Jakarta to Lombok overland through Java was an easy sounding, no brainer journey I had on my to-do list for a few years. Loads of travelers have paved the way on this route.
I'm a keen train enthusiast when it comes to getting around whilst travelling internationally and I knew Java is criss crossed with train tracks leading to towns and cities I have never heard of.
The opportunity popped up after working on a remote cattle station in the middle-of-nowhere Pilbara region of Western Australia.
I figured I could grab a cheap flight from Perth on the way home to Tasmania and play a while in an easily accessible part of South East Asia... This plan was hatched and what resulted was a safe, touristy and yet somewhat diverse experience, heading East from the crazy concrete strewn metropolis of Jakarta to the sleepy green volcanic isle of Lombok over 12 easy days.
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FLIGHTS FROM AUSTRALIA TO INDONESIA AND BACK AGAIN: