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List of Things to Do Near Hasanudin Airport : Nearest and Reachable Locations

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So, after telling you about the beautiful places located around the capital city, Jakarta, we’re going to the East side to an island named Sulawesi. The island itself is known for having a lot of natural attractions in the form of lake, waterfall, even the beaches. But, there’s an area located in the Southern side of the island called Makassar.

For everyone who going to Sulawesi by plane, they will surely land in the International Airport called Hasanudin Airport. There are so many things you can enjoy in the city, including the best nightlife in Makassar Indonesia. But, there are actually some worth-to-visit locations around the Airport in the things to do near Hasanudin Airport, such as :

1 – Losari Beach

The first one is actually an attraction that always included inside the things to do in Makassar, an iconic location named Losari Beach. This beautiful beach is spreading on the West side of Makassar city, and only about 15 minutes from the airport. So you can chill out here first before actually visit the other attractions.

Location: Ujung Pandang, Makassar

Opening Hours: Opens 24 hours

What You Can Get: A perfect location for water sports and nice environment

Best Time to Visit: Morning and Evening

Average Cost: Free entry

2 – Trans Studio

The other one in things to do near Hasanudin Airport is Trans Studio. This is the branch of Trans Studio in Bandung, nicely delivered by the Trans Media Company for the people of Makassar. There you can try several rides, from the calm ones to the most extreme like Dunia Lain (Other World) and Thunder Coaster.

Location: Maccini Sombata, Makassar

Opening Hours: Everyday from 10 am to 9 pm

What You Can Get: Whole entertainment experience

Best Time to Visit: Weekdays and Weekend

Average Cost: Rp100.000,- (weekdays) and Rp150.000,- (weekend)

3 – Bugis Waterpark

Aside from listing the things to buy in Makassar, you can refresh yourself by visiting the Bugis Waterpark. Here’s the place for enjoying the biggest waterpark in Eastern Indonesia with three different zones that filled with 10 water rides, including the ones for adults.

Location: Antang, Manggalam, Makassar

Opening Hours: Everyday from 9 am to 6pm

What You Can Get: Beautiful waterpark with many rides

Best Time to Visit: Morning to Evening

Average Cost: Rp120.000,- (weekdays) and Rp180.000,- (weekend)

4 – The Floating Mosque

The next one things to do near Hasanudin Airport is to visit the Floating Mosque that located around Losari beach area. After exploring the whole area of the beach, the muslims are usually visit the mosque in order to pray. The mosque has three floors in total, with the excelent view of the ocean all around.

Location: Penghibur street, Losari

Opening Hours: Opens everytime

What You Can Get: Wonderful architecture in the middle of exotic location

Best Time to Visit: Everytime

Average Cost: Free entry

5 – Ramang-Ramang Karst

There’s also the other natural attraction located close to the airport called Ramang-ramang Karst. The location is not far from the nearest Bantimurung National Park. This mountain is actually the second beautiful karst mountain in this world, just after the mountains in Yunnan China.

Location: Bontonlempangan, Bontoa, Maros

Opening Hours: Opens everytime

What You Can Get: A great view of the Karst Mountain, nice for pictures

Best Time to Visit: Morning to Afternoon

Average Cost: Free entry  

6 – Lake Mawang

Another one in things to do near Hasanudin Airport is Lake Mawang. For you who wanted to visit the natural gem that can be found in Makassar, this is the place. People of Makassar even call it as the most beautiful lake in the city, and thanks to its far location, it can look as natural as its original condition.

Location: Somba Opu, Gowa

Opening Hours: Opens everytime

What You Can Get: Best view of the most beautiful lake in Sulawesi

Best Time to Visit: Morning and Evening

Average Cost: Free entrance

7 – Phinisi Shipcraft Center

In the land of Sulawesi, there are so many wonderful locations you can visit, like best National Parks in North Sulawesi and this place called Phinisi Shipcraft Center. The location is most known to be the place to create great and strong Phinisi Ships with the skills and creativity from the locals.

Location: Tana Beru, Bontobari

Opening Hours: Opens 24 hours

What You Can Get: Seeing the process of making the ships and their history

Best Time to Visit: Morning

Average Cost: No entrance fee

8 – Paotere Port

Still related to the Phinisi ships, you can actually see them sailing in a port located nor far from the city, Paotere Port. The port is the place where you can see the kinds of ship like cargo ships and the Phinisi Ships that have the unique form and totally different from others. You can also have a great time trying the seafoods nearby.

Location: Ujung Tanah

Opening Hours: Opens everytime

What You Can Get: Ocean view plus the additional Phinisi Ships sight

Best Time to Visit: Morning and Evening

Average Cost: Free entry

9 – Malino Highlands

Besides exploring the best beaches in Sulawesi, you can also try to explore the highlands in Sulawesi including the Malino Highlands. The location is actually modern enough, having the material supporting facilities like the hotel, restaurants, cafes, and even the forest attraction.

Location: Malino, Tinggimoncong

Opening Hours: Opens everytime

What You Can Get: Great view from the surroundings, including the Bilibili Dam

Best Time to Visit: Morning

Average Cost: Free entry

10 – Lejja Hot Spring

Lejja Hot Spring is another top location in things to do near Hasanudin Airport, where you can actually have the skin diseases healer, which is the water that can cure some skin diseases with the additional view from the Conservation Forest  in Makassar. The place is also supported with many facilities for the tourists.

Location: Mario Riawa, Soppeng

Opening Hours: Opens everytime

What You Can Get: A very nice and comfortable hot spring with some additional features

Best Time to Visit: Morning

Average Cost: Rp10.000,- (for weekdays), Rp12.500,- (for weekend)

11 – Lake Tempe

Aside from the Lake Lawang, there’s also another known lake that worth visiting called Lake Tempe. The lake can be benefits for both tourists and the locals. It has abundant fishes for the locals to catch, and serving as a nice location for witnessing the sunrise and sunset moment every single day.

Location: Belawa, Wajo

Opening Hours: Opens everytime

What You Can Get: The best view of fishermen life with the beautiful lake background

Best Time to Visit: Morning

Average Cost: Free entry

A view of the Lake Tempe in Sulawesi

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