Curug Cipendok is one of the highest waterfalls in the southern part of Central Java. It is located in Cilongok Banyumas (district), near the village of Karang Tengah, about 25 km from Purwokerto. The dramatic 92-meter falls are considered a major attraction and are very popular with tourists. The area also hosts a campsite and a large lake. The waterfall is 500 meters away from a parking area, through a tropical forest.
The road to the waterfall is lined with celery plantations and stalls selling tempeh, pure milk, tomatoes and peppers. In addition, many small rivers run along the road. The admission price to view the waterfall is six thousand rupiahs which includes accident insurance. For the more adventurous, swimming in the pool is an option, where one can swim up to the center of the waterfall. The depth reaches 25 meters, with temperatures below 20 °C.
Visitors can use a car or motorbike rented from the village of Losari which is around 8 kilometers from the waterfall. The road from Losari goes through a protected area which has a butterfly park, rare plants, Javan Hawk-Eagles, monkeys, Javanese tigers and snakes.
Recently, research students from the Faculty of Biology at Jenderal Soedirman University discovered two new species of rare butterflies. There are some species of orchids that exist only in the Cipendok area.