Nias Island, Indonesia
Nias is an island off the western coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. It is the largest of a chain of 131 islands, located parallel to the west coast of Sumatra. Nias is best known for its remarkable diversity of festivals and celebration. The most well known events are War Dances, performed regularly for tourists, and Stone Jumping.
Nias is an internationally famous surfing destination. The best known surfing area is Sorake Bay, close to the town of Teluk Dalam, on the southern tip. The island is also known for its megalithic parks at Tetegewo and Tundrumbaho.
Things to See & Do
* Megaliths at Tetegewo and Tundrumbaho
* Afulu and Onolimbu – Traditional Villages
* Helawo Waterfall
* Boro Naudu – oldest village from where Nias people believe they originated
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Rupiah (IDR)
Language – Indonesian
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Population - 756,765 approx.
Land Area – 5,121.3 km²
Time - GMT plus hours seven hours
International Country Telephone Code – +62
Port Location – The port is located at Pelabuhan Harbor.
Travel Links – SMAC Airlines flies daily from Medan to Nias Island and Simeulue Island.