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Top 10 Best Waterfalls In Bali

Bali waterfall Banyumala

W elcome to paradise! The tropical island of Bali is not just home to pretty beaches. It is also full of hidden treasures and lush jungles that are waiting to be explored. Bali is home to some of the most amazing waterfalls.

It is an amazing island to discover. One of my favorite hobbies was to hop on my scooter and chase waterfalls. With so many to explore I’ve narrowed it down to a list of the top 10 best waterfalls in Bali that will feed your adventurous soul.

It is easy to get around Bali and to all these waterfalls by simply renting a scooter, for only 50,000 IDR/day ($3.60)  it’s hard to not want to hop on a motorbike and explore the island but if that’s not something you’re comfortable. You can easily hire a driver for 500,000 IDR/day ($35.00). This includes an 8-hour tour and can be customized for what you would like to see that day.

Do be aware that many of the roads around Bali are very windy, narrow and steep, especially in the mountains. Many of these falls are located in the North and you should be a fairly confident driver if you’re going without a tour.

Let the adventures begin with the Best Waterfalls in Bali!

 

Tibumana

Tibumana Waterfall Bali

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Probably one of my favorite waterfalls on the island. Just because it is slightly secluded and a great hidden treasure. This location is just a 45-minute drive from Ubud. However, it is yet to be discovered by the mass amounts of tourists that frequent some of the locations on this list.

From the parking lot you will continue on for a 10-15 min walk down a flight of stairs. Many of Bali’s waterfalls involve hiking stairs. So it is best to get used to it.

When we visited Tibumana however, we were lucky enough to be the only visitors. So we were able to enjoy a long, refreshing swim at the base of the falls.

Entrance fee: 10,000 IDR ($0.75)

Gitgit

Located quite North on the Island, this waterfall is about a 2-hour drive from Canggu or 40 minutes from Lovina Beach. It is family-friendly with a paved pathway down to the falls making it one of the best waterfalls in Bali

In the valley where the falls are located, you will find toilets and changing facilities. Making it a great location to relax for the afternoon. A beautiful and wild location tucked deep in the tropical forests of the Island. Gitgit is truly an incredible fall to visit.

Entrance fee: 20,000 IDR ($1.45)

Aling-Aling

It is just a 20-minute drive from Gitgit, you may as well check this one out while you’re near. The paved walkway is only a 10-minute walk and very manageable. It is not steep like some of the other waterfalls on this list.

You do not have to pay for a guide to see this waterfall, but if you are looking for some adventure and feel like jumping, then you do have to pay for one.

If you do pay for a guide you can choose to jump at multiple sites from 5 – 15 meters (15 – 45 feet)  or enjoy a natural waterslide. Such a fun stop if you’re looking for an adventure-filled day!

Entrance fee: 10,000 IDR ($0.75)

Parking fee: 2,000 IDR ($0.15)

Swim fee: Must pay for a guide, you could be fined up to 250,000 IDR ($18.00). A guide will cost from 125,000-375,000 IDR/person ($9.00-$27.00) depending on the length of your trek and includes jumping into different falls from above.

Pucak Manik

pucak manik waterfall bali

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Located only 20km from the black sand Lovina Beach, this waterfall is truly a hidden gem. The whole time while we were there we only passed one other person.

What makes it one of the best waterfalls in Bali, is it is not just one waterfall. It actually features 3 unique waterfalls located all within a few meters from one another. It has enchanting stepping stones (470 to be exact) and bamboo railings that will lead you down into the valley.

Once you are in the valley you can hop amongst the different falls and pools, or relax and dry off in the gazebo. Since it is not well known you won’t have to fight crowds of tourists and hopefully, you can enjoy the waterfalls solo.

Entrance fee: 15,000 IDR ($1.00)

Tukad Cepung

Tukad Cepung

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This is one of the more unique waterfalls I’ve seen in my travels, but also one of the busiest. It is only about a 1-hour drive from Ubud. However, since it is a very popular tourist destination it would be worth your while to arrive early. This is especially true if you want to snap any photos.

This is a very popular tourist destination and you will likely have to wait in line to take a photo.

I would not skip this waterfall, because it was such a unique experience. Damp stairs will lead you deeper into the jungle for a 15-minute walk as you are engulfed in an exotic cavern. Upon touching the valley floor you can wade upstream (the water was knee-deep when I visited) until you reach the source where the water will be flowing through the ceiling of a crag.

Make sure you stick around long enough because by midmorning you’ll be gifted with streams of light beaming through the jungle above and down into the cave making it a truly magical experience.

Entrance fee; 10,000 IDR ($0.75)

Banyumala Twin

Banyumala twin waterfall, Wanagiri, Bali

Located in high mountains in the Munduk area this location is a 2-hour drive from Canggu and 1 hour from Ubud. This is a lesser-known attraction, making it a great escape from the crowds and one of the best waterfalls in Bali.

That being said, the roads leading to the trailhead and the parking lot are a little dangerous. We recommend this to only be for experienced drivers within Bali, that are used to the roads here.

Once you have made it safely to the parking lot there is about a 15 min trek to the falls. You will follow a sketchy set of carved stone stairs that are not ideal for children or the elderly. But as a reward for dealing with the bumping road and the not ideal stairs. You will be rewarded with beautiful falls that cascade down the rocky face and while you enjoy a refreshing soak in the huge pools.

Entrance fee: 15,000 IDR ($1.10)

Parking fee: 3,000 IDR ($0.22)

Nungnung

Nung Nung Bali Waterfall

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Located in the north at 900 this waterfall is located about a 1-hour drive from Ubud and 1 hour 20 minutes from Canggu. The walk-in is not easy. It will take you about an hour to get to the waterfall, but it is one of the best waterfalls in Bali.

The hike will take you through about 509 stone stairs to reach the 50m high wall from which water cascades down. It is tucked away in the corner of a beautiful green valley. The falls are very powerful so this is not the best spot for a swim, but still, a stunning location to enjoy.

They are also not overcrowded, so if you are looking to escape the crowds for a day, this might be the waterfall for you.

Entrance fee; 10,000 IDR ($0.75)

Parking fee: 2,000 ($0.15)

Munduk & Melanting

Bali WaterfallThis waterfall is actually located in Munduk, hints the name. Once you are in this town, the hike to the actual waterfall is about 500 stairs but it will take you to both waterfalls.

Munduk is the first of the two, it is very impressive and tends to be a little busier. If you are wanting a more secluded waterfall than continue along the path another kilometer towards the 15-meter high Melanting Waterfall. It will get a little sketchy and steep but manageable.

This adventure will take a few hours, so plan to make a full day of it. Along the path to Melanting, there are more small waterfalls to be enjoyed along the way. It is the perfect way to spend the day for any all of you waterfall lovers.

Entrance fee: 10,000 IDR/falls ($0.75)

Sekumpul

Sekumpul Waterfall, Bali

Only a 1-5 hour drive North of Canggu, Sekumpul waterfalls is actually made up of  6-7 different cascading falls that flow from the vertical rock walls. Be sure to park at the North end near the ticket booth. The hike in from this location is about 10 minutes.

This location is one for the adventurers looking to get off the beaten path that will wind you through stream crossings and jungle pathways.

As you reach this waterfall you’ll be met with a gazebo to take a rest and gaze upon the 80 meter high falls from a distance. Continue along the path to get closer to the valley floor and the base of the pools.

Entrance fee: 20,000 IDR ($1.45)

Goa Rang Reng

Best Waterfalls Bali

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If you happened to make it this far on the list then you’re in for a treat. Upon arriving at this falls, it was very nice but nothing I hadn’t seen yet…until!

On my way back to my scooter a few locals asked if I wanted a private tour to visit more waterfalls. Curious, I complied. You won’t find these falls on the map, as the locals would like to keep it a bit of a secret. So you will have to ask a local to show you to them.

You’ll want your swimsuit as you follow the river upstream into the canyon. There will be times when you have to swim so be prepared.

It’s an incredible journey as you explore through the narrow gorge with waterfalls cascading on both sides. I had my DSLR camera with me and my guide thankfully carried it for me through the tough areas.

You will get wet for this one so be careful with anything that isn’t waterproof.

Entrance fee: 10,000 IDR ($0.75)

Guide fee: If you choose to do the secret canyon waterfall you should definitely pay your guide. I tipped 50,000 IDR ($3.50)

There you have it, a few of the best waterfalls in Bali. If you enjoyed this post and you are looking for other amazing things to do in Bali? Be sure to check out my post on Best Surfing Spots in Bali

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