Explore Eyre Peninsula

Eyre PeninsulaThe Eyre Peninsula is one of those least-discovered destinations where you can get away from it all. There is something to do all year round, from the height...

Discover Antarctica

When you leave, you're always wondering if this is the last time you'll see Antarctica. Anyone who visits will feel it ... a sort of emptiness. You get very emotional when you leave ... to think you may never return, is a strange thing. There's something missing when you remember the days and the light, the late evening when the ice glows pink and blue - boy, you'll never experience this again unless you make the effort. Brett Jarrett, author, The Complete Guide to Antarct...

Discover Raja Ampat

Nothing will prepare you for the experience of Raja Ampat. Because of its rich seas and unique wildlife, it’s been called the ‘Galapagos’ of Asia. Alfred Russel Wallace’s visited here as he amassed his own parallel theories of evolution that fed into Darwin’s. It deserves the reputation. It is one of the most amazing places on Earth. 

Discover Borneo (Kalimantan)

The largest island in Indonesia actually belongs to three countries. The majority of the south (Kalimantan) is Indonesia. The north is split into Malaysian Borneo and Brunei.      ORANGUTANS AND CAMP LEAKEY A visit to Camp Leakey is as notable as trip to see wild Gorillas - but about a fifth of the cost. Orangutans are impressive. They are our closest cousin by evolution. The Camp pioneered the very first studies on great apes in t...

The Spice Islands

EVEN if you don’t know it yet, chances are the Spice Islands are deeply embedded in your culture. Anyone who’s ever been to a pirate party or watched Pirates of the Caribbean will have heard of the East India Trade company. The Caribbean had nothing to do with it. That wasn’t until the British finally smuggled Nutmeg to Grenada in the early 1800s.GeographyBanda Neira is situated just south of Ceram (or Seram) and is usually approached via the port of Ambon in Ceram's...

Discover Flores and Komodo

After Bali, perhaps one of the best known places in Indonesia is Komodo, famous for its dragons. But do you know what else it's famous for? Easily accessible and a beautiful destination to visit, Flores should be on every Australian's list of places to go. GeographyHeading east from Bali, you have the islands of Lombok, Sumbawa, Flores, Sum...

Air travel in Indonesia

        Indonesia  has about 50 airports and there are several reliable airlines. The main airports (including Jakarta (Java), Surabaya (Java), Medan (Sumatra), Makassar (Sulawesi) and Denpasar (Bali) are modern and well-serviced (24/7) as you'd expect from a country where air travel is necessary and has a population ten times larger than Australia. There are direct flights to all the popular destinations including Labuan Bajo (Flores/Komodo), Sorong (Raja Ampat),...

Discover Bali Barat, Lombok and the Gilis

Despite being one of the most popular tourism destinations for Australians, Bali west of Ubud, is rarely visited. Bali is a great step off point for exploring other parts of Indonesia but it’s also got extraordinary beautiful landscapes, great family accommodation and stunning snorkeling. Nearby Lombok, including the Gilis, are alternative destinations for those who want to step away from the crowds and enjoy a spectacular part of Indonesia. ...

Your Introduction to Wonderful Indonesia

There’s hardly anywhere in the world as diverse as Indonesia in terms of culture, nature and landscape. It’s also a fast-developing nation and visitors may be surprised to discover a high level of hospitality and service for all travellers.  Because of its diversity and the daunting number of islands, at first glance it may seem to present a challenge but this shouldn’t stop you considering it for a holiday. After your first visit, you'll have the confidence to explore further in...

Tonga Travel Guide

We travelled to Tonga to understand the destination for you, so drop us a line for more information.  Before you consider booking flights and accommodation, we strongly recommend you seek advice on your timings, cost and logistics.  Tonga is a simple place to holiday but is complicated if you aren't organised or informed.  We've written a brief travel guide here which will help you identify some of the pitfalls and you can read o...

Galapagos Travel Guide

Of all the destinations, we get more requests for small ship cruises to the Galapagos than anywhere else. The island’s popularity and fame derives from the work of Charles Darwin. The evolution of Darwin’s Finches on the islands, proved the author’s assumptions about natural selection. Galapagos has been featured extensively on TV.  Here is our brief travel guide so we can help you get started with your travel plans. The Galapagos Islands belong to Ecuador an...