Top things to do

Top Choice Pizza in Palu

Maestro Pizza

Contemporary and clean, this is the place to come when you can't eat another grilled fish. The decor is more polished than the pizza, but we've yet to go home disappointed.
Archaeological Site in Lore Lindu National Park

Behoa Valley

The valley around Bariri village is littered with megalithic objects, including statues of human forms as well as massive kalamba (stone pots) and tutu'na (stone lids). The region is alternately called Behoa or Beso…
Waterfall in Tentena

Air Terjun Saluopa

If you have wheels you can visit this impressive, powerful waterfall that drops in stages through rainforest, 15km west of Tentena. The falls are a spectacular place for a swim, and you can hike through the jungle a…
Waterfall in Luwuk

Air Terjun Piala & Laumarang

Two impressive waterfalls up the canyon northwest of Luwuk make a fine afternoon excursion. Piala requires ducking under a fence at the aqueduct which may not appeal to some, but the government is actively improving…
Seafood in Ampana

Warung Pangkep

We've repeatedly been told this place serves the best fish in town. We've repeatedly tried to find fault with that claim – but failed. Repeatedly. Fish are cooked to perfection on the grill in front of this airy fav…
Museum in Palu

Museum Sulawesi Tengah

This exceptionally good museum for Indonesia has cultural artefacts from the area's indigenous peoples. Unfortunately only half the signs are in English, but there are extremely informative English-speaking attendan…
Seafood in Tentena

Ongga Bale

A large, well-organised restaurant on the main strip with tables on the riverbank. Pick a fish from the pools, choose a sauce, order a beer, and you're set. A large ikan bakar (grilled fish) will set you back around…
Indonesian in Palu

Kaledo Stereo

This is perhaps the city's most famous kaledo restaurant, a bustling place where its spicy beef soup – a festival of cholesterol – is served in a bowl with a giant Fred Flintstone–style bone to chew on.
Seafood in Luwuk

RM Surabaya

Hands down the most dependable fish restaurant in town, RM Surabaya is constantly busy and has a high rate of throughput. Select your fresh fish and have it grilled drenched in spicy sambal – or not, up to you.
Area in Tentena

Eel Traps

Tentena’s pretty covered 210m bridge marks where Danau Poso (Lake Poso) ends and Sungai Poso (Poso River) begins its journey to the coast. V-shaped eel traps north of the bridge snare the 2m monsters for which Tente…