An Introduction
   Java Journeys - General Information

Photo: Village Women Drying Corn

‘Java Journeys'
were commenced in 1983 by the late Rev. Arthur L Wilkins, OAM.  These tours were organised so that Australian Christians could see and assess the work of Hope For The Children.

Hope For The Children is a fine piece of Christian work initiated and carried on by a small group of dedicated Indonesian Christians serving the Lord Jesus Christ amongst the very poor families living in villages near Malang, East Java.

Photo: Elephants are one of the younger sponsored children's favourite attractions at the Safari Park in East Java

The outstanding success of these tours is due to the following aims:

To introduce tour members to the work of HFTC and provide an opportunity to meet and participate in activities with some of the children.
By staying in Christian accommodation and having members of the HFTC committee as guides, there is ample opportunity to meet Indonesian Christians.
To further assist the work of HFTC in a practical way.  All tour profits are given to that work.
To see the REAL Indonesia.  Malang is far removed from the popular tourist routes.  Few of its residents speak English and Europeans are still fairly rare.

We do not plan to stay in 5-star accommodation.  In Malang we stay at Enny’s Guest House, Wisma Taman Willis - a lovely homely Guest House conducted by a fine Christian lady, Enny.

The Tea Plantation is a wonderful, quiet retreat in the mountains - the Manager is a charming Christian man.  In Kuta, Bali, we usually stay at Dhyana Pura Hotel or Mastapa Gardens, both run by the Protestant Churches of Bali.  For the hinterland of Bali and Jogjakarta we stay in various Hotel accommodation.

Indonesians are very friendly, curious and happy people and our wonderful guides look after us very carefully.  In Malang,  Europeans are fairly rare so are still something of a novelty.  That adds to the fun.  Bali, on the other hand, has many European tourists and English is often spoken.

Tour Conditions

Members are free to do according to personal choice.....BUT refunds are NOT available for tours, meals or entertainment not taken.

The tour cost is based on prices expected to apply just prior to the departure date, however the right is reserved to increase the cost if our dollar suffers.

Air fares are on a group basis and members will not be able to vary the itinerary departure or return dates.

Cost of the Tour

The all inclusive cost of the 2018 tour is $2,500.

The cost includes -
 »  All return economy air fares from Melbourne or Sydney (cost is adjusted for other cities).
 »  Visa, which is now required for Indonesia
 »  All accommodation - on a twin share basis
 »  All meals
 »  All airport departure taxes
 »  All full and half day tours as per the itinerary
 »  All personal and baggage insurance, which includes - loss through cancellation, lost baggage, medical, public             liability and any additional expenses caused through strikes, etc.
 »  All Gov.  accommodation taxes, service charges, etc.
 »  All entertainment as per the itinerary.

(In other words the cost includes all known expenses)

The cost does not include -
 » Single room accommodation - this is $200.00 extra.
 » Special personal insurance - eg. age or existing illness
 » Personal items such as gifts, laundry, telephone calls, etc.
 » Passport.

If you are interested in the Java Journeys and would like some more information, please email Nancy at: or fill out the form below:

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