Map of Port Kembla Waverider, NSW

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The Port Kembla Waverider lies about 9.62 km (5.19 nautical miles) off the coast of New South Wales in the Tasman Sea which is part of the South Pacific Ocean (show New South Wales on map).

A waverider is a device deployed at sea for wave height measurement. It is typically a bouy which floats on the surface of the water and is anchored to the sea bed.They can provide a focal point for the aggregation of certain pelagic fish species in the warmer months. In particular, Dolphinfish or Mahi Mahi (Coryphaena hippurus) are particularly well known as being attracted to them and to fish attracting devices (FADs).

In the near vicinity of the Port Kembla Waverider the water depth ranges from about 92.2 to 82 metres deep (about 44.8 to 50.4 fathoms / 269 to 302 feet).

The nearest Australian towns, villages or cities to the Port Kembla Waverider are the city of Wollongong (show me), the city of Kiama (show me) and the village of Jamberoo (show me).

Bonzle users have caught and/or seen albacore tuna, australian salmon and black marlin at Port Kembla Waverider (Note: some species of fish may not be available at all times of the year. Always check State/Territory fishing regulations for size, bag/possession limits and licensing/permit requirements. Some native fish are protected and may not be taken). Is this list accurate? Have you caught or seen other species of fish at Port Kembla Waverider? Contribute your knowledge by clicking here.

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