Antalya is a unique city in Turkey, rich with water sources. In fact, it is one of the best regions in Turkey to find a source and relax under a waterfall with friends and family.
In Antalya, visitors and locals love to take some time and go visit the best natural water attraction around, Kurşunlu Waterfall.
Kurşunlu Waterfall is among the most alluring natural beauties in Antalya at the foot of the Taurus Mountains, waiting to be discovered.
In this article, you will find detailed information about how to visit, entrance information, and how to access to Kurşunlu Waterfall.
What Can I Do at Kurşunlu Waterfall?
Kurşunlu Waterfall is a great choice for a peaceful and relaxing day in nature. You can take a walk around to explore the flowing waters that create small ponds. You can also can have a nice picnic under the shade of pine trees with the sound of the flowing water.
There are 4-century-old water mills on your way to the waterfall. These mills met the grinding needs of the villages in the region at the time.
Kurşunlu Waterfall falls 18 meters. It is the tallest waterfall in the canyon.
Actually, there is not a single waterfall here. You will see a number of small waterfalls that form 7 small ponds. Although the water decreases a little in the summer season, the waterfall will enchant you during any season.
Landscape, Flora, and Fauna
Kursunlu Waterfall has a marvelous landscape where you can see interesting rock formations meeting with flowing waters. It is home to a lot of species.
Due to the richness of the flora here, the area is called a plant tunnel. The most common tree in the nature park is the cluster pine and it allows the area to remain cool.
Apart from pines, it's possible to see laurel, carob, wild olive, mastic, willow, fig, myrtle, oleander, blackberry, wild rose, tamarisk, spruce, kermes oak, thyme, wild mint, beech trees, bracken, and ivy.
Among the aquatic plants, there are water mints, reeds, water hunts, and lotus.
Kurşunlu Waterfall Natural Park is home to many forest animals such as dogs, snakes, turtles, bats, squirrels, foxes, wild boars, rabbits, tortoises, and lizards.
Facilities at Kurşunlu Waterfall
- A parking lot is available at the entrance.
- There are playground areas for the children.
- There are pony rides for the children and camel rides for adults
- It is possible to find WC, cafés, and restaurants around the waterfall.
- You can take great photos and enjoy the calmness in the observation terraces.
- It is clean enough to see the fish swimming in the stream.
Entrance, Tickets, and Tours
There is an entrance fee to the National Park. The Museum Card is not valid at Kurşunlu Waterfall. It is open to visitors every day but the visiting hours change according to the season. Please check the visiting hours before arriving.
How to Get to Kurşunlu Waterfall
Kurşunlu Waterfall is located approximately 20 km from the center of Antalya.
Private vehicles: After arriving in the town of Aksu, 3 km after the Antalya Airport, road signs will lead you to turn left. From the sign here, it takes 10-15 minutes to reach the entrance of the national park by car. To get a car, check our guide about how to rent a car in Antalya.
Public transportation from the center of Antalya departs every hour.
- Minibus: Numbers 230 and 231 go to Kurşunlu Waterfall.
- Bus: Number 79 can be used to reach Kurşunlu waterfall.
ANTRAY and Bus: You can also use ANTRAY. Exit at the "Meydan" stop. From here, you can transfer to bus numbers 519, 524, or 524A. Then, get off at the "Kurşunlu Waterfall" stop.
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
The best time to visit Kurşunlu Waterfall Natural Park is between April and December.
A small entrance fee is charged to enter Kurşunlu Waterfall. There is a discounted entrance fee for children and students.
Kurşunlu Waterfall is located 19 km from Antalya, on the Antalya - Isparta highway.
Kurşunlu Waterfall is a great choice for a peaceful and relaxing day in nature. You can take a walk around to explore the flowing waters that create small ponds. You can also have a nice picnic under the shade of pine trees with the sound of the flowing water.
The History of Kurşunlu Waterfall
Kurşunlu Waterfall is located in a deep canyon. It was turned into a park with facilities around the main waterfall. It opened to visitors in 1986. The waterfall and picnic area covers an area of 33 hectares.
Kurşunlu Waterfall hosts 300,000 visitors per year.
Read about more waterfalls in the Antalya region here.