Tolire Lake

Ternate, Indonesia

Tolire Lake

Tolire is a name of a two beautiful lakes in Ternate. Tolire lake is located on the foot of Mount Gamalama, the highest volcano in north Maluku. It consists of two lakes, the larger Tolire Besar and the smaller Tolire Kecil lake with a distance between them of around 200 metres. The shape of Tolire lake is like a big cup and has a depth of around 50 m but the local people believe that the depth is way more than that. Tolire lake have direct connection to the sea.

The scenery at Tolire lake is beautiful with clean water and green trees and the mountain range of Gunung Gamalam in the back. You can't fish there because local people believe that Tolire lake is occupied by invisible crocodile.

Something weird at Tolire lake is that if we throw something into the lake, it will not touch the bottom. You can try it if you don't believe this fact. If you want try, you can buy stone around the lake for Rp. 1000,-/five stones. Up to now, no one has been successful.

Tolire Lake

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Transport options Tolire Lake

Tolire lake is around 10 km from ternate city and easy go to there since it only takes 10 minutes from the center of Ternate city. You can use rental car with cost approximately Rp.250.000,-/day or rent motor cycle with cost approximately Rp. 10.000,-/hour.

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Ternate Travel Guide


Ternate is an islands city located at the bottom of Mount Gamalama in Maluku Utara Province. There are 5 inhabited islands and 3 uninhabited islands. There are many nature and culture tourism spots you need to visit while in Ternate.

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Flying to Ternate

Ternate is served by Sultan Babullah Airport. Sultan Babullah Airport is located about 8 km north from Ternate. A taxi into the city from Sultan Babullah Airport would cost IDR 60.000. Read more about Sultan Babullah Airport or look for flights to Ternate