Waterfalls in Bali – Your Guide to the Island’s Hidden Gems
If you’ve come to Bali wanting to be wowed by the island’s incredible beauty, you’ll find endless options. There are beautiful beaches along all coasts, majestic volcanos, and spectacular terraced rice paddies, and today we are going to some of our favourite sights – the incredible waterfalls. We have mentioned a few in our Bali Tour Guide – Our Favourite Sightseeing Day Trips. But take a deeper dive, and explore Bali’s secret waterfalls. We’ll take you away from the usual routes and share the best spots for an unforgettable and Instagrammable trip.
Book a driver with our team at Bali Res Centre, and have a private tour of Bali’s most incredible waterfalls. From the grand Sekumpul Waterfall cascades to the Tegenungan Waterfall maze, get ready to explore a stunning Bali waterfall universe!
The GitGit Waterfall is one of the most famous waterfalls in Bali, located north of Singaraja. It’s an oasis of lush tropical foliage with steep cascades and tranquil pools. To explore this paradise, the driver will take the road around Singaraja. Then, you’ll descend the steps and take the wooden and stone steps that lead to its summit. The wide pool at the top is a pure spectacle. Its majestic curtain of freshwater will take your breath away!
This unforgettable spot is a must-see on a tour of Bali. Don’t forget your swimsuit and dip in the cool, crystal-clear waters.
Yeh Mampeh Waterfall
Yeh Mampeh Waterfall, known as Crystal Waterfall, lies between billowing green hills in North Bali’s Singaraja area. It is a hidden gem, not as famous as other waterfalls, yet still awe-inspiring and among the tallest.
To get there, walk or drive down a dusty road from Singaraja. Climb rocks and steps to reach the cascade of crystal-clear water crashing below. The atmosphere is peaceful and secluded – great for connecting with nature. This hike is not for the faint of heart and does require a sure footing. However, it’s worth the effort for those looking for magical forest scenery.
Suwat Waterfall in Gianyar, Bali’s eastern region, has a hidden natural pool. This lesser-known beauty is truly special and unique. The pool is great for seclusion and swimming. And the best of it: this waterfall is almost unknown, so tourists do not overrun it.
Getting here is easy, with less hiking than some of our other spots. You’ll walk some steep steps through a bamboo forest, and you will be there. The beauty of Suwat Waterfall is worth the effort – surrounded by nature, having the pool all for yourself, and being free from noise and traffic. You’ll feel a sense of escape and serenity in this stunning paradise.
Munduk Waterfall is a stunning Waterfall in Bali’s northern highlands and is surrounded by other smaller falls. Located in Buleleng, it cascades down into an emerald pool. It’s known for its tranquil atmosphere and has become popular among tourists looking to escape the bustle of the streets of Canggu or Ubud.
The best time to view the waterfall is November-March, when its waters are strongest due to the island’s seasonal rains. However, during the dry season of April – October, Munduk Waterfall is still a beautiful sight, with rainbows in the cool misty air and safe viewing areas near the top or bottom.
Climbing each lookout point allows you to see Bali’s natural beauty and take lots of photos – making it one of Bali’s must-see attractions. If you are short on time or want to make the most of a day trip, this waterfall should be on your list because you can see several waterfalls in just one hike.
NungNung Waterfall is one of our favourites and one of the island’s best-kept secrets. It’s nestled in a serene jungle setting and is one of the tallest and strongest waterfalls on the island.
The plunge pool has clear waters and lush greenery. Tourists, locals, and photographers adore this awe-inspiring spot. Getting here takes a fair bit more effort than other falls, but it’s well worth it because the sight is spectacular and never crowded.
Sekumpul Waterfall should be on your bucket list, as it’s one of Bali’s most iconic waterfalls. As Bali’s biggest waterfall, the main cascades form two 80-meter tall waterfalls, plus smaller tributaries. It’s located in the Singaraja Regency, North Bali. A gorgeous cascade of multiple tiers spilling down a gorge makes this one of the most mesmerizing waterfalls in the area. The 30-minute journey up and down steep paths are worth it – you’ll see lush greenery on one side and rock formations from centuries of erosion on the other. Just don’t forget your shoes, it gets very muddy during the hike.
For the best view, try going early in the morning to catch the cool morning mists and beat the tourist rush later in the day.
Banyumala Twin Waterfall
Bali’s secret gem – Banyumala Twin Waterfall – is near Wanagiri in the north. People often miss this double waterfall, but it has a majestic and beautiful view. Lush plants and the mist of the waterfall surround it. It’s one of the not overly visited nature spots in Bali. Visitors can explore the streams that run down the mountain for great waterfalls views. At the bottom are crystal-clear pools to swim in and enjoy the serenity.
Tibumana Waterfall was once a secret wonder of Bali, close to Ubud. Now that seemingly every Instagrammer visits, it still offers stunning sights and a chance to chill in pure nature. This destination can get busy, especially in the dry season when access is easy. The wild region offers a peaceful ambience, with the sound of the waterfall easing any stress.
The waterfall is 20 meters high and 3 meters wide. If you want a chance to fall for yourself, you better arrive early in the morning. You can reach the waterfall after a 10-minute walk from the parking lot. Note that it isn’t suitable for wheelchairs or prams. When you make it down to the waterfall, take your time. Enjoy its beauty, breathe in the fresh air, and listen to the sound of the water.
Aling-Aling Waterfall is one of the best falls in Bali and a must-see for nature lovers. Located in Sambangan, it’s the ideal spot for a day trip or overnight stay. The stunning landscape of jungles and rolling hills with cascading waterfalls draw tourists from all corners of the globe.
The four falls here are a true wonder of nature, with the main one with the giant height of 35 meters being the most impressive. With its crystal clear pools, breathtaking views, and gritty terrain, it’s an unforgettable experience. Add Aling-Aling Waterfall to your Bali bucket list! Make sure to take your time and explore each tier. You won’t regret it!
Tukad Cepung waterfall is a unique fall near the village of Bangli, Bali. It’s a beautiful place that only a few people know about. Its cave-like canyon and towering limestone walls create a picturesque backdrop. The cascading water creates an enchanting atmosphere and chill ambience. The serene environment is great for reflecting on life or simply relaxing.
Leke-Leke Waterfall is a Bali gem tucked away in Tabanan regency, which is not too far from our home base of Canggu. Its emerald pools, lush jungle, and majestic mountain surroundings make it a perfect spot for a day trip, and many other attractions are nearby, like hot springs and rice terraces.
To explore this secret paradise, you’ll need to hike 15 minutes downhill through trails surrounded by vegetation. Wear proper footwear, as the trail’s end is muddy. Once you reach Leke Leke Waterfall, you’ll find a nice 20+ meters waterfall surrounded by lush greenery. You can swim safely under cool cascades and take all the photos you want for your envious social media followers.
We have already mentioned so many of Bali’s stunning waterfalls, but we must say that Blahmantung Waterfall in Tabanan is particularly beautiful. Located in the village of Pujungan in Pupuan, this waterfall is celebrated for its unspoiled landscape. Its awe-inspiring 100-meter drop leads to a deep pool surrounded by lush greenery and natural rock formations. Blahmantung is easily accessible, and to get up close and personal with its beauty, you need to walk 800 meters from the street to the bottom of the falls.
Tegenungan Waterfall is an amazing sight to see! It’s just a few kilometres south of Ubud, 30 meters high, and cascades down a deep gorge. Early morning is the best time to visit when the water is clear and peaceful. Swimming and taking photos are popular activities here, and there’s no entrance fee.
However, this waterfall can get very crowded, so plan accordingly. It’s one of the most popular waterfalls in Bali, and it’s not far from Ubud, so crowds often start to come later in the morning. However, it’s worth the trip if you can go earlier in the morning.
Peguyangan Waterfall – Nusa Penida
Searching for a paradise that is truly off the beaten path? Venture to Bali’s sister island Nusa Penida to explore Peguyangan Waterfall! This majestic group of falls and pools is located at the bottom of some remote cliffs with hundreds of steep steps that will take you half an hour to get there. Yet getting there is not the issue; climbing back up is the challenging part. The challenging hike is well worth it; you will be rewarded with pools right at the ocean that feels like infinity pools and a view of the majestic Indian Ocean. Bring lots of water and wear comfortable shoes for this unforgettable adventure!
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What are the best waterfalls to see in Bali?
Answer: We listed a comprehensive guide above, but if you want to keep it short and sweet, the best of the best – we will put Sekumpul Waterfall, Gitgit Waterfall, Aling Aling Waterfall, Tukad Cepung Waterfall, and Tegenungan Waterfall at the top of our list.
2. Is it easy to find waterfalls in Bali?
Answer: Yes, it is relatively easy to find waterfalls in Bali. Many of them are within a 30-minute drive from areas like Ubud, Bedugal, or Tabanan, and we can provide you with a tour guide and a driver to take you to any of the falls around the island. We’ll help you know the area, terrain for hiking, entry fees, and if you can bring snacks or other supplies.
3. What is the best time of year to visit waterfalls in Bali?
Answer: The best time of year to visit waterfalls in Bali is during the dry season, which runs from April to October. The waterfalls will be spectacular during this time, and the trails will be much less muddy.
Exploring all of the amazing waterfalls in Bali is an experience of a lifetime. To make your adventure easier and more convenient, you can book a driver with our team to take you to each location so you don’t have to worry about navigating the winding roads. Our drivers are knowledgeable and highly experienced with local secrets and getting around the island.
Contact us and start your waterfall exploration today!
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