LEKE LEKE WATERFALL IN BALI – COMPLETE TRAVEL GUIDE

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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 is one of my favorite waterfalls and I highly recommend you add it to your list of the 7 must-see waterfalls in Bali.

 

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HOW TO GET TO LEKE LEKE WATERFALL

Leke Leke Waterfall is 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. A full tank of gas is all you need for a round trip.

You can also hire a private taxi driver for the day for around $50, just ask your accommodation and they will happily be able to organise this for you.

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leke leke waterfall bali, leke leke waterfallThe entrance to Leke Leke Waterfall Bali

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ARRIVING AT LEKE LEKE WATERFALL

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 the waterfall. 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!

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leke leke waterfall bali, leke leke waterfallArriving at Leke Leke Waterfall

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WHAT TO EXPECT AT LEKE LEKE WATERFALL

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 into a shallow rock pool below. You can explore behind the falls and this is where you will find a naturally carved out cave.

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 there is a rope chair swing that the landowners have recently installed between two huge trees. They were asking for 250,000 Rupiah 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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WHERE TO STAY IN BEDUGUL

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

Luxury: Saranam Resort & Spa Bedugul

Saranam Resort is the best 5-star accommodation in Bedugul. Featuring a swimming pool, fitness centre, spa and restaurant, beautiful gardens and free wifi. The rooms are modern and spacious with air conditioning, flat-screen tv, private bathroom and mountain views. A continental breakfast or English breakfast is included.

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Mid Range: Handara Golf & Resort 

Handara Golf & Resort is more than just a golf course. The entrance to this accommodation is the most Instagrammed location in Bali. This 3-star resort is set in the beautiful mountains of Bedugul featuring a Japanese restaurant and bar, tennis court and spa. It’s also very close to waterfalls and temples. The rooms are large with a seating area, minibar, free wifi, flat-screen tv and lake views. Perfect place to stay for families, friends and couples.

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Budget: Pondok Nyoman

Pondok Nyoman is the best budget accommodation in Bedugul for solo travelers or couples on a budget. Featuring a shared lounge, rice terrace views, swimming pool, restaurant and free wifi. They have double rooms available with spacious living and private bathroom. Breakfast is included for all guests.

 

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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

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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 Leke Leke Waterfall please drop me a comment below.

Happy Adventuring!

10 Comments

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    • Jonny Melon
      May 25, 2018 / 8:40 pm

      Hello and thank you for your feedback! It makes me happy that you have found my travel guides fun and informative. Happy Adventuring!

  2. Alinaa
    December 10, 2018 / 5:58 pm

    Hey Jonny! Thank you so much for your features and in-depth insights. My husband and I enjoyed discovering many sights you featured on your blog on our honeymoon trip to Bali. Full of spirit, inspiration and insightful hints. Keep up the great work!

    • Jonny Melon
      Author
      December 11, 2018 / 2:27 pm

      Hi Alinaa, Thanks so much and I am glad you and your husband found my blog useful! I hope you had a great honeymoon 🙂

  3. Cassie norman
    January 7, 2019 / 1:31 pm

    Hi jonny, Thanks for your post. Just wanted to ask how strenuous getting to this waterfall and back again would be. We would have two small kids with us. Mainly concerned about the way back up.
    Looks amazing though!
    Cass.

    • Jonny Melon
      Author
      January 7, 2019 / 4:54 pm

      This is a very easy walk to the waterfall. A few steps but not that strenuous and I think you will be okay with your kids. Enjoy 🙂

  4. Peter Guiney
    January 20, 2019 / 10:36 am

    Hi Jonny,

    Firstly this is a great article, easily read and informative but I was just wondering if you know the footfall of tourists at the waterfall? I would hate to get there and find 100 people all milling around. If you can help it would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,

    Pete.

    • Jonny Melon
      Author
      January 21, 2019 / 11:37 am

      Thanks for reading and glad you love it! If you go early in the morning around 9am there shouldn’t be too many people there. Each time I have been there early there has been no people. Enjoy 🙂

  5. Darwis
    September 26, 2019 / 9:16 am

    Hi Jonny, really enjoyed reading your post, very informative. Your pictures look stunning too! 👍🏻 I plan to visit here with couple of friends next month, and wonder if you happened to see any parking space for cars? Thanks 🙂

    • Jonny Melon
      Author
      September 29, 2019 / 10:35 am

      Awesome, glad you liked this guide! Yes there is parking space for cars and motorbikes. Enjoy 🙂

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