Anchorage Information

Hervey Bay (Urangan) to Mackay
(Special thanks to "Catamaran Imagine" for this information.)
Start Destination Comment on Destination Approx Dist.M
Hervey Bay (Urangan) Burnet River (Port of Bundaberg) Port of Bundaberg Marina is excellent. It is 1.5M upriver, 16km from town. Buses every hour. This is the most suitable of the 3 marina's. 45
Burnet River (Port of Bundaberg) Round Hill Town of Seventeen Seventy. Go in on high tide only (not visited) 46
Round Hill Pancake Creek Creek Shallower entrance than reported. Go in no sooner than mid tide and hug the port buoys. Uncharted port buoy on Clews Point. Pass close to it. Midges in the mangroves 12
Bustard Head-Pancake Creek Lady Musgrave Arrive when sun is overhead and at low-tide(not visitied) 35
Pancake Creek Creek Gladstone Poor anchoring in Gladstone Harbour. Entrance to the Narrows. Must go through on the right tides to clear drying banks. Cattle cross at low tide! (not visited) 30
Pancake Creek Creek Cape Capricorn Anchor off the Sand Blow. Sand, excellent holding in all weathers (not visited but looked good) 45
Cape Capricorn Hummocky Island not worth the uncomfortable night 7
Pancake Creek Creek Hummocky Island Incredible swell.Very,very rolly. Actually thrown around in galley when cooking. 55
Hummocky Island Rosslyn Bay Marina Excellent Marina with courtesy car available and a regular bus service. 6 klm's to Yeppon. 27
Rosslyn Bay Marina Great Keppel Island Fantastic spot. Has enough small bays to accommodate all wind directions 8
Rosslyn Bay Marina Port Clinton All weather haven 42
Rosslyn Bay Marina Pearl Bay Pretty bay. Can be uncomfortable in on shore winds 45
Rosslyn Bay Marina Island Head Creek All weather haven. Excellent cyclone hole. Midgees are there in abundance. Turles sighted. Tricky to get in. Follow the northern entrance off the sand bank, hugging the rock. 50
Island Head Creek Percy Islands Worth a visit. No safe anchorage in developed winds. Whites Bay good in a NE. Watch the midgees in the hut in West Bay 45
Middle Percy Is. MacKay Marina Excellent Marina. Long way into town. Buses service the marina 65