Watu Lumbung Waterfall in Nganjuk Regency, East Java Province
Sawahan Sub-District in Nganjuk Regency has become the home of several beautiful waterfalls including the one called Watu Lumbung Waterfall. The exact location of this unique waterfall is in Bendolo Village and resides near to another stunning waterfall called Tetes Embun. Both of them are located on the slope of Wilis Mountain, in fact. The beauty is secluded and the route is challenging. Thus, in order to reach the site and enjoy the beauty, tourists need to pass through a wild nature and steep landscape. Have no worries. This difficulty gives great rewards once arriving on the site.
As tourists may expect, Watu Lumbung Waterfall features a peaceful and quiet nuance. This seclusion makes it interesting, though. As for the atmosphere, it feels refreshing due to the pure air and the presence of shady trees as well as lush green plants. In terms of size, it is smaller than its sibling (Tetes Embun Waterfall). It is said the height is around 50 meters. The waterfall features a rocky surface and moderate water discharge. As for the natural pond, the size is quite small so it won’t be suitable for bathing.
Exploring Watu Lumbung Waterfall
So, what can tourists enjoy in Watu Lumbung Waterfall? Trekking becomes the first popular thing to do there. It can be done either along the way or after reaching the site. When heading to the location, though, tourists should pass through a forest by foot. The fact is the route is slippery, difficult, and narrow. In order to avoid problems while trekking, it is recommended to wear comfy footwear and carry some supplies especially bottled water.
The challenges increase once tourists are getting near to Watu Lumbung Waterfall. In fact, it becomes more dangerous due to the presence of steep cliffs and valleys. Everyone should walk to the site carefully, therefore. Have no worries. Here is the good news. Visitors are able to enjoy beautiful scenery while heading to the waterfall. At least, this helps them to reduce the tiredness and boredom during trekking. Also, many villagers are available to hire as a local guide. This service shows tourists regarding the best route to get to the destination.
In terms of name, Watu Lumbung means the rock of barn. It is because the site features a big rock that has a similar shape to a barn. It becomes a good object for photography, somehow. What are other allures? Well, while exploring the site, tourists may meet some wild monkeys and hear amusing songs of insects too!
- Tetes Embun Waterfall
- Kedung Malem Waterfall
- Asmara Puyangan Hill
- Nongko Ijo Pine Forest
- Gedangan Waterfall
How to Get There
Watu Lumbung is located in the same area as Tetes Embun Waterfall. Before heading to the site, though, everyone should reach Nganjuk Regency first. From Surabaya City, a trip to Nganjuk takes around 2 hours and 3 minutes. It is because the distance is 112 km. The first route to take is Surabaya – Mojokerto Highway. Next, it is recommended to take Mojokerto – Kertosono Highway and get to the downtown right away. After arriving at Nganjuk, the next destination is Bendolo Village at Sawahan Sub-District. The distance is 37.7 km, so the trip would take around 1 hour and 13 minutes. As for the best route, it is Sawahan – Berbek Street. From the village, it requires trekking to reach the waterfall as well.
Where to Stay
- Wilis Indah Hotel
- Nirwana Hotel