Sunset at the Yotoro Hill, Providing a Myriad of Beautiful Panoramas of Lake Sentani – Jayapura Regency has a myriad of tourist destinations that can be considered complete. In Sentani there are attractions of beaches, lakes and waterfalls. In addition to lakes and waterfalls, Sentani also has hills providing beautiful natural panoramas.

In addition to Tungkuwiri Hill (Teletabis) which is famous in the community for its beauty, it turns out that there is still one unknown hill, namely Yotoro Hill. Yotoro Hill is located in Kwadeware Village, Waibu District. If you are on the hill, visitors can enjoy the beauty of Lake Sentani plus Mount Cycloop.

It is not difficult to reach the hill.  We only takes about 10 minutes from Patouw Pier in Kwadeware and then using a speed boat. The costs incurred to this place are not expensive, it only requires Rp. 5,000 per passenger. Round trip costs Rp. 10,000.

From Sentani to Kwadeware by using two-wheeled vehicles we take 10 minutes, four wheels takes 30 minutes to travel. If from Jayapura City to Kwadeware, two-wheeled vehicles take an hour’s journey, while four-wheeled vehicles take more than one hour.

This hill is different from Teletabis, in Yotoro visitors can enjoy the sunset and sunrise, they also can stay overnight/camp. Not only that, Yotoro presents a stretch of green savanna above an altitude of 300 meters from the surface of Lake Sentani. A functionary of the nature lover student organization from Yapis University of Papua Lecky Kenelak (23) said the Yotoro hill is a very beautiful and comfortable place for camping, because of the place is not far and easy to reach.

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In his view, Yotoro has an attractive view, there is a stretch of Lake Sentani completed with hills. If the sun is about to sink behind the lake, visitors can enjoy the sunset in the afternoon, as well as in the morning, when the sun begins to rise over the waters of Lake Sentani. Yotoro’s natural panorama is captivating, but there are no complete facilities yet such as the MCK built by the Jayapura Regency Government.

Lecky hopes that additional facilities in the form of MCK are needed to support the Yotoro Hill tourist destination. That way, it can attract visitors, especially the lovers of traveling to visit the place. In line with Lecky, an activits of Student Association for Nature Lovers (Mapala) from Cnederawasih Universitas in Jayapura, Herikson Dogopia (22) said that Yotoro hill is in the form of an island, right behind Tungkuwiri Hill (Teletabis).

If Yotoro Hill is managed properly, it can contribute to meeting the daily needs of the people around the location, especially one family living over there. He advised, anyone who wants to visit this location, do not litter, must keep the hill clean.

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