Bukit Selong Viewpoint in Lombok is an awesome spot in the centre of the island. For the best rice field views, here’s all you need to know!
Bukit Selong is around an hour drive from the hill top town of Senaru. We visited from Senaru the day after our Mount Rinjani Trek.
To be honest it’s a little out of the way, and with no other typical tourists spots in the area it can be quite a drive. However if you have time spare, the views are incredible and worth being on any Lombok itinerary.
The trek to the viewing platform is not too strenuous. Just a short 10 minute walk from the car park.
For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.
Entrance: 10,000 IDR per person.
Bukit Selong Viewpoint Opening Times
Bukit Selong Viewpoints is open all day, every day.
Best Time To Visit Bukit Selong Viewpoint
The driest months on the island of Lombok are July and August, although the weather is pretty good all year round with a mix of wet and dry as the climate moves towards the drier season.
The peak season for tourists is between May and October and it does get pretty busy.
It’s worth visiting Bukit Selong Viewpoint at any time of day as the views are pretty spectacular. However, like most popular attractions, early or later in the day will be quieter and cooler.
This is a stunning spot for sunrise or sunset and you are sure to get the perfect insta shot here.
What To Pack
We’d heard about Bukit Selong Lombok from a few of the locals down south, so we were desperate to get out and see it for ourselves.
It’s just a short 10 minute walk from the car park. The trail is uphill, yet very manageable.
All the different coloured crops at Bukit Selong create a spectacular patchwork effect that covers the entire valley.
There are a few platforms and structures you can use in order to get the beautiful fields in the backdrop and create the perfect photo.
Bukit Selong Viewpoint is definitely one of the best things to do in Lombok if you’re looking for a great sunrise or sunset viewpoint, without too much of a hike involved.
If a rice field tour appeals to you, the 5 hour Lombok Rice Field Walking Tour offers a local tour guide who will share their local knowledge about village culture, Lombok irrigation, local plants and much more.
Please note, due to the horrific earthquake that affected Lombok island in September 2019, the Bukit Selong tourist attraction may not look the same as pictured throughout this blog. However, the viewpoint is still accessible.
The photogenic structures seem to have been damaged during the earthquake.
Featuring a restaurant and an outdoor pool, Rinjani Lodge is located 0.6 mi away from Rinjani National Park and the traditional Sasak Village of Dusun Senari.
It houses well appointed rooms with private terraces overlooking the mountain and surrounding greenery.
Free WiFi is accessible in all areas.
Air-conditioned rooms in Rinjani Lodge come fitted with a desk, safe and a flat-screen satellite TV with DVD player. A fridge and electric kettle are also among the amenities.
Each private semi open bathroom includes a bathtub, towels and free toiletries.
Providing free WiFi, a sun terrace with a swimming pool, restaurant and garden, Rudy Trekker is located in Senaru.
There is free private parking and the property provides paid airport shuttle service. A
t the guesthouse each room is equipped with a private bathroom.
Guests at Rudy Trekker can enjoy a continental breakfast.
Located in Senaru, 21 miles from Tiu Teja Waterfall, Bukit Senaru Homestay has accommodations with a bar, free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, and room service.
This self-catered family stay has a garden and free private parking.
The family stay is composed of a fully equipped kitchen, and 3 bathrooms.
The family stay offers an Asian or halal breakfast.
For more places to stay in Senaru, you can check the latest prices on Booking.com.