Standing on an area of 32,548 square kilometers, Central Java has many natural attractions spread throughout various cities and regencies. From the coast to the mountains, you can explore everything in this province. The natural scenery will really spoil you and make anyone feel at home to spend time there.
Curious about which interesting Central Java natural attractions to visit? Take it easy, Traveloka has summarized the list below:
- Dieng Plateau, Banjarnegara-Wonosobo
Administratively, the Dieng Plateau enters the Wonosobo Regency area. Here, you will find many natural attractions that will amaze anyone. One of them is the existence of Telaga Warna whose conditions change the color of the water. Reportedly, the color change occurs because of the high sulfur content in it.
There is also Sikidang Crater with volcanic activity that is still active. The contour of the crater is quite flat, so you can see clumps of crater smoke containing sulfur. Not to forget, the Dieng Temple Complex which stands on an area of approximately 1.8 km x 0.8 km. This place is a Syiwa Hindu temple complex which reportedly was built in the 8th century.
- Mount Merbabu, Boyolali
Having a terrain that is not too difficult, Mount Merbabu is one of the favorite destinations of climbers, even for beginners. The highest peak is at an altitude of 3,142 masl, namely the Kenteng Songo Peak. The natural scenery here certainly does not need to be doubted. You can even see two Sindoro and Sumbing Twin Mountains.
If you are lucky, you can also see some wild animals such as birds, monkeys and beruk during climbing. Apart from the summit, there is a vast and beautiful savanna which is usually used as a resting place for visitors. That way, you can enjoy the mountain atmosphere while taking pictures in various savanna areas.
- Menganti Beach, Kebumen
Who says only Bali has many beautiful beaches? In Karangduwur Village, Kebumen, you can find an exotic beach called Menganti Beach. The location is indeed quite difficult to reach because access is not too adequate. However, your trip is guaranteed to be paid when you arrive at the beach location.
The sea water is clear with shades of blue and green. The expanse of white sand is also the main attraction for this beach in Kebumen. Here, visitors are also allowed to play water or swim because the waves are quite calm. If you want to enjoy the beauty, prepare a budget of IDR 10,000 per person as an entrance ticket!
- Puncak Argopuro Lasem, Rembang
Location of Argopuro Lasem Peak is indeed not too high, namely “only” at an altitude of 806 masl. Even so, the hiking trail that must be taken is quite long so you still need to prepare stamina. There are two hiking trails that you can take to reach the Top of Argopuro Lasem, namely through the Siwalan Sukun Village, Sedan or Ngroto Village, Pancur.
Climbing to the summit usually takes around 2.5 hours. It’s long enough, but your fatigue is guaranteed to be paid off as soon as you are greeted by the typical mountain scenery. The atmosphere is calm with cool air, perfect for those of you who want to escape for a moment from the bustle of the city.
If you are interested in visiting Rawa Pening, don’t forget to prepare around Rp. 7,500 as an entrance ticket. Every day, the lake bordering four sub-districts in Semarang is open at 08:30 – 21:00.
- Bukit Pangonan, Banyumas
You who are in the Dieng area need to stop by this one Central Java nature tour. To the south of Dieng, there is Pangonan Hill which offers equally beautiful natural views of the Dieng Plateau. This destination is often used as an alternative for those of you who want to explore Mount Dieng but are worried that time and energy will be drained.
The attraction of Pangonan Hill lies in a broad valley located in its peak area. The valley is formed from the former lake basin that dries. Over time, the basin was overgrown with weeds, forming a savanna area that looked beautiful and beautiful. For that, don’t forget to bring your camera to capture it, huh!
- Brown Canyon, Semarang
There is no need to go all the way to the United States to witness the splendor of the Grand Canyon. On the border of Semarang City and Demak Regency, precisely Rowosari Village, Tembalang, there is a natural tourist spot that will remind you of the Grand Canyon. It’s called Brown Canyon, a former excavated area of the hill that is now a steep rocky hill.
Well, the stones are very large in brownish red, creating an interesting sight to explore. To be able to see for yourself the beauty of the scenery at Brown Canyon, you only need to pay an entrance ticket for approximately Rp. 5,000. Affordable, right?
- Telaga Sunyi, Purwokerto
Central Java natural tourism this one is suitable for those of you who do not like the crowd. As the name implies, Telaga Sunyi is a natural spring whose location is quite remote so the atmosphere tends to be quiet. The depth is approximately 3 meters during the dry season and can reach 5 meters during the rainy season.
In order to preserve the springs, you are not allowed to swim or bathe in Telaga Sunyi. Usually, visitors will enjoy the natural scenery by sitting around the lake. The cool air will make you feel more relaxed and refreshed before continuing the journey to other tourist attractions.
- Sindoro Posong Valley Nature Tourism, Temanggung
In Posong, Temanggung, there is a natural attraction that is no less interesting to visit, the Sindoro Posong Valley. The location is adjacent to the two twin mountains of Sindoro and Sumbing. So, in the Sindoro Posong Valley you can enjoy the beautiful panorama of the mountains and cool air while sitting in the available huts.
Every day, Sindoro Posong Valley is open at 04:00 – 17:00. That way, you can enjoy the sunrise view here if you are interested. It’s best to come by motorbike because the road access to Sindoro Posong Valley is still narrow. Don’t forget to also prepare around Rp.4,000 per person to pay for the entrance ticket, yes.
- Malahayu Reservoir, Brebes
For those who are in Brebes, you can take a vacation to Malahayu Reservoir. The location is located in Malahayu Village, Brebes. From Tanjung Terminal, you can take public transportation to Banjarharjo Market, then continue by ojek or rent a private vehicle.
Along the way, you will pass the teak forest in the Tanjung region. Once in Malahayu Reservoir, get ready to be welcomed with a view of a dam covering an area of approximately 944 hectares surrounded by hills. Can you imagine the beauty, right?
- Goa Rong, Semarang
Although the name is Goa Rong, one of Central Java’s natural attractions is not a cave. This nature tour is a hill with a viewing post surrounded by interesting scenery typical of the mountains. As far as the eye can see, you will be treated to a green courtyard that is soothing to the eyes.
Goa Rong is also a family-friendly tourist destination because there are available playground facilities for children. If you are interested in visiting it, prepare IDR 3,000 per person for entrance tickets on weekdays or IDR 5,000 on weekends.
What do you think? Various natural attractions in Central Java sound very interesting to visit, right? Of course you will need a lot of time if you really want to visit as many tourist attractions as possible. Also invite your friends or family to make your vacation in Central Java even more exciting and memorable!