Not only beaches, mountains, museums or galleries that you can visit while vacationing in Indonesia, but you can also enjoy the beauty of the waterfalls.
One way to enjoy nature is to visit natural attractions such as the waterfalls. Indonesia is a tropical country, so it has many tropical forests which usually mask the existence of those waterfalls.
Of the many waterfalls that exist all around the archipelago, only some are famous for their beauty. In the following, we summarize 15 Indonesia best waterfalls that you must visit.
1. Two Colour Waterfall, North Sumatra
This waterfall is called Dua Warna (Two Colors) because it has gradation of two colors, white and blue. Water collected below is grayish white while water that falls from above is light blue. This beautiful combination of two colors occurs because of the phosphorus and sulfur fusion. For this reason, it is forbidden to drink the water around the waterfall.
To reach the location of this waterfall you have to walk for 2-3 hours through dense forest. Don’t worry, the signboard leading to the two-colors waterfall is quite complete and clear, so you will not get lost.
2. Moramo Waterfall, Southeast Sulawesi
If the waterfall is usually identical with the height, the Moramo Waterfall is little bit different. Unlike most waterfalls, Moramo has several levels consisting of seven main levels and 60 small levels.
There is another unique thing about Moramo. The stones as the foundation of water are limestone, so you don’t have to worry about slipping while climbing or passing inside the waterfall area. Even so you still have to be careful.
3. Madakaripura Waterfall, East Java
This hidden waterfall on the slope under the Mount Bromo foot has stunning scenery. Madakaripura Waterfall is located in a narrow and niche-shaped valley surrounded by steep cliffs that drips water so it looks like rain.
Madakaripura Waterfall has one main waterfall and four companion waterfalls, where the main waterfall flows the heaviest water compared to others.
4. Benang Kelambu Waterfall, West Nusa Tenggara
Other than beach and mountain, Lombok Island has also very interesting waterfall attraction. It is the Benang Kelambu Waterfall, located at the foot of Mount Rinjani.
Surrounded by green lush trees, the atmosphere in this area is so cool. Suitable for everyone who are looking for relaxation.
Named the Benang Kelambu (netting yarn) Waterfall is because the water comes out of the sidelines of trees with a total of six water points. Not to mention that the water looks very thin and soft like a netting. In fact, the sound of the falling water is also not so noisy.
5. Sri Gethuk Waterfall, Yogyakarta
Sri Gethuk Waterfall is in Jogja, located on the banks of the Oyo River. This waterfall comes from three different springs, namely Kedung Poh, Ngandong and Ngumbul.
The three springs flow through the karst cliffs and then form a natural pool. Here, visitors are allowed to swim or just enjoy its natural beauty.
Flanked by a cliff with a height of 50 meters and surrounded by green rice fields, you can feel the beautiful cool natural atmosphere. The flow of water that flooded Sri Gethuk has never been dried up, even in dry season.
6. Sipiso-piso Waterfall, North Sumatra
Sipiso-piso is one of the highest waterfalls in Indonesia reaching around 120 meters in height. The view of the hills around the Sipiso-piso coupled with the green pine trees with their distinctive aroma makes you feel calm and so relax.
To get to the location of the waterfall you have to trace the ridge, but you don’t have to worry because now stairs are provided to make your journey more fun and comfortable.
7. Banyumala Waterfall, Bali
Bali is not only famous for its beach tourism only but also has some stunning waterfall attractions. One of them is the Banyumala Waterfall located at the bottom of a valley with three sides of waterfalls. The swift water flow from the three waterfalls forms a natural pool with clean and fresh water.
To visit the waterfall you can come to Wanagiri Village, Sukasada, Buleleng. It is about 3 hours drive from Denpasar City.
8. Nglirip Waterfall, East Java
Nglirip Waterfall or Grajagan Nglirip (local name) is located in the village of Mulyoagung, Tuban Regency, East Java, about 36 km from Tuban Downtown. This waterfall has a height of 30 meters and a width of 28 meters with clear water.
Behind this waterfall there is also a fairly large cave, which is said to often be used as a place for meditation.
9. Sewu Waterfall, Central Java
Grojogan Sewu is located in Tawangmangu District, Karanganyar Regency, Central Java. This waterfall exists on the slopes of Mount Lawu and is part of the Grojogan Sewu Tourism Forest.
The name of Grojogan Sewu means “Thousand Waterfalls” because there are not only one waterfall around the Mount Lawu, but many.
Among all the waterfalls, there is one which is the highest around 81 meters tall.
10. Cimahi Waterfall, West Java
Cimahi Waterfall or also known as Curug Cimahi is located in Kertawangi Village, Bandung, West Java. This waterfall comes from Cimahi River which tipped at Situ Lembang Lake. Curug Cimahi is the highest waterfall in Bandung with a height of about 85 meters. At certain moments, especially after the rain, you can see the beautiful rainbow that appears near this waterfall.
11. Payakumbuh Waterfall, West Sumatra
Payakumbuh Waterfall is located in Harau Canyon, a valley located 35 km from Bukittinggi, in Payakumbuh Regency, West Sumatra. Harau Canyon is a valley surrounded by granite with hundreds of meters height and decorated with six natural waterfalls.
Payakumbuh Waterfall has a height of about 150 meters. The water falls and flows forming small streams with clear water.
12. Saluopa Waterfall, Central Sulawesi
Saluopa Waterfall is located in Lebone Village, Poso Regency, Central Sulawesi. The waterfall with a height of 25 meters is originated from a spring that flows from the top of the mountain, then passes over 12 levels of mountain rocks. At each level there is stone stair that connect to the next level. Saluopa Waterfall is already known not only by local tourists, but also international.