Where to See an Abandoned Plane in Bali + Free Map Download

Abandoned plane in Uluwatu

There are plenty of amazing beaches in Bali, wonderful food in Canggu, water temples and watefalls in Bali. But have you heard of the abandoned airplane in Bali? Or, all four of them? You can easily visit three of them in a day. Here’s how to get there. (Get the free map here.)

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Where to See an Abandoned Plane in Bali + Free Map Download

Abandoned Plane in Bali #1: Kuta

How to Get There

To find this abandoned airplane in Bali, you don’t need to go on a big hunt. It’s really easy to spot from the street. Drive down Jalan Raya Kerobokan to see it atop an abandoned mall and still-in-use car park of Gate 88. (Which also seems to store boats.)

Since Gate 88 is no longer in use, you can’t actually get up to the rooftop. If you’re lucky, you might be able to join a pop up festival. There were a few hosted by High-Fi in 2017.

Check out their facebook page for upcoming events. The last ones were free and included DJs, free drinks during the first hour and dance parties.

 Address: Jl. Raya Kerobokan No.88, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361 
Abandoned plane on Gate 88
Abandoned plane on Gate 88

What’s to See?

The Cathay Pacific McDonnell Douglas DC-10 plane no longer is in one piece but looks still impressive as a rooftop bar decorative piece.

That is, for the rare occasion when it is actually used. Otherwise it just sits there all lonely and abandoned as before.

There is a niece piece of graffiti at the entrance of the car park and the plane can be seen from afar, which looks impressive. But there is no need to stick around here too long. It can easily be combined on a day trip from Canggu to Kuta and Uluwatu though.

Abandoned plane in Kuta
Abandoned plane in Kuta

Abandoned Plane in Bali #2: Kuta

How to Get There

The abandoned plane in Kuta is super easy to spot as well. Drive past the airport and to the South, but stick to the highway close to the beach.

If you need to get an exact location for fear of driving past, put in “Dunkin Donuts Kuta”. The deserted plane in Kuta is right next to it.

 Address: Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai No.63, Kedonganan, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361 
Abandoned plane in Kuta
Abandoned plane in Kuta

What’s to See?

Like with the abandoned airplanes in Bangkok, this one is also a boeing 737. It stands all on its own in an empty lot on a path of grass. There is no security and no fence.

It is pretty much intact from the outside with a few holes here and there. Even though there are metal stairs below its midriff, you cannot enter.

Apparently it is supposed to be turned into an abandoned plane Bali restaurant. Funds have been lacking but the renovation processes seem to be already underway.

Abandoned plane in Uluwatu
Abandoned plane in Uluwatu

Abandoned Plane in Bali #3: Uluwatu

How to Get There

To get to the abandoned plane in Uluwatu you need to get off Jl Dharmawangsa and onto Jl Gunung Payung. Take the first dirt road on the left towards Pandawa Beach. You will come across a beautiful abandoned building. Turn left when you come on Jl Raya Nusa Dua Selatan.

Drive for about five minutes and when you see colourful containers on your left, pull over. A nice local lady set up a little stall selling drinks nearby. Right before her, you can see a path leading up onto the rock and grass. She will probably wave you down and point you towards it (and expect you to buy a drink.)

Follow the small trail and you get to the top of the makeshift viewing platform. Since the abandoned airplane in Uluwatu has become quite popular, a wooden fence has been set up.

 Address: Kutuh, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361 
Abandoned plane in Uluwatu
Abandoned plane in Uluwatu

What’s to See?

The plane is also a boeing 737 and seems fully intact from the outside as well. The cockpit of another plane is lying nearby. It is currently not possible to enter the premises, so all you see is from the viewing platform atop the former limestone quarry.

The area around the plane has been levelled, cleaned and stone paths have been laid out. Clearly, there are some things being set into motion. Who knows, the plane might become a restaurant after all and very soon, too.

Abandoned plane in Uluwatu
Abandoned plane in Uluwatu

Abandoned Plane in Bali #4: Negara

What’s to See?

The abandoned airplane in Negara stands on land that is currently being developed. New roads are being laid out and trees planted. However, the area is still freely accessible.

Unlike the other Bali abandoned planes, this one is located pretty much in the middle of nowhere. You have plenty of space to roam around, take pictures without buildings in it.

Abandoned Negara Airplane
Abandoned Negara Airplane

How to Get There

Drive all the way up to Negara in West Bali. Coming from the southeast, turn off onto Mayor Sugianyar from Jl Raya Denpasar – Gilimanuk.

You simply exit the main road by the temple Pesimpangan Pura Rambut Siwi and then drive past the stadium and playing fields. Pass through the gates.

You will already see the plane in the distance. Drive up until it’s to your left. That’s the easiest way to get there. Wear closed shoes because the patch is very prickly and there are thorns too.

 Address: Unnamed Road, Dauhwaru, Jembrana Sub-District, Jembrana Regency, Bali 82218
Coordinates: 8°20’53.1″S 114°38’11.7″E 
Abandoned Negara Airplane
Abandoned Negara Airplane

Abandoned Plane in Bali #5: Keramas Aero Park

What’s to See?

To see what an airplane restaurant in Bali would be like, look no further than Keremas Aero Park. This is the final product of an abandoned airplane turned restaurant. You can sit outside around the bar beneath the blue Boeing 747-400 or get comfortable on restaurant tables inside.

The idea behind turning the airplane into a restaurant was for purposes of “modern technology education.” Its been open since 2016.

How to Get There

The plane park is not far from Ubud asit is located in Keramas Village in Gianyar, pretty close to Tegenungang Waterfall. From Ubud it takes about 40 minutes. Drive down Jl. Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra and then east towards the coast. It’s near the Bali Safari and Marine Park.

From Sanur (and abandoned Taman Festival theme park), it’s only a little over half an hour drive. Simply follow the coastline up.

 Address: Jl. Bay Pass Ida Bagus Mantra KM. 28, Keramas, Medahan, Blahbatuh, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 
Abandoned plane in Kuta
Abandoned plane in Kuta

Why Are There Abandoned Planes in Bali?

To be honest, I have no idea. I couldn’t find any good answers to this question as to why someone dumped planes in abandoned lots across Bali. Did they buy it to recycle scrap materials?

Did all the deserted plane owners mean to turn the planes into quirky restaurants? It’s unclear. But as long as the situation remains like that, you get a chance to visit.

Abandoned plane in Uluwatu
Abandoned plane in Uluwatu

How to Travel Between the Planes in Bali

The best way to get anywhere in Bali is by scooter. You can rent one daily, per week or month.

With a scooter, you will be able to drive around more freely and get between places quicker than with a car. Those tend to get stuck. Alternatively, you can call a go-jek scooter to drive you around.

Make sure you aren’t staying in a no Gojek zone when you call them. You pay in cash. If you can, have the exact change ready so they don’t “happen” to be unable to give change.

For taxis, install the Bluebird app on your phone to not accidentally get into a scam taxi. Some have copied the Bluebird logo and drive blue cars to fool you. Again, you pay in cash.

Abandoned plane in Uluwatu
Abandoned plane in Uluwatu

What to Pack for a Day Trip to the Abandoned Planes

Are you riding a scooter? Always wear a helmet! Maybe even wear a mask if you want to avoid inhaling the fumes from other bikes and cars. (If you have irritable lungs or are suffering from allergies and breathing problems, this is really important.)

Grab a sarong, light towel or shawl to place on the hot scooter seat. This will save your skin from irritation. Apply and reapply plenty of sunscreen throughout the day and bring a full water bottle to stay hydrated. Don’t forget your sunglasses.

When you get close to the Negara or Uluwatu plane, insect repellent might be of use as well – especially around sunset time.

Last but not least, don’t leave your camera and equipment at home! Those are some cool photos. To take a selfie, maybe pack a tripod and to capture the blues of the sky, get a polarizing filter or at least a UV filter to prevent lens damage from the fierce Bali sun.

Abandoned plane in Uluwatu
Abandoned plane in Uluwatu

Are the Abandoned Planes in Bali Worth a Visit?

To me they certainly were. I loved seeing abandoned places in Bali. But if you are only in Bali for a short time and nowhere near Uluwatu and Kuta, it’s not all that pressing. There are plenty of cool sights around, to include in a day trip around Southern Bali to make it worth your while.

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    • Wayan Pasek
    • 25/11/2018
    Reply

    1 place is missing
    There is called “aeropark”
    set right on Jalan Bypass Ida Bagus Mantra.

    1. Reply

      Hi Wayan, yeah that is correct. It is no longer really abandoned though. I will mention it however.

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