DUSUN KUNING (YELLOW WATERFALL) IN BALI, INDONESIA

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The Dusun Kuning Waterfall, also known as Yellow Waterfall, is a unique set of falls that I have recently discovered in Bali and it is definitely up there in the top 10 must-see waterfalls in Bali.

Here is a complete guide of Dusun Kuning Waterfall including how to get there, how much it costs and what to expect.

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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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HOW TO GET TO DUSUN KUNING WATERFALL

The best and easiest way to get to Dusun Kuning Ubud is by scooter. Scooter rental in Ubud costs around $3 – $5 per day and can usually be rented from your accommodation.

Alternatively, you can find some wheels to rent in one of the dozen scooter rental shops located in the main street of Ubud.

 PIN LOCATION OF AIR TERJUN KUNING 

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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 like this one above, pointing you in the right direction. There is a small ticket office opposite this large bamboo hut 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 which will lead you down to Dusun Kuning Waterfall.

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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 falls 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 colours of the flora that surrounded us.

On the hike down you will pass quite a number of smaller waterfalls bursting out from the rock walls that line the track.

Also, if you look down to your right-hand side as you come down the big set of steel stairs you can see the river flowing through a small canyon with cascading water into natural rock pools.

Unfortunately, there is no way down to this section but it is an awesome view from above and it would be perfect for a drone.

We got lucky with the weather, and the sun decided to show itself for the hour or so that we spent down at the falls. There was not one other soul in sight and so we had the entire place to ourselves!

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WHAT TO EXPECT AT DUSUN KUNING – YELLOW WATERFALL

I was in awe, to say the least when I feasted my eyes on this tranquil waterfall. Dusun Kuning is twenty-five metres high and the water flows effortlessly down the slate rock face and pools below. Tropical, green plantations surround the falls and the serene ambience 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.

Dusun Kuning Waterfall is so photogenic, it would be hard to take a bad photo here.

The best time to get some good shots of the falls is between 1-2pm when the sunlight finds its way through the above canopy 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 UBUD

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

Luxury: Hanging Gardens of Bali

  • The 5-star luxurious accommodation is set in the jungle of Ubud featuring a multi-level infinity pool, three restaurants, spa facilities and free wifi. Each villa is spacious and equipped with a flat-screen tv, private bathroom with bathtub, bathrobes, comfortable beds and sweeping views of the jungle surrounds. Afternoon tea and breakfast is complimentary for all guests. A memorable place to stay for couples and families.

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Mid Range: Desak Putu Putera Cottages

  • Beautiful 3-star accommodation in Ubud for as little as $60. Desak Putu features an outdoor pool and it is walking distance to the monkey forest and the centre of Ubud. The rooms are spacious and fitted with a flat-screen tv, seating area, balcony, private bathroom and free wifi. They also offer a free shuttle service or bike hire. Great for couples, families and friends.

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Budget: Gypsy Lust Hostel

  • One of the most recommended hostels in Ubud. Featuring a restaurant and bar, garden area and a shared lounge. Gypsy Lust Hostel is walking distance to Ubud market and other main attractions. There are capsule-style dorm rooms available with shared bathrooms for as little as $10. Great place to stay for solo travellers, friends and couples on a budget.

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DUSUN KUNING WATERFALL: THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Be prepared and make sure to pack some food and water if you plan to spend a few hours at this waterfall as there are no shops in the village.

Dusun Kuning Waterfall is one of Bali’s natural heritage sites and it is preserved by the local people from the nearby village. When visiting places like this, please respect the earth by taking only photos and leaving only footprints.

Do your little bit and take any rubbish you may have with you and help preserve these natural wonders so everyone can enjoy.

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I hope you enjoyed reading this article and if you have any questions about Dusun Kuning Waterfall please drop me a comment below!

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2 Comments

  1. July 22, 2019 / 8:17 am

    Hi Jonny,

    I am a wedding planner/organizer and have a inquiry for this location. You think there is space enough to do a small wedding. Only couple. It it not to dangerous for the florist to go down.
    Do you have a contact to rent the venue?

    Thank you in advance,

    Maria

    • Jonny Melon
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      July 22, 2019 / 11:16 pm

      Hi Maria, I wouldn’t recommend Yellow Waterfall for a wedding, the stairs down are quite long and steep. Also, there is not a suitable amount of space for a wedding down there. I would recommend choosing another waterfall such as the Banyu Wana Amerta in Bedugul. You can see my blog post here https://jonnymelon.com/hidden-waterfall-bali/ there is much more space at this waterfall and easier access. Hope this helps and enjoy!

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