Sumba Island is located in East Nusa Tenggara Province. In East Sumba area, there are many beautiful tourist attractions that are rarely touched by tourists because of the difficult access. One of the interesting tourist attractions to visit in East Sumba is Waimarang Waterfall, which is in Umalulu District, East Sumba. The beauty of the waterfall and the pool is well known in cyberspace; many tourists capture it on their social media. The following is a complete review of Waimarang Waterfall.
How to Get There
Waimarang Waterfall is located in East Sumba District, East Nusa Tenggara. It is located at an exact address in Waimarang Village, Melolo, Watu Hadang Village, Umalulu District.
Duration from Waingapu City is approximately 2 hours. With relatively good roads through the savannah. Drive straight on the highway for 60 km and you will reach the Melolo district. From the Melolo Terminal, you must turn right and then turn left.
Trekking to Waimarang Waterfall
When you get out and set foot in the parking area of waterfall, you can already feel the beautiful natural scenery around you. Located in a vast savanna, accompanied by a blue sky and quite a strong wind, you start trekking by going down a path. Waimarang Waterfall is under the parking area. The descending road is quite slippery; you have to be very careful because on the right side of the road there is a fairly deep ravine, and there is also no barrier or handrail along the way.
After going through the path, you will enter a dry forest, which is quite shady and has a flat path. Continue on your way until you find a fairly steep staircase. The stairs will bring you closer to waterfall, but you have to be careful and alert. The stairs are steep and slippery because they are still made of stone and soil. There is a bamboo on the side of the stairs where you can rest your hands.
The rather arduous journey of about 1 km was finally worth it when we came across a clear turquoise pool. Eits, be patient. What you are looking for is Waimarang Waterfall. You have to cross a pond and climb a cliff. Arrive at the long-awaited waterfall.
The Beauty of Waimarang Waterfall
The beauty of Waimarang Waterfall circulates in cyberspace. The beauty of the pond and waterfall is the biggest attraction. It is like private natural pools between high cliffs. The color of the pond is turquoise, adding to the beauty of the atmosphere. It is actually divided into three stages, but the third stage is the most visited by tourists.
To reach his second level of waterfall, one must climb a cliff to reach his third waterfall. It is very slippery so be careful. Waimarang Waterfall Reservoir on the second floor is the same color as the reservoir below, but smaller and cleaner. This is probably because tourists rarely touch it.
Reaching the first tier of waterfall is almost identical to the second tier. If you don’t mind, enjoy the beauty of the 3rd tier. The waterfall is about 2 meters high and flows over a very beautiful rock wall.
Various Activities at Waimarang Waterfall
Here are the various activities you can do in the waterfall.
The pools at waterfall are so beautiful that you’ll want to dive right into them and enjoy the fresh waters of the pools. Pool depths vary from belly to neck height. The water is very clear and the turquoise color is really beautiful. It’s very refreshing after a pretty hard trek. Pay cash when swimming between high cliffs.
2. Playing with Water
Can’t swim? Still, you want to enjoy the freshness of Waimarang Waterfall, right? Please be assured that there is a pool that is not too deep. You can just sit, relax and play in the shallow water.
3. Body Jumping
Waimarang Waterfall is surrounded by rocky cliffs of stunning beauty. You can climb cliffs and jump from there. They also vary in height. Some are low, some are very high. You can also climb the cliffs to the Waimarang Waterfall river and jump from there. But remember, to do this, you need to introspect and know your own capabilities. Always be careful and vigilant.
4. Take Beautiful Pictures
You can’t just surrender to the natural beauty of Waimarang Waterfall. Its beauty should be immortalized in photos and videos. You can pose while swimming to enjoy the beauty of the pool, or strike beautiful poses on the cliffs.
If you want to visit Waimarang Waterfall, here are some helpful travel tips.
- Avoid visiting the waterfall when it is raining as the trekking paths are very slippery and dangerous.
- Bring plenty of food and drink while in the Waimarang Waterfall area.
- Be careful when entering the trekking course.
- Wear comfortable and safe shoes on the slippery dirt trails.
- Always keep an eye on the various tours around the waterfall.
- If you’re an expat and don’t know your way around, we recommend hiring a driver to take you to the beauty of the Waimarang Waterfall area.
- Get your devices ready and save your fun memories at Waimarang Waterfall.
If you are not traveling in a group, you can take a open trip of Waturanda Trip to Waimarang Waterfall. There is available promo for open trip Sumba starting from IDR 2,900,000 / pax. You will get many facilities from us which is very unfortunate if missed.