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Austalia to Indonesia/PNG by boat?
Posted January 23rd, 2013 - 3:41 am by from Melbourne, Australia (Permalink)
This might sound strange... but Im looking to travel around the world on absolute shoestring and I have a question for you Aussie folks.

Are there ANY services that offer passenger service to PNG or Indonisia(Specifically Lombok/Bali)?

If not Have any of you heard of anyone being able to get to PNG or Indonesia by freight or other boat? (I do indeed mean to do it legal and legit... Im not trying to asylum seek or seek refugee status!)

Any help appreciated...

Posted January 23rd, 2013 - 5:59 am by from Darwin, Australia (Permalink)
Hi Wesley

There are no passengers boat service from Australia unless you go on a cruise.

I have found my couchsurfers been able to get across from Darwin to East Timor and Indonesia by going down to the local yacht club and finding out who is going there and getting a lift with them.

However I cannot assist if you want to go to PNG.

Chris BD

Posted January 23rd, 2013 - 6:10 am from Sydney, Australia
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Posted January 23rd, 2013 - 7:16 am by from Melbourne, Australia (Permalink)
Thanks Chris! This is some great news. I want to to this as Overland and Sea as possible... also it would be great to save money by taking a boat.

Thanks for the tip!

Posted January 24th, 2013 - 12:30 am by from Glasgow, Scotland (Permalink)
Try https://www.findacrew.net/, and http://yachtdeliveries.com.au/. If you're willing to work you can travel for free, no experience necessary! Or just go down to the docks and ask and check notice boards - people who are regularly sailing aren't known for their reliable internet access.

Let me know how you get on! :)


Posted January 24th, 2013 - 4:41 am from Sydney, Australia
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Posted January 25th, 2013 - 11:51 pm by from Melbourne, Australia (Permalink)
Yes Thank you Kaajal and Chris, I am very happy that I may still be able to achieve my dream of traveling around the world overland, and sea.