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Australians love Bali – and how could they not? Not only is this Indonesian isle a budget-friendly destination (especially with cheap flights Melbourne to Bali), but it is also incredibly close to Australia, allowing travellers to jump on Melbourne to Bali flights and arrive in a little more than six hours. And when you arrive with extra money in your pocket thanks to cheap flights to Bali from Melbourne, you have no shortage of options on how to spend it – be it splashing out on a lavish villa as your accommodation, booking in some yoga classes at a Ubud health retreat, or reserving a table at one of the island’s top restaurants. But, if you’ve snapped up flights Melbourne to Bali simply in the hope of logging some serious beach time, it won’t be long until you’re walking along one of the isle’s famous sandy stretches. And though you may be tempted to make a beeline for the likes of Kuta or Seminyak, don’t neglect spending time in Bali’s capital, Denpasar. Flights Melbourne to Bali do, after all, land at Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) in the city, and the capital is located only a 30-minute drive away from the tarmac.
Bali is a place made for postcards, and for creating memories that will last a lifetime. So if you’re wanting to get your fix of lush forests and mystical temples, or to visit a volcano and treat yourself to exotic cuisines, book flights Melbourne to Bali with Webjet and start planning your Bali holiday with the tips below.
Things to do in Bali
Mt. Agung is an active volcano and the tallest peak in Indonesia at 3,142m (10,308 feet). Many visitors on flights Melbourne to Bali organise guided tours and hiking trips to see the majestic view from this mountain. These tours can be booked and arranged prior to boarding Melbourne to Bali flights, or you can organise one once you have arrived in Bali. The hike to the summit of Mount Agung is challenging and take up to four hours, so is best suited to travellers with good fitness levels.
Bali is home to many Hindu temples and visiting these sites often feature on the sightseeing itineraries on visitors with tickets to Bali from Melbourne. Pura Besakih is one of the most sacred temple complexes in Bali. It sits more than 1000 metres above sea level and sections of the complex date back more than 1000 years. Planning on heading to Pura Besakih while you’re in Indonesia using cheap flights Melbourne to Bali? Make sure to dress appropriately (conservatively and covered) and beware of self-professed temple guides and guards demanding exorbitant amounts of money for entry or tours.
Move away from Bali’s beaches (temporarily, of course) with an excursion to Ubud, a town located in the uplands of the island. Ubud is Bali’s epicentre of arts and crafts, culture and health-focused pursuits. Ubud is also where travellers with flights Melbourne to Bali will find the island’s emblematic rainforests and rice terraces. Also in Ubud is the popular Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, plus a number of luxury resorts, clean-eating cafes and sacred temples.
Booked flights Melbourne to Bali with the hopes of having an incredible wildlife encounter? Jump into a boat for the 30-minute journey to Manta Point on Penida Island. Then slip on some diving gear for your chance to swim with graceful manta rays. The waters off the island are home to some of Indonesia’s best diving conditions, and are a favourite with keen divers with tickets to Bali from Melbourne looking for their chance to see manta rays and mola mola (ocean sunfish) gliding through the water.
When is The Best Time to Book Melbourne to Bali Flights?
Weather plays a huge role when planning your cheap flights to Bali from Melbourne. The climate in Bali can be split into two seasons: wet and dry.
Bali’s dry season runs from May to September. This period sees the highest number of tourists booking flights Melbourne to Bali, with the height of the season happening between July and August. Those planning on booking tickets to Bali from Melbourne for travel during school holidays should organise airfares in advance to avoid last-minute price hikes. The wet season, from October to the end of March, ushers is a period of increased humidity and rain – and therefore, the number of tourists travelling on cheap flights Melbourne to Bali experiences a seasonal dip.
To get the most value out of your cheap flights to Bali from Melbourne you need should look at booking your trip for travel between April and June, as well as September. The mid-season has fewer tourists and there are great deals on accommodation and tours. And prices of Melbourne to Bali return flights can also be cheaper during this time.
Departing from Melbourne Airport (MEL)
There are about 40 flights Melbourne to Bali departing from the Victorian capital city every day. Flights Melbourne to Bali may depart from one of two airports: Melbourne Airport (MEL) or Avalon Airport (AVV). The airport your cheap flights Melbourne to Bali depart from is determined by the airline booked. The travel time on direct cheap flights to Bali from Melbourne is between six and six-and-a-half-hours. Some routes may require a stopover. Airlines that offer cheap flights Melbourne to Bali include Jetstar, Qantas, Scoot, Malindoair and Air Asia.
Getting to Melbourne Airport (MEL)
Need to get to Melbourne Airport (MEL) to catch flights Melbourne to Bali? MEL is located about 25 minutes’ drive along the Tullamarine Freeway from Melbourne’s CBD. Taxis are one of the most common ways of reaching the airport, and the journey from the city can cost upwards of $40 depending on traffic and departure point. Another alternative is one of the SkyBus service. A 24/7 route of this shuttle service operates out of Southern Cross Railway Station, as well as several other points throughout the city. There is free WiFi on-board, and the journey takes about 45 minutes.
Parking Options at Melbourne Airport (MEL)
No matter how long you’ll be in Indonesia using flights Melbourne to Bali, MEL has good parking options if you want to leave your car at the airport while on holiday. The most budget-friendly is the Value car parks. These open-air areas are connected to the terminals with a shuttle bus service. A more expensive option are the spaces closer to the terminals.
Arriving at Bali Airport (DPS)
All flights Melbourne to Bali land at Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS), located just south of Denpasar. DPS is the major international airport in Bali and is the second-busiest in Indonesia. Australian travellers on cheap flights to Bali from Melbourne do not need a visa to enter Indonesia if the stay is less than 30 days. An arrival fee of $35 USD is payable by all visitors entering on Melbourne to Bali flights.
Getting from Bali Airport (DPS) to Your Hotel
Official airport taxis operate fixed fares and can be booked at the counter located within the airport’s arrival hall. Official taxis accept cash. Before organising a taxi however, it is worth checking with your Bali accommodation to see if an airport transfer/pick-up service is available. These services may be offered free of charge, or available to be booked before boarding Melbourne to Bali flights.
Frequently Asked Questions
When is the best time of year to travel to Bali?
The best time of year to visit Bali is during the dry season months from April to June and September to October. During these months, accommodation is affordable, crowds are thinner and the weather is typically sunny and dry.
What is Bali’s climate like?
Bali has a tropical climate and experiences only two seasons. The rainy or wet season occurs from November to March and the dry season from April to October. Generally, the weather is warm all year round and the average annual temperature is 27°C.
What is the current population of Bali?
The current population of Bali is approximately 4.3 million people. Most of the population lives in Denpasar, the capital of Bali.
Which airlines typically operate out of each terminal at Denpasar Airport?
Denpasar Airport has two terminals: an international terminal that all international airlines operate out of, and a domestic terminal from which all domestic flights in Indonesia operate.
How far is Denpasar Airport from Bali’s CBD?
Denpasar Airport is approximately 14 kilometres from Denpasar town, with the drive from the airport to the city taking approximately 30 minutes. Other popular destinations from Denpasar Airport include Kuta, located around 20 minutes away, and Seminyak, which is usually a 30 minute drive from the airport.
What is the average price of a hotel in Bali for one night?
Bali offers a variety of accommodation options to cater to most travel budgets. As a guide, however, the average price of a mid-range hotel in Bali is $75 per night, twin share.