Latitude :
8 49 42 S Logitude : 121 55 27
Altitude :
800 to 1690 metres
Area :
5340 ha Wetlands: 40 ha
Status : National park
Legislation : SK Menhut No. 279/Kpts-II/1992, 26-2-1992.
Tenure : Sub Balai Kawasan Sumber Daya Alam
Province :  
  Site Description  
  A number of crater lakes, each with a specific water colour. They are relatively small (40ha) and lie at an altitude of about 1,600 metre within a disturbed and mostly secondary forest which, however, still provides a very scenic background to the lakes. Two of the lakes, Ata Polo and Ata Mutri, are only separated by narrow mountain wall. The water of ata Polo has a greenish colour whereas Ata Muri is turquoise. Ata Mbupu, lies a little north and almost black. The colour of the lakes is probably due to the chemical composition of minerals and gasses. The lakes are very spectacular. The forests also have a function as hydrological protection forest. The maximum depth of the lake is 60 m. The secondary forest mainly a fire-climax Casuarina forest.  
  Site Location  
  Kelimutu National Park is located on Flores. Kelimutu National Park is easy accessible from Moni (a village 52 km from Ende and can be reached by bus from Ende or Maumere). There are two pssibilities to get to the lakes. To visit the lakes at dawn can get truck or can also hike the 14 km to the top, either on the asphalted road or via the footpath through the various kampung.  
  Special Memmo  
  The park consist of three crater lakes, each with a different color caused by variations in the lake's mineral contents.  
  List of Birds (22 species)  
Species Red Data Book Cites
Ardea sumatrana Lower Risk
Caridonax fulgidus
Coturnix ypsilophorus
Dendrocopos moluccensis
Dicaeum sanguinolentum
Ducula lacernulata
Egretta sacra
Erythrura hyperythra
Ficedula hyperythra
Ficedula westermanni
Gallus varius
Haliastur indus App II
Hieraaetus kienerii App II
Hypothymis azurea
Lichmera lombokia
Pachycephala pectoralis
Philemon buceroides
Pluvialis dominica
Rhinomyias oscillans Lower Risk
Spizaetus cirrhatus App II
Turnix maculosa
Zosterops montanus
  List of Mammals (4 species)  
Species Red Data Book Cites
Cervus timorensis
Herpestes javanicus App III
Macaca fascicularis Lower Risk App II
Sus scrofa
  List of Fish (0 species)  
Species Red Data Book Cites
  List of Crustaceans (0 species)  
Species Red Data Book Cites
  List of Mollusks (0 species)  
Species Red Data Book Cites
  List of Amphibians (1 species)  
Species Red Data Book Cites
Oreophryne sp.
  List of Reptiles (2 species)  
Species Red Data Book Cites
Emoia simillimus
Mabuya multifasciata
  List of Vegetations (0 species)  
Species Red Data Book Cites