We will be cruiseing the Gippsland Lakes in March 08 along with another dozen or so trailer sailers from S.A.and would like to know what is considered the best publication and where to purchase it on this area in regards to navigation, moorings, restaurants, places to visit, and anything else that may be of interest.
Kay & Kingsley
Send me an email with your postal address and I will send you some East Gippsland tourist bureau stuff and a plasticised chart for the region.
There is a Gippsland Lakes book for sale here in all the newsagents. It has all the soundings, buoyage and bearings laid down but I think it may be a bit dated and could now have a few errors. Have a look in Google Map/Earth. The whole region comes up in fine definition and you can see all the shallow bits.
Most TY people use Paynesville as their base as the area has supermarkets, pubs, shops and clubs close to the free overnight stay jetties. Paynesville also has heaps of safe and secure car and trailer parking along with good ramps.
Do not forget that the Marley Point Race is on in the 8th of March and you can get all the information, Notice of Race and entry forms from www.lakewellingtonyachtclub.yachting.org.au website This year will be the 40th race and it is rumoured to be the last Marley Point Race!!!