If chasing waterfalls is high on your adventure list, then you have found the right blog. Here is the ‘Ultimate Guide to the Best Bali Waterfalls’, including where to find them, best times to visit and what to expect!
ULTIMATE GUIDE TO THE BEST BALI WATERFALLS
See below for individual detailed guides to the best waterfalls in Bali –
Sekumpul Waterfall is known as ‘The Best Waterfall in Bali’ and for a damn good reason! There is a mecca of waterfalls in this region to be explored, so what are you waiting for?!
Sekumpul Waterfall (Air Terjun Sekumpul) is located in the northern region of Bali, approximately a 2.5 hour drive from Denpasar.
As you begin the 30 minute hike down through the lush bamboo forested valley to Sekumpul Waterfall you will come across an awesome viewpoint of the falls from a birds eye perspective. The twin falls gushes down a whopping total of 80 meters before it reaches the rock pool at the base of the falls.
Nungnung Waterfall is a must see location on your next adventure in Bali! It is rated as one of the best Bali waterfalls on the island.
Nungnung Waterfall is located in the high mountains of Bali in the northern region. It is approximately 40kms from Denpasar with a trip time of 1.5 hours or a 1 hour drive from Ubud. As you appraoch the village of Nungnung you will trace the road via hilly rice fields and coconut palm plantations.
The hike down to Nungnung Waterfall takes approximately 20 minutes. The track is clear and you will also have to attack a steep set of concrete stairs that will without a doubt give your legs a good workout. It is all worth it when you make it down to the base of Air Terjun Nungnung!
Of all the incredible waterfalls that I have explored in Bali, Nungnung Waterfall makes my top 3 list of the best Bali waterfalls!
The Leke Leke Waterfall in Bali is a great adventure for anyone looking to do a day trip away from the city to explore some of Bali’s most beautiful landscapes. Leke Leke waterfall in my opinion is underrated and it should be up there in the Top 10 must see waterfalls in Bali.
Located in Bali’s central region, approximately 1.5 hours drive north of Kuta or a 1 hour drive north of Canggu. If you are renting a scooter, you will find this ride very enjoyable as you pass through the local villages and beautiful rice terraces.
The hike in to the waterfall is an easy to moderate hike that takes approx 15 minutes and as you can see in the photos the plant life is amazing!
When you reach the end of the trail you’ll be greeted with the incredible sight of Leke Leke waterfall. My first impression of the waterfall was how it looked like a flow of white satin threaded with silver as it surged down in to a shallow rock pool below. You can explore behind the falls and this is where you will find a naturally carved out cave.
I hope you like chasing waterfalls as much as I do because the Aling Aling Waterfall in Bali is absolutely breathtaking. There is an impressive 4 waterfalls that I discovered in this valley, making for the perfect day trip when visiting the island of Bali.
Aling Aling Waterfall is located very close to Singaraja, which is in the far north of the island. From Denpasar the trip time is 2.5 hours and from Ubud the trip time is 2 hours.
The hike down to Aling Aling Waterfall is only 10-15 minutes along a well maintained path and concrete steps, which can be slippery when wet so take your time. The path cuts through beautiful rice terraces before you start descending down the edges of the valley.
When you reach the bottom of the stairs make a right turn and this path will take you to the base of the falls. The thundering sounds of the falls echoes through the valley as the heavy discharge of water hammerers down in to basin pool below. An amphitheatre of lush green walls surround this unique 35 meter high waterfall.
Earlier this week I set off on yet another awesome adventure to the northern region of the island and I discovered the Banyu Wana Amerta Waterfall.
The entrance to the waterfall is clearly marked with a sign and the entrance fee is a donation so I payed 10,000 Rupiah to enter. The locals at the ticket office were so happy to see us because we were possibly the first tourists to ever visit these hidden waterfalls.
When you reach the bottom of the stairs, you will find 2 epic waterfalls that are within a stones throw from each other. I got chatting with one of the workers and he told me that there is another 3 waterfalls in the same valley though they are not yet accessible. It was truly amazing seeing the amount of effort that goes in to making places like this an iconic location to experience.
The Dusun Kuning Waterfall, also known as Yellow Waterfall, is a unique set of falls that I have discovered and it is definitely up there in the top 10 must see Bali Waterfalls.
The Dusun Kuning Waterfall is located in the east-central region of Bali close by to Gianyar. From Ubud it is approx 45 minutes drive and from Canggu or Kuta it is approx 1.5 hours drive.
The hike all the way down to Dusun Kuning takes only 15 minutes and it is suitable for all levels of hikers. The dense jungle felt like it came to life after some rainfall and it enhanced all the colours of the flora that surrounded us.
I was in awe to say the least when I feasted my eyes on this tranquil waterfall. Dusun Kuning is 25 metres high and the water flows effortlessly down the slate rock face and pools below. Tropical, green plantations surround the falls and the serene ambiance is next level.
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Tibumana Waterfall is a beautiful hidden paradise and it is definitely one of Bali’s Best Kept Secrets. This picture perfect waterfall is a fantastic place to spend the day exploring the surrounding rain forests and swimming in the natural rock pools.
Tibumana Waterfall is located in Bali’s central region known as Gianyar. From Ubud it is approximately a 30-40 minute drive.
The drive from Ubud to Tibumana Waterfall is absolutely gorgeous. About 2 minutes before you arrive to the car park for the falls, you will come across possibly the best palm tree lined road in all of Bali! Be sure to stop here to take some happy snaps.
Tibumana Waterfall is an easy location to find and parking is free. The local villagers are overly friendly and are always excited to see new visitors. The entrance fee to Tibumana Waterfall is 10,000 Rupiah ($1).
Once you have received your entrance ticket, there is a short 10 minute hike down to the waterfall through a lush rain forest and across bamboo bridges that stretch across a fresh water stream.
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