Bali - Activities
The best surf spots are in Bali, Flores, Java, Lombok, Sumatra, Sumba and Sumbawa. Some well-known surfing beaches, such as Ulu Watu on Bali, tend to get overcrowded, and are for very experienced surfers, but organised trips to isolated areas are widely available.
Bali Zoo Park
Bali Zoo Park is the perfect wildlife conservatory and home to 350 tropical birds, mammals and reptiles. Set in 3.5 hectares of natural landscape, the park is spacious with tall trees, long grass and thick vegetation, re-creating a natural habitat for the animals. The zoo promotes effective learning about wildlife conservation particularly for children; it also facilitates the protection and reintroduction of endangered species. The zoo has a range of exhibits including primates, deer, camels, kangaroos and Sumatra Tigers.
There are popular tropical birds such as Cassowary, Peacocks, Cockatoos, the endangered Bali Starling and other Asian species of bird. Reptiles include the Komodo Dragon (the largest living lizard only found in Indonesia), Iguanas, white snakes and pythons.
Challenge yourself and experience the solo thrill of kayaking down the Ayung River in a state-of-the-art, two-person inflatable kayak. A guide in a separate vessel, leads kayakers through 27 sets of challenging and fun-filled rapids. Trained experts give full tuition so even first-timers can enjoy this thrilling river adventure. Optional Guide available to accompany solo kayakers.
Ever imagined yourself flying? Bali Adventure Paragliding lets you do just that. Situated at the Bukit Cliffs, a fully trained instructor accompanies you on a 20 mini tandem flight high above Bali's most spectacular strip of coastline.
Indonesia's coastline is reputed to contain 15% of the world's coral reefs. Bunaken National Park and Lembeh Strait, both in North Sulawesi, are magnificent. Beginners can even go wreck-diving to Tulamben Wreck off east Bali.
Nirwana Bali Golf Club
Another beautiful world class golf course situated next to the Le Meridien Hotel at Tanah Lot. The Nirwana Bali Golf Club is located in the Tabanan Regency, on the island's west coast. Former British Open champion Greg Norman designed this championship course. Blessed with one of Asia's most visually arresting settings, the Nirwana Bali Golf Club plays through rice paddies, tropical forest, gardens and creeks.
Elephant Safari Park
The Elephant Safari Park was officially opened by the Minister of Tourism in the year 2000 after three years of development. An official Member of the World Zoo Association, the Park meets International Standards for animal care and is set in more than 2 hectares of exotic landscaped botanical gardens, surrounded by national forest. Acclaimed as the World's Best Elephant Park by Steve Irwin, facilities iinclude a full Reception and Information Centre, a comprehensive Museum, with a large collection of Elephant memorabilia and the only Mammoth Skeleton in South East Asia.
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