Reviewed on 18 Mar. 2016
Reviewed on 26 Dec. 2022
Indonesia is one of the most popular holiday destinations for Australians—it’s close by, yet exotic, and it’s definitely diverse.
From wild clubs to calm mountain escapes, a holiday in Indonesia (or two, or three!) is sure to have what you’re looking for.
With more than 900 inhabited islands (and more than 18,000 islands in total), the hardest part of an Indonesia holiday can be deciding where to go! The country’s most famous and most-visited island is Bali. Once a quiet home of fisherman and rice paddies, tourism soared in the booming 1990s and turned Bali into Party Central. For those more interested in local cuisine or genuine R&R, the island of Java, with the country’s capital and other large cities, is the place to be. Metropolises like Bandung and Semarang and southern beach towns like Sawarna are sure to tantalise the taste buds and soothe stressed souls.
Travellers who have seen it all, but still want to get away from it all, should book one of our Indonesia holiday packages on Sulawesi or Sumatra. These less-explored islands can provide adrenaline-pumping action or resort relaxation. In North Sulawesi, keep your friends close and “anemones” closer on a scuba diving or snorkelling adventure in Tomini Bay. On Sumatra, relax in a hammock on an island in the middle of Southeast Asia’s largest lake, Danau Toba, or head south to Krui for legendary surfing. In Indonesia, there is always more adventure waiting just around the corner.
When you visit Indonesia, you may just want to bring an empty suitcase! Thanks to tourist dollars and the development they bring, Bali holiday packages will connect you with some of the best upscale shopping in the country. Haute couture is what’s hot in this resort town: find that silk shirt or dress that just screams “swag,” toss it into the boot of your Bali car hire (from Wotif, of course!) and hit the clubs along Legian Street—you’ll only need your own two feet to dance the night away.
If your partying days are past, skip Bali and travel to Jakarta for some of the best and largest pasar (traditional markets). Practice your bargaining skills for local handicrafts like batik prints and wood carvings. Hint: Your most important phrase will be “Boleh kurang?,” that is, “Can you reduce the price?” Don’t “flea” from the famous market at Jalan Surabaya then head to Pasar Seni to watch painters, sculptors and other artisans first-hand.
Wherever you travel, Indonesia holidays are filled with food of all types. Those with daring taste buds can find dishes like coto makassar—a cow-part stew that’s so high in cholesterol it must be eaten sparingly—to smoked bat meat, to safer delicacies like the odd, smelly durian fruit. Determined explorers can find these dishes in most major cities, but those seeking a true “bizarre foods” experience will certainly find it on Sulawesi.
Make the jump across the Timor Sea, and you’ll feel like you’ve entered another universe. Wotif’s Indonesia packages are ready to take you to a world where all your holiday self’s dreams come true.
You can book an awesome holiday in Indonesia from just AU$592 on Wotif. Check our deal cards for details.
Indonesia packages can bundle everything: flight + hotel + car hire. But you can go for hotel + car hire without the flight. Or flight + hotel. You do you.
Yes. Within 24 hours of booking, you can cancel and get your money back on many of our packages. After 24 hours, your airline or hotel may charge a fee. Check your itinerary or our Customer Service Portal to know more.
Just take a look through all our terrific offers or select your dream spot in Indonesia, and we’ll serve up some delicious Indonesia holiday deals that’ll make you swoon and save you cash.
We have stacks of ready-made holidays and luxury getaways in Indonesia, and usually the more flexible you can be on dates, the better the deal. Simply enter your travel details and we’ll find you loads of wallet-friendly deals. You can filter by trip length, hotel stars and flight class and – ta-daa – best break ever. Added bonus: our Price Promise refunds the difference if you find a lower price up to 24 hours before check-in.
usually has the best bargain breaks when hotel prices are often cheaper, and Indonesia is quieter. But for more of a buzz, plan your visit in .
Plan your trip to Indonesia today and you could save 30 on your next escape and pay just AU$1,944. With Wotif, you know you’ve got great flexibility and those awesome Mates Rates deals, too.
^Savings based on all package bookings made with Flight + Hotel on Wotif.com from 2019-04-01 - 2020-03-31, as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.