It is possible to travel to Australia by boat if you do not mind going via freight ship for a direct cruise from a U.S. port to one in Australia. The great majority of tourists travel to Australia by air. Once you arrive in Australia, there are many choices of cruises to take. Many of these are around the east coast of the continent where some of the country’s most famous attractions are located. You can take a shorter cruise from Sydney to Adelaide, and you have many other choices once you are in the country.
If you really want to travel to Australia by boat from the U.S., you can take one of the cruises that stop at ports in Hawaii and other stops along the way, or you can take a cruise with stops throughout Asia that will finally arrive in Australia a little over six weeks from the day you depart from the U.S. This cruise that will allow you to travel to Australia by boat departs from Seattle, Washington in the U.S. Your first stop will be at Petropavlousk, Russia, and then off to four Japanese cities including Yokohama. Your next stop will be in China in Beijing and then in Shanghai. Continuing on, you will travel to Hong Kong, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Singapore, Indonesia, and you will arrive in Darwin, Australia. Here, you will cruise down the eastern coastline of Australia, traveling to Cairns, Brisbane, and Sydney.
If time is no object, you can take a round-trip tour to Australia, making many stops before reaching Australia and many stops afterwards as well. You can leave from Fort Lauderdale, Florida and begin your tour passing through the Panama Canal, down to South America. In 33 days, your cruise ship will arrive in Auckland, Australia where you will stay for four days, and then off to Sydney for a four day stay there. Cruise down the coast to Adelaide where you will have a three day visit, and then off to Bunbury and Fremantle in Australia. When you leave Australia, you will continue to Singapore, Mumbai, Dubai, Africa, Great Britain, France, and finally to your final destination of Rome, Italy. This trip is 107 days, one-way.
Because of the lack of direct cruises from the U.S. to Australia, most U.S. travellers fly to Australia and then take a cruise down the eastern coastline, stopping at the many attractions along the way. Some of these are the Great Barrier Reef with many corals and marine life species or Fraser Island, a World Heritage site that is the largest sand island in the world. You can cruise down to Byron Bay, an upbeat city with surf beaches, a historic lighthouse, and some of the best food in the country.
Travelers from other places in the world usually fly to Australia as well. If you are in London and would like to visit the land down under, you can take the Trans-Siberian Railway all the way to Moscow, Russia. From there, it is possible to catch a freighter that accepts passengers to continue on to Australia. It is not always easy, however, to locate freighters that will take you from Moscow to Australia, but it is possible to do.
Once you are in Australia, your choice of economy and luxury cruises is plentiful. You can cruise down to Gold Coast where you can snorkel through a shipwreck or lounge on the golden sand. Back on board, you can continue down to Sydney where you will enjoy the city life and many sights to see. After that, move forward to Canberra, Australia’s capital, where you can learn about the culture of the diverse population and the government of this country.