Pulau Halmahera attractions

National Park in Eastern Halmahera

Aketajawe-Lolobata National Park

Established in 2004, this national park is especially interesting for bird-watchers, who can spot rare kingfishers, goshawks and crows, as well as many other species. The park is also home to the 2000-odd semi-nomad…
Volcano in Pulau Halmahera

Gunung Dukono

Despite being an active volcano that continues to belch ash and smoke, it's possible to climb the almost 1400m-high Dukono in six sweaty hours if you are fit. If you don't want to hike back the same day, you could c…
Beach in Pulau Halmahera

Pantai Kupa Kupa

This attractive, part-shaded white-sand beach – popular on weekends with the locals – is good for swimming and there's reasonable snorkelling just offshore. There's an oil terminal at the far southern end of beach, …
Beach in Pulau Halmahera

Pantai Luari

This pretty, horseshoe-shaped bay about 13km north of Tobelo has a shady white-sand beach that's fine for swimming. There's decent snorkelling and diving off the cape here.
Beach in Marimbati

Pantai Marimbati

This long black-sand beach, fringed by palms and facing a wide bay, makes a pleasant excursion from Jailolo but be careful of currents when swimming. The ride here takes you through a mix of Christian and Muslim vil…