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Wanawisata Forest is a large park with various types of endangered
species of Kalimantan trees. Its interesting layout makes Wanawisata as
destination for families, particularly during weekends. This tourism
park is open daily from 8 am to 5 pm. Its entrance fee is only Rp.1.000
Although Samarinda is the capital city of East Kalimantan, yet its
airport is situated in Sepinggan in Balikpapan. Wanawisata Forest is
situated at Soekarno Hatta street, Km 10, Karang Joang
(Balikpapan-Samarinda trans road) or about 15 minutes drive from
Balikpapan city center by car. You could also take public
transportation no. 8 from Batu Ampar bus station in Balikpapan to this
Wanawisata is usually used as a site for tracking or jogging for
those who love the nature. You could walk around in groups and see
various types of trees in Wanawisata Forest.
Wanawisata Forest is situated 300 to 400 meters away from Soekarno
Hatta street, km 10. Its gravel access provides challenges when
entering this area. Its shady trees provide cool environment. In
addition to a collection of endangered species of local trees,
Wanawisata can also be used to hold various group events. A spacious
hall is provided in this area.
For families, Wanawisata provides interesting playground with
various children games. In addition to Sambar deer, visitors can now
see monkeys in cages near the playground. These monkeys are very
attractive as they perform various actions when they see visitors.
An open field in the middle of the forest can be used for football or camping area for nature lovers.
Wanawisata Forest is situated at Balikpapan-Samarinda trans road. You can pick a nearby hotel in Pandansari, Balikpapan.
We will not find any stall selling food or drink within Wanawisata Forest.
No specific souvenirs is sold within Wanawisata Forest.
Many visitors come to Wanawisata Forest during weekends and public
holidays. Please don’t forget to bring along foods and drinks and mats
to sit when you plan to picnic in an open air with your family.