BALI WATERFALLS – ULTIMATE GUIDE TO THE BEST WATERFALLS IN BALI

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If chasing waterfalls in Bali is high on your adventure list, then here is the Ultimate Guide to the Best Bali Waterfalls, including where to find them, the best times to visit and what to expect!

 

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#1 SEKUMPUL WATERFALL

Sekumpul Waterfall is arguably the Best Waterfall in Bali and for a damn good reason! There is a mecca of Bali waterfalls in this region to be explored, so what are you waiting for!?

WHERE IS SEKUMPUL WATERFALL

Sekumpul Waterfall (Air Terjun Sekumpul) is located in the northern region of Bali, approximately a 2.5-hour drive from Canggu, Seminyak and Kuta.

The road is very windy and steep as you head out to this Bali waterfall and it’s a common route for trucks and other commuting vehicles. So please take care and don’t overtake unless you think it is safe to do so.

You can find some epic viewpoints and other attractions on the side of the road on the way to the north Bali waterfalls that are definitely worth stopping for. A favorite of mine is the Strawberry Hill Lookout and the famous Bali Gates.

ARRIVING AT AIR TERJUN SEKUMPUL

When you arrive at the car park to Sekumpul Waterfall there is a small hut where there may be a group of local tour guides that will try to tell you that you have to pay for a guide to visit these Bali waterfalls. This is not true. The track is clearly signposted and easy enough to navigate your way down to the falls without a guide.

There is a small entrance fee of 20,000 Rupiah to visit Sekumpul Waterfall and the parking fee is 2,ooo Rupiah.

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WHAT TO EXPECT AT SEKUMPUL WATERFALL

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 of Sekumpul Waterfall gushes down a whopping height of 80 meters before it reaches the rock pool at the base of the falls.

Continue to traverse through the forest until you reach a set of steep steps that will lead you to a shallow stream that you will have to cross to get to the base of Sekumpul Waterfall.

You can swim in the rock pools beneath Sekumpul Waterfall though I don’t know how you will go trying to get directly beneath the falls as the force of water is very powerful.

The Sekumpul Waterfall valley is a landscape photographers dream, although it can prove quite difficult to get a good photo of these Bali waterfalls from down in the basin as the misty spray is wild and consistent. Be prepared with a lens cleaner or a towel to wipe your camera lens clean of water every 5 seconds.

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#2 NUNGNUNG WATERFALL

Nungnung Waterfall is next on this Bali Waterfalls list and it is hands-down one of my personal favorites!

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WHERE IS NUNGNUNG WATERFALL

Nungnung Waterfall is located in the mountains of the North of Bali in the Bedugul region. From Canggu, Seminyak, or Kuta it’s approximately a 1.5 hours drive to reach Nungnung Waterfall.

If you are heading to Nungnung Waterfall from Ubud, the drive is a little shorter and takes only 1-hour.

WHAT TO EXPECT NUNGNUNG WATERFALL

Nungnung Waterfall entrance fee is 10,000 Rupiah which you will have to pay at a small ticket office before making your way down to these Bali waterfalls.

The hike down to these Bali waterfalls 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!

It is possible to swim in the rock pool beneath the 50-meter waterfall though do so at your own risk. The water discharge at Nungnung Waterfall Bali is one of the most powerful ones I have come across.

There is lots of exploring to do around the base of Nungnung Waterfall and the best spot for photos is on the bamboo bridge that crosses the stream.

Of all the incredible waterfalls in Bali that I have explored, it’s easy to see why I have included Nungnung Waterfall on this Top Bali Waterfalls list!

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#3 TIBUMANA WATERFALL

Tibumana Waterfall is a beautiful paradise and it is one of my favorite Bali waterfalls worth checking out! The picture-perfect Tibumana Waterfall is a fantastic place to spend a few hours exploring the surrounding rainforests and swimming in the natural rock pools.

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WHERE IS TIBUMANA WATERFALL

Tibumana Waterfall is located in Bali’s central region known as Gianyar. From Ubud, it is approximately a thirty-minute drive.

You can also check out the Yellow Waterfall which is another awesome location in the Gianyar region.

ARRIVING AT TIBUMANA WATERFALL

The drive from Ubud to these Bali waterfalls is absolutely gorgeous. About two minutes before you arrive at the jump-off point for Tibumana Waterfall, you will come across 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 at Tibumana Waterfall is 10,000 Rupiah.

Once you have received your entrance ticket, there is a short ten-minute hike down to the Tibumana Waterfall through lush rainforest and across bamboo bridges that stretch across a freshwater stream.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT TIBUMANA WATERFALL

Tibumana Waterfall used to be a little hidden gem but thanks to Instagram this location is slowly getting more and more popular, like most waterfalls in Bali.

Tibumana Waterfall features a thin curtain of falls that fills a large catch basin below. The depth of the swimming hole at the base of Tibumana Waterfall is around waist-deep which makes it perfect for swimming.

There is a small cave behind at Tibumana Waterfall which you can walk into and get another cool perspective of the falls and the moss-covered rock walls.

The best time to visit Tibumana Waterfall is in the early morning and chances are you will have this waterfall in Bali all to yourself!

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#4 LEKE LEKE WATERFALL

Leke Leke is another one of the top waterfalls in Bali and a great adventure for anyone looking to do a day trip away from the main tourist hubs. Leke Leke Waterfall is definitely worth adding to your list of Bali waterfalls to see!

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WHERE IS LEKE LEKE WATERFALL IN BALI

Leke Leke waterfall is located near Bedugul in Bali’s central region. From Canggu, Seminyak and Kuta it is approximately a 1.5-hour drive to reach this epic waterfall in Bali

I guarantee you will find the drive out to these Bali waterfalls very enjoyable as you pass through the local villages and beautiful rice terraces.

ARRIVING AT LEKE LEKE WATERFALL BALI

The entrance to Leke Leke waterfall is very easy to see from the road and there is a small Bali hut style roof with a sign reading ‘Leke Leke’. Follow the steps down to the ticket office and the cost is 30,000 Rupiah per person. This small fee helps them to maintain the trail and bamboo bridges.

There is a small restaurant at the top to purchase water or snacks before you make the trek down to this waterfall in Bali. This is also a great spot to chill before and after the adventure with amazing views of the jungle below.

The trail down to Leke Leke waterfall is well maintained with steps cut into the land and cleared paths. There are also bamboo bridge structures over the river crossings which make for great photo opportunities. The hike into 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!

WHAT TO EXPECT AT LEKE LEKE WATERFALL

When you reach the end of the trail you’ll be greeted with the incredible sight of one of the best waterfalls in Bali. My first impression of Leke Leke Waterfall was how it looked like a flow of white satin threaded with silver as it surged down into a shallow rock pool below.

You can explore behind these Bali waterfalls and this is where you will find a naturally carved out cave and vines that cover the walls.

The best lighting to take photos at Leke Leke waterfall is between 12pm and 1pm. I preferred shooting from a higher angle as opposed to going down to the base of the falls. You can utilise the boulders in the rock pool as a great vantage point.

As you make your way back to the top of this waterfall in Bali you will see a rope chair swing that the landowners have installed between two huge trees.

They were asking for 250,000 Rupiah to have a turn on the swing which I thought was a bit excessive and I wasn’t willing to pay this much. However, I did see someone else swinging out, high above the jungle canopy and it looked like a lot of fun.

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#5 ALING ALING WATERFALL

Aling Aling is the most fun-fuelled waterfall in Bali that you must-visit! Aling Aling Waterfall is absolutely breathtaking and there is not one but four impressive waterfalls in this valley, making for the perfect day trip away from the busy tourist hubs.

WHERE IS ALING ALING WATERFALL

Aling Aling Waterfall is located in Singaraja, which is in the far north of Bali Island.

From Canggu, Seminyak and Kuta, the drive to Aling Aling Waterfall takes around 2.5 hours.

If you happen to be heading to Aling Aling Waterfall from Ubud, this drive is a little shorter and takes around 2-hours.

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ARRIVING AT ALING ALING WATERFALL BALI

There is a small ticket office on the side of the road upon arriving at Aling Aling Waterfall. You will have to stop here and pay an entrance fee.

There are two Aling Aling entrance fee options which you can choose from, one is 125,000 Rupiah which is a guided tour down to the waterfalls including swimming and cliff jumping.

The second option is only 10,000 Rupiah which allows entry to the waterfalls on a self-guided Aling Aling Waterfall tour but they say no swimming or cliff jumping is allowed without a guide.

The hike down to Aling Aling Waterfall is only 10 to 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.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT ALING ALING WATERFALL

About halfway down you will find an awesome viewpoint of Aling Aling Waterfall from an aerial perspective that is worthy of stopping at for a photo.

When you reach the bottom of the stairs, make a right turn and this path will take you to the base of these Bali waterfalls. The thundering sounds of the falls echoes through the valley as the heavy discharge of water hammerers down into basin pool below. An amphitheater of lush green walls surrounds this epic 35-meter high waterfall.

Don’t end your adventure here because there are more sets of Bali waterfalls to explore in the same valley. Follow the trail downstream to check out Kroya Waterfall and Twin Falls for some epic cliff jumping and swimming.

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#6 BANYU WANA AMERTHA WATERFALL

Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall is one of the most untouched and underrated waterfalls in Bali. There are multiple sets of falls to explore at Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall which makes this location so unique!

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WHERE IS BANYU WANA AMERTHA WATERFALL

Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall can be found in Bedugul, North Bali and the drive takes around 1.5 hours from the main tourist areas of Canggu, Seminyak and Kuta.

ARRIVING AT BANYU WANA AMERTHA WATERFALL

The entrance to Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall is clearly signposted and the entrance fee is by donation so I paid 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 waterfalls in Bali.

We made our way down a dirt track and came across a group of local villagers cutting steps into the earth, making it safe and accessible for visitors coming to Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall.

It is approximately a 20-minute hike down to Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfalls through some very lush banana plantations.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT BANYU WANA AMERTHA WATERFALL

When you reach the bottom of the stairs, you will find two epic Bali waterfalls that are within a stone’s throw from each other. I got chatting with one of the workers and he told me that there are another three waterfalls in the same valley though they are not yet accessible.

The first set of falls at this epic waterfall in Bali features a bamboo bridge that stretches across a flowing creek which leads to a large rock pool at the base of the falls.

The second set of falls at Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall is very unique. The water bursts out of a rock wall formation and into a shallow pool that then cascades into a creek that cuts its way down the valley.

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#7 DUSUN KUNING WATERFALL

Last but not least on this list of top Bali Waterfalls is the Dusun Kuning Waterfall, also known as Yellow Waterfall, and it’s not to be missed on your Bali waterfalls itinerary.

WHERE IS THE YELLOW WATERFALL BALI

The Dusun Kuning Waterfall is located in the east-central region of Bali close by to Gianyar. From Ubud, it is approximately a forty-five-minute drive to Dusun Kuning Waterfall and from Canggu or Kuta it is approximately one hour and thirty minutes drive.

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ARRIVING AT DUSUN KUNING WATERFALL

As you leave the main road and drive through a small village you will see several signs pointing you in the right direction to these Bali waterfalls. There is a small ticket office where you will have to stop and pay an entrance fee of 20,000 Rupiah to gain access to the waterfall.

You then follow the road around the bend to the right for another 400m to where you will see a temple on your left-hand side and next to the temple there are concrete steps that will lead you down to Dusun Kuning Waterfall.

HIKING DOWN TO DUSUN KUNING WATERFALL

The stairs down can be quite slippery so please take care and don’t rush. It was slightly raining on the day that we visited these Bali waterfalls so we took our time to make our way down to the bottom.

The hike all the way down to Dusun Kuning takes only fifteen minutes and it is suitable for all levels of hikers. The dense jungle felt like it came to life after the rainfall and it enhanced all the colors of the flora that surrounded us.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT DUSUN KUNING WATERFALL

I was in awe, to say the least when I feasted my eyes on this tranquil waterfall in Bali. Dusun Kuning is 25 meters 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.

It didn’t take me long before I was swimming in the rock pool beneath the falls, making for a great shower after the drive and hike to get here.

The best time to get some good shots of this awesome waterfall in Bali is between 1 and 2pm when the sunlight finds its way through the above canopy above and lights up the rock face.

The water from the rock pool overflows and it meets the river that cuts through the valley. Be careful if you are swimming in the river as the current can be quite strong and you don’t want to get sucked down into the canyon.

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WHERE TO STAY IN CANGGU

Canggu has thousands of accommodation options to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay in Canggu. See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:

Luxury: Villa Vanilla

Villa Vanilla is a modern 3-bedroom villa that sleeps up to six people. Just 500m from Berawa Beach in Canggu, this accommodation features a swimming pool, equipped kitchen and a spa centre. The rooms are large with air conditioning, free wifi and private ensuites. Free bicycles are also available for all guests. Perfect place to stay for families or a group of friends.

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Mid Range: Surf Motel Canggu

Awesome 3-star accommodation for less than $50. The Surf Motel boasts a rooftop pool and bar with ocean views, shared lounge with working space, close to beach clubs, cafes, restaurants and the beach. There are double rooms available with air conditioning, spacious living, private ensuites and free wifi. Scooter rental is also available. Great place to stay for couples and friends.

The best budget accommodation in Canggu. Featuring an outdoor pool and terrace, restaurant and bar, free wifi and close to the beach. There are dorm rooms and double rooms available for as little as $11. There is also a shared lounge, currency exchange and tour desk at Mojo Surf Camp. Recommended for solo travellers, couples and friends.

 

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MORE BALI TRAVEL GUIDES

Bali Travel Guide: 2 Week Bali Itinerary

Bali Waterfalls Guide: 7 Best Bali Waterfalls

Bali Beaches Guide: 10 Best Beaches In Uluwatu

Nusa Islands Guide: Things To Do In Nusa Islands

 

AIRBNB BALI

Another option for accommodation in Bali is to stay at an Airbnb, which generally has some great deals in Bali.

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MY CAMERA GEAR

• DSLR Mirrorless Camera: Sony A7ii 

• Drone Camera: DJI Mavic Pro 2

• GoPro: GoPro Hero 8 Black

• Everyday Lens: Sony F2.8 24/70mm

• Camera Bag: Lowepro Protactic 31L

• Selfie Stick: Sandmarc Metal Edition 1.2m 

• Tripod: Joby Flexible GorillaPod

• GoPro Dome: Underwater GoPro Dome

• Power Bank: Anker Powerbank

• External Hardrive: WD Elements 4TB

 

WHAT TO PACK FOR BALI?

• Waterproof Phone Case: Universal Waterproof Case

• Reusable Water Bottle: Hydro Flask Water Bottle

• Rain Jacket: North Face Rain Jacket

• Water Shoes: Slip-on Water Shoes

• Day Bag: Nomatic 20L Day Bag

• Power Adapter: Universal Power Adapter

• Packing Cubes: 4 Set Packing Cubes

• Microfibre Towel: Quick Dry Travel Towel

• Travel Insurance: World Nomads Travel Insurance

• Money Belt: Hidden Money Belt

 

I hope you enjoyed reading this article, and if you have any questions about the Best Waterfalls In Bali, please drop me a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

 

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    • Jonny Melon
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    Greetings! Vеry helpful advice within this article! It is the little changes which will make the greatest changes.
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    • Jonny Melon
      July 16, 2018 / 12:10 pm

      You are welcome! Glad you love the blog!

  3. Anna Sophia
    September 8, 2018 / 1:35 pm

    Hi!

    Can this trip be possible in one day?

    • Jonny Melon
      September 9, 2018 / 12:23 am

      Hello, no it would take a few days to see all of these waterfalls as they are spread out across the island.

  4. January 15, 2019 / 5:25 pm

    What a cool post! During the time my husband and I lived in Bali we got to visit only one waterfall and it was such a magical place. Can’t wait to return and discover more! Saving your post for future reference!

    • Jonny Melon
      Author
      January 16, 2019 / 7:13 am

      Glad you love the blog! Enjoy your next Bali waterfall adventures 🙂

  5. Gaby
    February 17, 2019 / 9:59 pm

    We have a day trip from Ubud to see north Bali at the end of May. What are your top waterfalls as I just can’t decide?!

    • Jonny Melon
      Author
      February 18, 2019 / 9:54 am

      Hello, I would recommend Sekumpul and Leke Leke! Enjoy 🙂

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