31 Best Bali Waterfalls: Ultimate Waterfalls in Bali Bucket List


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A stunning waterfall in Bali, Indonesia

Bali is one of the unique places in Indonesia to visit. Every year, this stunning island attracts thousands of visitors. A major reason why Bali is so famous is because it allows individuals to connect with nature.

Even though Bali is quite developed, it still has large amounts of untouched lush rainforest. And within these rainforests, you will find beautiful Bali waterfalls!

In Bali, waterfalls are a perfect alternative to the beaches. Aling-Aling Waterfall is one of the popular waterfalls in Bali and should be included on your Bali bucket list. Below, you will find the ultimate guide to the best Bali waterfalls along with a Bali waterfall map. All the waterfalls on the island are impressive in their own way.

If you are in Indonesia, an organised Bali waterfall tour is one of the best ways to go if you want to see some of the waterfalls mentioned during your trip.

However, if you are a savvy traveller, you can also rent a scooter and drive to most of these waterfalls yourself (do be careful though and only rent one if you have prior experience driving one!).

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Bali Waterfalls Map

Using the map of Bali, you can explore all the waterfalls.

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Aling-Aling Waterfall is one of the best Bali waterfalls in Indonesia

Aling-Aling Waterfall

Aling-Aling Waterfall is arguably one of Indonesia's best waterfalls and a must for any 2 week Bali itinerary. It is also one of the most-visited attractions in the country and is located on Bali's northern end. It is a place of natural beauty with several 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.

There are a few water-related activities available here, like swimming and water sliding. The waterfall is situated in a jungle-like setting; this allows you to explore and enjoy the surrounding nature.

There are many small vendors nearby serving delicious local dishes as well if you are looking for something to eat.

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

Blahmantung Waterfall

Blahmantung Waterfall, also known as Pupuan Waterfall, is a hidden destination located in Pujungan Village. The waterfall is hidden because it is surrounded by many tropical trees, giving a more naturistic and relaxed vibe to the whole location.

You will find a drink and food stall here as well 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 additionally advisable to bring a change of clothes if you want to swim and have fun in the Blahmantung Waterfall.

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

Tegenungan Waterfall

Tegenungan Waterfall, also known as Blangsinga Waterfall depending on which village entrance you come through, is one of the most well-known and most-visited waterfalls in Bali. It is located within a tropical jungle close to Ubud Village in Kemenuh, in the Sukawati subdistrict of Gianyar Regency.

Even though it is a famous location in Bali, it is somewhat hidden from visitors. Either way, it is a must-visit spot to add to your 3 days in Ubud itinerary as it offers a lot of fantastic picture-taking opportunities!

Upon arrival, you will need to pay an admission fee at the ticket booth close to the entrance before you start your journey. You will then begin your walk from Ubud to the waterfall. This is a short walk filled with many small shops and food stalls along the way.

Once you get to the final destination, you can relax and swim beneath the fall. While the waterfall is beautiful at all times in the day, it is highly recommended to 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 Ubud Village in the Bangli region. The waterfall is also hidden from visitors in a beautiful serene environment with a jungle-like surrounding.

The best time for you to visit 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 Bali (it is one of the cheapest Asian countries to travel in after all!).

Once near the fall, you will have to follow a short trail that leads you through the jungle and on to the waterfall. 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 located in Gitgit Village, North Bali. It is considered one of the best North Bali waterfalls to visit and takes about 30-45 minutes to reach when driving from Lovina Beach.

The waterfall, which opened to the public in 1975, reaches a height of 35-metres. The waterfall is found in a beautiful green jungle environment, giving you the feeling of being surrounded by nature.

You will have to hike to the waterfall, but it should not take more than 20 minutes to do so. After walking to Gitgit Waterfall, you can cool off by swimming in the pool below or adventuring closer into the waterfall.

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Krisik Waterfall

Krisik Waterfall is an open waterfall located in Tembuku, Bangli Regency, Bali. To reach the waterfall, you will have to hike through rice fields from which you will get an excellent view of Mount Agung.

Visitors will 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 do not slip or hurt your feet. However, this short hike is relatively easy and is worth it to reach your final destination.

The pools at the base of Krisik Waterfall are not too deep, meaning it is a perfect spot for swimming. The best times to visit the Krisik Waterfall is during the morning or in the evening to avoid the crowds that arrive during the afternoon.

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Sekumpul Waterfall is the tallest waterfall in Indonesia

Sekumpul Waterfall

Sekumpul Waterfall is a beautiful destination to explore in Bali. The waterfall rises to a height of about 80-metres, making it one of the tallest waterfalls on the island. The views you get of the Sekumpul Waterfall from any angle are incredible.

The waterfall has a car park available that can be used after paying a small fee, and there is an additional entrance fee to access the waterfall. Walking from the car park to the waterfall is easy, simply follow a path and take some stairs.

The waterfall itself features clear and clean water, making it great for swimming. Additionally, the waterfall is usually not crowded, giving you a perfect opportunity to relax.

Do be careful as there are many fake admissions stalls on the path to the waterfall, so make sure you are at the official booth 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 Waterfall consists of three beautiful large waterfalls in Bali

Lemukih Waterfall

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

Getting to your destination might be quite tricky, and there is a possibility that you will find yourself at the Sekumpul Waterfall instead of the Lemukih Waterfall! You will have to hike through a small village to your destination and will come across the Sekumpul Waterfall before you reach Lemukih Waterfall.

Lemukih Waterfall is on the right side of the Sekumpul Waterfall and is made up of three waterfalls that cascade into a single pool below. Visitors will get the chance to relax in the river and swimming is allowed in the pools around the falls.

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Air Terjun Fiji Waterfall

This waterfall is a lesser-known fall located just 10 minutes from Sekumpul Waterfall in Lemukih Village. This location offers a breathtaking waterfall and boasts fewer crowds than Sekumpul.

You will also get to enjoy views of the surrounding rainforest and rice fields during your walk to the waterfall and back. There is additionally a small stall selling fresh coconuts - the perfect treat to enjoy as you relax and unwind in the waterfall’s pool surrounded by lush rainforest.

This fall is best visited during the dry season, which is usually April to September/October, as the water can turn muddy during the rainy months.

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Les Waterfall boasting its 30 meter height and its clear freshwater

Les Waterfall

Les Waterfall (Yeh Mempeh Waterfall) is a must-see on the famous island of Bali. It is located in Tejakula, Buleleng Regency. In Balinese, "Yeh Mempeh Waterfall" means a waterfall that flies.

Les Waterfall is one of the largest waterfalls in Bali measuring up to 30-metres high. It is a destination that is actually hidden from many tourists, but it is worth seeking out if you can. From the car park, you have to walk for about 15 minutes through the jungle to reach the fall, but the walk is effortless.

On arrival, you can enjoy swimming in the pools beneath the fall and will want to take lots of pictures of this breathtaking "flying" waterfall. You can also ask for a guide if you want to explore more of the jungle around the waterfall.

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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 found at other attractions in the area.

Pengempu Waterfall has a height of about 20-metres and is surrounded by beautiful forest. No entrance fee is required, but there is a donation box available for you to donate something for the maintenance of the waterfall. Once ready to go, the fall is just a short walk from the car park and donation area.

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

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Melanting Waterfall is a very accessible waterfall located near Munduk village

Melanting Waterfall

In Munduk Village, there are three main waterfalls, namely Melanting Waterfall, Golden Valley Waterfall, and Munduk Waterfall. Melanting Waterfall is a majestic waterfall located in Munduk Village, Banjar District.

Once in the Munduk Village, you can access the Melanting Waterfall by taking the 500 stairs leading to the waterfall. Melanting Waterfall is one of the mighty waterfalls in the country. The waterfall is 15-metres high with a pool at the base for swimming and relaxation.

The best time to visit the Melanting Waterfall is between June and August when it is not rainy or too hot. Along with swimming, you can sit around the falls, watching the beautiful flow of water.

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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. It is one of the three main waterfalls in the area that attract 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 they are very close to each other.

Walking to this waterfall can be slippery, so it is recommended to wear sports or trekking shoes. Once at the fall, you can go swimming in the waterfall pool and trek around the waterfall through 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 north of Ubud in the Badung Regency. It is one of the tallest waterfalls in Bali and is surrounded by nature, making it a special place to visit. This waterfall definitely offers a lot of picture-taking opportunities!

Nungnung Waterfall is not a place for everyone, especially if you do not like challenging yourself. Getting to the waterfall can be difficult because of the 500 plus stairs that must be overcome before reaching the final destination. However, the real difficulty comes when climbing back-up when you want to leave.

If you are with kids, I recommend visiting another waterfall in Bali because of the potential difficulty of climbing the stairs.

If you do decide to tackle the climb, once at the breathtaking waterfall, you are allowed to swim in the pool below or can just relax and take in the view.

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Peguyangan Waterfall

Peguyangan Waterfall, also known as the Blue Stairway to Heaven, can be found in Batu Kandik Village, Nusa Penida District.

Reaching the Peguyangan Waterfall can be tricky since it is located on a cliff next to the sea. You will have to climb down quite a few stairs to reach it from the parking area.

After going through the difficulty of climbing down to reach the waterfall, you will be rewarded with fantastic views. You will get the opportunity to swim in the pools below as well, and of course, take lots of pictures to prove you made it to the waterfall!

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This waterfall is located in Singaraja in the North of Bali. It is a relatively well-known cliff jumping spot and features cascading falls above deep clear pools.

Along with being able to cliff jump from various heights and swim in the pools, there is a natural waterfall slide to enjoy. There are also small trails to follow around the falls and into the surrounding jungle.

It’s a must-visit while in Bali with lots of great photo opportunities!

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Manuaba Waterfall

Manuaba is another must-visit Bali fall located in the Tegalalang district of Gianyar Regency.

You can reach the falls via a short walk through forest and rice fields. This waterfall is not one of the most popular in Bali (yet!), so you will likely be able to view it in private. You can additionally wander around the surrounding rice fields before or after you visit the fall.

It is a great waterfall to visit during a trip to the nearby Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple and Tegalalang Rice Terrace. There is an entrance fee to the waterfall of 10,000 IDR.

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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 other waterfalls in Bali, getting to the waterfall by scooter or car is the best option.

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 which include going sightseeing around the waterfall.

This area features many areas to explore and great photo-op locations; Leke Leke Waterfall promises to offer visitors with an adventure of a lifetime!

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Kuning Waterfall

Kuning Waterfall is another incredible fall located in the Bangli area of Bali. This waterfall is a little off the beaten track and is not a super popular tourist spot meaning you are likely to have the waterfall all to yourself.

The walk to the fall can be a little difficult with some steep steps and slippery surfaces. However, once there, you will be able to enjoy the stunning fall and bathe in the surrounding pools in calm solitude.

The waterfall is also surrounded by tranquil and lush forest that you will be able to enjoy on the walk to the fall. There is an entrance fee, but it is worth it to be able to experience this waterfall and its peaceful atmosphere.

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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 can be located in Banjar Gitgit, Bakbakan Village, Gianyar sub-district.

Unlike other waterfalls, you can access this waterfall via motorbike. Then from the parking area, you have to walk just a short distance to get to the waterfall.

This destination is full of adventure and is a perfect destination for you to relax. There is a canyon close to the waterfall for you to explore as well.

It is advisable to discover the Rang Reng Cave with a local guide to minimise risks. This canyon has about three waterfalls in total for you to explore if you are up for it.

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Taman Sari Waterfall and Natural Pool

Taman Sari Waterfall and Natural Pool is found in the Gianyar Regency of Bali and is about 30 minutes from Ubud.

This location features a stunning waterfall and two sparkling turquoise pools for swimming. It is the perfect place to relax and take some great pictures!

Taman Sari is a less busy but a beautiful Bali fall. It is also highly family-friendly. Access to the waterfall and pool is easy with it being just a short walk from the car park area.

The entry fee is 15,000 IDR which is used to maintain the waterfall, pool, and surrounding area.

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Candikuning Waterfall

Candikuning Waterfall is a beautiful fall located in Sukasuda in northern Bali. It is a slightly lesser-known (but still incredible) hidden waterfall in Bali that’s well worth a visit.

The fall is surrounded by stunning lush green bamboo forest which you will need to trek through to reach it. Once at the fall, you will be able to take in its beauty and bathe in the clear water.

You will want to put aside about three hours to hike to and from Candikuning Waterfall, which includes about an hour that will be spent in the fall.

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Tukad Cepung Waterfall is ideal for picture taking and bathing in its streams

Tukad Cepung Waterfall

Tukad Cepung Waterfall is one of the top waterfalls in Bali that is growing in popularity. It is located in Bangli, hidden between rocks, which creates a beautiful, magical atmosphere.

After parking your vehicle, you will 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 in to cool off. You can also stand below the fall to enjoy a refreshing natural shower from the cascading waterfall.

Additionally, be sure to visit other waterfalls close to the Tukad Cepung Waterfall if you have enough time to spare.

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

Kanto Lampo Waterfall

Kanto Lampo Waterfall can be located in the village of Gianyar in one of the jungles of Ubud. The waterfall is 15-metres in height and is situated in a serene environment. Kanto Lampo is considered one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Ubud.

Finding the waterfall should not take you more than 15 minutes of trekking. Once you reach the Kanto Lampo Waterfall, there are many things to do.

You can walk around, enjoying your surroundings or go for a swim in the waterfall. If swimming, do be careful as it can be somewhat risky due to the waterfall pressure. If you are not a strong swimmer, it is recommended to skip swimming here.

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Sambangan Waterfall

Located in the northern port town of Singaraja, Sambangan Waterfall is a stunning fall known for its clear rock pools and cliff jumps.

A guide will take you through the surrounding forest to the beautiful waterfall. Once here, you can swim or jump into the pools below. The surrounding cliffs offer a range of jumps between two and 15-metres above the water. Great for both novice cliff jumpers and adrenaline junkies looking for a higher jump.

There is also a natural waterfall slide here! A super fun feature that is not to be missed.

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Juwuk Manis Waterfall

Juwuk Manis Waterfall is found in the Pekutatan region of Bali. It is a tranquil and quiet waterfall with few visitors despite its beauty. Not only is this waterfall low trafficked, but the entrance is free too!

To access the waterfall, you will need to walk a short route through various plantations and then take steps down to the fall. There are quite a few steps, but they are easy to climb down and back up.

At the bottom, you can take in the views and swim in the clear pools surrounding the waterfall. There is also a changing room and public bathroom located just off from the falls, making it easy to change for a quick dip.

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Banyumala Twin Waterfalls is a beautiful and unique waterfall in Bali

Banyumala Twin Waterfalls

The Banyumala Twin Waterfalls are located in northern Bali, about 25-30 minutes away from Munduk. The waterfalls have clean water pools at their base, making it a pleasant environment for swimming.

To get to the falls, it is recommended that you rent a motorbike, scooter or taxi. Once in Munduk, climbing down from the car park area to the waterfall should not take you more than 20 minutes. It is a relatively simple hike but can be a bit challenging when climbing back up from the falls.

At the bottom, you will be able to take in the scenery and go for a swim in the clear and refreshing water. Visiting the Banyumala Twin Waterfalls is a fun adventure that is well worth completing.

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

Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall

Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall, also known as Bhuana Sari Waterfall, is located in the northern part of Bali. It is close to Banyumala Twin Waterfall, so you can visit both in the same trip.

Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall is a combination of four waterfalls, with the main waterfall being the most spectacular.

From the parking area, walking to the waterfall is easy and doable for all activity levels. It is advisable to bring solid and comfortable sandals though because rocks can be slippery and sharp.

Once at the falls, you will be able to relax, swim, and appreciate the jungle around you. You may even spot some monkeys or other wildlife!

The best time to see this Bali waterfall is between February and April, after the rainy season.

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The hidden Goa Giri Campuhan Waterfall in Bali

Goa Giri Campuhan Waterfall (GGC Waterfall)

Goa Giri Campuhan Waterfall is located in Tembuku. This is the perfect waterfall to visit if you want to enjoy gorgeous scenery and fewer crowds than are found at other falls.

To get to the waterfall, you will need to hike about 500-metres through scenic rice fields surrounded by mountains and forest.

At the fall, you can cool off in the water and appreciate this lesser-known but stunning Bali waterfall.

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Singsing Waterfall

Singsing is a hidden waterfall in Bali, located in Temukus which is very accessible for those staying in Singaraja or Lovina Beach.

To reach the waterfall, you will have to trek for 20 minutes through a village and some rainforest. There is a small entrance fee, and you will find locals who are happy to guide you to the waterfall, but they will often expect a tip in return.

The waterfall is not one of the tallest in Bali but still offers a peaceful retreat from other more bustling tourist attractions. Due to its smaller size, it is recommended to visit during the wet season to ensure the waterfall is flowing into the pools below.

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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 the 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. There is of course also a pool at the base of the waterfall where you can swim.

The stunning Kroya Waterfall additionally offers an excellent background for pictures or videos.

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Conclusion

Bali is a fantastic island to holiday on and 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 31 best waterfalls in Bali should come in handy to help you find the best waterfalls for your needs!

This article was edited by Loredana Elena.

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