Activities in Makassar

About Makassar

Makassar is the largest city in eastern Indonesia and the gateway to the famous cultural adventure in Tana Toraja highlands. Located in the busy trade route along the Makassar Strait, Makassar is a bustling cosmopolitan city, a melting pot of diverse racial and ethnic.

Getting Around

Daily flights are available from various cities in Indonesia such as Jakarta, Surabaya and Bali. Makassar is also often a transit airport for flights to Maluku, Papua and some other eastern areas in Indonesia. Makassar also can be reached by ship from other islands of Indonesia.

Get to know Makassar

10 Coolest Destinations in Makassar and Surroundings

South Sulawesi have many interesting tourist destinations. From beautiful sceneries, enchanting tropical beaches, exciting theme park and to the cultural heritage of Tana Toraja.

Tanjung Bira beach

Tanjung Bira beach

This beach offer long stretches of white sand with steep cliffs and beautiful crystal clear blue sea. Do not forget to visit Kupang Island and Loe Liukang Island. Snorkeling is a must thing to do in this area.

Tana Toraja

Tana Toraja

In the shadows of the mountains and cliffs of granite, Tana Toraja is in the middle of beautiful mountainous landscape with rice fields and coffee plantations. Reveal the mystery behind the death rituals of the Toraja people in the tomb inside the cliffs and giant trees.

Bissapu Waterfall

Bissapu Waterfall

The beauty of green trees, fresh air and clear flowing river are the natural attraction of Bissapu Waterfall in South Sulawesi. The water is crystal clear with large and small stones that decorate the surrounding. The sound of birdsong increasingly add a warm atmosphere.

Lake Tempe

Lake Tempe

To view a stunning volcanic lake, you can come to the District Tempe, Wajo. This beautiful lake decorated with a number of aquatic flowers and plants as well as some rare bird species. The sunset on Lake Tempe is also very beautiful.

Losari Beach

Losari Beach

The main attraction of this beach is the beautiful sunrise and sunset view. Here, you can buy the typical Makassar cuisine, such as ice pallu butung, epek banana, green banana, konro soup and the famous Coto Makassar.

Takabonerate Marine Park

Takabonerate Marine Park

This is a paradise for divers in South Sulawesi to see the stunning underwater marine life. You can dive or snorkel along hundred of species of fish, turtles and tortoises. The view of pristine beach and deep blue sea will definitely refresh your body and soul.

Bantimurung National Park

Bantimurung National Park

Maros has many natural attractions such as limestone hill, waterfall and natural cave. The crystal clear rivers decorated with large rocks, shaded by lush trees. This beautiful place is also the royal kingdom for all types of butterflies.

Malino

Malino

This tourist destination is located on a plateau and offers a beautiful panoramic view of the typical mountain. On the way, you will pass through pine forests and limestone hills, including the main attractions which are the Thousand Stairs Waterfall and Takapala Waterfall.

Trans Studio Makassar

Trans Studio Makassar

Trans Studio Makassar is the world's third largest indoor theme park. It stands on an area of 2.7 hectares. Inside, 21 rides and games four zones. There are also shopping mall, supermarket, hotel, office area, recreational beach area, and residential area.

Bulupoloe Island

Bulupoloe Island

This beautiful tropical island is still virgin with white sandy beach and clear sea water. Enjoy the charming underwater beauty inhabited by variety of fish, anemone and colorful coral reef. Snorkeling and diving is a must thing to do.

Tips for Planning Your Holiday to Makassar

What things that you can do in Makassar?

  • See Fort Rotterdam
  • Admire the culture of Tana Toraja people
  • Snorkeling and diving in the Kodengareng Keke Island
  • Pose in Losari Beach
  • Trekking to Bantimurung Bulusaraung National Park
  • Visit ancient Village of Ke’te Kesu’

What food that should you try in Makassar?

  • Konro soup, coto Makassar, pallu basa, titi noodle, palu butung ice, sarabba

What should you bring to Makassar?

  • Wear sturdy shoes when walking around the islands to avoid bruising yourself with corals and small rocks
  • Bring also some first aid kit especially when you are travelling with kids and the family
  • Make sure you have enough sunscreen