Flight Review – QF044 Denpasar to Sydney

Flight: QF044 Denpasar (Bali) to Sydney
Airline: QANTAS
Plane: Boeing 737-800
Gate: 9B
Seat: 2C (Business Class Aisle)
Boarded: 21.57 (Scheduled 21.35)
Departed: 22.20 (Scheduled 22.20)
Arrived: 06.07 (Scheduled 06.20)
Duration: 5 Hours 47 Minutes

This was the return flight of my international trip to Indonesia (Bali) with my two sisters and nieces Darby and Erin and nephew Harry (review QF043 here).  Before boarding this flight I had visited the average Premier Lounge (review here) as a result of traveling in business class. Continue reading

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Lounge Review – Denpasar Premier Lounge

Premier Lounge Denpasar

When visited: June 2017
Time of day: Night (21.10 to 21.35)
Rating: 3 / 5

ACCESS RULES
This is an independent Lounge which many airlines uses for their business class passengers.

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Bali 2017: Day 6 – Denpasar (Bali), Indonesia

Highlights: Tanah Lot Temple, Quad Bike Adventure

Tuesday 13 June 2017
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The last full day in Bali and it felt like it had gone way to fast.  First up was the final breakfast as a whole group.  As I was going out across the province during the day and given Kara and Erin were on the 6pm flight home it was time to say our goodbyes. Continue reading

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Bali 2017: Day 5 – Denpasar (Bali), Indonesia

Highlights: Batuan Temple, Blangsinga Waterfall, Elephant Safari Park & Lodge, Ubud Rice Paddy Terraces, Shopping, Watching Nieces dance at Gracie Kelly’s Irish Pub

Monday 12 June 2017
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This was the big day, the day to explore Bali outside of Kuta with the help of my local driver Made Dana.   A work colleague supplied my with Dana’s details and I found him to be very good at finding great places to visit.

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Bali 2017: Day 4 – Denpasar (Bali), Indonesia

Highlights: Shopping, Asoka Full Body Massage, Drinking under the Stars

Sunday 11 June 2017
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Today was all about relaxation and being pampered.  A sleep in to 9 am followed by a leisurely breakfast than saw us wonder town to the Kuta Town Centre.  We arrived at the Discovery Shopping Centre has they were opening at 10 am and not longer after witnessed the staff of the centre engage in a morning dance.  Some staff looked very happy but a few definitely were just going though the motions.

Street shopping in Kuta

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Bali 2017: Day 3 – Denpasar (Bali), Indonesia 

Highlights: Street Shopping, Erin & Darby’s Hair Braiding, Uluwatu Pura (Temple)

Saturday 10 June 2017
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After another lovely buffet breakfast at the H2O resturant at Bali Dynasty Resort Erin joined the Kids Club and the rest of us headed down to central Kuta and the Discovery Shopping Centre.  The walk along the beach once again provided stunning views.  The shopping centre didn’t turn out to be two impressive so it was decided to head out for some street shopping.

Street Shopping in Kuta

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Bali 2017: Day 2 – Denpasar (Bali), Indonesia 

Highlights: Waterbom Park – Twin Racer and Lazy River Rides, Fish Spa Therapy, The Kids having Fun

Friday 09 June 2017
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The family holiday really begins today starting with a family breakfast buffet at Bali Dynasty Resort H2O Restaurant which was included with the package.  Even getting from our room to the buffet you could smell the holiday air as the ducks walked across our path and children were running around excited.

Kara had arrived a few days earlier due to high loads on Jetstar and Qantas flights to Bali so she had worked out the resorts best features and how to access the Kuta Beach.  Plus tips on best food stations at the breakfast buffet.  Everyone was excited.

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Kuta Beach

We head to Waterbom Park via the Kuta Beach, a few hawkers and merchants keen to engage with us and sell their wares.  The kids still getting used to this more aggressive (but normally fun) selling style.  The Kuta beach is definitely not for swimming in, rocks and dark water at time but the views were still good.

 

 

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