Wera Recreation Park
|Longitude (DD) 119.86020230 |
Latitude (DD) -1.01597504
Designation Recreation Park
Current Status Not Known
Establishment Year 1980
IUCN Category Not Known
Documented Total Area (ha) 250
GIS Total Area (ha) 438
| From Palu to the Village Balumpewa within 19 km, can be reached by using public transport or chartered in about 45 minutes. Furthermore, from the village of Balumpewa to the location of the waterfall within 2 km, within walking distance. Wera Park is one of the famous sights in Central Sulawesi .|
Initially, the existing tourism potential in this region is the Waterfall Wera and secondary forest areas. In 1980, the area is set to be tourist park based on the Decree of the Minister of Agriculture Number: 843/Kpts/Um/11/1980 dated 25 November 1980, with a total area of approximately 250 acres. Geographically, the park is located between 1o2 ‘- 1o3’ South Latitude and between 119o 50 ‘- 119o 51’ east longitude. The area is located at an altitude between 150 meters – 800 meters above sea level (asl) has a sloping topography and steep hills with a slope between 60% to 90%. Among these hills are steep, there is a narrow valley which is the river flow Wera.
The tourists can not only enjoy the cool air and see the beauty of water falling from the cliff with a height of about 100 meters. However, the tourists can also perform a variety of fun tourist activities, such as bathing or swimming in the river where the water is cool Wera; mountain climbing toward the top of the hill around the waterfall while enjoying the beautiful scenery; camping in the flat area in the north and in top of the hill near the hamlet Ngatapapu; and photo hunting natural beauty around the waterfall and the surrounding community life.
The tourists can also witness the diversity of flora and fauna that live in this region. Flora that grow in this region, among others: walnut / ntoli (Canarium aspermun), bintangur (callophylum sp.) Lebanu (nauclea sp.), Banyan (ficus benyamina), lei (palagulum javanicum), as well as some epiphytic plants, such as ground orchids, and ferns nest (nidus asplenium). As for the fauna species that live in this region, among others: the black monkey (Macaca tonkeana), hornbills / allo (aceros cassiddix), jungle fowl (Gallus Gallus), crows (Corvus sp.), Wild pig (sus colobensis), deer (Cervus timorencis), blue parrot’s head (trichoglossus omatus), and yellow-crested cockatoo (Cacatua sulphurea).
For tourists who want to enjoy the atmosphere of a different nature, not far from the garden tour (about 2 km) there is a natural tourist Mantikole Hot Water Baths. The tourists can make this Mantikole Hot water bathing a package tour with a Park Wera, so that the journey of the tourists are more varied and enjoyable.
To learn more about the condition of natural attractions Wera Park, tourists can obtain information on the Office of Natural Resource Conservation Center or from the Office of the Sub VI. BKSDA Central Sulawesi, to the address: Jl. Prop. Moh. Yamin No. 19 Palu, Tel. 21 106 or 22 287.
Administratively, the Park District is located in Dolo Wera, Donggala, Central Sulawesi Province. To achieve Wera Regions Park is not difficult, because there is a paved road linking the city of Palu (Central Sulawesi’s capital) with the villages around tourist sites, such as Balumpewa Village which is about 1 km from the highway.