Watu Payung at Turunan Geoforest Zoning Plan as Geotourist Safety Prerequisite Compliance

Diah Natarina, Agus Sachari, Agung Eko Budiwaspada, Hafiz Aziz Ahmad


This article discusses safety as the most important factor to consider when visiting a conservation area. Uninspected paths and track aids, a lack of caution and unexpected natural conditions endanger safety. Watu Payung at Turunan Geoforest is a conservation area in Gunung Sewu UNESCO Global Geoparks. It has distinct appearance of dawn cloud ocean, but at northern sheer contours have the potential to endanger to visitors. This fact, as it has arisen, aims to obtain a safe zone boundary for geotourists and inform it as part of wayfinding map that requisites visibility of UNESCO Global Geoparks' mandatory. Data was collected using qualitative method of data analysis, included observation, documentation, in-depth interviews, and literature review. As a result, despite its location in an earthquake-prone area, Watu Payung at Turunan Geoforest benefits from karst plan's characteristics. Zoning is determined by characteristics of their geotourists, which includes those require assistance, self-tracker, and accompanied by certified track guards.

Keywords: conservation, geotourist, safety, signage, wayfinding map, zoning plan

DOI: 10.7176/JTHS/62-05

Publication date: December 30th 2022

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