Top 13 Best Waterfalls in Bali You Can’t Miss

There are over 20,000 temples in Bali and it feels like the tropical island is blessed with almost as many waterfalls. Cascading falls form the very backbone of Indonesia’s crown jewel! With so many to discover, you’ll want to find out which are the best waterfalls in Bali to visit before you start your island adventure.

Most of the Bali waterfalls are dotted around the Ubud area and the north part of the island. The best time to chase waterfalls in Bali is the dry season, which runs from April-October. During the monsoon season the waterfalls are sometimes inaccessible and the pools can be a tad murky. So if you want to make sure you will be able to visit the waterfalls, it’s worth scheduling your Bali itinerary for the dry season.

I’ve collated a guide to the most beautiful waterfalls in Bali which tells you all you need to know before you go and will help you plan your waterfall sightseeing. Let’s get into it!

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Best Waterfalls in Bali You Can’t Miss

Are you looking for the best waterfalls in Bali but don’t know which ones are worth visiting? Don’t worry, I got you covered! In this article you will find all the most beautiful waterfalls in Bali together with a bunch of useful information about each waterfall such as how to get there or when is the best time to visit.

On the below map you can see all the waterfalls mentioned in this article with their retrospective number. The numbers don’t reflect any ranking order, they are just simply there to make it easier for you to find all the best waterfalls in Bali on the map! You can also save this map to your Google Maps app on your phone if you click on the bracket in the upper right corner.

1. Banyumala Twin Waterfalls

Banyumala Twin Waterfalls in Bali

Entrance cost: 30,000 IDR (2 USD)
Opening hours: 7am – 6pm
How to get there: 45 minutes from Munduk / 1.5 hours from Ubud / 2 hours from Canggu
Location on Google Maps: Banyumala Twin Waterfalls

First up on the list of the must see waterfalls in Bali is the Banyumala Twin Waterfalls, which is located in the mountainous Munduk area of North Bali. Visiting these waterfalls means you get to see not one but two gorgeous falls! The pair of waterfalls tumble down a sheer cliff face and form a swimming basin at the foot.

From the parking lot, you will need to walk around 15-20 minutes to reach the falls. The track is well marked but take care especially if you’re visiting Bali during the wet season as it can be muddy. Towards the end, it also gets a little steep so I recommend wearing sturdy shoes.

Trust me, these phenomenal waterfalls are worth every step! They are pretty popular so this is one of the waterfalls in Bali that I advise you plan to visit early in the day.

2. Gitgit Waterfall

Gitgit waterfall in Bali

Entrance cost: 20,000 IDR (1.50 USD)
Opening hours: 7am – 5pm
How to get there: 40 minutes from Lovina  / 1 hour 45 minutes from Canggu / 2 hours from Ubud
Location on Google Maps: Gitgit Waterfall

Gitgit Waterfall is technically another twin waterfall with two slender streams of water racing down the rocks to form a pool. Yet again, you are very welcome to plunge in and dunk your head in the cooling water. Get as close to the gushing water as you dare and take some time to sit back and relax in the natural pools. The backdrop is so verdantly green you could spend hours here soaking in the lush scenery.

Geographically, Gitgit Waterfall is not far from the Banyumala Twin Waterfalls. However, because of the roads, you will need to drive around an hour to reach them if you visit these neighboring Bali waterfalls. It’s an easy 10-minute walk from the car park along a paved track. Gitgit Waterfall is one of the best waterfalls in Bali in terms of both beauty and its ease of access – even for the littlest jungle explorers.

3. Munduk Waterfall

Munduk waterfall in Bali

Entrance cost: 30,000 IDR (2 USD)
Opening hours: 6am – 6pm
How to get there: 45 minutes from Lovina / 1.5 hours from Ubud / 2 hours from Canggu
Location on Google Maps: Munduk Waterfall

Also known as the Niagara Munduk Waterfall, Munduk Waterfall is the name given to a cluster of waterfalls in the village of Munduk. Individually the falls are named Laangan Melanting Waterfall, Red Coral Waterfall, Labuhan Kebo Waterfall and Golden Valley Waterfall. They are all very close to one another so you can visit four of the best waterfalls in Bali in one go.

There is actually a trekking route that connects the family of waterfalls and will take 3-4 hours. You can either do this solo by following the trail on maps.me or hire a local guide if you prefer. You are welcome to bathe in the pools at these waterfalls but they are pretty powerful so please avoid getting too close to the spray.

If you don’t fancy the trek then you can park by each waterfall and complete short walks (max. 15 minutes each) from the relevant car park to reach the viewing area for the waterfall.

4. Sekumpul Waterfall

Sekumpul Waterfall in Bali

Entrance cost: View only – 20,000 IDR (1.50 USD), Medium trek – 125,000 IDR (9 USD), Long trek – 200,000 IDR (14 USD)
Opening hours: 8am – 4pm
How to get there: 1 hour from Lovina / 2 hours from Ubud / 2.5 hours from Canggu
Location on Google Maps: Sekumpul Waterfall

You’ve already seen a couple of twin waterfalls, so now it’s time to feast your eyes on the multiple falls of Sekumpul Waterfall! There are three major strands that form what is unquestionably one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Bali. The water spills down the cliff through the tropical oasis and looks like something out of Jurassic Park.

You can opt for the viewing-only option which is great because it gives you more of a panorama of the full waterfall. However, if you are spending longer in Bali, I definitely recommend booking one of the trekking options with a local guide. This way you can turn it into a real adventure as you slice your way through the Balinese jungle and right up to the pounding water.

5. Aling Aling Waterfall

Aling Aling Waterfall in Bali

Entrance cost: Viewing only – 20,000 IDR (1.50 USD), Guided visit & swimming – 125,000 IDR (9 USD)
Opening hours: 8am – 5pm
How to get there: 30 minutes from Lovina / 2 hours from Ubud & Canggu
Location on Google Maps: Aling Aling Waterfall

With its natural water slides and its cliff jumping opportunities, Aling Aling Waterfall is one of the top waterfalls in Bali for adventure seekers and adrenaline junkies. However, if you do want to plunge into the water you’ll need to hire a guide to escort you safely through the canyon.

Aling Aling is actually only one of several waterfalls that form this jungle playground and your canyon tour will take you into these other falls, including Kroya Waterfall. These are the ones that you are permitted to dive into. The water at Aling Aling Waterfall itself is sacred and swimming is in fact banned.

6. Tegenungan Waterfall

Entrance cost: 20,000 IDR (1.50 USD)
Opening hours: 6.30am – 6.30pm
How to get there: 30 minutes from Ubud
Location on Google Maps: Tegenungan Waterfall

Moving over to the waterfalls in the Ubud region, the iconic Tegenungan Waterfall is one of must see waterfalls in Bali. This massive waterfall is no secret waterfall but don’t let that deter you from visiting what is one of the island’s most dramatic sights.

Bring your swimming gear because this is one of the waterfalls in Bali that you will want to have a splash around in. Again, don’t get too close to the falls because it’s incredibly powerful. The waterfall is accessible via a short and easy walk from the parking lot. On the approach, you’ll get a fabulous view of the waterfall emerging from the jungle.

As one of the most popular Bali waterfalls, I recommend visiting as early in the day as possible to beat the crowds. There are a number of warungs around the attraction where you can grab a fresh coconut and savor the view.

Tegenungan Waterfall is a short 30-minute drive from Ubud which makes it ones of the best additions to your Ubud itinerary.

7. Kanto Lampo Waterfall

Kanto Lampo Waterfall Bali

Entrance cost: 15,000 IDR (1 USD)
Opening hours: 8am – 5.30pm
How to get there: 25 minutes from Ubud
Location on Google Maps: Kanto Lampo Waterfall

Although small, Kanto Lampo is without a doubt one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Bali. The water flows dramatically over huge boulders that look like giant seats, and it’s an absolute joy to photograph. You can hop in for a swim and clamber over the rocks to take photos, although do take care because they get very slippery.

Access to Kanto Lampo Waterfall is a short 5-10 minutes walk down some steps to reach the waterfall and it’s not challenging.

8. Tibumana Waterfall

Tibumana Waterfall, Bali

Entrance cost: 15,000 IDR (1 USD)
Opening hours: 6am – 6pm
How to get there: 30 minutes from Ubud
Location on Google Maps: Tibumana Waterfall

Tibumana Waterfall is one of the lesser known Bali waterfalls in the Ubud area which means that you’re less likely to have to share the experience with other travelers. These elegant falls tipple out of the Ubud jungle and drop neatly to form a gorgeous pool which makes for a unique wild swimming experience.

The road to this waterfall is flanked by a beautiful strip of tropical palm trees and emerald green rice terraces. Make sure you pull over to take some photographs as you drive towards the waterfall.

9. Sumampan Waterfall

Sumampan Waterfall in Bali

Entrance cost: Free but you can leave a donation
Opening hours: 9am – 5pm
How to get there: 20 minutes from Ubud
Location on Google Maps: Sumampan Waterfall

Sumampan Waterfall is another one of the best Bali waterfalls that’s not as well known. It’s hidden behind jungle vines and the waterfall itself is slender and graceful – which adds to the sense of tranquility you’ll feel when you visit. Visiting Sumampan Waterfall makes you forget that the busy town of Ubud is only a short drive away, it’s a true taste of nirvana in Bali.

There is a fairly challenging hike required to reach the waterfall, which weaves you through the rainforest and down a series of steps. As long as you walk carefully you’ll be fine, but be mindful that the steps could benefit from some maintenance. The waterfall is a 10-minute drive from Tegenungan so you can visit both waterfalls at the same time.

10. Tukad Cepung Waterfall

Entrance cost: 15,000 IDR (1 USD)
Opening hours: 7am – 6pm
How to get there: 1 hour from Ubud
Location on Google Maps: Tukad Cepung Waterfall

Located with a cave in the heart of the jungle, Tukad Cepung is one of the top waterfalls in Bali for photographers. You can have a lot of fun taking unique photos here. Subject to the time of day you visit, the waterfall cave may be bathed in rogue sunrays through the crevices.

Access to Tukad Cepung Waterfall is via a 15 minute jungle trek and down a fleet of steps. Take care because during the wet season the route can become muddy and slippery. Make sure to have some water shoes with you because you will have to wade through the water to get to the waterfall and the small stones on the bottom can be quite sharp!

11. NungNung Waterfall

NungNung Waterfall in Bali

Entrance cost: 20,000 IDR (1.50 USD)
Opening hours: 9am – 4pm
How to get there: 1 hour from Ubud / 1.5 hours from Canggu
Location on Google Maps: NungNung Waterfall

NungNung Waterfall is situated 900 meters (3,000 feet) above sea level which makes it one of the highest altitude Bali waterfalls.

There is a large basin at the foot of the waterfall where you can cool off, but avoid swimming too close to the falls as this is an extremely strong waterfall. It’s one you’ll hear long before you even see it! You can capture some fantastic photos of NungNung Waterfall from the bamboo bridge at the foot of the waterfall.

The hike down to the falls from the parking area takes around 20 minutes. This culminates with a steep staircase that will give you a bit of a workout.

12. Leke Leke Waterfall

Leke Leke Waterfall in Bali

Entrance cost: 50,000 IDR (3.50 USD)
Opening hours: 7am – 5pm
How to get there: 1 hour from Ubud or Canggu
Location on Google Maps: Leke Leke Waterfall

Deep in the Balinese forestry, you’ll need to wade through 20 minutes of rainforest before you can see one of the prettiest waterfalls on the island. The waterfall plummets out of the greenery and has a fairytale feeling about it. Right in front of the pool you’ll see a giant boulder which is the perfect spot to get some photos taken.

Leke Leke is one of the best waterfalls in Bali for creature comforts – there are toilets, food stalls and even a Bali Swing available at the site.

13. Peguyangan Waterfall

Entrance cost: Free
Opening hours: 6am – 7pm
How to get there: 1 hour from Toya Pakeh Harbor, Nusa Penida
Location on Google Maps: Peguyangan Waterfall

If you are headed to the Nusa islands, you definitely have to add Peguyangan Waterfall to your Nusa islands itinerary. Strictly speaking, this isn’t a waterfall but rather a sacred site where islanders come to receive a water blessing.

Water is purged from sprouts at the foot of the coastal cliffs, next to a small temple. For that reason, it’s one of the best Bali waterfalls for a cultural experience – plus it’s totally off the beaten track.

To reach Peguyangan Waterfall, you do have to clamber down a fairly sketchy staircase that snakes its way down the steep cliffs. These 700 steps are narrow and crumbling so you will need to be careful. But once you’ve cleansed yourself in the natural water and the rock pools, you’ll agree that it was totally worth it!

Final Thoughts

There you have the best waterfalls in Bali that provide you with nature, adrenaline and memories that you’ll treasure forever. I hope you liked this article about the most beautiful waterfalls in Bali and you will be able to visit at least a few of them while staying on the island of Gods.

If you have any questions about any of these beautiful waterfalls or Bali in general, please don’t hesitate to send me an email or leave a comment below. I always love helping you out! Do you know any other great waterfalls in Bali that I should add to this list? Let me know in the comments!

xoxo, Kriszti


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