Destination Information

Getting There

Select Vacations offers economy, premium economy & business class airfares with Qantas Airways & Virgin Australia.

Visa & Passport

For Visa, passport, health & security advise for Australian travellers, visit the department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website: Register your details online so you’re easier to contact in case of an emergency.

Drinking Water

Bottled water is available at local supermarkets and in your hotel. It is not recommended to drink tap water. Avoid drinks with ice cubes and brush your teeth with bottled water.


The official language of Indonesia is Bahasa, but English is widely understood in all the main tourist areas of Bali & Lombok.

Currency & Credit Cards

The official currency of Indonesia is the Rupiah (IDR). It is not advised to change your money at roadside exchangers as this should be done at licenced exchangers only. Major credit cards can be used at all shops, restaurants, bars and major resorts.


Tipping is not customary and not practiced.


Bali is the ideal holiday destination all year round with the average temperature being around 27 degrees. The most rainfall occurs between November – March which is the monsoon season.


The Electrical voltage in Indonesia can either be 110 volts or 220 - 240 volts. Some hotels will provide adaptors on request however we would recommend that you purchase your own. Power points in Indonesia are 2 pinned and round shaped.

What to Wear

Light clothes are advisable because of the tropical climate.  For women, light cotton dresses, slacks and shorts for the day and a long skirt or cool dress for evenings.  Men are most comfortable in light weight slacks and shorts and open neck shirts. Sandals or light canvas shoes are adequate.