be beat. The quarentine buoys yellow are just south of legacy mega yacht marina.
Newcastle is only a couple of hours drive from Sydney and has a lot to recommend it, particularly if you're intending to leave the boat to do some inland touring. There's a car rental agency just across the street from the marina. Provisions are just a few blocks away and bus service to downtown is quite good. Hopefully they will come to their senses, build a few marinas and reclaim most of the inlets for sailing or anchoring.
In the mean time, there are remarkably few places to anchor. Near parks there are some public moorings for example in Bantry Bay but generally one finds private club moorings.
Private moorings maria cattiva sailing yacht be picked up, but need to be surrendered immediately upon so you can't really leave the boat. The amount of boat traffic on Port Jackson or Broken Bay on a sunny weekend day is nothing short of astonishing. Sailing with that much company can be a bit harbour wracking.
For that reason we tended to avoid the central bay on weekends and took our revenge by sailing languidly about within view of all the corner offices during the week. Traffic in the Sydney area is unspeakably vile. For car-based harbour you'll be much better off working out of some place like Newcastle.
Broken Lff Broken Bay is enormously scenic but somewhat difficult as a cruising harbour because it is so difficult to find provisions. While victuals can be picked up at Avalon, you're probably harbour off sailing down to Manly for any significant provisioning. We found diesel at Church Point and Akuna Bay. There's also a fuel dock at hzrbour RPAYC. Fisherman's Bay Immediately around Barrenjoey Head is a wide shallow bay the norther corner of which has several club moorings.
People routinely anchor here even though the bottom is sea grass.
Palm Beach Aside from wine and cound food rasberry vinaigrette, cornichonsthere are zero victualling possibilities ashore.
Evidently, the local diet is quite unique. Careel Bay There is currently plenty of space to anchor just north ywcht the moorings of the Careel Bay Marina. While the dock is for marina tennants, a dingy can be landed on the beach just east of the dock. The beach town of Avalon groceries is a couple of kms walking through residential streets. The marina itself provides fuel, showers, and a tender service for those renting a mooring.
The owner is in the process of adding floating docks. Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club We picked up a mooring for a couple of nights. It is several kms through suburban streets to the town of Newport Beach. South yacht found off coffs harbour of the moorings is a public jetty which is a km or so from the suburb of Mona Vale, with a large Whitworth's chandlery various marine-relatd shops, and a Woolworths.
The holding wasn't stellar soupy mud but it was good enough given that the shelter provided was excellent. There's a beach with a waterfall and lots of hiking, climbing and exploring in Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park.
Akuna Bay Completely filled with a d'Albora marina, Akuna Bay is in the middle of Ku Ring Gai Chase National Park miles and miles from anything. Nice restaurants and facilities. Much of the surrounding park has been burnt by wildfires and is pretty unsightly. Fouund Jackson Harbour control coordinates ship movements on VHF Listening in can prevent nasty surprises such as harbour an oil tanker coming out of the cove that you had earmarked for a leisurely spinnaker takedown.
While not constrained by draft, Sydney Harbour harbours have "absolute right of way. In practice, they usually weave their way through the sailboats, but you're not supposed to force the issue. Keeping the ferry routes in mind makes it easier to decide what to do. The Manly hydrofoil and the river cats are really fast.
There is one rock in all of Port Jackson and it is clearly marked by 4 yes all four cardinal marks and a danger mark.
I think that it would be cheaper just to dynamite the thing. The motor yacht solandge is generally steep to and the local racers make a point of proving that you can sail close enough to touch the edge.
All of the islands are national parks. Evidently, some of them may be visited by private boat but you have to get a permit. We didn't find out about this in time to take advantage of it but a picnic lunch on an island in Port Jackson could be spectacular. Spring Cove This is the traditional kevco boat yacht shipping when landfalling at Sydney.
Pass the heads, turn hard to starboard, drop the hook at the ofr cove and save the sail down the harbour to the bridge and opera house for the next morning when it can be fully enjoyed and photographed with the sun behind you.
Either arm provides reasonable shelter in a N'ly breeze. The key harbpur to have a breeze which harbour old one's stern s harblur the ferry wakes. The northern branch Collin's Beach has nice rocks for jumping off. As long as you have a decent N'ly breeze to keep the boat stern-to the ferry wakes, it is quite comfortable. We've even spent the night. Enclosed showers are available at the south end of Manly Beach and there are outdoor showers at the baths and at the beach.
While fish, produce and gourmet items are readily available, tacht grocery store visit will require a walk or bus ride. Downtown is an easy walk across the Darling Harbour bridge. Traffic noise from ANZAC bridge is pretty constant and lights on the various warfs can be bothersome.
CYCA If you ask just after the start of one of the major coastal races, foubd may find a berth at the CYCA.
Also, you get to gawk at basically every really famous racing yacht in Australia. Showers are ooff the club and they want you to sign in every star sapphire mega yacht and wear shoes. Excellent gourmet shopping up the hill towards coffx posh suburb of Double Bay "Double Pay" as the locals call it. Frequent bus service to downtown.
The harbour dock at the neighboring d'Albora Marina is the most convenient in the central bay. Cammeray Marina Reputed to be a "cruiser hang out" the Cammeray Marina just moorings was expensive didn't appear to have much of a cruising scene and the location, residential neighborhood, doesn't have much to recommend itself. Bantry Bay Up Middle Harbour, this bay has 5 or 6 public moorings and a derelict powder house. What more can you want? Around the corner is a nice little beach to picnic on.
On weekends, the capuccino boat sometimes puts foun an appearance. Cabarita Point The marina here was very friendly and not too expensive. Sadly, there is no nearby shopping but it is only a short walk to catch a bus or ferry. The second round in the Lane Cove River provided a mooring-free anchorage in 3 metres of water just west of the baths.
This is upstream of the two places Lucas indicates. Holding was OK in mud. There is a smidge of public shore right next to the baths where a dingy can be landed.
Ashore is Woolwich, a posh bedroom community. There is international yacht crew training nice walk around the Woolwich dock, a drydock carved out of solid sandstone. Balls Head Bay Also known as the "international anchorage" this little bay is kept free of moorings for so that visiting cruisers can anchor there.
The anchorage is about 1 km from the Wollenstonecroft train station, and 2 km from the suburb of Crows Nest and shopping, most notably Boat Books. Birkenhead Point This may be the easiest provisioning stop in Sydney as there is a gigantic shopping mall right next to the marina.
The marina fkund were very helpful and the showers had recently been remodeled. Anchorage just across from Birkenhead is supposed to be norfolk wherry yacht charter trust but you'll have a lot of traffic noise from the nearby bridge. Rose Bay Anchorage cogfs 3 cables from shore and troubled by ferry wakes. We did not go ashore harbour, but there is supposed to be a grocery store somewhere.
Balmoral Beach Fantastic shelter in for winds S to W as mary a motor yacht as the swell on the ocean is small. Lord Howe Island This is a place that many people want to sail to, yacht found off coffs harbour, once. I have to number myself among them. I'm really yacht found off coffs we went there, but I don't think I'd ever go back by boat. There's just too much potential for misery.
At high tide, expect conditions on one of the moorings in the lagoon to range from merely irksome to downright vile. To put things in perspective, it should be noted that however bad the conditions in the lagoon are, they're not going to be worse than the Tasman Sea. Timing a visit close to tidal neaps will help fuond there will be less water over the reef which shelters the lagoon at high tide. The one advantage of a winter visit not luxury yacht stewardess training by Lucas is the possibility of finding a room ashore.
Our weather strategy was pretty obvious. Founr hung out at Newcastle and jumped on the coffs of a westerly. The trick is to avoid the common situation where there is a regular freight train of small depressions moving east, and wait until you find an isolated depression or the end of a train with a significant high setting up in western Australia. The hope being that you get a elliott bay yacht charters of days of nice wind, veering W to S, followed by a long spate of nice weather light variable winds as the high goes over.
A large high should also keep depressions far south. It took a couple of weeks for the right situation to show up, but it worked quite well for us. We yavht out one light harbour and then picked up the westerlies in advance of the second. There is a met office on Lord Howe. They were very friendly and always happy to show us the latest forcasts. Formalities and Officials Generally, these should be the same as for Queensland.
We did not clear in in New South Wales and so can't really comment yacht charter brazil formalities. We did clear out at Newcastle and, while they don't handle many yachts, they were very helpful and easygoing. Customs ports in northern New South Wales are thin on the ground: Coffs Harbour Newcastle Sydney A lot of people like Coffs Harbour for clearing in.
We checked in with customs there and you're not going to top their harbourside location for convenience.
Conversely, many recommend not checking in at Sydney. The recommended procedure for visiting Lord Howe Island assuming hadbour planning to leave Australia thereafter is to check out on harboru mainland, and then redo the check out at Lord Howe.
Coast Guard The Australian corfs guard usually known as "coastal patrol" in NSW is an all volunteer organization which maintains coastal stations. They provide weather forecasts, notices to mariners and other information via VHF radio.Coffs Harbour Boat Ramp luxuryyacht.trans-a.info4
As a practical matter, they will usually have the latest harbour on the local river bar. If you want to you can "log on" with the coast guard and they will keep track of you as you sail along the coast. They always promise to pass your details along to the next station, but that station invariably asks you for everything number of POB, registration number, etc.
The law enforcement functions corresponding to what the US Coast Guard does are handled by various separate agencies: Notable Regulations As always, it is unclear how local regulations apply to foreign flagged vessels, but it is only prudent not to force the issue. Theoretically, of course, all local laws apply, but people rarely throw the book at visitors without some sort fkund provocation. If bayliner 3888 motor yacht reviews water police find you anchored in a breaking bar over seagrass while dumping your sewage without life jackets, you're probably going to cop it.
Lifejackets for Bar Nahlin yacht interior NSW now requires that everyone wear a lifejacket when crossing a bar. As I've never seen any sort of patrol boat anywhere other than in Port Jackson which does not have a barred entrance it is unclear how this will be enforced. Sea Grass Protection According to Lucas, sea grass roman abramovich yacht eclipse cost are strictly protected and one is liable to be severly fined for anchoring in sea grass.
We grabbed all the Waterways brochures we could find ofund found only a polite request to avoid anchoring in grass. Saw numerous boats drop the anchor in grass fx. Zero Discharge Port Jackson and Broken Bay are "zero discharge zones", and, unlike Queensland they actually do have a few sewage pump outs. As local boats are not yet required to have holding tanks, it is unclear exactly what is meant by "zero discharge," but that is what they say. NSW Waterways patrol boats stopped by whenever we anchored in Rozelle or Blackwattle Bays where the Waterways docks are and asked us if we had holding tanks and if they were closed.
Generally, we found it most convenient just to poke our nose out the heads every few days for a quick emptying of the tanks.