Let’s chasing waterfalls in Bali! It’s one of our favorite activities to do on this island. There is something special with Bali’s waterfalls with the relaxing sounds of the rushing water coming down from a mountain and quietness in the area.
Bali has some of the most remarkable waterfalls to choose from. We know it’s difficult to decide which one to visit since you only have so many days on the island. All of them are beautiful and have their unique charms.
With the help of our favorite travel bloggers (also known as the waterfall chasers), here is a list of the best waterfalls in Bali that you must visit and see for yourself. Many of these waterfalls are bucket list worthy! We also included helpful information on how to get there, the admission cost for the waterfalls, and what to bring to your Bali waterfall trip. While we saw a waterfall on Nusa Penida, an island south of Bali, this post specifically focuses on Bali mainland.
Let’s check out these incredible waterfalls for your Bali itinerary or for your next return trip to this beautiful island. While you’re thinking about Bali, read our handy travel tips on what to know before traveling to Bali.
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Map of the Bali Waterfall Locations
13 Best Waterfalls in Bali
1. Aling Aling Waterfall
Recommended by Patrick from German Backpacker
The Aling Aling is one of the lesser-known waterfalls in Bali, which makes it a nice and less crowded place to visit. If you’re driving north through Bali and past the lake area towards Lovina beach on the main road, you’ll need to turn left at some point and drive through some local villages until you reach the waterfall. There are several waterfalls around this area, so you can combine your trip with other falls.
Aling Aling is especially known for the cliff jumping that you can do. The area has several cliffs and pools and it’s a lot of fun to jump down into the water.
You need to park your scooter in a local village and hike down to the waterfall for a while (this is quite exhausting in the heat). Some local guys will ask for small money/tip to give you instructions on where and how to jump. Otherwise, there isn’t an admission fee to the waterfall.
While Aling Aling isn’t as impressive to look at compared to other falls in the area, the cliff jumping makes it a fun and unique experience. Read more on how to visit Bali.
Address: Jalan Raya Desa Sambangan, Sambangan, Sukasada, Sambangan, Sukasada, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali 81161, Indonesia
2. Banyumala Twin Waterfall
Recommended by Cat from Walk My World
There are so many incredible waterfalls in Bali but for us Banyumala stood out. Close to the town of Munduk in Northern Bali, it sees far fewer visitors than some of the waterfalls closer to Ubud. Despite visiting in the middle of the day for the most part we had the whole waterfall to ourselves.
It’s a stunning two drop falls with an amazing pool you can swim in at the base. The setting, in lush jungle, makes it feel really wild. At only 30,000 IDR ($2.10 USD) it’s one of the best value attractions on the whole island! The access road is a potholed mess but it’s definitely worth every last bump.
Address: Wanagiri, Sukasada, Wanagiri, Sukasada, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali 81161, Indonesia
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3. Cemara Waterfall
Recommended by Natasha from A Global Stroll
Cemara is a hidden gem in Sambangan, Bali. This popular Northern Bali village contains 7 different waterfalls! Cemara is one of the larger ones, reaching almost 80+ feet.
Passing the famous Aling Aling waterfall, once we arrived on scooter, we paid 2,000 IDR ($.14 USD) to the parking attendant. We continued our ride up through the jungle. This hike is not very well-maintained, so it does take some time to find. When you arrive at the water supply area, you found the right spot!
Trek through the water supply, and along the way you’ll find some signs that point to the waterfalls. You’ll pass 2 smaller waterfalls (Canging and Dedari) and a bamboo bridge on the way to Cemara. You may also have to pay a small admission fee, but the attendant wasn’t present during our trek. After about 45 minutes uphill, you’ll most likely have Cemara all to yourself!
Address: Sambangan, Sukasada, Buleleng Regency, Bali 81161, Indonesia
4. Gitgit Waterfall
Recommended by Nafisa from My Own Way To Travel
Gitgit is one of my favorite waterfalls in Bali. This beautiful and picturesque waterfall is about 35 meters (115 feet) long and located in North Bali. Gitgit waterfall is a bit far away and the best one to explore for any travelers. You’ll love the fantastic greeneries and the rural feel surrounding this waterfall. It’s not touristy yet like Tegenungan waterfall, which became more popular as located in Ubud.
You have to face a short trek to reach the main point of Gitgit waterfall. On the way, you’ll find many small local shops selling Balinese handicrafts, paintings, and souvenirs. The admission cost per person is 20,000 IDR ($1.40 USD), and the parking space is available but you might have to pay extra.
Address: Jl. Raya Bedugul – Singaraja, Gitgit, Sukasada, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali 81161, Indonesia
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5. Melanting Waterfall
Recommended by Jon from Jon Is Travelling
Munduk, a small village set on a ridge with stunning views over hills and volcanoes, is home to several waterfalls connected by a series of paths. My favorite waterfall in the area is Melanting Falls, which sits at the bottom of a steep set of steps. The crowds are thinner due to it being slightly harder to access than the others and the waterfall, surrounded by lush jungle, is pretty spectacular.
You’ll have to pay a small fee (around 10,000 IDR / $.70 USD) for each waterfall on the hike and it takes a few hours / half a day to complete. Munduk is fairly off the beaten path (for Bali) so it’s a great place to visit if you want to avoid the crowds of places like Ubud and Kuta.
Address: Jl. Air Terjun Melanting, Gobleg, Banjar, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali 81152, Indonesia
6. Sekumpul Waterfall
Recommended by Jackie and Justin from Life Of Doing
You’ll love visiting Sekumpul Waterfall, located 2 hours away from Ubud in North Bali. As a top adventure in Indonesia, it’s not crowded with visitors and is perfect to spend a few hours in the quietness and the luscious greenery.
If you’re seeking an adventure during your waterfall experience, then, this place is for you! To get to the waterfall, you have to hike down a steep track from the parking lot to the bottom of the mountain and then cross over a stream of water to the base of Sekumpul.
Don’t worry. There are plenty of photo opportunities along the way down. It’s worth the journey to see how grand this waterfall is! You can also swim in the waterfall and climb on the rocks for a higher view of the falls. If you have extra time, consider stopping by the neighboring Fiji waterfalls (for an additional entrance fee).
Entrance fee to Sekumpul is 20,000 IDR ($1.40 USD) per person plus a nominal fee for car parking. It’s a budget-friendly attraction to visit in Bali.
Address: Sekumpul, Sawan, Lemukih, Sawan, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali 81171, Indonesia
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7. Tegenungan Waterfall
Recommended by Alex from Swedish Nomad
Tegenungan Waterfall is one of the most popular ones due to the proximity to Ubud. It’s a 25-30 minutes drive from the city center and it’s quite a spectacular place. I like this waterfall because it’s easy to get to and there are no tourists in the early morning. The water flow is massive and you can hear it from a distance. If you venture up on the rocks and cliffs you can also get another view of the waterfall.
To get here, rent a scooter or go by taxi. However, it’s best to rent your own scooter since there are other waterfalls and beautiful places that you can drive to afterward. The admission cost is 15,000 IDR ($1.10 USD).
Address: Jalan Ir. Sutami, Kemenuh, Sukawati, Kemenuh, Sukawati, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80581, Indonesia
8. Tukad Cepung Waterfall
Recommended by Sam and Natalia from Something of Freedom
Tukad Cepung is one of the most beautiful waterfalls we saw in Bali. Located inside a cave, the waterfall rushes as seemingly magical light rays shine through a gap above. The way the rays of sunshine light up Tukad Cepung add that something special, making it a place you won’t forget in a hurry. Since being featured on a number of high profile travel Instagram accounts, the waterfall has seen a large increase in visitors as more people strive to get that perfect photo!
Tukad Cepung is around an hour away from Ubud by scooter or taxi. The entrance fee is 10,000 IDR ($.70 USD) per person, which is well worth it for such a picturesque spot. Be prepared to get your feet wet on the way as you have to walk through a shallow river to get there! Learn more about what to do in Ubud.
Address: Jl. Tembuku, Dusun Penida Kelod, Tembuku, Kabupaten Bangli, Bali 80671, Indonesia
9. Tibumana Waterfall
Recommended by Jacqueline from The Travel Deck
Surprisingly, Tibumana Waterfall is one of Bali’s less popular falls. But by no means is it less stunning. We decided to check out this fall while in Ubud. Tibumana is a 30-minute ride so can easily be combined with other activities around Ubud.
After riding along the jungle and passing gorgeous rice fields, we reached a ticket booth and paid the 15,000 IDR ($1.10 USD) ticket fee. From the parking area, it’s a 10-minute walk through pretty leafy flowers and over a bridge until reaching the waterfall.
Tibumana is a single curtain of water dropping out of the jungle and into a huge pool. The pool is like a sunken hole in the earth with jungle wrapping around on higher grounds. This was our favorite waterfall in Bali as you can swim right up to the fall in such a stunning setting.
Address: Jl. Desa Apuan, Apuan, Susut, Kabupaten Bangli, Bali 80661, Indonesia
10. Red Coral Waterfall
Recommended by Lee from The Travel Scribes
It’s one of the crowning jewels in the Munduk Waterfall circuit and for good reason. Red Coral, also known as Munduk Waterfall, is a breathtaking single stream waterfall in the heart of gorgeous hillside town, Munduk in central Bali.
Usually visited between Golden Valley and Labuhan Kebo waterfalls, this shaded waterfall is a great place to spend an hour or so, taking in the power of the falls. That said, while you can get a cracking picture from the pool at the bottom of the waterfall, there aren’t any swimming areas to cool off after your hike down.
Speaking of the hike, the walk down to Red Coral is relatively easy, especially compared to some of the other falls in the Munduk area. Think a gentle downhill with very few stairs; unlike most other waterfalls in Bali. It does have a slightly dodgy bamboo bridge right at the end, but most people with basic balancing skills won’t find it too difficult to manage.
The entrance fee is 20,000 IDR ($1.40 USD).
Address: Banyuatis, Banjar, Buleleng Regency, Bali 81152, Indonesia
11. Dusun Kuning Waterfall
Recommended by Breanna from Chalkie and The Chippy
Dusun Kuning Waterfall is one of the less-frequented waterfalls in Bali, but one of the most beautiful. The waterfall is located only 45-minutes out of Ubud and is accessible by scooter or private driver. Dusun Kuning can be incorporated into a day trip with other waterfalls in the area, such as Kanto Lampo, Dedari, Tibumana or Tukad Cepung.
Once you arrive at the parking lot, you’ll need to pay 15,000 IDR ($1.10 USD) per person to enter, before walking 200m (657 feet) down the road to the pathway. From there, it’s a 15-minute steep walk down to the falls. Despite the many steps, the walk is breathtakingly beautiful and includes some flat stretches and smaller waterfalls along the way.
Dusun Kuning Waterfall is tall and thin with a small swimming hole beneath, which is a perfect way to cool off! There are also many small rock pools below to lie in. This place is one of Bali’s hidden treasures and a must-visit destination on anyone’s vacation.
Address: Taman Bali, Bangli Sub-District, Bangli Regency, Bali 80752, Indonesia
12. Nungnung Waterfall
Recommended by Sean from LivingoutLau
The Nungnung waterfall is an off-the-beaten path attraction in Bali. Located 75 minutes from the touristy city of Ubud, it’s easy to take a day trip to Nungnung Waterfall.
The only downside of the waterfall is its accessibility. Tours are rare because many travelers are unaware of this hidden gem. As a result, you usually only have two options to get there – 1) hiring a taxi/driver, or 2) driving your motorbike. And exactly for the same reason, chances are you will have the 50 meters (164 feet) high waterfall on your own.
Once you arrive at the Nungnung Waterfall, you will have to pay 10,000 IDR ($.70 USD) to enter.
The path to the waterfall entails over 500 big steps. Therefore, it’s not recommended for elders or those with mobility issues to visit. For those that complete the trek down, you’ll come face to face with one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Bali. Check out this Nungnung waterfall guide before going here.
Address: Belok/Sidan, Petang, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia
13. Aan Lost Gorge and Secret Waterfall
Recommended by Bianca from The Altruistic Traveller
Aan Gorge and Waterfall, nicknamed Aan ‘Secret’ Waterfall, has only recently become accessible to visitors in early 2019. What was once a dumping ground for village waste is now an accessible lush canyon covered in green moss with water flowing almost year-round. Treks to the waterfall and surrounds are guided which combines nature with Balinese culture.
The story behind the waterfall is rather remarkable. Local Balinese man, Dira, facilitated a large community cleanup to remove the waste that was inside the gorge. Waste such as old mattresses, discarded plastic, and old tires were some of the items removed. Dira saw an opportunity to open up this natural wonder to guests and so he brought in benches, signs, and began running Airbnb experience tours to the waterfall. The cost of the tour starts at $41 USD per person. The tours also helped boost community-based tourism in the region, increasing business at local warungs and fruit stands.
The waterfall can be reached within an hour from Ubud and less than two hours from Denpasar. The journey into the heart of the waterfall takes about 15 minutes and can be made by foot. The pleasant walk takes you past rice fields and through the surreal cliff gorges, passing small streams along the way.
Dira aims to protect this sacred waterfall for many years to come. All visitors need to approach the falls with a ‘leave no trace’ mentality and admire the beauty of this special place.
Address: Aan, Banjarangkan, Klungkung Regency, Bali 80716, Indonesia
Recommended Things to Bring
Here are some items to bring to your Bali waterfall adventures:
- Swimsuit (It’s recommended to wear your swimsuit in advance as there aren’t any changing rooms)
- Water shoes (These may be helpful for certain waterfalls, such as Sekumpul. Here are recommended Men/Women shoes)
- Sandals or flip flops (Here are our favorite sandals for Men/Women)
- Microfiber towel
- Camera or Go Pro
- Reusable water bottle
- Dry bag to keep your stuff dry
- Extra money for drinks or snacks
- Extra clothes to change into
We hope you enjoyed seeing the best waterfalls in Bali has to offer. If you have at least two weeks in Bali, you can check out at least one waterfall a day! Thanks again to our travel bloggers for sharing their recommendations!
If you need more ideas on things to do in Bali, read more below:
- Hike Mount Batur at sunrise
- Go canyoning at Hidden Canyon
- Visit Nusa Islands and spend 2 days on Nusa Penida
What is your favorite waterfall in Ball? Which of these top waterfalls in Bali do you want to visit? Let us know in the comments below.
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