Taka Bonerate National Park

Taka Bonerate National Park has the third largest coral atoll in the world after Kwajifein in the Marshal Islands and Suvadiva in Moldiva. Size atoll is about 220,000 hectares, with a coral reef flat area of ​​500 km².

Topography of the region is very unique and interesting, where the atoll consisting of a cluster of islands reefs and reef flats are spacious and sinks, forming islands with considerable amounts. Among the islands reefs, narrow straits there is a deep and steep. While on the surface of the reef, there are many small pools are deep and surrounded by coral reefs. At the time of low tide, is clearly visible dry land interspersed puddles that form small pools.

Taka Bonerate National Park
Plant located in coastal areas are dominated by coconut (Cocos nucifera), sea pandan (Pandanus sp.), Pine (Casuarina equisetifolia), and ketapan (Terminalia catappa).

Coral reefs are already identified as many as 261 species of 17 families including Pocillopora eydouxi, Montipora danae, palifera Acropora, Porites cylindrica, Pavona Clavus, Fungia concinna, and others. Most coral species have been formed atoll reefs (barrier reef) and reef edge (fringing reef). Everything is beautiful coral reefs and relatively intact.

There are about 295 species of reef fish and various types of fish consumption of high economic value such as groupers (Epinephelus spp.), Skipjack (Katsuwonus spp.), Napoleon wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus) and rabbitfish (Siganus sp.).

A total of 244 species of mollusks including lola (Trochus niloticus), shellfish goat's head (Cassis cornuta), triton (Charonia tritonis), batulaga (Turbo spp.), Clam shell (Tridacna squamosa), pearl oyster (Pinctada spp.), And the hollow nautilus (Nautilus pompillius).

Taka Bonerate National Park
The types of turtles were recorded including the hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), green turtle (Chelonia mydas), and olive ridley turtles (Dermochelys coriacea).

A total of 15 islands in Taka Bonerate National Park can be done diving, snorkeling and other marine tourism.

Visit best season: April s / d June and October / December each year.

How to reach: mengg-use bus from Makassar to Bulukumba (153 km) and takes about five hours, and then to the ferry port Selayar Pamatata about two hours, which continued to Fortress about 1.5 hours. From Fortress to a nearby island, namely Small Rajuni use of timber ships about five hours.

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