Situmurun waterfall is a 70-meter (230 ft) high waterfall located at the Binangalom village in the Lumban Julu district, Toba Samosir. The residents also call it Binangalom waterfall, about 1 hour from Parapat. To see it on the map, click here.
Situmurun waterfall is the biggest and most beautiful among the waterfalls that descend directly onto Lake Toba.
You will be served with a view of the 7-level waterfall and the ripples that look so tempting, as well as with the scenery of storks who deliberately seemed to meditate on the lake shores and the cliffs covered with green plants. Swimming is the most popular activity around the waterfall. Another favorite activity is hunting pora-pora. Pora-pora is a kind of small fish that lives in the waters of Lake Toba.
What to Expect
You have to cruise on a motorboat from Parapat to reach the location. The fare is Rp 500,000 to Rp 600,000 ($37 to $45) a boat, good for 4-5 people. Take the advice of the residents (boat drivers) if you want to swim.