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Tegenungan Waterfall is reached via a track that winds through lush jungle and provides a lovely location to enjoy the quiet (and build a rock cairn along the river…anyone else love building them?).
The entrance to the waterfall contains a lovely sign with quotes such as “Mother Erth will cry if you throw away garbage carelessly” and I just think this is gorgeous!
When walking down the track I saw the sign below and the feminist in me instantly reared up and wanted to scream. At first I thought the image was encouraging girls to skip education, career and love to go straight to marriage. But then I calmed down and read the text and realised it was encouraging them not to skip straight to marriage (although that is fine if that is what you choose to do, no judgement here provided it is a true choice).
Glimpses of the waterfall
As you wander down the jungle path you have views of the waterfall and some lovely photo opportunities.
Be a child and enjoy the surrounds
Stop and watch the water fall against the rocks. Notice the cascading water create a mist that blows into your face. Place a leaf in the pool and watch it get whisked away in the narrow channel. Build a rock cairn or see how far you can throw a rock into the river (avoiding swimming children of course!).
Enjoy an ice-cream at the top
No doubt you will be sweaty when you get back up from the waterfall so enjoy an ice-cream with a view before you head off on your next adventure!
I know I said 5 reasons in the title, but here is another one. The waterfall is really cheap to visit:
Adult 15,000 Rp (~AUD$1.50)
Child 10,000 Rp (~AUD $1.00)