Sri Gethuk Waterfall in Gunung Kidul Regency, Yogyakarta Special Region


For better vacation experiences, tourists must find a good place to visit. In this case, Yogyakarta Region is a good choice. It is the home of beautiful natural attractions, historical sites, and other attractive vacation spots, after all. As for the reference, there is Sri Gethuk Waterfall in Gunung Kidul Regency. The exact location is in Bleberan Village at Playen Sub-District. The locals also call it Slempret Waterfall. These names were given due to the presence of local myth regarding the king of Jinn called Anggo Menduro. Despite the scary story, the waterfall offers an amazing nuance and beautiful landscape!

The Nuance
Sri Gethuk Waterfall is located in a secluded area, so tourists must conduct a short trekking in order to reach the site. Have no worries. This effort won’t go in vain. The majestic appearance of the waterfall welcomes them right away later. The water gets down from the top of the hill and passes through 5 layers of rocky landscape. The water gathers in Oya River, located below the waterfall. Tourists can even take a bath and swim in that river safely. The refreshing water and soothing nuance of the site would get rid of everyone’s tiredness almost in an instant, for sure.

Exploring Sri Gethuk Waterfall
The real question is what tourists can do in Sri Gethuk Waterfall. First, it is related to Oya River. Visitors have the opportunity to explore the river and ride a traditional raft! During the river exploration, they may see tall cliffs that flank the river. Some of them even sprout water! Here is the tip. Everyone should only come during a good weather for clearer and calmer water. On the other hand, the current becomes stronger and the clarity is bad during the raining season.

The next recommended thing to do in Sri Gethuk Waterfall is definitely photography. Tourists only need to find some good spots to take photos! One thing, the surface can be slippery sometimes, so tourists must be careful when exploring the site. That means trekking is also popular in that area. The only consideration is the route, as visitors should choose the best one. While exploring the site, they are able to see beautiful fertile local farms too.

Those who love extreme activities, cliff jumping would be a nice activity. Tourists can also enjoy river tubing or body rafting, as long as they find a reliable service first. For a merrier nuance, they should come only during weekends and big holidays. It is because lots of visitors are seen on the site, including the locals and outsiders.

Nearby Attractions

  • Rancang Kencono Cave
  • Lepo Dlingo Waterfall

How to Get There
It is recommended to take an airplane in order to reach Yogyakarta City, especially those who come from outside the region. From Soekarno – Hatta International Airport (Jakarta City), in this case, a flight to Adisucipto Airport would take around 1 hour and 10 minutes. Later, after arriving at the airport, tourists should take Nasional III Street and head to Sri Gethuk Waterfall right away at Playen Sub-District. This trip may take around 1 hour and 7 minutes, as the distance is 31.5 km. It can be faster during a low traffic, though.

Where to Stay

  • The Giant Frog Cabins
  • Griya Limasan


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