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Need a quick bit of advice. I can't seem to find any information about boats from Darwin to Timor. I've been informed there are no ferries. Anyone know how to or had experience getting from Darwin to Timor by boat?

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Are you in Darwin at the moment? (There are a few things I could suggest you try if you were) –  Gagravarr Aug 25 '11 at 9:04
    
Nope this will be a trip in a couple months. It is supposed to be an all ground trip from Sydney, up to China, across to Russia, then down through Japan to Taiwan. I have almost everything figured out except this part. –  Ginamin Aug 25 '11 at 9:15
    
Suggestions which involve going to see the harbour master are unlikely to work for you then, hopefully someone else can advise / go there for you! –  Gagravarr Aug 25 '11 at 10:06
    
That is what I plan to do if I can't find a route before I arrive. –  Ginamin Aug 25 '11 at 10:34
    
From what I know it's not a all easy to get a boat out of Australia. But it is an adventure travel option that some people manage to do. I think this is a great question and I'm looking forward to any answers. –  hippietrail Aug 25 '11 at 12:49
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It's hard, but possible. I think the best answer for me aside from giving links is to just link to you my friend's blog - she cycled from London to New Zealand, and took boats between the land masses. It took her four months of searching to find a boat from East Timor to Australia, but you'll be better off reading about it on her blog, and potentially even contacting her if need be.

http://www.bugbitten.com/blogs/Worldwide/kyles/Across_the_waterIndo_to_AUSTRALIA.html

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Good blog. Guess it is find-a-crew. I was hoping to avoid yacht crews, but hey. –  Ginamin Aug 26 '11 at 1:20
    
Yeah, but unfortunately I think your options are limited there. Still, ask around when you get to the port or on the websites - you never know, you may strike it lucky :) –  Mark Mayo Aug 26 '11 at 1:44
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