Lubuk Rantiang Waterfall in Padang City, West Sumatra Province


Padang City of West Sumatra Province has some stunning hidden waterfalls, including the one called Lubuk Rantiang. Some people also call it Lubuak Ngalauan Waterfall, actually. The exact location is in Balai Gadang Village and it belongs to Koto Tangah Sub-District. The panorama is wonderful and the location is secluded. For the information, the waterfall resides in Bangek River and it provides lots of things to enjoy for visitors. For example, visitors can conduct photography, exploration, bathing, swimming, and even cliff jumping! Well, here is further discussion about the waterfall.

The Nuance
Unlike other waterfalls with their tall size, Lubuk Rantiang Waterfall is small and features a weak water discharge. This cute waterfall looks good enough as a background for photography, though. It is because the waterfall is flanked by rocky landscapes and surrounded by lush plants and trees. The best feature perhaps is the vast natural pond with its calm water. Visitors can enjoy bathing, swimming, and cliff jumping comfortably, therefore. Also, it takes short trekking to reach the site. Tourists even need to pass through a hill and forest to get there.

Exploring Lubuk Rantiang Waterfall
The locals include the name Lubuak due to the presence of the natural pond. After all, tourists can’t do much with the small waterfall. What they can do is to take photos of it. On the other hand, the pond becomes the prime allure there. Thus, visitors are likely to get in it and enjoy bathing. The water feels fresh and the depth is safe for everyone. Located near to the site, there is also the famous Bangek River. Everyone should visit the river after spending some time at the waterfall, therefore.

Well, tourists have various reasons for visiting Lubuk Rantiang Waterfall. For instance, they enjoy the trip. As mentioned before, everyone needs to conduct trekking to reach the site. It is because the location is in the midst of the forest and on a hill. Not to mention visitors should pass through 4 rivers to get to the site. Here is the precaution. During the trip, they may find lots of leeches! Thus, it is recommended to wear nice footwear when heading to the site.

The height is only 6 meters and it features refreshing water. For the next recommended activity, it would be cliff jumping! Have no worries. The cliff is short, so everyone can safely jump to the pond. Carrying extra clothes is a good idea, actually. It is because getting wet is unavoidable once arriving on the location.

Nearby Attractions

  • Pincuran Tujuh Natural Bath
  • Ningsih Tiga Putri
  • Lumin Natural Bath
  • Ngungun Saok

How to Get There
The first destination is Padang City and tourists can get there by various types of transportation. The best one is by airplane, without a doubt. For example, a flight from Jakarta City (Soekarno – Hatta International Airport) to Minangkabau Airport would take around 1 hour and 40 minutes. After arriving at Padang, tourists can take Lintas Barat Sumatra Street and head to Lubuk Rantiang Waterfall at Balai Gadang Village. This trip may take around 47 minutes, as the distance is 23.7 km.

Where to Stay

  • Grace Hill Villa
  • Malompek Inn
  • Gojek Padang Hotel


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