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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Darwin | Photo by JarrahTree/commons.wikimedia

Many yachts arriving in the regions covered by this pilot have made their way up the east coast of Australia, enjoying Queensland’s Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef along the way.

Cairns is the last major city port and marina stop for many seafarers before passaging north and west through, or to, the many countries detailed in this guide. As far as provisioning, pleasure and maintenance go, Cairns has more to offer than Darwin, so we’ve included this new section for relevant info on Queensland’s famous northern capital.

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Anchorages in Australia

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Marina in Cairns<p style="font-size: 12px; font-weight: 400; color: #000000; font-style: normal;">Cairns Marlin Marina | | by APS Indonesia</p>


Port of Cairns caters to a diverse range of vessels, including cruise ships, superyachts, cruising yachts, fishing fleet and reef passenger ferries. Cairns is a gateway to wonderful reef and island cluster cruising destinations for international cruise ships, transient superyachts and a number of domestic cruise vessels operating out of Cairns. Read more...
Marina in Darwin<p style="font-size: 12px; font-weight: 400; color: #000000; font-style: normal;">Cullen Bay Marina | by <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener nofollow"> Tourism NT </a>


Darwin is a major support centre for commercial prawn and fishing industries, and a hub for oil, gas and mining. The Australian Navy has its northern patrol boat fleet stationed here. As a result it’s an excellent place for cruising yachts to stop for repairs and maintenance. All the major engine and yacht equipment suppliers have shops and service centres here.  Read more...
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