Cheap flights to Nusa Dua (Denpasar International Airport) are available from Perth travelling with carriers Jetstar or Air Asia and the flight takes less than 4 hours. Departures from Adelaide International Airport usually include a stopover in Singapore when travelling with Singapore Airlines. Cheap flights departing Adelaide are also offered with carrier Virgin Australia. Sydney, Melbourne Gold Coast departures can take advantage of cheap flights offered by Air Asia which typically include a connection in Kuala Lumpur. For travellers departing from the eastern coast, domestic flights to Perth or Darwin could be booked separately to international fares for the best travel deals. Apply for a 30-day Visa onboard your flight or upon arrival. Denpasar International Airport is 40km from Nusa Dua. Numerous car rental companies operate courtesy desks inside the arrivals terminal. The easiest ground transportation is via taxi. Be sure to ignore unsolicited taxi offers and approach one of the Ngurah Rai Airport Taxi attendants for a fixed price taxi fare before you exit the arrivals lounge.
Be prepared for plenty of walking as most of your Nusa Dua exploration will be done on foot. Hire a bicycle for a casual self-navigated tour or a moped if you dare – remember to wear a helmet even if it looks out of place. Be polite when agreeing on a fair price prior to boarding minivans and bemos. These vehicles are generally comfortable for short rides and the drivers like to overcrowd. Hire a private car with a driver for day trips or join a tour for expert, local knowledge.
Visit the Tukad Bangkung Bridge which stands a spectacular 70 metres above a now dry riverbed. Trek beneath a beautiful rainforest canopy, down 509 steps to swim in the rock pools below the beautiful Nungnung Waterfall. Learn about turtle conservation efforts on Serangan Island or soak up the sun on the white sand of Geger Beach. Take in the collections of Museum Pasifik or Ubud’s Agung Tai Museum of Art and Don Antonio Blanco Museum. Be besotted by the temple Tanah Lot, the gardens and architecture of Pura Taman Ayun or the sneaky long-tailed macaque monkeys of Uluwatu temple. Take a day trip snorkelling around Lembongan Island, riding the water slides of Waterbom Water Park or mastering the long board with surf lessons at Kuta Beach. Find a cafe to sip Bali’s Luwak Coffee and ride a rescued Sumatran elephant at the Elephant Safari Park of Desa Taro.
Shop at Bali Collection or make your way to the Kuta Art Market, Kuta Square or Seminyak Square for haggling and a huge selection of cheap purchases. Dine on tantalising Mahi Mahi at Kendi Kuning, crispy duck at Bebek Bengil or the Russian cuisine of Slavyanka. For a cool evening, head to the Apache Reggae Bar in Kuta or stay local at the Trophy Pub. Party at Kuta’s famous Double Six nightclub or at popular Engine Room. Enjoy a relaxing wine at Kul Kul Bar or a delicious tropical cocktail at extravagant garden rooftop scene, Salsa Bar.