Menu   Email
adventure trips company indonesia adventure tours

Rawa Aopa Watumohai National Park
Think Slow, travel - Wildlife, Simply the best there is - Nature makes you smile.

Wildlife Nature Tours > Indonesia Parks Location > Rawa Aopa Watumohai National Park

Rawa Aopa Watumohai National Park.

Rawa Aopa Watumohai national park comprises sub-montane rain forest, mangrove forest, coastal forest, savanna, and fresh water swamp forest ecosystems. Rawa Aopa Watumohai national park designated: Minister of Forestry with a total area of 105,194 hectares, Location: Kendari, Buton, Kolaka, Sulawesi.

Rawa Aopa Watumohai National Park Related Links.

In addition, you can find more about our tours and attractions in Indonesia. Also trip to Nepal and Asean country. Or you may visit Banjarmasin. Jakarta. Manado. Doing East Java tours. North Sumatra adventure. East Nusa Tenggara tours. Maluku island. Balikpapan Samarinda trips. West Kalimantan. Central Borneo. Papua Attractions. West Nusa Tenggara. Bandung City. Yogyakarta. Semarang. Palembang Bengkulu. South Sulawesi. Denpasar Bali and West Sumatra packages. Also you can contact us for better tour extension suggestion.

wildlife nature tours

Rawa Aopa Watumohai National Park.

The savanna vegetation of Rawa Aopa Watumohai National Park is unique, being a combination of grassy plains with fan palms, thorny bamboo, bushes and other plants growing along the rivers that flow through the savanna.

There is a remarkable variety of plants in the Rawa Aopa Watumohai National Park. It has been recorded that there are at least 89 families, 257 genera, and 323 species of plant such as lara (Metrosideros petiolata), sisio (Cratoxylum formosum), kalapi (Callicarpa celebica), tongke (Bruguiera gimnorrhiza), fan palm (Borassus flabellifer), and lotus (Victoria sp.).

Various species of bird also inhabit the Park: 155 species have been recorded, of which 32 are endangered and 37 are endemic. Those 155 bird species include the maleo fowl (Macrocephalon maleo), lesser adjutant stork (Leptoptilos javanicus), woolly-necked stork (Ciconia episcopus episcopus), collared kingfisher (Halcyon chloris chloris), sulphur-crested cockatoo (Cacatua galerita triton), vinous-breasted sparrowhawk (Accipiter rhodogaster rhodogaster), Sulawesi black pigeon (Turacoena manadensis), and Nicobar pigeon (Caloenas nicobarica).

The eastern tarsier (Tarsius spectrum spectrum) and black-crested macaque (Macaca nigra nigra) are among the primate species to be found here. Endangered and protected animals in the Rawa Aopa Watumohai National Park include lowland anoa (Bubalus depressicornis), mountain anoa (B. quarlesi), water-hagedis dragon (Hydrosaurus amboinensis), small cuscus (Strigocuscus celebensis celebensis), Timor deer (Cervus timorensis djonga), Sulawesi palm civets (Macrogalidia musschenbroekii musschenbroekii), and babirusa (Babyrousa babyrussa celebensis).

Rawa Watumohai National Park Rawa Aopa National Park

Interesting locations & attractions Rawa Aopa Watumohai National Park.

Pulau Harapan II: located in the centre of Rawa Aopa, a good place for viewing the natural panorama of the swamp and watching water fowl spy on fish, and boating.
Lanuwulu Beach: travelling downriver by boat to the beach, mangrove forest, swimming and marine tours.
Mt. Watumohai: climbing and camping. On the slopes of the mountain, there is a savanna plain where hundreds of deer can be seen grazing, along with other animals and birds.

A cultural attraction outside the Park is the Tolaki Festival, held in Kendari in December.

Best time of year to visit: June to October.

How to reach the Park: Kendari-Lambuya-Aopa-Lanowulu by car, 4 hours (" 145 km); or Kendari-Punggaluku-Tinanggea-Lanowulu by car, 2.5 hours (" 120 km); or Kendari-Motaha-Tinanggea-Lanowulu by car, 3 hours (" 130 km).

Declared : Minister of Forestry, in 1969,
a total area of 96,804 hectares
Designated : Minister of Forestry SK.No.756/Kpts-II/196,
a total area of 105,194 hectares
Location : Regencies; Kendari, Buton, Kolaka (Province of Southeast Sulawesi)

Temperature 23° - 30° C
Rainfall 1,500 - 2,000 mm/year
Altitude 0 - 981 m asl.
Geographical location 121°46' - 122°09' E; 4°00' - 4°36' S

Park Office: Lanowulu, Tinanggea
Kendari, Southeast Sulawesi
Tel./Fax. : +62-408-21377

Rawa National Park
You May Also Interest with Others Rawa Aopa Watumohai National Park Program and beyond.
Rawa Aopa Watumohai National Park Kendari
indonesia adventure tour company