Welcome to Bali
Welcome to Bali, the island of peace
Bali is an island and the smallest province of Indonesia. It is located at the westernmost end of the Lesser Sunda Islands, between Java to the west and Lombok to the east, and has its capital of Denpasar at the southern part of the island. With its varied landscape of hills and mountains, rugged coastlines and sandy beaches, lush rice terraces and barren volcanic hillsides all providing a picturesque backdrop to its colourful.
Bali is also the largest tourist destination in the country and is renowned for its highly developed arts, including traditional and modern dance, sculpture, painting, leather, metalworking, and music.
In addition to spas and archaeological attractions, surfing and scuba diving in Bali remain a principle interest for water sport enthusiasts around the world : Bali boasts some of the world's best surf spots so go surfing in Uluwatu, Bignin, or Balangan, go snorkeling in the clear waters to see the abundant marine life or go party all night long at one of the many bars in Kuta, go wild clubbing at Potato Head or take in a drink at Ku De Ta in trendy Seminyak.
Indonesian (official), Balinese
Before making your travel plans to any worldwide destination, we strongly recommend you authenticate important details regarding all applicable health, passport and visa requirements.
Larger minibuses and full-size buses ply the longer routes, particularly on routes linking Denpasar, Singaraja and Gilimanuk. They operate out of the same terminals as the bemo. Buses are faster than bemo because they don’t make as many stops along the way, however with more and more locals riding their own motorbikes, there have been reports of looong delays waiting for busses to fill up at terminals before departing.
Shuttle buses are quicker, more comfortable and more convenient than public transport. They are popular with budget and midrange travellers. If you’re with a group of three or more people (or sometimes even two), it will probably be cheaper to charter a vehicle
Tourist Police Tel: (0361) 754 599 / (0361) 224 111
BIMC Hospital Kuta Tel: (0361) 761 263
BIMC Hospital Nusa Dua Tel: (0361) 300 0911
Passport / Visa
If you are arrested or jailed, the Australian Government will do what it can to help you but we can't get you out of trouble or out of jail. When you are in Indonesia be aware that local laws and penalties, including ones that appear harsh by Australian standards, do apply to you.