The land of smiles
Bali is the most famous island in Indonesia and is becoming increasingly popular as both Air New Zealand and Emirates fly direct to Denpasar from Auckland.
The flight takes approximately 9 hours and 15 minutes. Contact your local Global Travel Network Agent to find the best possible airfares and suggestions to design your ideal holiday.
Bali has spectacular mountain ranges, beautiful beaches, surfing, kayaking and windsurfing to name a few. Visitors can experience religious sites, nature and wildlife, ancient ruins and rice terraces as well as the notable Ubud Monkey Forrest or the Tanah Lot Temple.
Some interesting facts about Bali for first-time travellers:
- Bali has warm tropical climate with two seasons, the dry season from April to October (which is the best time to visit) and the wet season is from October to April
- Bali’s average temperature is 27 degrees celsius
- The currency in Bali is the Indonesian Rupiah, which has a currency code of IDR
- Tourism is a large contributor to Indonesia’s economy as well as agricultural products such as rice, peanuts, rubber, cocoa, coffee and palm oil
- Bali has two volcanoes, Mount Batur and Mount Agung – both are active volcanoes
- Nyepi is Bali’s Day of Silence, it is a national holiday in Indonesia. Nyepi is observed on the third day of the six day Balinese New Year Celebration. It is a day of silence – no flights are scheduled, everything is closed, people stay indoors and stay quiet
- Bali has a wide range of cuisine and dining options available and prices to suit every budget. The food is authentic and affordable, ranging from casual western food at cafes or traditional Balinese cuisine to high end restaurants. Seafood is popular, as is the affordable Balinese street food
- The official language is Bahasa Indonesia however due to tourism, English is widely spoken
- Traditionally, Balinese children are named based on the order they are born. The first born is Wagan or Putu, the second is Made or Kadek, the third is Nyoman and the fourth is named Ketut