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Located in highlands, Batu is one many cities in Indonesia that are graced with numerous scenic natural waterfall attractions. Coban Rondo waterfall is among the most-visited waterfall attraction in Batu. Located in the slope of Mount Panderman, Coban Rondo waterfall offer beautiful sight of a 1.135 meter cascade surrounded with lush greens and fresh mountain air. Officially opened in 1980, Coban Rondo Waterfall makes a perfect place to get closer to nature.
Taking In the Serenity and Splashing Fun in Coban Rondo Waterfall
Would like a taste of splashing adrenaline rush? We strongly recommend you to try the Fun Tubbing activity. It is especially a great choice if you go to Coban Rondo Waterfall in groups. Feel your heartbeat escalate as the currents get stronger and try to keep your balance to prevent the tubes from getting turned over. Teamwork is the key!
Looking for a good sport and tons of fun? Paint Ball activity might be the one activity you are looking for. By joining the activity, you will be equipped with a paint ball gun and you can just start to have fun. Imagine yourself as a brave soldier fighting enemies in the midst of dense forest, or probably you just want to show off your shooting skill in a harmless, fun way? The choice is yours.
Getting lost inside a labyrinth might be a great way to enjoy your holiday in Coban Rondo waterfall. Many people choose this spot to take some instagrammable photos, while others would prefer to just taking a relaxing stroll until they reach the labyrinth's heart. It is also children' favorite place where they can just playing chase or hide and seek!
Tired of walking around the Coban Rondo waterfall area? No need to fret! You can always take a tour on a bicycle or taking a horse ride. There's a bicycle rental nearby where you can rent a bicycle and go around the area of Coban Rondo. There's even a tandem bicycle for couples too! You'll be accompanied with the horse caretaker if you want to take a tour on a horse. To rent a bicycle, you only need to pay Rp 5.000,- or $34 USD. For a horse ride, you will have to pay Rp 12.000,- or $83 per-person.
This one attraction appeals more to young children than to adults, but it's fun for both sides anyway. Hop inside a train that will takes you and your family around the Coban Rondo waterfall complex. It is definitely a great way rather than making them walk for miles that might exhaust them. It only costs you Rp 5.000,- or about $34 USD.
Be sure to drop by in the Souvenirs store in Coban Rondo waterfall area before you head back to your hotel. You can find them lining up around the path near the parking lot. You can browse over various knicks-knacks, or hunting for some fresh fruits, vegetables, and even some local homemade snacks. The fruit chips are definitely something you should try. The fresh apples will be a great ingredient for delicious fruit salad or an apple pie.
How to Get Tickets?
To enter Coban Rondo Waterfall, you only need to pay Rp 10.000,- or about $69 USD. If you bring a vehicle inside the area, you'll be charged for additional fees for about $14 for motorcycles and $28 for cars. To park your vehicle, you will have to prepare a parking fee for about $28.
How To Get Around?
To reach Coban Rondo Waterfall from the entrance gate, it might feels too far if you're planning to go on foot. Most people will bring their vehicle inside up until the parking lot. Some of them also will go around the complex by riding a bicycle, taking a horse ride, or hopping inside a mini train.
What Should I Wear?
A thick jacket is a mandatory especially in the waterfall area. The weather can be very cold, especially with the mountain water splashing around you. Wear a thick jacket to protect you from the cold. Don't forget to wear a pair of comfortable shoes too!
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Coban Rondo waterfall is obviously in weekdays. There will be less crowds and you can explore all the attractions without having to worry about lining up. Also avoid coming to the Coban Rondo during rain season as the water capacity will most likely overflow and can be dangerous.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, you won't need a guide. You can find all informations about Coban Rondo waterfall from this website.
How To Get There?
Coban Rondo waterfall is easily accessible by both private or public transportations. If you are driving on your own, drive your car or motorcycle to Pujon Batu until you stumble upon a cow statue. There will be a wooden sign showing the direction to Coban Rondo waterfall. Follow the sign and you'll be there in no time. If you are using public transportation from Malang, take an angkot that goes to Landungsari Terminal (usually it begins or ends with the letter “L” code), and hop inside an angkot to Pujon. Hop down when you see the cow statue and take a motorcycle taxi to take you to the waterfall.
Take a good care of your belongings when you are walking among the trees. The monkeys are known to be a little bit too curious and mischevious they might snatch your bag away if they smell food. Don't even think to lure them for some photos either. That action might left you with some nasty scars.