Bantimurung WaterfallPublish 01-01-1970 07:00:00 by Admin
A. Brief Information
Bantimurung waterfall (15 meters in height and 20 meters wide) is a very famous natural tourism destination in South Sulawesi. Pure water falls down from the crag every year. Beneath the waterfall, there is a bathing place made of limestone covered by mineral vein which is caused by the stream flow for hundred years.
Its depth is around 10 to 90 centimeters. In the left side, there is a 10 meters high concrete ladder leading to Mimpi cave and Baru cave.
B. Distinctive Features
Besides having wonderful waterfall, it is also a habitat of many rare species of butterfly. The Dutch colonial government used to call it as “Kingdom of Butterfly.” Moreover, England naturalist named Alfred Passel Wallase, had ever stayed there for more than a year doing observation and research on the rare species of butterfly. Nowadays, visitors can still find and enjoy the beauty of colorful butterflies and flowers there.
Bantimurung waterfall lies in Bantimurung sub-district, in the district of Maros, South Sulawesi Province, Indonesia.
It is 20 km away from Hasanuddin airport, 15 km away from Maros city, and 50 km from Makassar city. It can be reached by private car from Makassar for approximately an hour. On the other hand, it will be 30 minutes from Hasanuddin airport by land using Pete-pete (minibus) or tourism bus.
E. Ticket Price
The ticket price is Rp. 5.000,00 for adult people and Rp. 3.500,00 for children.
F. Accommodation and Other Facilities
There are bungalow and home stays for visitors who want more days enjoying its beautiful nature. Along the entrance way, you will find some peddlers selling souvenirs like padlock accessories and wall decoration in shape of butterfly. Those stuffs cost about Rp.5000,- to Rp. 25.000,-.
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