Waimarang Waterfall
Waimarang Waterfall
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Berthy L
Jakarta, Indonesia197 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Family
A hidden gem!. The trek is Not Too steep but since we go under the pouring Rain, Its a bit slippery.

Actually there are 2 waterfalls almost similar, but since we are with kids, Its imposibble to go to the second one which is on top of it. My husband went there with guide and he Said it was as beautiful as the one that we visited.

Among all the waterfall that we visited in Sumba, Waimarang is out favorite one

After The trekking we may Enjoy The hot instant noodle at The stall near The parking lot, if you want to change clothes there is a cubicle that you can use, but if you want to Take shower, you have to pay a small amount of money for the water.
Written October 4, 2021
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Raditz Wardhana
358 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Friends
It's located in the middle of jungle. You need to trek about 30-40 minutes from parking area. The trekking area is quite challenging and full of adventures and breathtaking. Once you reach there, you can't resist yourself to not jump and swim to the small lagoon. It's really refreshing.
Written August 23, 2020
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knucklehead
Denpasar, Indonesia95 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Family
We travelled here in June 2018 from Waingapu by motorbike. It's about 80 km away in our motorbike clock from Waingapu and took us 3 hours to get here. The main road to get here was really good and smooth. It took us 2 hours on the way back to Waingapu as we stopped a lot on the way here.
For direction if you travel on your own;

- Go straight to Melolo.
Once you're into town turn in to the street right before Melolo police station on the right handside
- Follow the road about 8 kms until you find SD(elementary school) inpres Melolo on the right handside.

-Turn into the street right opposite the school and keep follow the road for 4 kms until you drive through unpaved road (you will drive up and down also past 2 different villages)

- Once you past the last village you'll see some small huts on the right handside where you can park your vehicles there. (Paid 5000 rupiah for motorbike park to local community)

We hire a lady as our porter to bring our small backpack as we're travel here with a toddler and to support the community (afaik people who live in the last village who made the trekking lane and built some wooden hand rail on the steep trek to hold on for trekking up and down to waterfall also regularly clean the rubbish in the area from irresponsible traveller) normally you will get down there for half an hour slow trekking.

Tips : - Come early morning to enjoy the waterfall without crowd, we arrived at 10 am on weekday but still relatively enjoyable, less people. But lots of people arrived in groups as we climbed up back to the base huts.

- Avoid come here on weekend
- I suggest to hire local guide or porter particularly if you bring some bags as the trekking require relatively physical condition also to support the local community to keep this gem clean as they work together independently. No fix fee for guide or porter, you pay as you wish for they hard work.
- Please bring back home all your rubbish
- There will be some locals selling fresh tasty coconut or instant noodle coffee or tea in the huts where you can buy. Really nice coconut after 30 mins climb up.

My wife wasn't happy at all during trekking down but once she's there it's worth paid all every steps to get here!
Hope everyone find it useful!
Written June 28, 2018
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oCas1880
Jakarta, Indonesia83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
it takes about 30 minutes from the parking area to reach the waterfall. The road is not easy, its ups and downs with very minimum safety. You must be very fit if you want to reach the waterfall. But once you are there, all you can do is amazed with the beauty of the green, blue , tosca pond. Jump, swim and enjoy the water as it will refresh you.
Written May 29, 2018
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UpeJakarta
Jakarta, Indonesia181 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
I considered myself very lucky, while visitting this waterfall. Since there are only 2 groups including mine, which falls into total 10 persons.
It makes you can enjoy this secluded natural pond with small waterfall just the 10 of you.
It is very relaxing and soothing.

My driver told me that if it is on a normal touristy days, there could be hundreds of people coming in. Which would not be comfortable and safe enough.
Since, the location is not to big to cater large people. And the path track to reach this location is full of steep hills and lots of steps / stairs.

So timing is very important. I suggest to arrived earlier in the morning, meaning 0800AM arrived at the location. Besides, during the time the sun is still friendly.

If it is on a rainy season, you might want to take a good attention with the rain-cloud movement. Make sure you are out of the location (in the main road) when the rain is about to come. The quite a chance, you've might stucked due to flood river that might blocked the vehicles entrance / exit.

There are no admissions fee to this attraction.
Written December 10, 2018
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Inge I
Jakarta, Indonesia13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Friends
Took around 2 hrs to get here from Waingapu with some difficult road,and continued 30 mins trekking went down to waterfall from parking area. Carefull with ur step bit slippery here. There are like 3 pools here,u can swim or jump from waterfall cause waterfall not too high. But be carefull when you climb up. I didnt go to 3rd pool because u must climbed up along the rock wall. So just endjoy in 2nd pool. Enjoy nature and pure environment here although when I went here its pretty crowded. But its okay....just chill urself and enjoy :) :)
Written July 31, 2018
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Caroline C
Jakarta, Indonesia348 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Friends
I can't see the waterfall because too crowded. Trekking down the step hills for 20 minutes and you can swim here. Too crowded when I was here so I just sit far from the waterfall. But this place is nice.

I'm sure the waterfall is beautiful from the pics I saw online. Hope I can back to have more experience here. Be sure to take backup clothes as you will get wet to see the waterfall.
Written July 24, 2018
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Patricia L
Jakarta, Indonesia24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
To get to this waterfall, need some great efforts coz there are lack of infrastructures. You need good mountain shoes for tracking and will be better if you go during weekday, so you can enjoy the waterfall with not many people.
Good to put sign "Do Not Smoking", coz so many local people coming there and smokes.
Written November 5, 2019
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467bernadetten
10 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
If people say tanggedu is very hard to reach then try this!! Do not go here after rain because water will be quite muddy
Written May 8, 2019
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Incito Vacations
Makassar, Indonesia120 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Business
The last end of the path to Waimarang nature pool need to add stairs. It is very steep and slippery. Difficult for the elders and kids to access. The road need to be fixed too. The entrance and parking fee have to be managed well as there is no official regulation on it. Someone sitting in a hut on the parking area expecting to get payment from visitors
Written January 12, 2019
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