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Gunung Kidul

4.1
Beaches · River Rafting & Tubing · Mountains

Popular things to do in Gunung Kidul

Indrayanti Beach ©
Beach
Indrayanti Beach
4.1
Duration: 2h 30 min
River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing
3.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Pok Tunggal Beach ©
Beach
Pok Tunggal Beach
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
Desa Wisata Nglanggeran
Neighborhood
Desa Wisata Nglanggeran
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Rugged limestone hills thinly carpeted with green scrub characterize the region of Gunung Kidul. Caves, sinkholes, and underground rivers riddle the land, ripe for exploring. Where the hills reach the coast, they drop off in dramatic cliffs and bluffs. White and black sand beaches run up and down this wild and weathered coastline, many isolated and empty of fellow travelers. The pockmarked rock faces attract climbers, while the rough waves bring surfers. A few temples, archeological sites, and historical buildings dot the region, but natural attractions really drive Gunung Kidul tourism. Rice doesn't grow well in the sparse soil, so cassava replaces it as the staple of local cuisine. Regional delicacies include crispy fried grasshopper. Use our Indonesia driving holiday planner to arrange the hows, wheres, and whens of your trip to Gunung Kidul.

Side trips from Gunung Kidul

Jomblang Cave ©
Cave
Jomblang Cave Semanu
4.4
Duration: 4 hours
Sewu Temple ©
World heritage site
Sewu Temple Yogyakarta Region
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
Ratu Boko ©
Ruin
Ratu Boko Yogyakarta Region
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Plaosan Temple ©
Ruin
Plaosan Temple Yogyakarta Region
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Gunung Kidul

Nglanggeran Ancient Volcano
Mountain
Nglanggeran Ancient Volcano
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
Drini Beach ©
Beach
Drini Beach
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
Sri Gethuk Waterfall ©
Waterfall
Sri Gethuk Waterfall
3.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Ngandong Beach ©
Beach
Ngandong Beach
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min

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Sadranan Beach
Beach
Sadranan Beach
3.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Krakal Beach ©
Beach
Krakal Beach
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
Slili Beach ©
Beach
Slili Beach
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Ngrenehan Beach ©
Beach
Ngrenehan Beach
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min

Beaches in Gunung Kidul

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Pantai Gesing
Beach
Pantai Gesing
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Jungwok Beach ©
Beach
Jungwok Beach
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
Pantai Ngitun ©
Beach
Pantai Ngitun
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
Nampu Beach ©
Beach
Nampu Beach
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min

Nature in Gunung Kidul

Kalisuci Cave
Cave
Kalisuci Cave
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Pindul Cave
Cave
Pindul Cave
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
Embung Nglanggeran ©
Mountain
Embung Nglanggeran
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min

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