Wee Wini Lake

Wee Wini Lake

Ahh, the serenity

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The western coastal area of Sumba is dotted with a number of small sinkhole-type lakes.
Travelfish says:

Wee Wini is 14 kilometres from Waitabula so the closest to town, and it’s a popular local tourist spot.

Once off the main road, most of the surface is unpaved gravel, and it narrows to no more than a track from which a short walking path through some long grass opens to the tranquil lake. Filled with cool, dark green brackish water, the round lake is approximately 120 metres in diameter and is surrounded with large shady overhanging trees and craggy limestone rocks. The reflected clouds and still waters infuse the scene with cool serenity. Locals mentioned Wee Wini is tidal, and apart from being used for washing clothes, bathing and watering livestock, provides an abundance of fish. So if fishing’s your thing bring tackle and bait to this lovely quiet spot.

Wee Wini is a great place to cool off after a long day’s sightseeing — it’s possible to swim here and would be interesting for a snorkel too, but be careful of sharp and slippery rocks as you climb down. There’s no public transport, so tack a visit onto the end of a day tour around the Kodi region. You’ll need to bring your own snacks and water as there’s nothing in the vicinity.

Contact details for Wee Wini Lake

Address: 14km from Waitabula
Coordinates (for GPS): 119º8'42.1" E, 9º24'22.46" S
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