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Jakarta

Located on the northwest coast of Java, Jakarta is the country's economic, cultural and political centre. Indonesia's huge industrious capital is bursting with history, flavour and colour. Often overlooked in favour of Bali, Jakarta has a unique flavour of its own, worth exploring. Discover a new side to Indonesia with our Jakarta travel guide. 

Reasons to fly Qantas

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Qantas Frequent Flyers can earn and use Qantas Points in Australia and around the world and can earn Status Credits on eligible flights.

Places to stay

There are plenty of places to stay in Jakarta. From budget hostels to funky Airbnbs and luxury hotels, Jakarta has a room for every type of traveller. Looking for a five-star experience, complete with 24-hour on-call butler? Dharmawangsa is the hotel for you. Surrounded by beautiful gardens and outrageous fountains, this 100-room hotel oozes luxury.

For those of you travelling on a budget, get your playing cards out at Capsule Hotel Old Batavia, a popular hostel in the Cikini area. 

Things to do

Visiting for a day or week? Jakarta has a lot to offer. Tourist attractions, shopping and beaches, a killer nightlife and some of the best food in all of Indonesia. Fall in love with Jakarta, if only for a day.

Menteng is a sub-district within central Jakarta. It’s one of the most popular areas for tourists as most major attractions are located here such as The National Museum, Kunstrung Art Gallery and National Monument. Not to mention a variety of modern bars, restaurants and hotels.

To see the ‘real’ Menteng, stroll down the pedestrian road Pasar Baru, the home of Jakarta’s biggest market. The highlight of the Menteng area is Merdeka Square. Crossed by four diagonal streets which form an "X", the huge open square is the figurative centre of the city.

If you’re in need of a beach, one of the best-kept secrets is the Thousand Islands. Consisting of 128 small islands and located off the coast of the city in the Java Sea, the islands are still considered a part of the Jakarta municipality and are a popular weekend break away from the hustle and bustle the city.

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Disclaimer: ^ Qantas Frequent Flyer members will earn 3 Qantas Points per A$1 value unless otherwise specified, for hotel stays booked through qantas.com/hotels, except Classic Hotel Rewards and Airbnb bookings. Points Club members will earn 25% more Qantas Points, and Points Club Plus members will earn 50% more Qantas Points. Qantas Points will be credited to your account at least 8 weeks after check-out. Qantas Points may be earned by the member in whose name the booking is made. Members will not be able to earn points on additional charges paid to the accommodation provider for extras (including cots, breakfasts and other incidentals) on check-in or check-out (as applicable).  

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