Bukit Selong Sunrise Viewpoint is one of my favorite locations in Lombok! Here is an easy guide with all you need to know about Bukit Selong including how to get there and what to expect.
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HOW TO GET TO BUKIT SELONG
Bukit Selong is in the North West region of Lombok. If you are arriving in Lombok via Bangsal Harbour in Lombok’s North, it is very easy to find a private taxi or a motorbike to rent at the port.
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 is 80km and it’s approximately a 2.5 hours drive.
THE WAY I TRAVELED TO BUKIT SELONG
My friends and I visited Bukit Selong 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 organised a private taxi and driver to take my friends and I from Senaru to the Bukit Selong 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 Bukit Selong on the way through.
Our driver picked us up at 4am and the five of us piled into the minivan for what was to be a 1-hour drive from Senaru to the Bukit Selong sunrise viewpoint.
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Bukit Selong Sunrise Viewpoint
WHAT TO EXPECT AT BUKIT SELONG LOMBOK
It’s a short 2-minute walk from the car park to the Bukit Selong viewpoint. The sound of the morning roosters and the prayers from the mosques fill the air.
There are two viewpoints that overlook the fields at Bukit Selong – 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 from Bukit Selong 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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Bamboo treetop walk at Bukit Selong
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WHAT TO PACK FOR BUKIT SELONG
Everyday Backpack: One of the best backpacks on the market! The Nomatic 20L Backpack is perfect for on the go adventures. Featuring multiple storage spaces for valuables, drink bottles, chargers, notebooks and more. This sleek backpack was designed for you.
Universal Power Adapter: Don’t leave home without one! I highly recommend getting this Universal Power Adapter so that you are able to charge all of your electronics when you’re on the road. Compatible in Asia, UK, Europe, Africa, USA, SA and Australia.
Hidden Money Belt: I never go on a trip without one! The best thing is they are always out of sight, hidden beneath your clothing. With RFID blocking, they are perfectly designed to keep your credit cards, cash and other valuables safe when you’re out adventuring!
Waterproof Phone Case: A waterproof phone case is a must-have item! This universal case will keep your phone safe from water damage, sand and scratches during your adventures. Suitable for all smartphone models.
Portable Charger: One of the best portable chargers on the market! The Anker Power Bank keeps your phone and accessories charged on those longer adventures. Featuring 2 USB charging ports, rechargeable battery, works with iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Oppo and Android.
Microfibre Travel Towel: To pack a towel or not to pack a towel? A standard bathroom towel can take up a lot of space in your travel bag. Get your hands on a quick-dry Microfibre Travel Towel which is perfect for the beach, backpacking, camping and general traveling.
Rain Jacket: A light-weight rain jacket is an absolute must when traveling! North Face waterproof rain jackets come in both men and women sizes, featuring a breathable mesh lining and adjustable hood that can be tucked away inside the collar.
Kindle: The best alternative for books! Kindle e-readers are perfect for long haul flights, reading on the beach or a quiet evening away from the bars. Kindle’s are waterproof with rechargeable batteries and adjustable light settings to suit indoor/outdoor conditions.
Packing Cubes: My favorite item in my backpack! Perfect for organizing your shirts, pants, jackets, socks, underwear and more. This 5 Set Packing Cubes makes packing easier and more efficient, adding extra space in your bag for your next trip.
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MY CAMERA GEAR
Everyday Camera: The most affordable mirrorless camera on the market! I personally use the Sony A7ii Mirrorless Camera on all of my adventures. It’s compact, lightweight and super easy to use for all levels of photography. A 28-70mm Sony lens is also included.
Drone Camera: Take your photography to new heights! The DJI Mavic Pro 2 Drone is at the top of the game when it comes to high-quality images and video, easy to control functions and traveler-friendly capabilities. I guarantee you won’t regret purchasing one.
GoPro Hero 8: One of the most popular cameras on the planet! I love using the GoPro Hero 8 for all of my underwater shots and fast-paced adventures. The GoPro Hero 8 captures the best moments with its wide range of functions that are very simple to use!
Camera Bag: My favorite camera bag I have ever owned! The Lowepro Protactic 450 AW II Camera Bag features a waterproof rain cover, drink bottle holder, padded compartments for cameras, drones, lenses, accessories and it also has a laptop pocket.
Selfie Stick: Everyone loves a good selfie, right!? The Sandmarc Metal Edition Selfie Stick is sleek, stylish and can extend to 1.2m. I find it much easier to take photos and videos with the GoPro when it is mounted to the Sandmarc Selfie Stick!
Camera Tripod: The Joby GorillaPod is suitable for all cameras. This tripod is easy to use and perfect for setting up a time-lapse video or even using it as a selfie stick. The legs are flexible so you can wrap it around a tree or a pole to get creative with your shot.
GoPro Dome: Have you ever wanted to capture those under/over water shots with the GoPro? This epic underwater GoPro dome housing is the best camera accessory to have to create the perfect 50/50 shot. I use mine every time I am in the ocean!
Memory Card: The best thing about SanDisk Extreme Pro is that it delivers maximum speed for images and videos. Having 64GB of storage means that you can store hundreds of files on this SD card for 2-3 days and not have to worry about running out of space.
External Hard Drive: As a photographer, my images and video files take up a lot of space on my MacBook so I use the WD Elements External Hard Drive to store everything. With 4TB worth of storage space, this is more than enough for 1 years worth of content.
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FINAL THOUGHTS OF BUKIT SELONG
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