Kursunlu Waterfall Nature Park is a wonderful Nature Park to visit with its waterfall, walking track and picnic area. It is an alternative place to visit at hot sunny days in Antalya, with its beautifull waterfall, cool atmosphere and green environment.
Antalya has many waterfalls and Kursunlu Waterfall located at “Kurşunlu Şelalesi Tabiat Parkı” is one of the most famous waterfalls in Antalya recommended to visit by tourists. The Kursunlu Waterfall is a small cascade set amid a cool, pine forest. While not as impressive as the more visited Duden Waterfalls, the Kursunlu falls feel a little more remote due to their setting and access via a short and pleasant walk through the forest.
“Tabiat” in Arabic means “nature” and obviously the nature of this park is really lovely. “Kursunlu” in Turkish means “leaden”. It is rumoured that the waterfall has got this name because of its color similar to abovementioned metal.
So, one usual Saturday of the September we decided to go to the park to see its beauty and understand ourselves whether it is worth to be recommended for a visit. The weather was beautiful, average temperature was about 30 ° C / 86 ℉. It took us 15-20 minutes to get there by car.
The waterfall is on one of the tributaries of the Aksu River, where the tributary drops from Antalya’s plateau to the coastal plain. It is situated in the midst of a pine forest of exceptional beauty, and the environs provide a picnic and pleasure spot about twenty minutes by car from the centre of the city of Antalya.
Only 20 minutes from central Antalya, the surrounding area offers plenty of walking opportunities, especially along the Aksu river. While the falls are more of a trickle in the summer months, it is sometimes possible to spot trout and turtles in the pools that form here.
All the picnic areas and the walk ways along the Kursunlu waterfall are kept very natural. All visitors loving to walk in the nature would prefer this place which is quiet peacefull and silent, offers a lovely atmosphere of trees turtles and birds. On the way to Kursunlu there is nice smelling pine forest, and the parking is surrounded by huge trees offering shadow and cool air. The way to the waterfall on well kept the amazing view onto the river bed and natural walk ways and makes everyone forget the little longer way to the waterfall. Along the river you can find different picnic spots.
The amount of water falling into the valley is smaller then at Duden, but they are creating some natural small lakes crowded by trouts and many different animals. Some silent spots are places where turtles can be watched.
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