Indonesia

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.....

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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.


  1. Jakarta 10 million
  2. Surabaya 2.8 million
  3. Bandung 2.6 million
  4. Medan 2.1 million
  5. Semarang 1.6 million
  6. Palembang 1.5 million
  7. Makassar 1.3 million
  8. Padang 1.0 million

Population

The population of Indonesia is 261,679,940. This means that it's more than 10 times the size of Australia's population.
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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.

  1. Borobudur Temple Compounds
  2. The rice terraces and water temples of Bali
  3. Lorentz National Park
  4. Prambanan temple
  5. Sangiran early man site
  6. Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra
  7. Ujung Kulon National Park
  8. Komodo National Park
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Religions in Indonesia

The most common religion in Indonesia is Islam with almost 90% of the population. The graph below shows the major religions in the country.
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How about a trip to Bali

No trip to Indonesia is complete without a trip to Bali. One of the sites that is listed above is the rice terraces and water temples of Bali. Located in the middle of the island near the town of Ubud this is a popular destination for tourists who love nature and unusual sights for a photograph. And if you love rice you will love this place.
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