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Traveling from Indo-Aus Christmas/New Year

  • maccy

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    Hey,

    I'm planning a trip from the UK to Australia and trying to factor in Indonesia. My only problem is that the only time I can fit Indo in runs into Christmas and New Year. I can either stay in Indo over that time and fly out to Aus once Christmas and New Year is over or I could try and Fly out either a couple of days before Christmas or a couple of days before New Year.

    So I guess my questions are:

    1) Is it going to be major expensive to fly out over that period for anyone who has done this before?

    2) Has anyone spent Christmas/New Year in Indo?

    Thanks!

    #1 Posted: 31/1/2011 - 03:35

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  • busylizzy

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    By saying 'Indo', I presume you mean Bali. That will be peak time in Bali as the island is overrun with Aussies on their summer Xmas break. Flights (and accom) likewise, will be at a premium.

    Personally I am not a fan of the crowds/nightlife of Kuta/Legian so would tend to get away from that area and head much further north. Or check out West Bali - there have been some recent articles on TF about that area the make it look interesting, Or make your way to Lembongan, a personal favourite of mine. It's only an hour or so away by a small wooden boat, and far less populated. But probably not so good if you're looking for nightlife.

    Years ago (about 20 years!), I used to go to Bali in early Dec and used to find that a great time to be there. Try to get there as far before Xmas as you can. I would suggest 26 Dec onward will be the mad Aussie rush.

    #2 Posted: 31/1/2011 - 07:56

  • maccy

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    Bali- well assumed. Sorry I should have made that a bit clearer!

    Thanks for your advice, I don't mind a bit of nightlife around New Year time but its not really what I'm going for. I'll check out your suggestions :)

    I thought flights would be premium around that time. Do you by any chance know how long it takes them to drop back down to cheaper rates?

    #3 Posted: 31/1/2011 - 09:10

  • busylizzy

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    They are probably peak price right through to the end of January, which is when the kids return to school. At least, that's how it works in NZ and I'm sure Aussie will be the same. Maybe do some quick checks on Air Asia and Qantas for costs by picking a couple of different days.

    #4 Posted: 31/1/2011 - 09:28

  • Lovebug56

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    Same cost in Bali for normal season & peak season, but for peak season you must booked everything early for hotel & rent car . It's difficult to get a room hotel , rent car & local tour if you come to Bali without book first everything in peak season.

    #5 Posted: 24/2/2011 - 10:46

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