Sri Gethuk Water Fall

Attraction Jl. Air Terjun Sri Gethuk, Bleberan, Playen, Kabupaten Gunung Kidul, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, Indonesia Published on: 21-05-2016

1 hours 30 mins
07:00 AM - 05:00 PM
10:00 AM
11:30 AM
First-time visit
Attraction
3.00 USD

Sri Gethuk Water Fall is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
Good for senior Senior No
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Sri Gethuk is a beautiful Waterfall that located in Menggoran, Bleberan, Playen, Gunung Kidul, Yogyakarta. Sri Gethuk waterfall is made from three wellspring, they are Kedungpoh, Ngandong, and Ngumbul

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Why Sri Gethuk Water Fall is special ?

Sri Gethuk Waterfall or Slempret waterfall is very unique as it has branches on a cliff and appear through cars dry carst. This waterfall height is 80 meters and located at Oyo river. There are 3 spring spurt near the waterfall, Dung Poh, Ngandong and Ngumbul waterfall.


Sri Gethuk derives from locals belief in the past, that gamelan sound often heard from the waterfall, and they believed that it was owned by the Slempret king of goblin, Anggo Mendura who loves gamelan music. It said that the waterfall was the location of ghost market, in certain nights, locals hear slompret or trumpet from the waterfall direction. But if the sound is heard from closer distance, it will be gone. That was why people call it Slempret Waterfall. In legend, the gamelan instrument that is invisible can be borrowed by powerful people and can be played as normal gamelan instrument. In local legend also, there are few places to sabe gamelan of Anggo Menduro such as Mergangsan and Sri Gethuk. Mergangsan is located beneath Oyo River and called as Mergangsan as it was used to save gongso or gamelan. And Sri Gethuk or Sri Kethuk is called so as it is the place where Anggo Menduro save Kethuk instrument.


This waterfall is located in Menggoran village, Bleberan, Playen, Gunungkidul, Yogyakarta. This waterfall is not far from Rancang Kencono cave.


Gamelan sound from the waterfall is heard especially on rainy or dry season. To reach the waterfall, visitors should pass narrow path in the middle of rice field for 450 meters and then descend a stairs. It is available to take gethek, or traditional bamboo boat equipped with water mill to get to the waterfall. This is a relatively new attraction, and just launch in 1 July 2010, that the infrastructure in this site is not adequate yet.


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What to explore at Sri Gethuk Water Fall?

Sri Gethuk waterfall is made from three wellspring, they are Kedungpoh, Ngandong, and Ngumbul. The Three of wellspring is flock and make droplets that fall from the cliff. And then join Oya river that flow right below Sri Gethuk waterfall. Sri Gethuk waterfall is located in same location with Rancang Kencono cave. So when you come here you have to come to Rancang Kencono cave too.

Not like Banyunibo waterfall, Srigethuk Waterfall is common tourist spot, there are many tourist that have visited this place. But don’t be disappointed the beauty of Sri Gethuk waterfall won’t run out however thousand or even billion people come here. This beautiful waterfall is one from many family vacation destinations that located in Gunung Kidul Yogyakarta. You can invite your family to come here. your children can enjoy clear Oya river with swim in it. You don’t need to worry, Oya river has calm water and your children can also wire swimming tool that hired by local resident. Sri Gethuk water fall is very suitable holiday destination for any age. You can come here with your lovely friend too. Enjoying nature, get beautiful picture under waterfall.

Not like Banyunibo waterfall, Srigethuk Waterfall is common tourist spot, there are many tourist that have visited this place. But don’t be disappointed the beauty of Sri Gethuk waterfall won’t run out however thousand or even billion people come here. This beautiful waterfall is one from many family vacation destinations that located in Gunung Kidul Yogyakarta. You can invite your family to come here. your children can enjoy clear Oya river with swim in it. You don’t need to worry, Oya river has calm water and your children can also wire swimming tool that hired by local resident. Sri Gethuk water fall is very suitable holiday destination for any age. You can come here with your lovely friend too. Enjoying nature, get beautiful picture under waterfall.

You can invite your family to come here. your children can enjoy clear Oya river with swim in it. You don’t need to worry, Oya river has calm water and your children can also wire swimming tool that hired by local resident. Sri Gethuk is beautiful waterfall that very suitable holiday destination for any age. You can come here with your lovely friend too. You can do a lot outdoor activities in here, like Enjoying nature, get beautiful picture under waterfall, enjoying fresh air, playing with water, swimming in Oya river, all will be very fun. Sri Gethuk Waterfall also include in cheap vacations destinations so don’t too worry with your money, just prepare your time ( a lot of time) and you will get much experience in here. Therefore Sri gethuk waterfall must be in your vacation ideas if you come to Yogyakarta.

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How to get to Sri Gethuk Water Fall?

To get Sri Gethuk waterfall from parking lot you can use traditional raft that made by local residents or you can walk around 500m. If you ride raft you will save time, you also can enjoy beautiful view of the cliff that stand besides the river from the river, if you choose walk you will spend more time but don’t worry, when you walk birds will sing you their song to accompany you to get waterfall. If you like photography to, you can take much beautiful pictures while walking. You can choose the background like paddy, river, or cliff, they will make your photos more beautiful of course. Fresh air, clean area is proudly presents by local residents for tourist, so don’t throw your waste anywhere.

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Selling points

  • Good place to refresh yourself
  • Beautiful waterfall
  • A waterfall like no others
  • Little heaven surrounded by karst valley
  • One of the best places at Gunung Kidul
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Duration
5.0 days
Estimated
111.53 USD
Total travel distance
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Number of places
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Jl. Air Terjun Sri Gethuk, Bleberan, Playen, Kabupaten Gunung Kidul, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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  • Better come here on weekdays, because it will be crowded with local people on weekend.
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  • You can also visit Rancang Kencono Cave which located near this site.
    Things nearby
  • It is about 90 minutes drive from yogyakarta.
    What to know
  • From the entrance, you still have 1km to go to parking space, and then a boat ride to the waterfall. The boat is available from 8am to 4pm. You can choose walking too, it's not too far.
    What to know
  • There are also other activities to do, like flying fox or going down the cliff by rope.
    Things to do
  • You could feel the waterfall as close as you want, and also you could swim in calm river
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  • This place is beautiful, you can also swim, jump from a rock, or naked swim on a hidden small waterfall beside this waterfall.
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Reviews

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A place with story of 7 nymphs taking care of the place. Worth to visit though the place is quite out of no where. From the entrance, you still have 1km to go to parking space, and then a boat ride to the waterfall. The boat is available from 8am to 4pm. You can choose walking too, it's not too far. There are also other activities to do, like flying fox or going down the cliff by rope. Visited August 2014

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Having 3D /2 N in Yogyakarta with my family no place can please my 10 years old son till we visited this place. It is about 90 minutes drive from yogyakarta. Arrived at the parking space we still have a long tiring walk to reach the place.We used traditional boat passing trough Oyo river to reach the waterfall.Indeed it is a beautiful sight and nice waterfall.After spend sometimes the boat will take us back and my son prefer to swim along the Oyo river. He accompanied by the tour guide and wears life jackets too

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