7 Best Bali Waterfalls – The Ultimate Guide

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If chasing waterfalls in Bali is high on your adventure list when visiting the Island Of Gods, I guarantee this is the only guide you’ll need.

I have put together this comprehensive list of the 7 Best Bali Waterfalls including where to find them, the best times to visit, and what to expect at each one!

 

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OVERVIEW – BEST WATERFALLS IN BALI

Here is a quick overview of the 7 Best Bali Waterfalls that you will find in this post:

  1. Sekumpul Waterfall
  2. Nungnung Waterfall
  3. Tibumana Waterfall
  4. Leke Leke Waterfall
  5. Aling Aling Waterfall
  6. Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall
  7. Yellow Waterfall

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#1 SEKUMPUL WATERFALL

Sekumpul Waterfall is arguably the best waterfall in Bali and for a damn good reason! There is not just one but three epic waterfalls in this valley that are a must-see during your visit to the Island Of Gods.

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

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There are three Sekumpul Waterfall entry fee options to choose from which are;

  1. View Only – 20,000 IDR
  2. Medium Trekking – 125,000 IDR
  3. Long Trekking – 200,000 IDR

View Only entrance ticket is pretty self-explanatory and only allows you to view Sekumpul Waterfall from above and doesn’t include the trek down to the falls.

Medium Trekking (recommended) includes a guide and a visit to Sekumpul Waterfall and Hidden Waterfall.

Long Trekking includes a guide and a visit to Sekumpul Waterfall, Hidden Waterfall, and Fiji Waterfall, all of which are located in the same valley.

It’s approximately a 30-minute hike to reach the base of the falls through a lush bamboo-forested valley. About a third of the way down, you will come across an awesome viewpoint of the falls from a birds-eye perspective and you can stop here to take some photos.

Continue to traverse through the forest until you reach the trail at the bottom of the valley. From here you’ll have to walk along the banks of the stream to get to the base of the main falls. Be sure to bring your swimmers with you because it’s possible to go swimming in the rock pools beneath the falls.

Once you’ve spent some time enjoying the main falls, continue the adventure upstream for around 10 minutes to where you can find the stunning Hidden Waterfall. 

After that, continue on to discover the third waterfall in Sekumpul valley is called Fiji Waterfall. Featuring a trio of falls, this is one of the most photogenic waterfalls in Bali.

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#2 NUNGNUNG WATERFALL

Nungnung Waterfall is next on this list of best Bali waterfalls and it’s hands-down one of my personal favorites!

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

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The entrance fee is 10,000 IDR which you will have to pay at a small ticket office before making your way down to the falls. The hike down to Nungnung Waterfall takes approximately 20 minutes.

The track is clear and you will also have to descend a steep set of concrete stairs that will without a doubt give your legs a good workout. But don’t worry too much because it’s 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 is one of the most powerful ones I have come across.

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

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#3 TIBUMANA WATERFALL

Tibumana Waterfall is an absolute paradise and one of Bali’s best-kept secrets. This picture-perfect waterfall is a fantastic place to spend a few hours exploring the surrounding rainforests and swimming in the natural rock pools beneath the falls.

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Located in Gianyar, Central Bali, it’s approximately a 45-minute drive to reach Tibumana Waterfall from Ubud, and from Canggu or Kuta, it’s approximately a 1.5-hour drive.

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The drive from Ubud to Tibumana Waterfall is absolutely gorgeous. About two minutes before you arrive at the jump-off point, you will come across the best palm tree-lined road in all of Bali. Be sure to stop here to take some happy snaps.

The Tibumana Waterfall entrance fee is 10,000 IDR and you can also hire a locker for 5,000 IDR. Once you have received your entrance ticket, it’s a short ten-minute hike down to the falls which leads through lush rainforest and across bamboo bridges above a freshwater stream.

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

There is a small cave behind the main falls 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 hours of the morning and chances are you will have it all to yourself without the crowds.

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#4 LEKE LEKE WATERFALL

Leke Leke Waterfall is a great adventure for anyone looking to do a day trip away from the bustling city and to explore some of Bali’s most beautiful landscapes.

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Located in Tabanan Regency, North Bali, it’s approximately a 1.5-hour drive north of Canggu, Seminyak, and Kuta to reach these beautiful falls.

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The entrance to the falls is very easy to see from the main 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 entrance fee is 30,000 IDR per person. This small fee helps them to maintain the area.

The trail down to the waterfall is well maintained with steps cut into the land and cleared paths. It’s an easy to moderate hike to reach the falls which takes approximately 15 minutes. As you can see in the photos, the plant life along the trail 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 falls is how it looks like a flow of white satin threaded with silver as it surges down a crack in the rock face and into a natural pool below.

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

I recommend spending between 1 to 2 hours here to really enjoy it and soak in the tranquil serenity that surrounds these falls.

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#5 ALING ALING WATERFALL

Aling Aling Waterfall in North Bali is the ultimate adventure away from the busy tourist hubs in the south. There is not just one but four epic waterfalls to be discovered in the Aling Aling Waterfall valley, making for the perfect day trip when visiting the island of Bali.

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Aling-Aling Waterfall is located close to Bedugul and Singaraja, two towns situated in the far north of Bali. From Canggu, Seminyak, and Ubud, the drive to Aling Aling Waterfall takes around 2.5 hours.

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There are two entrance fee options that you can choose from:

  • The first option is 125,000 IDR which is a guided tour down to the falls including swimming and cliff jumping.
  • The second option is only 10,000 IDR which allows entry to the falls on a self-guided tour but they say no swimming or cliff jumping is allowed without a guide.

The hike down to the waterfall takes around 10 – 15 minutes along a well-maintained path and concrete steps, which can be slippery when wet so please take your time. The path cuts through beautiful rice terraces before you start descending deeper into the valley.

The thundering sounds of the main falls echo through the valley as the heavy discharge of water hammerers down into the basin pool below. An amphitheater of lush green walls surrounds this unique 35-meter high waterfall.

Continue your adventure a little further downstream to discover the other waterfalls in the valley, Kroya Falls and Twin Falls where you can find some cliff jumping and great swimming spots. 

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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 several sets of falls to explore which makes this location so unique!

Located in Bedugul, North Bali, the drive takes around 1.5 hours from the main tourist areas to reach these falls.

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The entrance is clearly signposted and the entrance fee is by donation so my friends and I each paid 30,000 IDR.

It is approximately a 20-minute hike down to the falls through some very lush banana plantations. When you reach the bottom of the stairs, you will find two epic waterfalls that are within a stone’s throw from each other. 

The first set of falls reminded me of Bali’s Nungnung Waterfall, with a similar bamboo bridge that stretches across a flowing creek that leads to the rock pools at the base of the falls.

The second set of falls is called Bhuanasari Waterfall and it’s 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.

You could easily spend around 2 hours explore these magnificent falls before continuing on to discover more of the highlights in Nort Bali.

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#7 DUSUN KUNING WATERFALL

Last but not least on this list of the best Bali waterfalls is Dusun Kuning Waterfall (also known as Yellow Waterfall) featuring a jungle hike and a unique set of falls.

Dusun Kuning Waterfall is located in the east-central region of Bali close to Gianyar. From Ubud, it is approximately a 45-minute drive, and from Canggu or Kuta it’s approximately a 1.5-hour drive.

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There is a small ticket office upon arrival and the entrance fee is 20,000 IDR to gain access to the waterfall.

Dusun Kuning boasts a 25-meter high waterfall that flows effortlessly down a slate rock face into a natural pool below. Tropical, green plantations surround these falls and the ambiance is next level.

The best time to get some good shots of the falls is between 1 pm and 2 pm when the sunlight finds its way through the canopy above and lights up the rock face. Dusun Kuning Waterfall is so photogenic, it would be hard to take a bad photo here.

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 BALI

The majority of tourists visiting Bali choose to stay in the south-central location of Canggu. I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay in Canggu to suit the needs of budget backpackers, luxury travelers, and everyone in between.

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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 center. 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, a 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.

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Budget: Mojo Surf Camp Canggu

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 travelers, couples, and friends.

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BEST TIME TO VISIT BALI

The best time to visit Bali for perfect weather and fewer tourists is between the months of April and October.

The rainy season in Bali is typically from December through to February and this is also peak season for tourists arriving during the Christmas and New Year holiday season.

 

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BALI TOURIST VISA

When entering Bali, there is a Visa On Arrival policy that allows tourists to stay for a maximum of 30-days at no cost.

If you wish to stay in Bali for more than 30-days you must pay USD $35 for the Visa On Arrival in order for you to be able to extend it at the immigration office located in Denpasar City.

You can only extend the 30-day visa to a 60-day visa and it requires a couple of visits to the immigration office to hand in your passport, do fingerprints and then pick up your passport a week later.

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BALI TRANSPORTATION

When arriving in Bali, I recommend renting a scooter to get around the island. When you book online in advance this includes a drop-off to your accommodation with a full tank of gas.

If you are not comfortable riding a scooter on the crazy roads of Bali you can use Go-Jek and Grab Taxi services. Download the free app from the App Store and you’ll need a local number to register before you can start using the service.

If you are traveling solo, you can select the motorbike taxi option within the Go-Jek and Grab app’s which is by far the cheapest mode of transport to get you from A to B.

Don’t feel confident about getting on a scooter? Another great option for getting around Bali is to hire a private car and a driver for the day and experience all that the island has to offer.

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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

The currency in Bali is Rupiah (IDR) and the exchange rate is approximately $1 USD = 14,000 IDR.

Purchasing a sim card in Bali is very cheap and simple. You can purchase a Bali SIM Card online in advance and pick it up at the airport when you arrive. For approximately $7 USD, you can get a local sim card that comes with 10GB of data with calls and texts included!

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AIRBNB BALI

Another option for accommodation when visiting Bali is to stay in an Airbnb, which has some great deals!

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LONELY PLANET BALI

One of the best books to take on your trip is the Lonely Planet Bali Travel Guide!

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FINAL THOUGHTS

I hope you enjoyed reading this article, and if you have any questions about 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
Jonny Melon

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9 Comments

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  2. 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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