About Australia

From a cruiser's perspective apart from the fact that it is warm, the best part about cruising the east coast of Australia is that you can say goodbye to overnight passages for a while!
From the town of Eden in southern New South Wales to the historic Cooktown in far north of Queensland, you will discover that there is almost always a suitable port or anchorage within an easy day sail of the one you just left !
I am sure you have probably heard people saying how wonderful the cruising grounds of the Great Barrier Reef are? Well they are right, and spending a few months (or even years) cruising the islands and sheltered waters of Great Barrier reef and coastal Queensland is, or at least should be on most everyone's "bucket list."
There is however so much more that Australia offers the visiting international cruising yacht, in fact, many participants of previous Down Under "Go West" Rallies have been surprised to discover just how cruiser friendly Australia is.
Most of all, be prepared to be surprised by how much there is to see and do "down under," so much so that many of our rally participants decide to stay for an extra season!

Did we mention Its WARM ?

The welcome is warm!  

The air is warm !

The ocean is warm!

What is the weather like in Brisbane in Summer?

(December – February) During summer, average temperatures range from 21 - 29.8°C (69.8 - 85.6°F) and the city has its highest rainfall, which can bring thunderstorms and occasional floods. Average rainfall during this time is 426.6 mm (16.8").

What is the weather like in Sydney in Summer  ?

(December – February) During summer, average temperatures range from 18.6 - 25.8°C (65.5 - 78.4°F), and average humidity spikes to 65%. This is a great time to enjoy Sydney’s abundant beaches when water temperatures rise to 21.9 - 23.7°C (71.4 - 74.7°F).

Don't take our word for it!

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Did you know that visiting yachts can stay in Australian waters without the need to be imported for as many as 3 years?

Each year the Down Under "Go West" Rally sails to Australia from New Caledonia & Vanuatu

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