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Zip-line to Lobster Lovin' IslandPanjang Island, Indonesia

Imagine a land completely surrounded by succulent lobsters? Such a place actually exists and it’s called Panjang Island.

But the most fascinating feature of this rocky outcrop, which juts out from the ocean about 100 metres offshore of Yogyakarta, is not the delicious bounty roaming near its base but the unusual mode of transport the lobster catchers use to get there. Hooked up to a series of ropes and pulleys is a rickety cage that fishermen clamber into before hauling themselves across the churning sea.

If you’re plucky enough, slip some cash to the owner, jump on board and hurtle over massive waves smashing into the rocks below. Be sure to wait around to see the trappers return, and if the sight of fresh seafood gets your stomach rumbling, swap some rupiah for a feed then chill out on nearby Timang Beach.


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Panjang Island is located near Timang Beach, about two hours from Yogyakarta.

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