Indonesia Travel Guide

Indonesia Travel Guide


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Indonesia is just a 6-hour flight from Sydney Airport and brings the excitement of South East
Asia to Australia’s doorstep. With approximately 17,508 islands and 34 provinces, Indonesia is ethnically and environmentally diverse. Discover the different cultures, languages, foods, and terrains in this thriving and enchanting country. INDONESIA
Seminyak Ubud Monkey Prambanan Agung Rai Museum
Experience the Forest Visit the beautiful of Art
legendary sunsets 10th century Hindu Interact with Explore the and beaches on temple. monkeys at the traditional buildings
Bali’s west coast. nature reserve and gardens that and Hindu temple serve as a museum, complex. gallery and cultural centre.
Kuta, Bali Bali Central Java Ubud
An historical Ride a horse or Offers crystal clear Park and cultural hub drive a jeep to the waters, mountains A UNESCO World with silversmiths, top of this volcano and surf. Yogyarta Mount Bromo Lombok Komodo National
puppet makers and and watch the Heritage site that is home to the largest sunrise over the food vendors. living lizards, National Park . Komodo Dragons.
Semeru National
Bromo-Tengger- Nusa Tenggara East Nusa Tenggara
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Flea Market Pasar Seni Biasa Bali Sukawati Market
This famous Not only can A popular Bali- Bali’s most
Menteng based designer you buy regional distinguished and woodcarvings, can see many of market. market features handicrafts, you label. long standing art furniture, textiles, them being made. and old vinyls.
Jakarta North Jakarta Seminyak Bali

Bali is Indonesia’s smallest province, but one of its most popular tourist destinations. An island of its own, Bali is a tropical escape filled with resorts, beaches and natural wonders.
Referred to as ‘The Island of the Gods’, Bali is known for its welcoming locals, great food, and unique Hindu culture. Perfect for honeymoons, couple’s escapes and family holidays, Bali will leave a lasting impression on you.
Sanur Ubud
7 km long white sand beach, perfect for walking, hiking Escape the beach crowds and learn about Balinese art or simply relaxing. at the Museum of Fine Arts.
Seminyak is perfect for an exotic getaway.

The coastal town of Sanur has developed a tourist following due to its 7 km-long white sand beach, perfect for walking, hiking or simply relaxing. Go kite-surfing at one of the many kite-surfing schools, visit the morning markets, or learn how to make traditional
Indonesian dishes at Bamboo Shoots
Cooking School.
Known for its luxurious resorts, beaches and restaurants, Seminyak is perfect for an exotic getaway. Learn how to surf at the Rip
Curl School of Surf and master the quiet waves at Seminyak beach. Visit Seminyak’s famous ‘Eat Street’, Jalan Laksmana, for a variety of restaurants including Morroccan favourite ‘Khaima’.
Ubud is Bali’s cultural centre, located inland and home to about 30,000 people. Escape the beach crowds and learn about Balinese art at the Museum of Fine Arts. Explore lush gardens at the Ubud Botanical Gardens spread over more than 6 hectares. Visit the beautiful Ubud Palace to experience a touch of the Balinese Royal Family and perhaps even stay the night.

Review by TripAdvisor Traveller geoffinstpete
Reviewed 8/01/2017
From the reception, to the restaurant and spa, from our drivers to the porters...the customer service was exceptional! We had fabulous stay at this fabulous resort. The room (with a pool!) was fabulous, the food exceeded all expectations and, again, I can't emphasize enough how amazing the *Based on 875 reviews customer service was! We will be back and would suggest to anyone that they should enjoy this bit of heaven :-)
Banjar Kepitu, Desa Tagalalan,
Ubud, 80572
Tel: +623614792777
Review by TripAdvisor Traveller nellpapa
Reviewed 8/01/2017
40th birthday and 10 year anniversary meant we splashed out. This is a beatiful secluded hotel surrounded by rice paddies and views of the jungle.
Close enough to ubud for shopping, restaurants and activities, but tucked away from the craziness when you want to rest.
*Based on 909 reviews
Beautiful pool overlooking valley below, with very comfortable and private rooms with their own pools and internal relaxation areas. The spa was small but very comfortable, and I...
Jln. Lanyahan, Br. Nagi,
Ubud, 80571
Tel: +62361971777
*TripAdvisor ratings and reviews accurate as of January 2017 BALI
Review by TripAdvisor Traveller sealcoater
Reviewed 7/01/2017
We choose to stay at this hotel after reading the many reviews of all the properties in Ubud and we choose well. We had a room with a plung pool that was excellent. Around the pool there are lounge chairs as well as a Niki Beach type of bed which was extremely comfortable and covered
*Based on 1160 reviews so you could keep out of the sun. The staff is first rate, there are occasional times that it is difficult to understand
THE SAMAYA BALI UBUD their English but they make up for it by the...
Banjar Baung, Desa Sayan,
Ubud, 80571
Tel: +62361973606
Review by TripAdvisor Traveller tonyW365JY
Reviewed 22/12/2016
With curtains drawn back the Valley
Suite had sweeping views of the valley down to the river and across, Difficult to get out of bed with that view.
Great layout of the estate. Staff were amazing, helpful and respected our privacy. Regular shuttle van into Ubud invaluable. Great food for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
*Based on 439 reviews
Infinity swimming pool surreal looking
AMORI VILLAS across the valley.
Br. Dukuh, Pejeng Kawan,
Ubud, 80552
Definitely will return to this paradise.
Tel: +61411075415
*TripAdvisor ratings and reviews accurate as of January 2017 BALI
Review by TripAdvisor Traveller
Reviewed 7/01/2017
Yes, it was unforgattable experience sitting in a private cocoon, surrounded with the breathtaking views of the magical rain forest and Ayung river.
At the start we got three complimentary amuse-touche courses from the cherf followed by 8 courses degustation set menu.
*Based on 211 reviews
The service was outstanding, the food was very creative and delicious, and we felt very special.
It was really memorable and unforgettable dinner thanks to our generous daughter who...
Jalan Kedewatan, Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Ubud, 80571
Tel: +62 361 4792777
Review by TripAdvisor Traveller
Sherrie L
Reviewed 7/01/2017
Location - near Starbucks in Ubud centre but hidden in the rice field, ten mins walk to get in there through the little path
Food - menu not so big but whatever on there are very fresh and tasty
Environment- amazing situated in the middle of the rice fields. Can spend a whole afternoon just to sit there and read some books.
*Based on 195 reviews
Price - very cheap and reasonable
Jalan Subak at Juuk Manis, Subak Juwuk
Manis, Ubud, 80571
Tel: +62 813-3855-6428
*TripAdvisor ratings and reviews accurate as of January 2017 BALI
Review by TripAdvisor Traveller
Reviewed 4/01/2017
We came here for New Years and we're blown away by this place.
The restaurant is tiny, only 10 people all sitting up in a bar like setting overlooking the kitchen, although I believe they are expanding this next year to accommodate for larger numbers.
*Based on 323 reviews
Everything was prepared to the highest standard with more chefs in the kitchen than diners so it was a very personalised experience with the chef in charge of each dish personally
Jl. Campuhan,
Ubud, 80571
Tel: +62 812-7777-3000
Review by TripAdvisor Traveller
Reviewed 7/01/2017
Nice rural setting overlooking garden beds and lovely sunsets. The food is fresh and the idea of growing organic food to serve in the restaurant is commendable.
We found the food combinations tasty but not outstanding. When you're paying 3 times the price of other vegetarian restaurants/warungs in Ubud you expect something really special.
Moksa is trying hard to create a niche dining experience but if the dishes do not create a feeling of satisfa...
*Based on 358 reviews
Puskesmas Ubud II, Gg. Damai,
Ubud, 80571
Tel: +62 361 4792479
*TripAdvisor ratings and reviews accurate as of January 2017 BORNEO
The Indonesian territory of Kalimantan accounts for two-thirds of Borneo and is known for its natural rainforests, wildlife and exotic surrounds. For tourists, the attraction of unexplored jungles, mountains and forests is a major drawcard. Home to rare wildlife and plants,
Kalimantan is full of discovery and wonder, perfect for adventurous couples or solo travellers.
Known for its isolated location and rare flora and Kalimantan. fauna.
Bontang Derawan Island Pontianak
The capital of West
Known as one of the best diving spots in the world. BONTANG
Located in East Kalimantan, Bontang is known for its isolated location, and rare
flora and fauna. Discover the areas off the beaten track, and you’ll be rewarded with rare beauties such as the Kutai National
Park. Only 45 minutes by speed boat from
Bontang, Kutai National Park is home to many orang-utans and chimpanzees. Over
300 bird species and other unique animals also call this park home. Take a 4-day orangutan tour here, created for adventurous types wanting to delve deep into the Borneo jungle.
Photo by Anis Eka
Located in East Kalimantan, the Derawan
Islands are pure tropical paradise. Known as one of the best diving spots in the world, a whole host of unique marine wildlife calls these waters home. Go on a tour to discover the unique and protected species of this area including whales, dolphins, dugongs, coconut crabs, and stingless jellyfish. Turtles are also one of the major endangered species found in relative abundance here.
Try some ‘ikan bakar’ (grilled fish) with the locals and stay in a comfortable wooden guesthouse in the villages. Derawan Dive
School provides diving opportunities around the island.
Pontianak is the capital of West Kalimantan and lies on the banks of Indonesia’s longest river, the Kapuas River. Take a cruise along the Kapuas River and cross the equator.
Also visit the Equator Monument built in
1928 to indicate the exact location of the equator. Visit Mesjid Abdurrahman, an 18th century mosque, a long-standing example of Sumatran architecture. Kalbar Fantasia
Theme Park is a family adventure park perfect for water rides and swimming pools.
Photo by Berryhehakaya, available under a Creative
Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license. BORNEO
Review by TripAdvisor Traveller
Dianaria D
Reviewed 28/11/2016
The staff was responsive and friendly.
The rooms are clean and comfortable.
The location is at the center of the city, easy access, not far from the airport.
They have variety of great food with affordable price
*Based on 249 reviews
Jln. Mulawarman No. 15,
Tarakan, East Kalimantan, 77111
Review by TripAdvisor Traveller benjamingillet
Reviewed 6/12/2016
Nabucco gathers everything you need for the perfect break: incredible location out of the Maratua main island, fantastic bedrooms with direct access to the laguna, very friendly atmosphere among customers and staff. Add to that some of the best diving spots in the area with loads of turtles, mantas and colorful corals and you get the perfect holiday gem.
Special thanks to Kathrin and Tarkan for the warm welcome and chats. Can't recommend more!
*Based on 90 reviews
Maratua Island, Berau District, East Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan,
*TripAdvisor ratings and reviews accurate as of January 2017 BORNEO
Review by TripAdvisor Traveller
FeRi Y
Reviewed 30/12/2016
Come and visit Hotel Aston Pontianak..
You will find a beautiful place with exotic view.. there are swimming pool, gym center, and also dinasty Chinese
Restaurant.. At this restaurant you can eat dim sum, steamboat and also another food.. hmm... yummy...
*Based on 321 reviews
Jl. Gajahmada 21,
Pontianak, West Kalimantan, 78121
Review by TripAdvisor Traveller naomin230
Reviewed 4/01/2017
So warm and so pink, i love the room, i love the colour of room. Yeah im pink lovers and absolutely the hotels and staff so cool. .. I will choose this hotels again to enjoyed my next holiday, my next travel and my next bussiness
*Based on 260 reviews
Jl. MT. Haryono no. 78, Daerah DAM,
Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, 76114
*TripAdvisor ratings and reviews accurate as of January 2017 BORNEO
Review by TripAdvisor Traveller
Nick J
Reviewed 5/01/2017
Food was excellent, although I don't recommend lobster because for the price, the fresh fish would be more satisfying as well as cheaper. The place is clean and staff were friendly. We found a hair in the lobster, which wasn't a huge deal but my girlfriend wasn't pleased. When we notified the waiter
(just to make them aware) he kind of just laughed. I would still go back and try other fresh fish items. For Balikpapan, the beer was cheap, 60K for ...
*Based on 454 reviews
Jln. Jendral Sudirman, Komplek Rukan
Bandar Balikpapan Blok M 18, 76112
Tel: +62 542 739439
Review by TripAdvisor Traveller
Maria Mayella V
Reviewed 30/12/2016
I had been living in Balikpapan for a year and had tasted similar restaurants.
But none of them defeated Dandito!
My personal favourite was Kepiting
Soka. So tasty. If you ever came to
Balikpapan, you should try Dandito.
*Based on 381 reviews
Jl. Marsma R. Iswahyudi RT 56 no. 71,
Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, 76114
Tel: +62 542 764367
*TripAdvisor ratings and reviews accurate as of January 2017 BORNEO
Review by TripAdvisor Traveller wiwi83
Reviewed 26/12/2016
It's holiday n stuck in town? Aston pontianak may be a great choice..
Having fun and swimming with kiddos n continue with having dimsum at chinese dynasty restaurant at Aston pontianak. My kids really enjoyed the dimsum. Its great
*Based on 45 reviews
Jl. Gajahmada no. 21, Aston Pontianak
Hotel Convention Center, 78121
Tel: +62 561 761118
Review by TripAdvisor Traveller
Kalim B
Reviewed 4/01/2017
Known as Petrus Ice Cream (since located across St Petrus/Peter school)
I love it..specially brown sticky rice and green tea flavour.
You can enjoy other local snacks and beef meat balls if you need "heavier" option.
You can have it packed if you want bring outside pontianak.
*Based on 151 reviews
It can last 6-10 hrs not melting
Jln. Karel Satsuit Tubun no. 8,
Pontianak, West Kalimantan, 78121
Tel: +62 813-4514-8282
*TripAdvisor ratings and reviews accurate as of January 2017 LOMBOK
The island of Lombok is more secluded than Bali and offers numerous beachside and water activities. Pristine and secluded beaches, volcanoes, steep mountains, hawkers, jungles, temples and villages, Lombok is a varied landscape suitable for couples and solo travellers.
Visit ancient temples or go surfing or diving, the options are endless and you won’t have to
fight for a spot on the beach!
Gili Islands Mount Rinjani Senggigi Beach
The perfect island National Park One of the more Lombok.
lifestyle with no highly developed The second highest traffic or crowds. tourist areas of peak in Indonesia.
Near the northwest corner of Lombok, the Gili Islands offer the perfect island lifestyle with no traffic or crowds. Known as the turtle capital of the world, snorkelling and marine life exploration is one of the major attractions. Take a day or night dive at
‘Shark Point’, watch the sunsets over Mt
Agung volcano, or stay at a luxury private villa and escape reality completely. Idyllic coral islands, the Gili Islands are a hidden gem of the many Indonesian islands. MOUNT RINJANI
At 3,726m high, Mount Rinjani is the second tallest peak in Indonesia and atruly marvellous sight to view and explore.
An active volcano lies in large crater alake and hot springs are located north of the lake. While serious trekkers can take on Mount Rinjani (quite a significant feat), less adventurous tourists can explore the three famous caves, popular for meditation.
Discover the hot springs and taste the unique local strawberry plant.
Senggigi Beach is one of the more highlydeveloped tourist areas of Lombok and offers fine dining, nightlife and safe beaches. Go wind surfing, sea kayaking or parasailing along this quiet stretch of coast.
Take a beautiful scenic walk to the historic
Batu Bolong Temple, a Hindu temple perfect for viewing the stunning sunsets across
Lombok. Go to local institution ‘Happy Café’ for a meal and nightly live entertainment. LOMBOK
Review by TripAdvisor Traveller
Peter C
Reviewed 8/01/2017
I cannot find sufficient superlatives for the Lombok Lodge.
The common areas are beautiful, rooms exquisite, staff fantastic and the food a culinary delight that would grace any Michelin restaurant.
Basically that's it in a nutshell!
Our suite, Tiga was spacious and fully
*Based on 758 reviews equipped with every amenity one requires.
The pool area and gardens in general
THE LOMBOK LODGE are beautifully maintained.
Staff are a delight and nothing is too much trouble.
Jl. Oberoi, Desa Medana - Tanjung
Tanjung, West Nusa Tenggara, 83352
Tel: +623706622926
Review by TripAdvisor Traveller leanneinsydney
Reviewed 7/01/2017
We had a wonderful last minute stay
The Oberoi for a couple of nights to celebrate the new year and wow - we have never experienced luxury like this.
The resort is absolutely exquisite and the service is impeccable. The bedroom was enormous and every detail was immaculate.
*Based on 693 reviews
The staff are polished and all strive for excellence with passion. The General Manager, Imran, shows absolute dedication.
Medana Beach,
Tanjung, West Nusa Tenggara, 83352
Tel: +623706138444
*TripAdvisor ratings and reviews accurate as of January 2017 LOMBOK
Review by TripAdvisor Traveller
Tania A Reviewed 6/01/2017
I don't usually take the time to write reviews, but this place was so impressive that I felt I should. The hospitality here was better than any other 5* hotel
I have visited. The people are friendly in a really genuine way, and the hotel just has a charm about it that is incomparable to anywhere else I have
*Based on 851 reviews stayed. It's not something that can be bought, it just has a story to tell and it's authentic and you kind of feel like
HOTEL TUGU LOMBOK you are part of the s...
Sigar Pejalin, Tanjung, Sire Beach,
Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, 83352
Review by TripAdvisor Traveller
Reviewed 7/01/2017
We went for a last week in December.
When you arrive (1 hour drive from the airport) you are treated like a God!
Prices: hotel is a bit expensive 500 aud per night but you know what you pay for.