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Bali is a destination that tops the bucket lists of people around the world. Located within Indonesia, Bali is a magnetic destination for visitors to the country. As an island, Bali is known and loved for its impressive beaches and beach clubs. Head inland, and you can experience a completely different side to Bali; made up of jungles and rice fields. Bali is a spiritual island and has a completely different culture to the majority of Indonesia. While visiting Bali, you can learn about its interesting history and experience the culture by interacting with locals. There’s no shortage of temples across Bali, and the food scene will pleasantly surprise you. Booking return flights from Townsville to Bali is the perfect way to escape reality for a few days or a few weeks and enjoy some relaxation.
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The best time to visit Bali
As an island in Southeast Asia, Bali experience two seasons: wet and dry. While the humidity level fluctuates, the temperature stays fairly stable throughout the year at about 26° to 28°C. The island’s wet season lasts from November to March. During this season, it rains almost every day. While the beginning and end of the wet season don’t experience as much rain, the humidity levels are high, making it feel much hotter than it is. If humidity and the possibility of rain doesn’t bother you, the wet season can be a great time to visit Bali with cheap return airfares from Townsville. There are less tourists compared to the island’s dry season, and you can find some great bargains on Bali hotels.
The most pleasant weather in Bali occurs between May and September during the island’s dry season. There is lots of sunshine with little rain and low levels of humidity. Bali experiences an influx of visitors at this time, particularly to the beach towns of Kuta and Seminyak. However, if you head off the beaten path to a less-visited part of Bali, you can still find a quiet piece of paradise. If you would like to visit one of the busier towns in Bali, book your hotel and flights early to guarantee the best rates. Alternatively, you could visit Bali at the beginning or end of the dry season in April or October to get the best of Balinese weather along with low season prices.
Departing From Townsville
Townsville is home to one airport that receives regional flights from other airports in Australia. Townsville Airport (TSV) is located 5 kilometres (3 miles) west of the city centre, making it easy to reach your flight and start your holiday.
While there are no direct flights from Townsville to Bali, you can reach Ngurah Rai Airport (DPS) in about 10 hours with one stopover. Several airlines fly the TSV to DPS route, such as Virgin Australia, Qantas, Emirates, and Singapore Airlines. Each week, there are about 125 cheap flights from Townsville to Bali, so you can be on your way to paradise in no time.
Getting to Townsville Airport
In order to reach Townsville Airport, you can catch bus route 205 or 215, which make stops all through the CBD. Get off the bus at the corner of Meenan and Halifax Streets, and from there, the airport is a 4-minute walk away. The Meenan Street stop falls into fare zone 2. If you catch the bus from the CBD, the bus fare will cost $3 AUD for a single ride ticket.
Since Townsville Airport is located close to the city centre, taxis and Ubers offer affordable rates. A taxi will get you from the Townsville CBD to the airport in less than 10 minutes. Taxi fare to the airport comes to about $15 to $20 AUD.
Parking at Townsville Airport
Townsville Airport offers two different car parks to its passengers. In order to secure the best rates, be sure to pre-book your parking.
Where to Park at Townville Airport
- The Saver car park offers the most budget-friendly parking. Spots are uncovered and under 24-hour surveillance. It is a 5-minute walk from the terminal and starts at $105 AUD for a week.
- The Select car park is ideally located a minute walk from the terminal. The car park is under 24-hour surveillance. It offers covered spaces starting at $162 AUD a week.
Arriving in Bali
Bali has one major airport that receives all international flights to the island. Ngurah Rai Airport (DPS) is located in the Balinese capital and largest city, Denpasar. Bali Airport is located in the south of the island and offers easy access to several of the major beach towns, including Uluwatu, Kuta, and Seminyak.
How to Get from Ngurah Rai Airport (DPS) to Your Bali Hotel or Accommodation
Many hotels in Bali offer complimentary airport transfers to their guests. Before booking another transport method, it is worth checking if this is a service your hotel offers.
If you are staying in one of the coastal towns in the southwest of Bali, you can catch a Blue Bird taxi from the airport. This taxi company offers the best rates in this part of the island. A taxi from Ngurah Rai Airport (DPS) costs 80,000 rupiah ($7 AUD) to Seminyak, 165,000 rupiah ($15 AUD) to Uluwatu, and 55,000 rupiah ($5 AUD) to Kuta.
If you are staying in Ubud or a town on the northern side of Bali, you can pre-book a ride with a private driver. Private drivers offer fixed rates, which you can agree on in advance. Hiring a private driver is a great way to get around Bali as they often have great local tips on activities and restaurants. A ride with a private driver from Ngurah Rai Airport (DPS) to central Ubud takes about an hour and costs about 200,000 rupiah ($18 AUD).
Things to do in Bali
Go to the Beach
As an island, Bali is particularly known and loved for its beaches. Several of the top beaches for visitors are located along the southwest coast of Bali. Kuta is a popular destination among travellers from Australia and is surrounded by lots of bars and nightclubs. However, Kuta gets busy during the peak season. Seminyak Beach is a great place to go for beach clubs. Beach clubs are located beside the beach and often have an infinity pool overlooking the ocean. Some nice beach clubs to visit include Ku De Ta Beach Club and Potato Head Beach Club. For a more secluded and local beach experience, Canggu is located a bit further up the coast and is loved for its beaches and rice fields.
While Bali is most known for its beaches, the island’s interior has so much to see as well. Ubud is located in the heart of the Balinese countryside and offers a completely different experience to the coastal towns of Bali. Ubud is known as an artistic town and is a centre for history and culture. Within the town centre, there are temples, a palace, and markets to explore. The Ubud Monkey Sanctuary is another favourite among visitors. There are hundreds of monkeys living in this sanctuary, and some will even eat fruit right from your hand. Another iconic part of Ubud is its rice fields. The Tegallalang Rice Terraces are located right outside town and offer stunning views of bright green tiers of rice terraces.
Island Hop to the Gili Islands
The Gili Islands are located a short distance from Bali and offer a completely different experience. There are three Gili Islands; Gili Trawangan offers lots of activities and nightlife; Gili Meno is quiet and secluded; and Gili Air has the best parts of the former two isles. There are no motorised vehicles on the Gili Islands, which give them a unique atmosphere compared to Bali. The islands are a great place to relax and unwind, lounge on the beach, and go snorkelling. There are day trips to the Gili Islands, but to truly appreciate them, plan to visit for a few days.
Visit Local Temples
The people of Bali are extremely spiritual people. All over the island, there are numerous temples to experience, and each one is a bit different. Tanah Lot is a popular temple to visit. Situated near Canggu, this temple is located directly in the ocean. Further down the coast, Uluwatu Temple is located on a cliff and is a great place to see the sunset. On the northern end of Bali, Pura Tirta Empul is a sacred water temple where Balinese people go to meditate and wash away bad energy. There are also some impressive temples in the centre of Ubud, including Pura Dalem Agung and the Saraswati Temple. Each of these temples is intricately designed and offers a great insight into the spiritual side of Bali.