I am an Aussie, and am surprised that stories of corrupt Customs
officials are circulating - where cruising yachties are concerned. I guess that wherever you travel, you can be subjected to corruption.
I would, however, say that on the whole, Australia is a great place to visit and that any obstacles overcome to get here will be pale into the distance when you get to enjoy the best Australia has to offer.
Can I suggest to any planning to come "down under" that you ensure you spend time in Sydney
, cruising both Sydney
Harbour and Broken Bay/Pittwater/Hawksbury River. Your trip to Australia would not be complete without visiting the Whitsunday Islands in Queensland
where the Great Barrier Reef
can be viewed up close.
Come see us some time, I promise the trip will be worth it!!