Tirta Rimba Waterfall in Bau-Bau City, Southeast Sulawesi Province


Not many people recognize a beautiful tourist spot like Tirta Rimba Waterfall. However, it has become a favorite vacation destination for the locals. Not only it offers distinct allure, but it is also affordable. Most of the tourists come to this waterfall for relaxation and enjoy the peaceful nature. Some of them also take advantage of this location for photography, as the landscape is unique. As for the families, they come to Tirta Rimba for its refreshing water. Their kids would definitely love it.

The Nuance
In terms of appearance, Tirta Rimba Waterfall features a shady nuance. It is because the location is surrounded by bushes and trees. The drops of the water are calm and they are astonishing. The rocky landscape makes it more attractive, actually. Below, you may find a nature pond, which features rejuvenating water and cold sensation. It is likely you are going to get in the water once you have arrived at the location. In this case, make sure to carry extra clothes!

Exploring Tirta Rimba Waterfall
With the height of 6 meters and the width of 5 meters, Tirta Rimba Waterfall appears more attractive as always. Tirta means “water” and Rimba means “forest”. In a nutshell, it is the water attraction located in the midst of a forest. Many nature lures are available, as the waterfall is situated in a protected forest area and the local government has chosen it as one of nature conservations. On top of that, the atmosphere is serene and comfortable. This explains why tourists come to this area for relaxation.

Apart from enjoying the flawless nature, you should also enjoy the pond. The size is about 10 x 7 meters, on which visitors would swim in it. The songs of the birds may accompany you while you are swimming in such nature pond. Not to mention it is surrounded by shady trees, which create a comfortable nuance. The water is refreshing and the condition is quite clean. It feels like you are spending time in a private pool, which is surrounded by nature.

Another thing to do in Tirta Rimba Waterfall is a casual hiking. Thanks to the perfect landscape and safe environment. You can explore it without hassles. What you need is only proper footwear and equipment. Also, it is better to carry some snacks and bottled water. The reason is because no nearby facilities are available, so you should have prepared everything prior to visiting the waterfall. Hiring a local guide is a good idea, but it is not compulsory.

Nearby Attractions

  • Kamali Beach
  • Dragon’s Statue
  • Buton Palace Fort
  • Lakeba Beach

How to Get There
As mentioned earlier, Tirta Rimba Waterfall is situated in Bau-Bau City. If you come from Kendari City, the trip takes approximately 12-13 hours and the distance is 224 km. Not to mention you are going to pass different checkpoints. First, you head to Muna Island or Raha City from Kendari. From there, take a ferry to Buton Island and the last destination will be Bau-Bau City.

Where to Stay

  • Lakamali Hotel
  • Nirwana Beach Villa
  • Ratu Rajawali Hotel
  • Adios Villa

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