Bali is approximately 145 km in diameter, a comparatively large island with a population of more than 4 million. Denpasar is Bali's capital however it is not the main tourist destination of the island.
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There are ATM's for accessing cash located all over the islands however the daily withdrawal limits are quite low and vary between machines. Limits usually fall at US$100 per day and incur a fee, therefore bank branches are available to exchange your cash. There are also a number of money changers located in the main retail precincts. While they offer competitive rates, it is important that you ALWAYS check how much Rupiah you will receive for your money and count the exchange carefully to ensure the transaction is correct.
Although named the Denpasar International Airport Bali, the airport is in just a 10 minute drive south of Kuta. The Ngurah Rai Airport is also just a short drive from Kuta, Nusa Dua and Sanur some of Bali's major tourist destinations. Direct flights are available from Australia and take approximately 6 - 6.5 hours from the east coast and only 4.5 hours from Perth.
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All major credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Amex and Diners) are accepted at most restaurants and retailers.
Sometimes foreign food makes you sick. For more information about Bali belly visit our info page.
Most Bali resorts offer high speed internet access, however there are also plenty of Internet Cafes in Bali's main tourist areas.
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Nyepi is a Balinese public holiday that is a 'day of silence' observed every New Year on the Balinese calendar. During Nyepi, the Balinese remain silent, fast and meditate. Although Nyepi is mostly a Hindu holiday, non-Hindu residents and tourists also observe the day of silence out of respect. Although tourists are free to do as they wish inside their hotels, no one is allowed onto the streets or beaches and the only airport in Bali remains closed for the entire day. Of course this can affect your holiday plans significantly if you fail to prepare ahead so keep track of these future Nyepi dates when planning and booking your next Bali holiday.
Tuesday - 28/03/2017
Saturday - 17/03/2018
Friday - 05/04/2019
Wednesday - 23/03/2020
Bali is a favorite destination for Australian school leavers. Visit our Bali schoolies page for more info.
Surfing is a popular pastime for schoolies and younger travellers. Visit the Bali surfing page for more details.
Motorbikes are available for rent from 35,000 to 45,000 Rupiah (Rp) per day while older cars (Jimmy or Toyota) are available from 150,000 to 350,000 Rp. Newer models and luxury cars cost upwards of US$150 to US$250 per day however all self-drive options are only available with an International driver's licence.
Metered taxis are a convenient and affordable way to get around Bali with flag falls of 5,000 Rp and 4,000 Rp per km after that. Depending on the distance you need to travel, most fares will cost between 35,000 to 60,000 Rp. It is recommended you use the blue taxis as this is the official company which uses the metered service.
Please use 01017 + country code + area code.
Bali country dialling code +62.
Click here for official Bali travel advice from the Australian Government.
Compared to International standards, Bali's transport is very cheap.
Tuk Tuks are an informal version of a taxi offering a slightly older model car as transport with negotiable rates. Local drivers are friendly however it is important to be aware as some earn commission from retailers for bringing visitors to their shops.
To enter Bali your passport must be valid for a minimum of six months from your date of arrival. Travellers holding passports from some countries (including Australia and New Zealand) may be granted 30 day visa on arrival. If you wish to stay in Indonesia for longer than 30 days you will be required to apply for a visa & make payment for up to an additional 30 days. The period of stay for visas is calculated from the day of arrival. For example, if a tourist with a seven day visa arrived on a Sunday, they must depart Indonesia the following Saturday. If the tourist departed on the following Sunday, they would be considered to have overstayed their visa. This principle also applies to 30 day visas. Fines are imposed for each additional day in Indonesia. Please note that departure tax is now included in the airline ticket.
Some travellers like to get married in Bali and we have the weddings information you need and the honeymoon packages you want. Honeymoon packages combine all the little extra things that make a stay special like spa vouchers, massages and wine and flowers on arrival.