Meluhu Waterfall in Larowiu Village, Southeast Sulawesi Province


For those who are looking for a distinct experience, Southeast Sulawesi Province offers a good tourist spot called Meluhu Waterfall. According to the locals, the waterfall remains unspoiled and beautiful. That means tourists are able to enjoy many types of activities in this location, including relaxation, exploration, trekking, and sightseeing. It is because the Meluhu is surrounded by a challenging landscape like big stones, trees, and a path for trekking. In a nutshell, it is suitable for those who want to get closer to nature.

The Nuance
The flow of the water is strong as if it has an unlimited source of water. Once you get to the location, you may hear the sound of the splash of the water, which somehow is mesmerizing. Not to mention there are many rocks scattered around this location. The surface is slippery, though. That means visitors should be careful in getting around the waterfall. Not many bushes are seen there, so it feels a little bit plain. Despite this condition, the atmosphere is quite cool and refreshing. The water feels so revitalizing, as well.

Exploring Meluhu Waterfall
What makes Meluhu Waterfall different than others? That is the question. Well, it offers clean and fresh water, so visitors can replenish their mind and soul there. Not to mention the waterfall is surrounded by stunning scenery, including local farms and settlements. The thing is you need to give more efforts in reaching the waterfall. Despite a tiring trip to Meluhu Waterfall, you will be rewarded by a flawless beauty and a cozy atmosphere. Overall, it is worth the effort and time.

Trekking is part of a vacation in Meluhu Waterfall, as the landscape is a little bit challenging. Near to the waterfall, you may see shady trees and rocky lands. In some cases, tourists need to get help from a tour guide as the route is considered confusing. You may hear the sound of water splash and the flow of the river once you are getting near to the falls. The other features are the song of the birds and insects, which are quite loud during summer.

Another thing to do in Meluhu Waterfall is camping, as some parts of the location are considered perfect for camping. The thing is you need to get permission from the locals first. It is because they may help you to choose the right spot and prepare the equipment. If you get lucky, some of them may accompany you to spend some nights doing camping. Everything will be fine as long as you follow the instruction, after all.

Nearby Attractions

  • Adipura Monument
  • Solo Meronda Waterfall
  • Sonai Hot Spring

How to Get There
As mentioned before, Meluhu Waterfall is located in Larowiu Village and it belongs to Meluhu District. From Kendari, the trip takes about 2 hours as the distance is 61 km. Travelers can simply take Poros Unaaha-Pondidaha Street because it is the fastest route to reach the location. For those who come from Jakarta, it is better to visit Kendari City using an airplane. In this case, the destination is Haluoleo Airport.

Where to Stay

  • Arisandi Hotel
  • Arini Hotel
  • Nugraha Hotel

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