The Great Southern Route : 2010 - 2011
THE GREAT BARRIER REEF 162 | GSR CRUISING CONSIDERATIONS. PERMITS The Great Barrier Reef is undisputed as one of the world's most important natural assets. It is the largest natural feature on earth stretching more than 2,300km along the northeast coast of Australia. Regulations ensure the sustainable use of the Marine Park. These are basic rules for operating which apply to all recreational and commercial users. Most superyachts can access almost all areas of the Marine Park without a permit; however, it is advisable to check the current requirements before each visit. Before cruising the Great Barrier Reef, superyachts should review the following documents: o Zoning plan o Plans of management o Waste disposal regulations o Anchoring regulations o Compulsory pilotage regulations o Best Environmental Practice o Whale and dolphin watching regulations All documents are available on the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority's web site: www.gbrmpa.gov.au (enter 'Superyachts' in search function) T: +61 (0) 7 4750 0775 E: email@example.com PREVAILING WINDS The prevailing winds from March to August are south-easterlies with northerlies occurring from September to February. BERTHING Located on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns Marlin Marina is a world - class facility, custom-designed for the most advanced superyachts. Dedicated superyacht berthing up to 80 metres Along-side and stern-to floating pontoons First class customer service Heli-pad Along-side vehicle parking Re-fuelling berth ADSL and broadband wireless internet connection CBD location Within walking distance to 5 star hotels, dining, casino and nightlife 10 minutes from Cairns International Airport 5 minutes from superyacht refit precinct Tropical swimming lagoon, parklands and BBQ's CCTV and security surveillance Modern, storm protection barrier The most convenient access to the Great Barrier Reef and the South Pacific Entry location: Latitude 16 Deg 55 Min South Longitude 145 Deg 46 Min East Communication: VHF Channel 16 'Marlin Marina' Port draughts: Channel draft 8.3 metres, depth alongside up to 6.0 metres. Access: via entrance channel 5 nm west of Cape Grafton. Channel is 90 metres wide and 6.5 nm in length. T: +61 (0) 7 4052 3866 F:+61(0)740523810 E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: www.portsfnq.com.au/superyachts VHF Channel 16 call sign "Marlin Marina' PO Box 594 Cairns QLD 4870 Australia Cairns International Airport accommodates individual requirements for private jets with runway es corts and discrete, private transfers. Confidentiality and world-class service is assured. T: +61 7 4080 6703 W: www.cairnsairport.com.au Marina Mirage Port Douglas Marina Mirage is the nautical gateway to Port Douglas and the closest marina to the famous marlin fishing grounds of the Great Barrier Reef. The marina is a vital part of the Mirage Port Douglas Resort which offers a range of five-star facilities, including the Sheraton Mirage Hotel and the Mirage Country Club. The marina boasts a retail complex with exclusive boutiques and renowned restaurants. Marina Mirage Port Douglas offers 122 berths up to 45 metres. All berths have access to 3-phase power and water. T: +61 (0) 7 4099 5335 F: +61 (0) 7 4099 5678 E: email@example.com W:www.meridienmarinas.com.au/ MarinaMiragePortDouglas Wharf Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4871 Australia Communications: VHF Channel 16 "Marina Mirage" Whitsundays' marinas The Whitsundays offer spectacular cruising and safe anchorages. Abel Point Marina offers secure berths for vessels up to 60 m in length, deep-water access (Dredged to -4.75m LAT), single phase and 3 phase power (32, 64 and 125 amps), superyacht fuelling berth, 24hr CCTV, security and swipe access, wireless internet network access and secure car parking facilities. T: +61 (0) 7 4946 2400 E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: www.abelpointmarina.com.au Hamilton Island is situated in the heart of the Whitsundays and is one of 74 tropical islands that lie between the Queensland Coast and the Great Barrier Reef. The island features a marina complex with yacht club. Hamilton Island has its own domestic airport with flights from most major centres. The airport is available for use by private jets on arrangement. The marina village offers great shopping and restaurants and cafes. Currently, the facility offers 2 05 berths catering for vessels up to 45m, power up to CLIMATE © (f) Humidity% Rainfall (mm) Winter (Jun 1 Aug 31) 26.0 78.8 58.0 35.4 Spring (Sep 1 Nov 31) 29.3 84.7 56.6 56.0 Summer (Dec 1 Feb 28) 31.3 88.3 65.0 339.3 Autumn (Mar 1 May 31) 29.1 84.4 64.6 238.3 The above are average daily maximum temperatures. Humidity taken as at 3.00 pm Wet season runs from approximately November through to April.
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