TAKE A TREK TO LOM­BOK’S BREATH­TAK­ING WA­TER­FALLS

Fraser Coast Chronicle - - WEEKEND -

Many trav­ellers head to Lom­bok for its idyl­lic white sandy beaches, clear turquoise wa­ter and per­haps for the more ad­ven­tur­ous, a trek to the sum­mit of Mt Rin­jani.

How­ever, this In­done­sian is­land has lots of other out­door at­trac­tions on offer in­clud­ing the ma­jes­tic Sen­dang Gile and Tiu Kelep wa­ter­falls near the foot of Mt Rin­jani.

Tucked away in Se­naru vil­lage in the very north of Lom­bok, these two wa­ter­falls are about a 2.5 hour drive from the cap­i­tal city, Mataram.

To get to the wa­ter­falls, it’s rec­om­mended to hire a pri­vate car and driver.

Of course, you can also rent a scooter and travel there by your­self, but the travel time will be much longer, ap­prox­i­mately 3–4 hours.

The first wa­ter­fall is Sen­dang Gile which is smaller than the Tui Kelep wa­ter­fall.

It only takes about 40 min­utes to trek to the big­ger and bet­ter Tui Kelep wa­ter­fall where you will walk through beau­ti­ful lush green rain­for­est and run­ning streams. You will also see a mon­key or two.

Once you ar­rive at the wa­ter­fall base, you can swim in the very fresh and very cold crys­tal-clear wa­ter.

On the trek home, there is a dark tun­nel you can walk in.

The wa­ter­falls are def­i­nitely worth the ef­fort to get there.

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