Who doesn’t know about Yogyakarta? Yes, one of the provinces that received the title of a special region is in fact very special. Yogyakarta is widely known by all Indonesian people, even foreign tourists. This city is an attractive tourist destination, be it natural tourism or cultural tourism.
One of the regencies in Yogyakarta that offers beautiful tourism is Gunungkidul Regency. Here are some recommendations for Jogja Gunungkidul tourist attractions that you should not miss.
Yogyakarta Gunungkidul Tourism
One of the recommended Gunungkidul beach tours for you to visit is Indrayanti Beach. The name of this beach is actually Pulang Sawal Beach (abbreviated as Pulsa Beach). Actually, Indrayanti’s name is the name of the owner of a cafe there. However, many people are more familiar with this beach by the name Indrayanti Beach. Indrayanti Beach has white sand and beautiful blue clean water.
There are many facilities for tourists visiting this beach. There are accommodations, cafes and restaurants. Indrayanti Beach is surrounded by large rocks. There are also gazebos that you can use to relax while enjoying the cool and soothing beach air.
Ancient Volcano (GAP) Nglanggeran
Nglanggeran Ancient Volcano or commonly abbreviated as GAP has a peak height of 700 meters above sea level. GAP is a volcano that was active in ancient times. However, now this mountain is no longer active and has become an interesting tourist attraction in Gunungkidul. Gunungkidul is very famous for its beaches. However, this GAP can be an alternative to Gunung Kidul tourism besides the beach.
GAP is part of the Gunung Sewu Geopark which has been recognized by the Global Geopark Network so that its beauty is indeed comparable to various Geoparks in other parts of the world. Wow, it’s cool, it turns out that Indonesia has natural tourism that is recognized by the world.
One of the moments most often hunted by visitors is the moment of sunrise in the morning from the top of the mountain. This tourist spot is suitable for those of you who like climbing and hiking. The paths vary greatly from conblocks, paths, to narrow alleys flanked by two giant stones. It takes almost 50-60 minutes to get to this location. With a fairly short time you can already enjoy the cool air and beautiful natural scenery.
Mount Gedhe is the name for the western peak of the Nglanggeran Ancient Volcano. Visitors usually see the sunrise from this peak. This peak condition is rather spacious but cannot be used for camping or setting up a tent.
If you want to set up a tent or camping you can move down about 50 meters. There is a camping ground that is very strategic as well as being able to take shelter from the strong winds at the Peak of the Ancient Volcano. The view from the top of Mount Gedhe is that you can enjoy the splendor of Mount Lima Jari.
The entrance ticket to the Jogja Gunungkidul Ancient Volcano Nglanggeran tour is very affordable, which is IDR 15,000 / person for the day. However, if you come at night, the fare increases to Rp. 20,000/person for Indonesian citizens and Rp. 30,000/person for foreign tourists. In addition to the entrance ticket, visitors are also charged a parking fee of IDR 2,000 for motorbikes and IDR 5,000 for cars.
HeHa Ocean View
The newest Gunungkidul Tourism 2021 which has just been opened to the public is HeHa Ocean View. This Jogja Gunungkidul tourist spot has been officially opened to the public since February 1, 2021 and has been very viral lately so it is crowded by curious visitors.
HeHa Ocean View is located on the edge of the southern coast of Gunungkidul Regency, Yogyakarta Special Region (DIY). This 2021 Gunungkidul Tour has a hangout area with Instagramable photo spots with a south sea beach background. In addition to enjoying the beauty of the south coast, visitors can also enjoy the sunset here.
This tourist spot is located in Bolang, Girikarto Village, Panggang, Gunungkidul Regency, Yogyakarta Special Region Province. HeHa Ocean View is open every Saturday – Thursday at 10.00 – 20.00 WIB and Friday at 13.00 – 20.00 WIB. These operating hours are only valid during the pandemic and the period of Enforcement of Community Activity Restrictions (PPKM). However, if conditions are normal, this place will operate until 21.00 WIB.
Gunungkidul is a very large karst area that has a lot of underground caves. This cave by the government is used as a cave tourist attraction that is very adrenaline testing. In contrast to caves in general, Goa Jomblang is a vertical cave so you can get a very dramatic and exotic atmosphere.
The depth of Jomblang Cave reaches 60 to 80 meters. Various amazing sights can be found while exploring this tourist destination in Gunungkidul including a river flowing at the bottom of the cave. Jomblang Cave is located in Jetis Wetan, Paddyjo, Semanu, Gunungkidul Regency, DIY. You should visit this cave in the morning because the air is still cool and the sunny morning view can refresh your eyes.
To explore Jomblang Cave the fare is around Rp. 450,000 to IDR 1,000,000. This price includes the services of a guide and various caving and safety equipment, so it’s not surprising that the rates are quite high.
Sri Gethuk Waterfall
Although Gunungkidul is an area that is notoriously barren because of its limestone soil and lots of limestone, Gunungkidul also has a beautiful waterfall, Sri Gethuk Gunung Kidul Waterfall. This waterfall is never dry and continues to flow even in the dry season, even though the water discharge is reduced.
Sri Gethuk Waterfall flanked by limestone has a height of about 50 meters. The water that descends into the karst rocks then forms a large pool that connects to the river. Around the waterfall there are green trees and the water is very clear so the scenery is very beautiful and refreshing.
Various activities that visitors can do when visiting this Gunungkidul tourist destination start from swimming, body rafting on the Oya River, to taking pictures. You can also try cliff jumping or canoying from the high rocks in the waterfall.
The location of Sri Gethuk Waterfall is in Menggoran Hamlet, Bleberan Tourism Village, in Playen District, Gunungkidul Regency, Special Region of Yogyakarta.
Watu Payung Geoforest
One of the Jogja Gunungkidul tourist attractions that you can visit to see the beautiful landscape of Gunungkidul is Watu Payung, Panggang Derivatives. In this tourist destination, you can enjoy views of the green forest landscape in wide hills with a river in the middle of which is shaped like an umbrella.
Watu Payung tourism object is located in the forest and karst hills of Padukuhan Derivatives of Girisuko Village, Panggang District, Gunungkidul. This tourist spot is a very beautiful Geoforest. You can visit it during the rainy or dry season.
So, those are some recommendations for interesting Jogja Gunungkidul tourist destinations. Some of the recommendations for these tourist attractions have beautiful views. Although it is very beautiful, the entrance fee is very affordable. Happy holidays.