Jomblang Cave in Yogyakarta: Attraction, Routes, and Costs

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The Jomblang Cave is situated in Pacarejo village in Semanu District, within Gunung Kidul Regency in Yogyakarta.

Unlike other caves, it is a vertically inclined and presents a thrilling experience for adventure seekers.

Visitors who enjoy excitement should consider visiting Jomblang Cave.

Remember to bring a camera to capture the breathtaking views of the cave.

Here is information on the attractions, trails, and costs associated with visiting Jomblang Cave.

The Attraction of Jomblang Cave

The formation of Jomblang Cave resulted from geological processes that caused the collapse of the soil and vegetation, creating a sinkhole or well with a cave entrance measuring approximately 50 meters.

This collapse has resulted in the preservation of ancient plants at the bottom of the cave, making Jomblang Cave a unique and fascinating site.

Jomblang Cave is a vertical caving that requires special tools and expertise to get down and explore the cave.

Caving vertically will surely get the heart racing for visitors, as there are four paths available for exploration, each with varying depths.

If you’re new to caving, you can try the 15-meter path, while more experienced individuals can take on the 40-meter, 60-meter, or even 80-meter course.

The 15-meter path is accessible by foot, despite its steep terrain.

Upon reaching the bottom of Jomblang Cave, visitors will be amazed by the breathtaking scenery at the cave entrance.

They will encounter a lush array of fascinating ancient plant life at their feet.

As they venture deeper into the cave, they encounter a tunnel decorated with stunning stalagmites and stalactites.

Additionally, a fast-flowing river runs through the cave, adding to its captivating charm.

Continuing the journey for 300 meters, visitors will find Luweng Grubug.

In it, visitors will see a view called the ‘light of heaven’ Goa Jomblang, often uploaded on social media.

Sunlight enters the cave and illuminates the flowstone.

The dazzling view of the sun contrasts with the cave’s pitch-black depths; this sight amazes visitors. This is where the term ‘heavenly light’ comes from.

The beauty of the ‘light of heaven’ can only be enjoyed at certain times; the best time in Jomblang Cave is around 10.00 to 12.00 WIB when the sun shines right at the mouth of Jomblang Cave.

With notes, the weather is sunny. Because if the weather is cloudy, the sun cannot enter and illuminate the mouth of the cave.

For visitors who want to go down to the cave, you don’t need to worry.

Jomblang Cave Manager has prepared equipment for vertical caving, namely SRT (Single Rope Technique) and safety equipment, as well as guides that will bring visitors safely.

Jomblang Cave Ticket Prices

For visitors who want to enjoy Jomblang Cave, the entrance ticket is IDR 500.000 per person.

This price includes a vertical caving package with a guide, equipment, and lunch.

There are tourism support facilities, such as prayer rooms, toilets, or bathrooms, and a stopover or storage of goods at the Hamlet Head’s house.

Jomblang Cave Route

The distance to Goa Jomblang from Yogyakarta is about 50 kilometers and takes 2 hours.

The trip to Jomblang Cave can be via Jalan Jogja – Wonosari, Jalan Kalisuci, Jalan Jomblang, and arrive at Goa Jomblang.

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