Bali has become a real favourite for Australian travellers in recent years. Thanks in large part to social media, images of serene beaches, palm trees and crystal waters are drawing travellers to the tropical island in growing numbers. Bali’s waters are the perfect destination for the water sports fanatics. In the region of Bingin for example, you can surf some of the best waves around.

Bali is also a deeply spiritual place for its locals, and the island is estimated to have more than 10,000 temples. The Pura Besakih temple is regarded as Bali’s ‘Mother Temple’. Located in Bali’s eastern region, it 10th century structures sit almost 1km up in the clouds adjacent to Gunung Agung, one of Bali’s tallest mountains. And the best part? The Balinese people are famed for their friendliness, welcoming visitors with a warm smile and fun sense of humour.