Indonesia is a country that is vastly more than Bali . Comprising 17,508 islands, it is the world's largest archipelagic state. The five largest islands are Java, Sumatra, Kalimantan (the Indonesian part of Borneo), New Guinea and Sulawesi.. Across its many islands, Indonesia consists of distinct ethnic, linguistic, and religious groups. Despite its large population and densely populated regions, Indonesia has vast areas of wilderness that support the world's second highest level of biodiversity.
Things to know before visit Indonesia
Indonesia straddles the equator so the temperatures average between 25C – 30C all year around. It has two main seasons- wet and dry- unlike other countries. Between October and April, it is usually raining while the dry months are between May and September.
Located in the Komodo Island, the national park is a world renowned tourist hub. It has spectacular underwater life with 385 species of corals, sea grass and mangroves. It is also home to green turtles, different kinds of sharks and stingrays and about 70 sponge species. You can also find 10 kinds of dolphins and 6 types of whales. For water-sports enthusiasts, Komodo island is termed as one of the best dive sites in the world.
Termed as a tropical splendor, the Gili islands are the favourite amongst those looking for some peace and quiet. Turqoise blue waters of the ocean, white sand and undulating coconut trees, make for a perfect setting for an idyllic holiday. Each of the islands has a unique character and languorous charm, making visitors wanting to go back there time and again.
A hikker’s paradise, Bromo Mountain is an active volcano mountain, located in Probolinggo region. It is also home to the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. Standing tall at 2,392 meters, Mt. Bromo has some stunning beauty inside with incredible setting. Visitors from all over the world come here to see the sunrise over the mountain. This eerie landscape has many legends surrounding it that come to life with real life like narration from its visitors.
A popular tourist destination especially with honeymooners, Bali is an exotic paradise with remote islands, serene beaches, surreal temples and varied cultures. Vivid colors, varied animals and beautiful fauna dominate this laid back island. While in Bali visit the ‘Mother Temple’ of Bali, enjoy delectable Balinese cuisine and spend time at some of the traditional fishing villages. Some other must see places are the traditional fishing villages, hot springs and the bat caves.
One of the most popular tourist destination’s in Southern Sulawesi, this highland will engulf you in its culture, ancient traditions and traditional villages. Lying between mountains , this cultural island is a retreat for those who want to take a peak into the history of the country and also experience its cultural delights.
Travel Advisory: For the latest information and advice on safety and entry requirements please consult your travel agent well in advance of your departure and visit the following government website:
Department of Foreign affairs and trade www.dfat.gov.au
Smart Traveler website www.smartraveler.gov.au
Electricity: While traveling to Indonesia it is advisable to carry an international power plug adapter. The standard frequency is 50 Hz and standard voltage is 220/240V.