5 Adventure Spots in Yogyakarta You Should Visit
Have you ever heard an adventure spot in Yogyakarta? Yogyakarta identically as the city of historical and cultural heritage. From the ancient relics, palace heritage, the architectural building of Dutch heritage, traditional arts and culinary lives and develop here. Meanwhile, Yogyakarta also offers a new experience to anyone who is looking for an adventure with a breathtaking panoramic view of Mount Merapi and Indian ocean. Check out these 5 new exciting destinations in Yogyakarta you should visit!
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1. Kalong Island
Kalong Island is administratively located in Jepitu Village, Girisubo District, Gungkidul Regency. The distance from Yogyakarta City to Kalong Island Beach is around 3 hours. On the other hand, this beach does not have a coast, but a cliff directly adjacent to the high seas. The suspension bridge on Sinden Beach connects tourists with Kalong Island which is opposite. Its length is only about 100 meters. But it is above the height with a view below in the form of waves which certainly makes the guts that will pass through it shriveled up.
This new tour in Gunung Kidul namely Kalong Island because in the coral island it is said that there are many bats (Kalong). Besides, it is also known as the Island of Wren because in the past there were many Wren. This place is also a favorite of Rock fishing anglers because of the big fish and many good spots. Kalong Island beach is one of the tourist destinations that have good photo spots. The beautiful and enchanting Kalong Island with greenery and strong gusts of wind that hits the body makes you do not want to go home. When on the beach, tourists will see the beautiful clear blue sky that expanse of the ocean, the swift waves, and limestone rocks decorated with wild grass.
2. Timang Beach
Timang Beach in Purwodadi Village, Tepus District, Gunungkidul Regency, Special Region of Yogyakarta. It is a beach that will challenge you to prove the courage in crossing a large choppy reef. Using a traditional cable car (gondola) that will be driven by human power. From Wonosari which is the capital of the regency. There is a steep rocky coast which is approximately 35 kilometers. Quite far from the center of Yogyakarta. However, the beauty of Timang Beach will pay for all the energy you put into it because its beauty is not just a hoax. Enjoying a beautiful beach that has not been touched by many people would be a sensation of its own. Having an adventure before finding what you are looking for is impressive.
In addition to taking the cable car (gondola). We can also cross to Karang Island or Karang Hill with a suspension bridge. In the cliffs, there are also some unique selfie spots. If you don’t dare to ride the cable car or the suspension bridge, then the beauty of the other Timang Beach can be enjoyed.
3. Bukit Gupit
Bukit Parang Endog is often known as Bukit Paralayang Watu Gupit. The name Parang Endog itself in Javanese means coral (parang) and egg (endog). This name is inseparable from the condition of the rocks around the beach in the form of dots like eggs. This hill is located in Giricahyo Village, Purwosari District, Gunung Kidul Regency, DIY or about 3 km from Parangtritis Beach and 30 km from the center of Jogja City. Bukit Gupit or Bukit Parang Endog is popular as Paralayang Hill. Because it is often used as a foundation for paragliding activities that simply trigger adrenaline. This place is usually holding several prestigious events, which is the Jogja Air Show in 2014.
Usually, paragliding athletes will take off from the top of Bukit Gupit. And then land on the runway between Parangkusumo Beach and Depok Beach. Enjoy the experience of flying above altitude with a vast expanse of sea beneath it certainly gives its own unforgettable sensation. In fact, the vast blue ocean panorama stretches even more charming when dusk begins to approach with its epic sunset. Before reaching the paragliding runway, below Paralayang Hill there is also a cafe with a cool outdoor concept. Bukit Parang Endog which has a height of around 900 meters above sea level. Indeed one of the best spots, to enjoy the sunset in Jogja because of its amazing natural panorama. There are many interesting things that you can find in this place is to enjoy the beauty of the South Coast from a height.
4. Mount Merapi
Yogyakarta has many adventure tourism destinations. One of them is Merapi Lava Tour, located in Kaliurang, right at the foot of Mount Merapi. From Yogyakarta, you can reach it using private vehicles for 30 – 45 minutes along Jalan Kaliurang to the north. Basically, Merapi Lava Tour invites tourists to ride Jeep cars along with the former lava flow after the eruption of Mount Merapi. Along the way, you will see several post-eruption destinations such as the Remaining Hartaku Museum and Kaliadem Bunkers. Moreover, Merapi Lava Tour is divided into three routes namely short (1.5 hours), medium (2.5 hours) and long (4-5 hours). The short route tour with Jeep contains a maximum of 4 adults.
Your adventure will continue along the vast expanse of sand complete with large rocks scattered about. As a closing trip, you will be invited to pass through narrow streets with steep descent and winding. Strengthen your heart when watching this mini-museum. In this place, you will see a silent witness of the Merapi eruption. The Kaliadem area is the main stop for this tour. Before the eruption, this area was a pretty beautiful forest but now everything has been leveled with sand. If you like the sunrise moment, there’s no harm in following the Merapi Lava Tour sunrise package.
Make sure you get up early so you don’t get caught up by the sun. Seeing the sunrise from the foot of the mountain will definitely cause a different sensation when compared to the sunrise on the sea or at the summit. In the morning. You can also see Merapi clearly up to the curves. The blue sky is blazing without clouds further beautifying the view.
5. Cliff Swing Ancient Volcano
Precisely at Mount Purba Nglanggeran, Gunung Kidul Regency, Yogyakarta. You have to climb first to get to the top. To enjoy this vehicle, we must walk on a rope to reach the middle between the two cliffs. Then, to try a more extreme conversation. We can jump and swing over a cliff that has a height of about 100 meters. After that, you have to jump and swing over a cliff as deep as 100 meters. Nature tourism in Gunung Kidul Regency offers extraordinary natural scenery. Nevertheless, to reach this place, we must climb the volcano which has a height of 700 meters above sea level. After that, we can contently see the incredible natural scenery.