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Kopeng is a small town in Central Java. It provides access Mount Merbabu National Park, which has hiking and mountaineering opportunities. There is also an adventure park offer ropes courses, ATVing, and other activities.



Kopeng is a mountainous town (1500 m above sea level).

Get in


The easiest way is from Salatiga, about 12 km away, through a steep road. There is a minibus going from Salatiga to Kopeng and further destinations (maybe as far as Magelang). The minibus goes from Pasar Sapi intersection in Salatiga.

Get around


Kopeng covers a small area and therefore quite walkable. Some people choose to hire and ride a horse (with the "guide") for a leisurely "tour".


The view of Mount Merbabu from Kopeng
  • 1 Mount Merbabu. An inactive volcano with a height of 3142 m above sea level. Gunung Merbabu (Q598893) on Wikidata Mount Merbabu on Wikipedia
  • 2 Umbul Songo Waterfall. A seasonal waterfall which is completely dried up during the dry season! Umbul Songo literally means "nine fountains".


  • 1 Taman Wisata Kopeng, Jl. Magelang - Salatiga No.KM. 15, Dukuh, Kopeng, Getasan, +62 298 318344. 07:00–18:00. Swimming (if you can stand the freezing cold pool water). The playground is quite good for children to have fun.
  • 2 Kopeng Treetop Adventure Park, +62 24 8316800, +62 856 4050 4221, . 08:30–17:00. This park is in the middle of 7 hectares of pine forest. It has outbond activities, Zipcoaster (a fusion between flying fox and roller coaster, which passes through an iron track along 500 meters), camping grounds, and Treetop Sky Resto, a tree house restaurant. Admission Rp50,000 (weekday), Rp60,000 (weekend), for attractions see web page.
  • 3 Kebun Stroberi Kopeng, Sidomukti, Kopeng, +62 857 026 36576. 09:00-16:00. Picking strawberries.



You may buy fresh vegetables and fruits also flowers in the local market 1 Pasar Wisata Kopeng.

Also food souvenir like getuk/gethuk waluh is made from local pumpkin.

  • 2 Gethuk Waluh Dewanata Kopeng, Seleker, Kopeng, +62 823 261 56410. 08:00-17:00.



Many food stalls around Kopeng serve Indonesian food.

  • 1 Cerita Kita Cafe and Eatery, Jl. Magelang-Salatiga, Ngablak (inside Sunsetfalls Gardens & Resort), +62 81325942499. 10:00/12:00 - 22:00. Has views of the surrounding mountains. This cafe is very instagramable with a garden and a pool.
  • 2 Waroeng Nggoenoeng, Jl. Raya Kopeng KM 13.5, +62 877 643 13932. 08:00-17:00. Serves Indonesian food. There is a flower garden.



Coffee shops

  • 1 Merbabu View & Cafe, Kopeng, +62 856 403 19033. 05:00-20:00. Hilltop observation deck with mountain views cafe and sunset photo opportunities. It serves coffee and Indonesian food.
  • 2 Rod's Koffiehuis Belanda, Dukuh, Kopeng, +62 858 709 16999. Tu-F 10:00-17:00, Sa Su, 09:00-18:00.



There are numerous villas for rent. Before checking in, find out whether the villa that you choose has hot showers or not, as the temperature tends to be freezing cold at night (and cool at midday).


  • 1 Hotel Taman Wisata Kopeng. Rooms with hot water. Restaurant and swimming pool close by, owned by the same hotel. (It is an old hotel which has been part of the recreational park). Rp133,118.
  • 2 Griya Loka Indah Hotel, +62 298 318100. A budget hotel. From Rp90,669.
  • 3 Hotel Garuda Kopeng, +62 298 318178. From Rp192,000.
  • 4 Urbanview Hotel Mountain Palace Kopeng. Check-in: 14:00. From Rp200,000.


  • 5 Sunsetfalls Gardens & Resort, Ngablak, +62 298 3435999. The polished 2-bedroom villas offer Wi-Fi, flat-screens, and minibars, plus living areas and outdoor pools. All feature balconies with countryside views. Amenities include gardens and a bar/restaurant. From Rp1,455,000.



The area code is 0298 (same as Salatiga).

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This district travel guide to Kopeng is a usable article. It has information for getting in as well as some complete entries for restaurants and hotels. An adventurous person could use this article, but please feel free to improve it by editing the page.