Visiting Taka Bonerate National Park

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Visiting Taka Bonerate National Park

Visiting Taka Bonerate National Park

Visiting Taka Bonerate National Park

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Planning to go on a tour or travelling, we definitely want a smooth trip, comfortable accommodation, cheap hotels, good food, cheap plane tickets, close to everywhere, and can rent a motorbike or car.


In Taka Bonerate National Park, there is natural beauty and unique culture of the local community. There are many uniqueness, starting from the village (desa), sub-district (kecamatan), district (kabupaten) and provincial levels.

In Indonesia, each province has different and interesting characteristics. Each province has a different and unique culture and lifestyle.

This nice park is home to the third biggest atoll in the world after Kwajifein in the Marshall Isles and Suvadiva in the Moldiva Isles. The total area of the atoll is about 220,000 hectares with coral reefs spreading over 500 km².

The topography of Taka Bonerate National Park is unique. The atoll consists of a chain of islands of dry coral and a large flat sunken reef, forming a large number of islands.

Also the coral islands are interspersed by narrow, deep, sheer-walled straits. On the coral flats there are small, deep pools surrounded by coral reefs. At low tide, dry land is clearly visible, dotted by water flooding into the small pools.

The plant species inhabiting the coastal areas are dominated by coconut tree (Cocos nucifera), pandan laut (Pandanus sp.), cemara laut (Casuarina equisetifolia), and ketapang (Terminalia catappa).

Among the more than 261 identified species of coral are Pocillopora eydouxi, Montipora danae, Acropora palifera, Porites cylindrica, Pavona clavus, Fungia concinna, etc. Most of the corals have formed either atolls (barrier reefs) or fringing reefs. They are all beautiful and in relatively pristine condition.

There are about 295 species of coral fish and several species of fish which are of high economic value for consumption, like grouper (Epinephelus spp.), skipjack (Katsuwonus spp.), napoleon wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus), and surgeonfish (Acanthurus sp.).

Among the 244 species of mollusc are the top shell (Trochus niloticus), horned helmet (Cassis cornuta), trumpet triton (Charonia tritonis), green shell (Turbo marmoratus), fluted giant clam (Tridacna squamosa), and pearly-chambered nautili (Nautilus pompillius).

The species of turtle that have been recorded here include the hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), Pacific ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), and common green turtle (Chelonia mydas).

There are 15 islands in Taka Bonerate National Park where visitors can enjoy diving, snorkelling and marine tours.

The government is taking good care of the preservation of nature and maintaining the condition of the forest.

The environment is also well maintained.


Visiting Taka Bonerate National Park, we will witness routine community activities in unique traditional cultures. And there are special dishes and food as part of culinary tours that are delicious and yummy.

In this place there are also regular events or activities held every year, both national and international.


The journey to Taka Bonerate National Park is now very easy. We can enter through various modes of transportation.

The condition of the infrastructure is getting better. Starting from highways, airports, trails, ports, bridges, stairs, even some places can be reached by toll roads.

Access to go to Taka Bonerate National Park:

Location: Selayar Regency, in South Sulawesi Province

  • From Makassar to Bulukumba by bus, 5 hours (153 km);
  • From Bulukumba to Pamatata Selayar harbour by ferry, 2 hours;
  • From Pamatata to Benteng, 1.5 hours;
  • From Benteng to Rajuni Kecil (the nearest island) by small boat, 5 hours.

We can visit by plane, car, ship, bus, motorcycle and bicycle. At some point, we can take the train. We can also walk freely.


In Taka Bonerate National Park, as technology getting better. We can easily find locations for mini markets, shops (warung kedai), ATMs, Bank BRI BCA BNI Mandiri, BTPN Bank Nagari BJB, supermarkets, and restaurants. So we will not starve or lack the necessary items.

Suggestion before visiting Taka Bonerate National Park:

  • Best time of year to visit: April to June, and October to December
  • Waters Temperature: 28° – 32° C
  • Salinity: 34 – 35 °/00
  • Weather clearness: 80 – 100 %
  • Drifted oxygen: 4.5 – 6.0 ppm.
  • Low-tide: 1 – 1.5 m
  • Wind speed: 33 – 50 cm / second
  • Rainy season: January to March
  • Dry season: July to September
  • Geographical location: 120°54′ – 121°25′ E; 6°16′ – 7°06′ S

If you are sick and need help, you can also visit clinics, drugstore pharmacies (apotek), practice doctors, hospitals, health centers (puskesmas).

In this place we can also look for places of worship such as mosques, churches, and others.


Finding place to stay in Taka Bonerate National Park  is very easy. We can stay at homestays, hotels, inns, hostels and other places.

To get lodging at a cheap and definitely comfortable price, please see below:

Experience and Reviews

There are already many visitors have visited Taka Bonerate National Park, there are many interesting stories that are told. Like feeling satisfied, happy, wanting to come again, sleep well, and almost no one is disappointed or complains to come here.

So, visitors will find out on how to find the best hotels, where is exactly located, why it is amazing, how much is the fare and rate, who are the people, whom to ask, and when is the best time to visit.

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That’s all the information we provided, hopefully useful.