If you’ve been to Yogyakarta, you probably have heard about Obelix tourism. It’s basically tourist destinations with ‘Obelix’ name on it. We are going to talk about Obelix Hills, Obelix Sea View, and Obelix Village. A lot of people think that Obelix Hills and Obelix Village are the same.
But they are actually different although they may be designed, created, and developed by the same developer company, All Obelix. So, how is each spot different from the others?
As one of Obelix tourism, Obelix Hills was created first. It was meant to be a modern tourist destination where travelers and tourists can enjoy the view of Yogyakarta from a high place. Moreover, the spot was created with the idea that a modern place is possibly established without having to damage the natural surroundings.
Not only you can view Yogyakarta from a high place, but you can also enjoy the sunset. The place’s motto is sunset on the rock, which is not excessively made considering that you can actually do it from the top of a hill. The view is spectacular and naturally beautiful.
With the idea of combining man-made tourist object and the natural beauty of Yogyakarta, All Obelix is very confident that they can make a popular spot without harming the surrounding nature. That’s why Obelix Hills is different from the other tourist destinations because it’s established on to of a hill with real stones kept intact.
- What to Do There?
Besides the sunset, this spot offers 30 different photo spots. You will have to pay for some of them, but the majority is relatively free. Basically, this Obelix tourism is more suitable for hanging out while enjoying the sunset rather than taking selfie pictures. You can also enjoy tasty foods while hanging out. There won’t be food stalls available, but you can find a restaurant with affordable rates and national cuisines.
- How to Get There?
The best way to reach Obelix Hills is by a motorcycle or a car. You can also take the bus, but it won’t be able to go up. The buses are usually parked on the lower side, and then you will have to take a shuttle. Unfortunately, it’s not free as you will have to pay IDR 15,000 per person for a round trip. Yes, it means it’s a rate for going and getting back.
- The Entrance Fee
There are different rates for different days and even hours.
- From Mondays to Fridays, the rate would be IDR 15,000 per person from 10 AM to 3 PM. If you come there from 3 PM to 9 PM, it is IDR 20,000 per person.
- On weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) and holidays, the rate would be IDR 20,000 per person from 7 AM to 9 PM
As it was stated before, the entrance fee allows you to access the majority of the photo spots. However, you will have to pay if you want to access this ride or spot:
- The Swings. It’s a swing placed on the edge of a 12-meter cliff. Be ready to pay IDR 30,000 per person or IDR 50,000 for couples or 2 people.
- Eagle Nest. It’s a place to hang out and relax made from nets, located on the edge of the cliff. It’s IDR 15,000 per person.
- Casa Mexicana. It’s colorful houses, including rock climbing. Pay IDR 10,000 per person.
- The Edge at Rock Bar, including the Sky Walk glass floor. You need to pay IDR 25,000 per person for 2 hours max.
Obelix Sky View
Unlike Obelix Hills that is located close to Prambanan, Sleman, Obelix Sky View is located in Gunung Kidul regency. It’s right on the hilly area of the eastern side of Parangtritis. This one of Obelix tourism is relatively new, just opened for public in the middle of 2023.
The Sky View is created to combine the beauty of Parangtritis Beach and Indian Ocean, and also the height of a cliff. You can imagine how spectacular the view is. The cliff has its own appeal. It is able to present amazing sunset view, which makes this place perfect for those sunset hunters and lovers.
- What to Do There?
Sky View has some photo spots, just like Obelix Hills. And yes, some of them are paid, so be ready with some cash. However, besides being able to see the sunset and access the photo spots, you can now enjoy the Infinity Pool. This pool is facing the ocean, so the view is breathtaking. Keep in mind that it’s located on the edge of a cliff, so it can provide unique sensation.
- The Entrance Fee
If you are interested in coming to this place, it’s open from Mondays to Fridays, from 9 AM to 9 PM. The entrance fee is IDR 30,000 per person. On weekends, it’s open from 8 AM and 10 PM, with the fee of IDR 40,000 per person.
Just like Obelix Hills, you will have to pay extra IDR 30,000 per person for the Single Swing, IDR 20,000 for the Nest, and IDR 30,000 for swimming pool and extra towel.
This is another part of Obelix tourism that also offers something different when compared to other two Obelix spots. You can enjoy spot activity which means that you can interact with the main attractions of the Village.
You can first find the Little Zoo, which is a mini zoo for educational purpose. To get into the zoo and interact with the animals, you will have to pay extra IDR 15,000 per person. But you will be able to feed the rabbits or take a horse ride going around the Village. For the latter, it’s going to cost you extra more around IDR 50,000 per person.
Another spot is the Mini Farm and Flower Garden. Kids can learn about planting flowers and take care of the vegetables. You won’t have to spend anything to explore this site. Another spot is the Secret River Deck, which is quite popular as a photo background. People like to take pictures while being there.
This place is open from Mondays to Sundays. From Mondays to Fridays, it’s open from 10 AM to 10 PM, with entrance fee of IDR 20,000 per person. On weekends and holidays, it’s open from 7 AM to 11 PM, with a fee of IDR 25,000 per person.
Interested in visiting those places? You can have your own tour, planning to visit one Obelix to another. In short, this Obelix tourism is worth to try and explore.