Bukit Selong Sunrise Viewpoint In Lombok – Visitor’s Guide

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Bukit Selong Sunrise Viewpoint is one of the best attractions in Lombok!

Here is an easy guide with all the helpful information you need to know about Bukit Selong including how to get there and what to expect when you arrive.

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WHERE IS BUKIT SELONG & HOW TO GET THERE?

Bukit Selong is located in Sembalun, East Lombok. If you’re arriving in Lombok via Bangsal Harbour in Lombok’s north, it’s very easy to find a private taxi or a motorbike to rent at the harbor.

Click here to see the location on Google maps.

Expect to pay around 700,000 IDR for a driver for the day. You can also rent motorbikes/scooters in Bangsal for approximately 60,000 IDR per day.

The distance from Bangsal Harbour to Bukit Selong Lombok is 80km and it’s approximately a 2.5-hour drive.

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THE WAY I TRAVELED TO BUKIT SELONG

My friends and I visited Sembalun as we made our way from the north of Lombok to the south. We had just finished a 3-day hike to the summit of Mount Rinjani and were staying in Senaru, a village in North Lombok.

The owner of our homestay at Blue Mountain Cottage organized a private taxi and driver to take my friends and I from Senaru to the viewpoint.

We managed to get the price of the van and driver for 700,000 IDR to drive us all the way from the north of Lombok to South Lombok, stopping at the viewpoint on the way through.

Our driver picked us up at 4 am and the five of us piled into the minivan for what was to be a 1-hour drive from Senaru to Sembalun and the sunrise viewpoint.

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WHAT TO EXPECT AT BUKIT SELONG

It’s a short 2-minute walk from the car park to the viewpoint. The sound of the morning roosters and the prayers from the mosques fill the air.

There are two viewpoints that overlook the rice fields – one is a dirt mound at a lower level and the other is further up the hill where you’ll see a handcrafted wooden star on bamboo stilts that makes for a great photo.

Continue the walk over to the other side of the hill where you will find a cool little treehouse structure with a rickety boardwalk that leads out over the edge. Around every corner is a new epic landscape waiting to be discovered!

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WHAT TO PACK FOR LOMBOK

When visiting Lombok, here is a list of items I highly recommend bringing with you;

  • Sunscreen – the Lombok sun is very strong, so make sure to pack some high-quality sunscreen.
  • Quick-dry travel towel – the most compact and lightweight towel for traveling.
  • Reusable water bottle – stay hydrated by bringing along a reusable water bottle.
  • Backpack – The Nomatic 30L Travel Pack is the ultimate backpack for everyday adventures.

If you’re interested in taking awesome photos and videos on your travels, this is the camera gear that I use and recommend;

  • GoPro HERO10 – the most popular camera on the planet for action-packed adventures.
  • Canon EOS R – perfect for traveling, this is the most affordable, compact camera on the market.
  • DJI Mini 3 Pro – take your photos and videos to new heights with this user-friendly drone camera.

 

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FINAL THOUGHTS

I hope you enjoyed reading this article and if you have any questions about this sunrise viewpoint please leave me a comment below this post and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

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