Top things to do in Sulawesi

Top Choice Village in Tana Toraja

Ke'te Kesu'

The four stately tongkonan and many granaries that make up Ke'te Kesu' were moved to this picturesque site in 1927 when the savvy family head noticed the Dutch government largely ignored anyone too far from their ad…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Lore Lindu National Park

Bada Valley

Seemingly scattered haphazardly around the hills near Lore Lindu National Park are some 400 ancient stone megaliths of unknown origin that might be over 5000 years old. A fine assortment of these can be found – with…
Top Choice National Park in Togean Islands

Taman Nasional Kepulaun Togean

Togean Islands National Park was gazetted in 2004, and in 2017 was declared a tourism area of national significance. The park encompasses 3400 sq km of ocean and 250 sq km of land, and contains several of Indonesia'…
Top Choice Tomb in Tana Toraja

Tampang Allo

Whether it's the tau tau, the cave itself, or the peaceful rice paddy setting squeezed between a maze of cliffs, this is one our favourite sites in Tana Toraja. The graves reportedly belong to the chiefs of Sangalla…
Top Choice Indonesian in Manado

Maminon

Sparkling cleanliness and true hospitality that's matched by the kitchen shine in this delightful Minahasan restaurant. Go for the cakalang fufu (local smoked tuna), perhaps with sous rica tomat (tomato/chilli samba…
Top Choice Soup in Makassar

Coto Nusantara

If you're looking to try the local beef soup of coto Makassar (you should be), you'll invariably be directed to this hole-in-the-wall near the dockyards. The tiny bowl fills out to a meal once you help yourself to a…
Top Choice Indonesian in Makassar

Rumah Makan Pate'ne

Serving up super-fresh Makassarese and Indonesian classics, Pate'ne offers fine value and authentic flavours. The lele goreng (deep-fried catfish with sambal, shredded green papaya, lemon basil and fresh veggies) an…
Top Choice Indonesian in Manado

Raja Sate

Rightly renowned for its sate (you can't go wrong with a mixed plate that includes prawns, squid, chicken, beef and goat), Raja Sate also does great curries and even New Zealand steaks; everything is excellent. Air-…
Top Choice Soup in Sengkang

Bakso Pahlawan

There's bakso, and then there's bakso stuffed with cheese, or with spicy chillies, or a with a whole boiled egg. Gorge yourself for under 20,000Rp at our favourite meatball soup joint on the island.
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.