North & Central Lombok attractions

Volcano in North & Central Lombok

Gunung Rinjani

Lording it over the northern half of Lombok, Gunung Rinjani (3726m) is Indonesia's second-tallest volcano. It's an astonishing peak, and sacred to Hindus and Sasaks who make pilgrimages to the summit and lake to lea…
Waterfall in Senaru

Air Terjun Sindang Gila

This spectacular set of falls is a 20-minute walk from Senaru via a lovely forest and hillside trail. The hardy make for the creek, edge close and then get pounded by the hard, foaming cascade that explodes over bla…
Waterfall in Senaru

Air Terjun Tiu Kelep

A further 50 minutes or so uphill from the popular Air Terjun Sindang Gila is this waterfall with a swimming hole. The track is steep and guides are recommended (100,000Rp each; negotiable). Long-tailed macaques (lo…
Waterfall in Tetebatu

Air Terjun Kelelawar

On the southern slopes of Rinjani, the Kelelawar waterfall is accessible by a spectacular 1½km walk (one way) through rice fields from Tetebatu. Walk 1km further and you'll reach Koko Duren, tucked into a steep ravi…
Village in Tetebatu

Sapit

On the southeastern slopes of Gunung Rinjani east of Tetebatu, Sapit is a tiny, very relaxed village with views across to Sumbawa. Tobacco-drying open (tall red-brick buildings) loom above the beautifully lush lands…
Forest in Tetebatu

Taman Wisata Tetebatu

A shady 4km track leading from the main road, just north of the Tetebatu mosque, heads into this forest, where you'll find black monkeys – you'll want a guide, which you can arrange at your accommodation for around …
Waterfall in Tetebatu

Air Terjun Jukut

A steep 2km hike from the car park at the end of the access road to Gunung Rinjani National Park leads to beautiful Air Terjun Jukut, an impressive 20m drop to a deep pool surrounded by lush forest.
Village in Tetebatu

Kotaraja

The nearest market town to Tetebatu is Kotaraja, which is known for its blacksmiths. Kotaraja is also host to a Sasak stick-fighting festival each August. The fights are both fierce and real, and end gracefully at t…
Tourist Information in Gunung Rinjani

Gunung Rinjani National Park

The official website for the park has good info and maps, and a useful section on reported scams by dodgy hiking operators.