Taka Bonerate National Park is one of the best tourist destinations in the South Sulawesi area. For those of you who like diving, this marine park is the right tourist spot to visit. There are many types of fish and turtles that live in this area.
For diving activities, there is adequate equipment that available for rent for visitors. Taka Bonerate National Park is a marine park that has the third-largest area in the world, after Kwajifein in the Marshall Islands and Suvadiva in the Maldives Islands.
The total area is 220,000 hectares with a distribution of coral reefs reaching 500 km².
Since 2005, the Taka Bonerate National Park has been proposed to become a World Heritage Site. In the series of Selayar Islands Anniversary, a festival called Sail Taka Bonerate is held every year. Previously this festival was called the Taka Bonerate Island Expedition (TIE).
There are as many as fifteen islands in the Taka Bonerate National Park. The topography of the area is very unique and interesting. The area consists of a vast, submerged cluster of coral reef islands and reef flats. All of these form islands in considerable numbers.
Location of Taka Bonerate NationalPark
The Taka Bonerate National Park area is located in Taka Bonerate District, Selayar Islands Regency, South Sulawesi.
Access to Taka Bonerate National Park
Transportation options to Taka Bonerate NationalPark can be by land or air. If you choose to use the air route, from Sultan Hasanuddin Airport to H. Aeropala Selayar Airport. The fleet used is ATR-type aircraft. The fleet used is the ATR72-600 type with a capacity of 70 people, which is operated by Trans Nusa, Wings Air, and Garuda Indonesia.
For land transportation, you can use public buses. After landing at Sultan Hasanudin Airport, you can go to the Mallengkeri Bus terminal by taxi. At this terminal, regular buses are available to Benteng, Selayar, departing at 02.00 am, local time, and 09.00 am, local time, to the port of Bira.
Opening Hours of Taka Bonerate National Park
Taka Bonerate Marine Park opens for tourist visits at 08.00 am and closes at 06.00 pm.
Taka Bonerate National National Ticket
Visitors are required to pay a ticket to enter the Taka Bonerate National National area.
It is not expensive to enter this area.
For domestic visitors only IDR 2,500 and foreign visitors IDR 20,000.