Kupang attractions

Cave in Kupang

Gua Kristal

On Kupang's west coast, south of the centre, lies this local haunt not often visited by travellers. Ignore the ubiquitous rubbish and climb down the slippery rocks to the crystal-blue pool, where locals swim and par…
Beach in Kupang

Pantai Tablolong

Continue out of Kupang city on Jl Alfons Nisnoni for around 25km to arrive at Pantai Tablolong, about 13.5km southwest from Air Terjun Oenesu. This surprisingly pleasant stretch of has clear and calm water, a small …
Beach in Kupang

Pantai Tedis

Don't miss the atmosphere – or sunset – at this local hangout where Jl Soekarno intersects the oceanfront. Above, the sand vendors set up stalls and seating, while those in the know chow down on grilled corn and pis…
Museum in Kupang

Museum Nusa Tenggara Timur

This regional museum has skulls, seashells, stone tools, swords, gourds and antique looms from across the province, plus an entire blue whale skeleton in a separate building. Displays (some in English), cover histor…
Waterfall in Kupang

Air Terjun Oenesu

Hidden in this sleepy farming village just off Jl Kupang–Tablolong is a three-stage, turquoise-tinted waterfall. There’s a nice swimming hole but locals love it here, which explains the profound rubbish issue. The t…