Being nearby, affordable and sun drenched all year round, Bali has long been favourite holiday destination for Aussies. But beyond its beaches and the resorts (though they are a fine example of the lifestyle that this island stands for) is a place that embodies the essence of the Eastern world.
Here, monkeys scurry around forest flanked sacred temples, rice paddies lie perched on the hillsides and coffee, banana, cacao and spice plantations line the roads.
This is your chance to experience culture and history that stretches back to 2000BC, as well as all the natural beauty that draw so many here. From lunch overlooking an active volcano, shopping tours and elephant safaris, to all the thrills of white water rafting, catamaran cruising and a visit to a local waterpark, a visit to Bali manages to encapsulate just what a holiday should be, no matter what your idea of that might be.