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Indonesia, East Timor or PNG by boat

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1. Posted by jacachip (Budding Member 4 posts) 11y

Hi,
I would like to get to Indonesia, East Timor or PNG by boat. Is anybody know how to do this?

2. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 11y

From where?

We went to Indonesia from Singapore earlier in the year, it was quite possible (the ferry broke on the way back though).

It's also quite easy to get to Sumatara in Indonesia from the west coast of peninsular Malaysia.

3. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

You can get boats from Lombok to Flores, but beyond that ???

4. Posted by jacachip (Budding Member 4 posts) 11y

Hi,
I would like to get to these countries from Australia, of course, so can anybady know how to do it?

5. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Which part of Australia were you thinking of leaving from?

6. Posted by soliqa (Respected Member 284 posts) 11y

i've never actually heard of too many ferries going to indonesia from australia- flights are generally fairly cheap. but if there were to be any i'd assume they'd leave from darwin.

cheers,

7. Posted by soliqa (Respected Member 284 posts) 11y

as for interisland indonesian ferry travel i found this:

Inter-island travel is best done by boat. The Pelni Boats are a good option, but bring your own food and water and don't be in a hurry - the Indonesian chain is 2,500 miles long. Cargo ships are also cheap way to go. Visit any port and ask which ships are going where. Many captains will take a foreigner along for free.

there may be some cruise ships going from australia but i really don't think they'd be cheap.

i'd love to know if this is possible however,

cheers,

8. Posted by jacachip (Budding Member 4 posts) 11y

I was you thinking of leaving Australia from Northern Territory /Darwin/ but I'm flexible . The most important thing is to find the connection .
cheers,

9. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Have you cinsidered Cairns to Port Moresby ?

10. Posted by jacachip (Budding Member 4 posts) 11y

I'm ready to go anywhere, so Cairns is OK but need more details, please.