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16 Nature Things to Do in Bandungan Central Java

by Hindarko Luh Setyawanto

Bandungan, just one hour away from Semarang, is a popular tourist area in Central Java. Located in the mountains, Bandungan became a place to escape from the busyness and heat of Semarang city. Let’s see the nature things to do in Bandungan Central Java..!

1. Visiting Hobbit House

Hobbit House is a rising attraction in Bandungan. Although it is not the only one in the world, still you should not miss this instagramable place.

The Hobbit House is inside the Celosia Flower Garden. The blend of unique Hobbit House and the beauty of the flowers around will give you dozens of stunning photos.

How to Get There
Hobbit House is located in Banyukuning Village, Bandungan. The admission is Rp 10,000.

2. Visiting I’Ampelgading Homeland

I’ampelgading Homeland is one of the most popular instagramable places in Bandungan. Not only young people, families also visit I’ampelgading Homeland to have photos that they can show off in their social media.

I’ampelgading Homeland is at an altitude of 1,300 meters above sea level. From here you can see the beauty of Mount Ungaran while enjoying the fresh and cool atmosphere.

How to Get There
I’ampelgading Homeland is located in Ampelgading, Kenteng Village, Bandungan. The admission is Rp 5,000.

3. Visiting Umbul Sidomukti

Umbul Sidomukti is a must visit place in Bandungan. Located on the slopes of Mount Ungaran, you can enjoy the beauty of the countryside while soaking in the pool.

Umbul Sidomukti not only offers pools and stunning views. You can also do various out door activities such as riding horses, driving ATV and flying fox.

How to Get There
Umbul Sidomukti is located in Sidomukti Village, Bandungan. The admission is Rp 5,000 on weekdays and Rp 10,000 on weekend. Opening hours is 8 am – 9 pm.

4. Visiting Gedong Songo Temple

Gedong Songo Temple is a reflection of the greatness of Javanese culture in the past. Estimated to be built in the 8th century, Gedong Songo is a temple complex. The higher the location of the temple, the more sacred the temple.

Being on the slopes of Mount Ungaran, you can enjoy the beauty of nature and the cool air as well. If you are not strong enough to explore this place on foot, you can rent a horse.

How to Get There
Gedong Songo Temple is located in Candi Village, Bandungan. The admission is Rp 6,000 on weekdays and Rp 7,500 on weekend. Opening hours is 6 am – 5 pm. In addition to Gedong Songo Temple, Central Java has Arjuna Temple which is located in Wonosobo. Go there and you will find lots of things to do in Wonosobo

5. Visiting Pondok Kopi

Pondok Kopi is the coolest hangout in Bandungan. Located in Umbul Sidomukti tourist area, you can enjoy hot coffee in the middle of the cold while looking at the natural beauty.

At night, the flickering lights in the distance will surely fascinate anyone who sees it. The food and beverages offered by Pondok Kopi is affordable, starting from Rp 5,000.

How to Get There
Pondok Kopi is located at Goa Jepang Street, Sidomukti Village, Bandungan. The admission is Rp 2,000. Opening hours is 8 am – 12 am. Because of its beautiful nature, no wonder the Dutch made Bandungan area as a hill station. Spare your time, you must visit other hill stations in Indonesia.

6. Visiting Setiya Aji Flower Garden

The fertile soil along with the cool air make various types of flowers can flourish in Bandungan. Therefore you should take the time to visit Setiya Aji Flower Garden to see the colorful flowers.

Apart from being a photo object, the beautiful flowers here can be purchased for souvenirs. Setiya Aji Flower Garden is also often used as a place for pre wedding shooting.

How to Get There
Setiya Aji Flower Garden is located at Kendalisodo Street, Jetis Village, Bandungan. The admission is Rp 7,500. Opening hours is 7 am – 6 pm. You can also find a beautiful flower garden at Ambarawa. Take time to visit Ambarawa. There are various things to do in Ambarawa.

7. Visiting Curug Tujuh Bidadari

Curug Tujuh Bidadari is a natural waterfall that is still not widely known by tourists. The waterfall has not been exposed by the frenzy of Bandungan’s tourism industry.

The flow of water from Mount Ungaran produces seven waterfalls that become the story behind the name of Curug Tujuh Bidadari. The waterfall has a height of about 10 meters and clear water

How to Get There
Curug Tujuh Bidadari is located at Keseneng Village, Sumowono. It’s about 45 minutes drive from Bandungan. The admission is Rp 3,000 on weekdays and Rp 4,000 on weekend. Besides Curug Tujuh Bidadari, you can also visit Curug Benowo and Curug Lawe which are also still in Bandungan area, or more precisely in Ungaran. Surely there are also other things to do in Ungaran.

8. Visiting Kampoeng Kopi Banaran

If you are a coffee enthusiast, you should stop by Kampoeng Kopi Banaran. Not just hanging out at the coffee shop, you can take a tour to see the activities on the coffee plantation.

Kampoeng Kopi Banaran is also a perfect place for families. There are swimming pool, children playing ground, flying fox and outbound rides.

How to Get There
Kampoeng Kopi Banaran is located in Semarang-Bawen Road. It’s about 18 km from Bandungan. Opening hours is 7 am – 9 pm.

9. Visiting New Bandungan Indah Waterpark

New Bandungan Indah Waterpark is a popular attraction for all ages. Not only playing water, here visitors can enjoy various rides such as mini trains, fish therapy, horseback riding, ATV driving and fishing.

Located at an altitude of 900 meters above sea level, visitors will also be pampered with scenic beauty. Spending all day at New Bandungan Indah Waterpark will certainly be a pleasant experience.

How to Get There
New Bandungan Indah Waterpark is located at Veteran Street, Jetis Village, Bandungan. The admission is Rp 15,000. Opening hours is 7 am – 8 pm.

10. Visiting Flower Market

Although not intended to be a tourist attraction, Bandungan’s Flower Market attracts a lot of attention from tourists. The beautiful colorful flowers are really fun to enjoy.

Since Flower Market is a wholesale market, you can also buy flowers at low prices. A clean market will also make you happy to walk around and see a variety of flowers.

How to Get There
Flower Market is located at Pangeran Diponegoro Street, Jetis Village, Bandungan. Opening hours is 4:30 am – 9 am.

More nature things to Do in Bandungan Central Java

11. Culinary tour at Istana Kuliner at Gintungan Utara Street, Jetis Village, Bandungan
12. Culinary Tour at Pondok Alam Bang Kohar at Jimbaran – Bandungan Street, Candi Village, Bandungan
13. Climbing Mount Ungaran
14. Visiting Grojogan Klenting Kuning Waterfall in Kemawi Village, Bandungan
15. Camping at Base Camp Mawar in Sidomukti Village, Bandungan
16. Visiting Celosia Flower Garden in Banyukuning Village, Bandungan

That’s all guys. You must make the time to try that list of nature things to do in Bandungan Central Java. Let’s visit Bandungan and have fun..!

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