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 in Bali, Indonesia.
There are countless waterfalls in Bali and sometimes it’s hard trying to decide which one to explore, especially if you are here on a short holiday. As of late, I have visited several waterfalls including Aling Aling, Leke Leke and Dusun Kuning, each of which is absolutely amazing and not that popular…yet.
WHERE TO FIND THE BANYU WANA AMERTA WATERFALL IN BALI
Entrance to Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall
Exploring the cave behind the Banyu Wana Amerta Waterfall
ARRIVING AT BANYU WANA AMERTHA WATERFALL
The entrance to the waterfall is clearly marked with this sign 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 hidden waterfalls.
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 Amerta Waterfall. It is approximately a 20-minute hike down to the waterfalls through some very lush banana plantations. I was hoping to have the spot all to ourselves, though when we got to the bottom there was around 50 Indonesians. I thought to myself that it must be a popular spot for the locals and then I watched on and noticed that they were working really hard constructing bamboo bridges, clearing out the rock pools beneath the falls and planting beautiful flora to add to the ambience.
Hiking down to Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall
The locals putting in the work to make the waterfall accessible
The workers clearing out the rock pool at Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall
WHAT TO EXPECT AT BANYU WANA AMERTHA WATERFALL
When you reach the bottom of the stairs, you will find 2 epic 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 3 waterfalls in the same valley though they are not yet accessible. It was truly amazing seeing the amount of effort that goes into making places like this an iconic location to experience.
The first set off falls reminded me of Bali’s Nungnung Waterfall, with a similar bamboo bridge that stretches across a flowing creek which leads to the rock pools at the base of the falls.
Crossing the bridge at Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall
The second set of falls 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.
The local workers were overly friendly when they stopped for a lunch break, they offered us some coffee and fried bananas! I originally said no thanks to their offer as I didn’t want to leave the workers short of food and coffee, but they insisted that I joined in on their gathering. I have no doubt in saying that Indonesian’s are some of the most generous and caring people in the world.
Lunch break for the workers
Crossing the bridge at Bhuanasari Waterfall
BEST TIME TO VISIT BANYU WANA AMERTA WATERFALL
I arrived at the Banyu Wana Amerta Hidden Waterfall at around 9am, and the lighting from the sun was perfect to shoot at this time. We spent at least 2-3 hours down at the falls, hanging out with the locals, swimming in the rock pools and grinning from ear to ear at what we had just discovered.
Put this location on your Bali Bucket List and I promise that you will not be disappointed. I will definitely be visiting this location again soon to explore the other 3 hidden waterfalls in this valley.
There are a number of accommodation options in the Bedugul area which is a town on the way to Sekumpul and also in Singaraja, a beachside town in the north and which is close to Aling-Aling Waterfall and Lovina Beach.
Click on the links below to look and book what best suits you:
Mid-Budget- Handara Golf & Resort Bali
Budget- The Aura Shanti Retreat
For other places to stay in Bedugul you can check other options by CLICKING HERE.
Mid-Budget- Pop Hotel Singaraja
Budget- Pondok Kunang Kunang
Mid-Budget- Omunity Bali
For other places to stay in Singaraja you can check other options by CLICKING HERE.
OTHER POINTS OF INTEREST NEAR BANYU WANA AMERTHA WATERFALL
The northern region of Bali is an adventurers wonderland that has so much to offer! Be sure to read my other related blog posts to discover more of Bali’s most iconic locations and other incredible waterfalls!
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Please leave a comment below if you have any more questions about the Banyu Wana Amerta Hidden Waterfalls and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Happy Adventuring 🙂