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Indonesia to Austrlia by sea.

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1. Posted by tom77 (Budding Member 6 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Hi, I posted this on the asia forum but I figured it would fit here too.

I want to get from Timor to Australia by boat. Has anybody done the route this way?

I really want to hear from anybody who has an idea about the logistics and also any visa stamp implications. I have an australian visa but if I were to say arrive by fishing boat in Darwin, how would I get it stamped?

2. Posted by jhetland (Budding Member 43 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Its a pretty heavily patrolled border coming that way towards Australia, and anyone woudl have to report to customs, so that shouldnt be a problem. Friends have sailed that way, but my guess is that you would have to find someone international doing a trip and try and get a spot as crew. Very few fishingboats reach the shores of oz....


3. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Customs ain't the problem, it's finding a boat! You'd have to find someone who was sailing in that direction - there are no regular routes.