You won't want to leave
Closer than you think
This beautiful and interesting country of 18,110 islands is closer than you think. Come and explore - it's only a 6 hour flight from Sydney
Flora and Fauna
Indonesia is home to roughly 12% of the world's species of mammals, 16% of reptiles, 17% of birds and a quarter of fish. Some of the most famous animals are Bornean orang-utan,Sumatran tiger and the Asian elephant.
Because of it's climate - Indonesia has many types of tropical plants. It's national flowers are.....
Natural Environments and Climate
Indonesia has a tropical climate. Temperature does not change through the year. Coastal areas average about 28 degrees while inland and mountain areas average about 23 degrees. With the tropical climate, Indonesia has 2 seasons. The wet season goes from November to March and the dry season from April to October. There is no real difference between summer and winter.
Two thirds of Indonesia is made up of tropical rainforest although it is decreasing because of farming and logging.
Major cities and towns
The capital of Indonesia is Jakarta. It's also the biggest city with a population of 10 million people. Here is a list of the major cities in order of size.
- Jakarta 10 million
- Surabaya 2.8 million
- Bandung 2.6 million
- Medan 2.1 million
- Semarang 1.6 million
- Palembang 1.5 million
- Makassar 1.3 million
- Padang 1.0 million
Most well-known cultural and heritage sites
When you come to Indonesia, make sure you visit at least some of these 8 natural and cultural world heritage sites.
- Borobudur Temple Compounds
- The rice terraces and water temples of Bali
- Lorentz National Park
- Prambanan temple
- Sangiran early man site
- Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra
- Ujung Kulon National Park
- Komodo National Park