Southeast Sulawesi - Indonesia
What to do - Highlights * Wakatobi Marine Park * Moramo Waterfall
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Kendari is the capital city of the province of South East Sulawesi. The populations of Kendari is around 223,000 people.
Kendari Beach, right next to the city has open air seafood restaurants up and down the beach. Great for crabs, prawns and a variety of fish.
The nicest beach close to Kendari city centre is Mayaria Beach which is located 2km away.
In December each year Kendari holds the Tolaki Festival.
65km east of Kendari is one of the most impressive waterfalls in all of Indonesia, the Moramo Waterfall which is 100m high. At the base of the waterfall is a pool which is excellent for swimming.
The southern part of South East Sulawesi is home to the Rawa Aopa Watumohai National Park which is located 129km from Kendari. The Rawa Aopa Watumohai National Park covers an area of over 100,000 hectares. The park is home to hundreds of species of birds as well as deer, black-crested macaque monkeys and the eastern tarsier.
The highest point in the Rawa Aopa Watumohai National Park is Gunung Watumohai. At the base of this mountain are large flat regions which is home to thousands of deer. With the park is a small island, Pulau Harapan which is a perfect location for bird watching. Huts have been setup to sit inside to observe without disturbing the water birds.
Last updated 5th July 2009
Just on the southern tip of Southeast Sulawesi is the Wakatobi Marine National Park, the 2nd largest marine park in Indonesia, the largest is . The Wakatobi Marine National Park is comprised of the largest single reef system in the world with a diverse and unique marine culture. The marine park derives it's name from the four large islands found there, Pulau Wangi-Wangi, Pulau Kaledupa, Pulau Tomia and Pulau Binongko. The first 2 letters of each islands name make up Wakatobi.
Kolaka is a town located on the east coast of South-East Sulawesi. From Kolaka, ferries can be caught across to South Sulawesi.
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