10 Things to Do in Ternate That You Shouldn't Miss

September 11, 2017 Nicolette Lion

Discover the best top things to do in Ternate, Indonesia including Sulamadaha beach, Lake Tolire Besar, Batu Angus Ternate, Ngade Lake, Fort Tolukko, Al Munawwaroh Ternate Great Mosque, Kalamata Fort, Dodola Island, Mount Gamalama, Sultan Ternate Mosque.
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1. Sulamadaha beach

Ternate, Indonesia
Excellent
42%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 105 reviews

Sulamadaha beach

Reviewed By Zaenal A

Very good beach especially if u visited nearby area where local people there call "haull". This "haul" actually a bay where we can swim, do snorkeling or diving. This area was so beautiful, the sea was so clear that we can see the fish and everything else beneath the water.
Very worth to visit this place, we can reach this "haul" area by 5 minutes walking from the sulamadaha beach or we can hire a speed boat

2. Lake Tolire Besar

Inside an extinct volcanic crater, Ternate, Indonesia
Excellent
23%
Good
61%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 99 reviews

Lake Tolire Besar

Reviewed By harry_mdj - Jakarta, Indonesia

a pretty green lake with attraction of throwing rocks that you can buy from kids around the gate. it also surrounded by stalls offering you young coconut. so good with cheap price.

3. Batu Angus Ternate

Ternate, Indonesia
Excellent
25%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
31%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 98 reviews

Batu Angus Ternate

Reviewed By Paul S - Worcestershire, United Kingdom

This place is worth stopping at (and paying the parking) but won't keep you occupied for long. It is an area covered in igneous rock (hangus = charred) and local students have planted flowers and carved out a path to several gazebos which make for a nice place to sit and watch the sunset. If you are driving around the island and need a break there are many places to choose and for me this was one of the least spectacular but still worth seeing.

4. Ngade Lake

Ternate, Indonesia
Excellent
42%
Good
55%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 33 reviews

Ngade Lake

Reviewed By Bernard C - Cork, Ireland

You can visit this lake on a long (and sweaty!) walk from the city centre or take a taxi most of the way. It's really pretty but not at it's best owing to the chronic Ternate problem - lack of maintenance! I suspect that the snack barrows contribute to the general air of neglect and strewn rubbish!

5. Fort Tolukko

Ternate, Indonesia
Excellent
34%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 38 reviews

Fort Tolukko

Reviewed By harry_mdj - Jakarta, Indonesia

A well maintenance small fort with beautiful views around it. It takes at least an 45 minutes to really get the feel of this place. please go to the back yard of the fort. the view is amazing. you should visit this place.

6. Al Munawwaroh Ternate Great Mosque

Jl. Sultan M. Jabir Shah, Ternate, Indonesia
Excellent
30%
Good
60%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 20 reviews

Al Munawwaroh Ternate Great Mosque

Reviewed By acuyouth - Jakarta, Indonesia

The central mosque in Ternate city, side by side with ocean, it built on the ocean, beneath the mosque is dive spot for macro lover, on the afternoon combining with the gamalama mt. created a specta sunset! Don't forget to try various local food tend near the mosque

7. Kalamata Fort

South of Kota Ternate, Ternate, Indonesia
Excellent
10%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
45%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 48 reviews

Kalamata Fort

Reviewed By Travelenjoyment4 - Denpasar, Indonesia

Another nice places to visit during in the island, sadly that the beach was very bad and dirty. Need to look after so well with the waste.

8. Dodola Island

Kabupaten Morotai, Ternate 12345, Indonesia
Excellent
70%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 10 reviews

Dodola Island

Reviewed By AtySillia - Ternate, Indonesia

Been there twice & love the place a lot. The boat rent is a bit expensive so better to negotiate well with the boat owner. To reach this island you have the possibility to visit Zum-Zum island too as it includes on the boat rent fee :) Try to stay one or two nights on the bungalow in Dodola and enjoy fishing or swimming on your "private island". Less people come during weekdays :)

9. Mount Gamalama

Ternate, Indonesia
Excellent
78%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 9 reviews

Mount Gamalama

Reviewed By StefanDD - Dresden, Germany

climbed up to the mount accompagnied by two local guides - I do not recommand to go alone without help of a local, but you should a) make sure the guide knows what he's doing, b) negotiate a reasonable price (I payed around 35 EUR for both incl. food). You should leave quite early and hopefully you are lucky and have a sunny day, although the weather may change rapidly too. The visit takes you the whole day and you should be prepared that there is not a good path way - it's all nature, there are no handrails, no steps, only a narrow path that is very steep. The first part is crossing plantation forest with clove, nutmeg, mangosteen trees etc., more uphill there is jungle. You should wear proper hiking shoes (although some local climb up in flip flops ;-) There are different paths to reach the summit, divided by kind of "camps" - places to rest (do enough rests). You should be in good shape cause it is really exhausting to go up. Take enough drinking water and some food with you.
Some parts of the path require certain climbing skills, you should be careful cause it's slippery. Arrived in top you have either have a brilliant view on the surrounding or your in the clouds, you can walk around watching some small and big craters. Going down is faster but plan enough time to arrive in the lower parts of plantation forest before it is dark.

10. Sultan Ternate Mosque

Jl. Sultan Khairun, Kelurahan Soa Sio, Ternate, Indonesia
Excellent
41%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
8%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 12 reviews

Sultan Ternate Mosque

Reviewed By Jeanne E - Yogyakarta, Indonesia

As the oldest mosque in Ternate, this mosque has an unique architecture, different from other mosques. It also has many historical stories regarding the Sultan Ternate. I didn't know if tourist can enter the mosque or not because I chose not to enter.

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