WANAGIRI HIDDEN HILL VIEWPOINT AT LAKE BUYAN IN BALI

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Wanagiri Hidden Hill can be found in Bedugul, the northern region of Bali, and it’s home to some of the best viewpoints on the island. It is also known as the ‘selfie peak region’ and a very popular spot among Instagrammers!

I have put together this complete guide of Wanagiri Hidden Hill including how to get there and what to expect!

 

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HOW TO GET TO WANAGIRI HIDDEN HILL VIEWPOINT

The best way to get to Wanagiri Hidden Hill in Bedugul is by car or scooter and the drive takes around 1.5 hours from the main tourist areas of Canggu, Seminyak and Kuta.

You can pick up a scooter rental for as little as 50,000 IDR per day from your accommodation or one of the many scooter rental stores in the main tourist hubs.

Wanagiri Hidden Hill is an easy location to find with the use of google maps on your smartphone.

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BOOK A TOUR TO WANAGIRI HIDDEN HILL

Another alternative to visiting Wanagiri Hidden Hill is to book a full-day tour to see the highlights in North Bali.

The North Bali Private Instagram Tour is the most top-rated tour with great reviews and hundreds of bookings.

This tour covers the top Instagram spots in North Bali including Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, Banyumala Twin Waterfall, Handara Gate, Wanigiri Hidden Hills and Buyan Lake

All this for less than $30 USD.

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WANAGIRI HIDDEN HILLS ENTRANCE FEE

The Wanagiri Hidden Hills entrance fee is 20,000 rupiah to take photos on the bamboo attractions that are spread out across Wanagiri Hills.

The earlier you go to Wanagiri Hidden Hill the better. This way you will avoid the crowds and be able to take a good shot without someone being a photobomb.

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WHAT TO EXPECT AT WANAGIRI HIDDEN HILL

All along the top of Wanagiri Hidden Hill, you can find bamboo features such as swings, human-size bird nests, wooden teacups, lookout towers, the bow of a boat, wooden stars and treehouses.

Wanagiri Hidden Hill viewpoint originally used to be a few small roadside warungs, set up as a rest stop for the locals to have a meal and a coffee with a view. It is now a popular Instagram spot attracting tourists and locals from all over the island.

The small warungs have been relocated and the new and improved viewpoint consists of man-made bamboo amusement features overlooking Lake Buyan.

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PIN LOCATION – WANAGIRI HIDDEN HILL

 

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.

Check prices on Agoda | Check prices on Booking.com

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.

Check prices on Agoda | Check prices on Booking.com

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.

 

OTHER SPOTS NEAR WANAGIRI HIDDEN HILLS

2 Week Bali Itinerary

Jatiluwih Rice Terraces

Leke Leke Waterfall

Aling Aling Waterfall

Sekumpul Waterfall

 

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 Wanagiri Hidden Hill please leave a comment below.

Happy Adventuring!

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