Best Bali Waterfalls to Explore


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A stunning twin waterfall in Bali

Bali is one of the most unique islands in the world, every year this beautiful island attracts thousands of visitors. A major reason is that Bali allows it's visitors to connect with nature. While being quite developed, Bali still has large amounts of lush rainforest. Within these rainforests are beautiful waterfalls!

In Bali, waterfalls are a perfect alternative to beaches. Aling-Aling Waterfall is one of the popular waterfalls in Bali and is definitely one of the destinations to add to your itinerary.

All the waterfalls on the island are unique in their own special way with each having an average height of about 12 metres from the ground. If you are in Indonesia, an organized tour is recommended if you want to visit all of these waterfalls during your visit. However, if you are a savvy traveller, you can also rent a scooter and drive to most of these sites yourself.

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Aling-Aling Waterfall is one of the famous waterfalls in Indonesia

Aling-Aling Waterfall

Aling-Aling Waterfall is arguably one of the best waterfalls in Indonesia. It is located on the northeastern side of Bali, close to Sekumpul Waterfall. When you travel to Bali, it is probably the most visited waterfall on the island.

Aling-Aling Waterfall is a place of natural beauty with many things to see. On arrival, there is a large parking space for you to park your vehicle. You then purchase a ticket and wait for your guide to arrive and direct you on your tour at a nearby hut.

There are many water-related activities available, like swimming and water sliding. The waterfall is located in a jungle-like setting; this allows you to explore and enjoy nature. There are many small vendors nearby serving delicious local dishes if you are looking for food nearby.

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Blahmantung Waterfall is an ideal destination for visitors who wants to relax

Blahmantung Waterfall

Blahmantung Waterfall also known as Pupuan Waterfall, is a hidden destination located in Pujungan Village, west of Bali. The waterfall is hidden because it is surrounded by many tropical trees, giving a more naturistic vibe to the whole location. It is one of the most-visited tourist destinations in the country attracting many tourists to the island of Bali.

Blahmantung Waterfall is covered by a calm, beautiful green scenery, which makes visitors relaxed when they travel to the destination.

There is a drink and food stall available if you are thirsty and looking for food nearby. If you are travelling with a vehicle, there is a parking area available for you. It is advisable to bring a change of clothes if you want to swim and have fun in the Blahmantung Waterfall.

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Blangsinga Waterfall

Blangsinga Waterfall or Tegenungan Waterfall is another beautiful waterfall located in Bali that attracts millions of tourists annually. You can locate the waterfall at the base of Mount Bromo, and it is one of the tallest waterfalls in the country with a height of 12.5 metres. Blangsinga Waterfall is a destination that many tourists travel to for relaxations.

Blangsinga Waterfall offers a lot of picture-taking opportunities that make your visit beautiful and memorable. Aside from taking photographs, you can go swimming below the waterfall. You can also take a bath after swimming nearby with fresh water from the waterfall; one of the perfect destinations to release all forms of stress during your visit to Bali.

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Swimming and relaxing are some of the activities you can do in Tegenungan Waterfall

Tegenungan Waterfall

Tegenungan Waterfall, also known as Air Terjun Tegenungan, is one of the famous and most-visited waterfalls in Bali. It is located with a tropical jungle close to the Ubud Village in Kemenuh, Sukawati subdistrict, Gianyar regency, Bali. Even though it is famous in Bali, it is somehow hidden from the visitors.

You first pay your admission fee at the ticket booth close to the entrance before you start your journey. Walking from the car park to the waterfall is short filled with many small shops and food stalls along the way. Once you get to the final destination, you can relax doing what you enjoy most like swimming. You can also visit early in the morning to avoid the crowds.

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Tibumana Waterfall is a hidden but also one of the famous waterfalls in Bali

Tibumana Waterfall

Tibumana Waterfall is another famous waterfall in Bali located near the Ubud Village in the Bangli region. The waterfall is also hidden from visitors in a beautiful serene environment around a jungle-like surrounding. The best time for you to visit the Tibumana Waterfall is between April and June just after the wet season.

Getting a vehicle to your destination should not be a problem with scooters and taxis being affordable in the country (it is one of the cheapest Asian countries to travel after all!). From the parking area, you have to follow a short trail that leads you to the jungle. Tibumana Waterfall is the perfect destination for you if you want to relax in a serene environment.

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Gitgit Waterfall has quite an intense flow of water contradictory to its serene view

Gitgit Waterfall

Gitgit Waterfall is another popular waterfall out of the lots located in the Gitgit Village, North Bali. It takes about 40-45 minutes to reach the Gitgit Waterfall when driving from Lovina Beach. The waterfall which opened to the public in 1975 drops to a height of 35 metres. The waterfall is surrounded by a beautiful green environment giving you the feeling of nature.

Gitgit Waterfall has two car parks available when you are travelling with a vehicle. After parking, you have to hike to your destination, which should not take more than 20 minutes. After hiking to the Gitgit Waterfall, you can cool off by swimming at the base of the waterfall. You can also get close to where the waterfall is intense, but if you want to relax, the perfect spot is the base of the waterfall.

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Krisik Waterfall

Krisik Waterfall is an open waterfall located in Tembuku, Bangli Regency, Bali, and a beautiful natural landscape that surrounds it. For visitors to reach the waterfall, they have to hike through rice fields which are owned by the locals with a wonderful view of Mount Agung.

Visitors then need to climb down the valley and walk an extra 500 metres down a footpath. It is advisable to wear comfortable and firm footwear so that you don't slip or hurt your feet. The short distance hike should not be an issue because the final destination is worth it.

The base of Krisik Waterfall is not deep, giving you a perfect swimming spot when you are in the mood. You can also play water-related games at the base because it is totally safe. The best times to visit the Krisik Waterfall is either during the morning or evening, to avoid the crowd during the afternoon.

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Kroya Waterfall

Kroya Waterfall is one of many beautiful waterfalls in Bali. It is one of the nine waterfalls of the Sambangan Secret Garden, which is home to other famous destinations like Blue Lagoon and Aling Aling Waterfall. One of the main features of the Kroya Waterfall is its natural slide which has been formed by the water flowing through a smooth crevice.

Kroya Waterfall is unique from other waterfalls because visitors are allowed to engage themselves in certain activities, making your visit more relaxing and entertaining. There is a pool at the base of the waterfall where you can swim. You can also with the natural slide available. Kroya Waterfall also offers a beautiful background for your pictures or videos.

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Sekumpul Waterfall is the tallest waterfall in Indonesia

Sekumpul Waterfall

Sekumpul Waterfall is a beautiful destination to visit in Bali. The waterfall rises to a height of about 80 metres, making it one of the tallest waterfalls in the island. The views you get when you finally visit the Sekumpul Waterfall is incredible from any angle. The waterfall is usually not crowded, giving you a perfect opportunity to relax whiles doing everything according to your plans.

The waterfall has a car park available that can be used after paying a small fee. Walking from the car park after paying the admission fee at the official stall to the waterfall is easy. You have to follow a simple path that sends you to the stairs that leads you to the waterfall. The waterfall is clean, making it possible for you to swim when you are in the mood.

Please note that there are many fake admissions stalls on the path to the waterfall, so you have to make sure you are at the official stall before making any payments. If you are with a driver, you can ask them for advice if you are having any difficulty.

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Lemukih Waterfalls is a beautiful three large waterfalls in Bali

Lemukih Waterfalls

Lemukih Waterfalls located in the Buleleng Regency, Bali is known to be the cousin of Sekumpul Waterfall. Among the two waterfalls, the Sekumpul Waterfall is the most popular meaning it is more crowded that the Lemukih Waterfalls. Lemukih Waterfall is a combination of three large waterfalls.

Getting to your destination might be quite tricky, and there is a possibility that you will find yours at the Sekumpul Waterfall instead of the Lemukih Waterfalls. After parking at the entrance, you have to hike through the small village to your destination. Naturally, you are supposed to come across the Sekumpul Waterfall before the Lemukih Waterfalls.

Lemukih Waterfalls is one the right side of Sekumpul Waterfall but just a short distance ahead. Visitors get the chance to relax in the river once they reach the waterfalls. Swimming activities are allowed to make your day fun and entertaining. It is recommended to wear good and sturdy shoes because the journey can be slippery.

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Les Waterfall boasting its 30 meter height and its clear freshwater

Les Waterfall

Les Waterfall (Yeh Mempeh Waterfall) is one of most-visited destination on the famous island of Bali. It is located in Tejakula, Buleleng Regency. In Balinese, when Yeh Mempeh Waterfall is mentioned, it means a waterfall that flies.

Les Waterfall is one of the largest waterfalls in Bali measuring up to 30 metres high. Yeh Mempeh Waterfall is one of the destinations hidden from many tourists, but it is fun once you get there. From the car park, you have to walk for about 15 minutes through a jungle because of its location.

The path is mostly cleared with a cemented ground, so you have nothing to worry about. Basically travelling to Les Waterfall can be classified as a trekking activity. On arrival, you can enjoy yourself in the water swimming and having fun. You can also ask for a guide if you want to explore the jungle.

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Pengempu Waterfall

Pengempu Waterfall is located near the Sangeh Monkey Forest in the Cau Belayu Village, Marga, Kabupaten Tabanan, Bali. It is one of the least visited waterfalls in Bali, which is an advantage since you get the chance to escape from large crowds when you finally visit.

Pengempu Waterfall has a height of about 20 metres, having a beautiful surrounding. After parking your rented scooter or car, you have to walk down a path that leads you to the waterfall. No entrance fee is required, but there is a donation box available for you to donate something small for the management of the waterfall.

Visiting the Pengempu Waterfall is the perfect place to enjoy a quiet environment while relaxing. For safety purposes, you are not allowed to swim in the pool below, but you can swim in the Tukad Yeh Penyet River with water flowing from the Pengempu Waterfall.

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Melanting Waterfall is a very accessible waterfall located just near Munduk village

Melanting waterfall

In the Munduk Village, there are three main waterfalls, namely the Melanting waterfall, Golden Valley Falls and the Munduk Waterfall. Melanting waterfall is a beautiful waterfall located in the Munduk Village, Banjar district, Bali. When you are in the Munduk Village, you can access the Melanting Waterfall by using the 500 stairs leading to the waterfall.

Melanting waterfall is one of the powerful waterfalls in the country. The waterfall is 15 metres high with a waterfall pool at the base for swimming and relaxation. The best time to visit the Melanting waterfall is between June and August, where its not rainy or too hot. When you don't want to swim, you can sit around watching the beautiful flow of water from the waterfall.

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Munduk Waterfall is one of the most picturesque waterfalls in Bali

Munduk Waterfall

As mentioned above, Munduk Waterfall is located in the Munduk Village, Banjar District, Bali. It is one of the three main waterfalls in the village that attracts many visitors to the small village. You can visit this waterfall before or after visiting the Melanting waterfall since it is in the same village and close to each other.

You can travel to the Munduk Waterfall by car or scooter depending on your preferences. Walking to the waterfall can be slippery, so it is recommended to wear sports shoes or trekking shoes. You can either go swimming in the waterfall pool or trekking around the waterfall because of its jungle-like surrounding.

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Nungnung Waterfall is a tough climb but definitely worth it for its breathtaking view

Nungnung Waterfall

Nungnung Waterfall is another beautiful waterfall located in Bali near Ubud in the Badung Regency which can be reached by using either a scooter or car. It is one of the tallest waterfalls in Bali surrounded by nature, making it a memorable place to visit. The waterfall offers a lot of picture-taking opportunities.

Nungnung Waterfall is not a place for everyone, especially if you don't like challenging yourself. Getting to the waterfall can be challenging because of the 500 plus stairs that must be overcome before reaching the final destination.

Climbing down is quite easier than climbing up when you want to leave. If you are with kids, I recommend visiting another waterfall in Bali because of the stairs. You are allowed to swim in the waterfall pool below, but the force from the above discourages people even though it is not dangerous.

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Peguyangan Waterfall

Peguyangan Waterfall is also known as the Blue Stairway to Heaven can be located in the Batu Kandik Village, Nusa Penida District. Reaching the Peguyangan Waterfall can be difficult since it is located on by cliff next to the sea. You have to climb down a blue wooden and metallic stair to reach it from the parking area.

Visiting the Peguyangan Waterfall is a destination for people with stamina because of the long stairs leading from the parking lot to the waterfall. It is advisable to bring your own food because there is no food stall available. After going through the difficulty of climbing down to reach the waterfall, you get the opportunity to swim and enjoy yourself all day.

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Banyumala Twin Waterfalls is considered the most beautifully unique waterfall in Bali

Banyumala Twin Waterfalls

Banyumala Twin Waterfalls is located in the northern part of Bali near Munduk. The waterfall has a clean water pool at its base, making it a nice environment for you to swim and escape from the stress as a tourist or visitor. As a tourist, it is advisable to arrange for your own transportation because finding transportation in Bali can be difficult.

The best options for you is to rent a motorbike or scooter if you are travelling alone or rent a taxi if you are travelling with others. Climbing down from the car park to the waterfall should not take you more than 20 minutes because it is a simple hike. Visiting the Banyumala Twin Waterfalls is an adventure for you to take.

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Kanto Lampo Waterfall, unique for its water flowing down several steps of rocks

Kanto Lampo Waterfall

Kanto Lampo Waterfall is located in the village of Gianyar in one of the jungles of Ubud. The waterfall is 15 metres in height, within a serene environment for you to visit. The cold environment can be a way for you to refresh the body while you are interacting with nature.

Finding the waterfall should not take you more than 15 minutes of trekking when you have the exact directions. Once you reach the Kanto Lampo Waterfall, there are many things you can do. You can walk around, enjoying your surrounding. You can also swim in the waterfall even though it is somehow risky because of the waterfall pressure.

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Leke Leke Waterfall is one of the hidden gems of Bali for its amazing scenery

Leke Leke Waterfall

Leke Leke Waterfall is a hidden but beautiful waterfall located in the southern part of Bedugul in Bali. Like many waterfalls in Bali, getting to the waterfall by scooter or car is the best option. Leke Leke Waterfall promises to offer visitors with an adventure of a lifetime.

This is one of the few waterfalls in Bali where you cannot swim, but this does not mean you cannot enjoy yourself once you arrive. Even though you cannot swim, other activities are available for you to try. After parking, you can go sightseeing around the waterfall.

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Goa Rang Reng Waterfall is one of the most scenic waterfalls in Bali

Goa Rang Reng Waterfall

Goa Rang Reng Waterfall, one of the big waterfalls in Bali can be located in Banjar Gitgit, Bakbakan village, Gianyar sub-district. Unlike other waterfalls, you can access this waterfall via motorbike. From the parking area, you have to walk a short distance to get to the waterfall.

This destination is full of adventure, and it is a perfect destination for you to relax on holiday. There is a canyon close to the waterfall for you to explore. It is advisable to explore the cave with a local guide to minimize risks. The canyon has about 3 waterfalls for you to explore when you are up for it.

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Tukad Cepung Waterfall is ideal for picture taking and showering from its streams

Tukad Cepung Waterfall

Tukad Cepung Waterfall is one of the waterfalls in Bali growing in popularity as time goes on. It is located in Bangli, hidden between rocks to create a beautiful atmosphere. After parking your vehicle, either motorbike or car because it is the best transport option, you have to walk for about 15 minutes to reach the final destination.

Tukad Cepung Waterfall has a lot of picture-taking sites for you to explore. The waterfall pool is not deep enough for you to swim, but this does not mean you cannot get wet. You can stand below the fall to enjoy the shower from the waterfall for a refreshing experience. Be sure to visit other waterfalls close to the Tukad Cepung Waterfall when you have enough time to spare.

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Banyu Wana Amertha is one of a kind for its combination of multiple waterfalls

Banyu Wana Amertha Wasserfall

Banyu Wana Amertha Wasserfall also known as Bhuana Sari Waterfall, can be located in the northern part of Bali. It is close to the Banyumala Twin Waterfall, so you can visit both when you have enough time. Banyu Wana Amertha Wasserfall is a combination of four waterfalls, with the main waterfall being the most spectacular.

From the parking area, walking to the waterfall after purchasing your ticket is easy and doable for everybody. The best time to visit the Bali waterfall is between February and April, after the rainy season. It is advisable to bring solid and comfortable sandals because rocks can be slippery and sharp.

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Conclusion

Bali is a fantastic island to holiday in. It is filled with endless amounts of natural beauty. If you are looking to spend some time in the rainforests and are looking to cool down in some natural rivers, this list of the best waterfalls in Bali should come in handy to help you find the closest and best waterfall for your needs!

This article was edited by Loredana Elena.

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