How to Visit Leke Leke Waterfall in Bali, Indonesia

by Jackie
A small waterfall with cascades falling into a small pool and surrounded by greenery at Leke Leke Waterfall in Bali, Indonesia

Bali has some of the most beautiful waterfalls to visit. They’re surrounded by luscious jungles and the cascades are breathtaking. 

If you’re a waterfall chaser, then a visit to Leke Leke Waterfall needs to be on your radar. 

Located in the Tabanan Regency in the northern part of Bali, Leke Leke Waterfall (also known as Air Terjun Leke Leke) is a small and gentle waterfall to visit. 

What is great about visiting this waterfall is that it’s one of the quieter ones that we’ve been to. So you could have the waterfall to yourself. 

You can stop by Leke Leke before or after Ulun Danu Beratan Temple or if you’re passing through Ubud on a day trip

In this post, we’re sharing our Leke Leke Waterfall guide on how to visit this place, what to expect, and other helpful details. 

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Do You Need a Tour Guide for Leke Leke Waterfall?

No, Leke Leke Waterfall is one of the easiest waterfalls in Bali to reach by foot

The dirt path from the entrance to the waterfall is flat and not technical. You don’t need to worry about river crossings or anything as extreme as Sekumpul Waterfall

It takes about 15 to 20 minutes to arrive at the waterfall. 

Therefore, older guests and children can do this waterfall walk easily. We went with my mother-in-law and took our time to reach the waterfall. 

Plus, the walking route is an out-and-back, so you won’t get lost. 

Related: Consider visiting Banyumala Twin Waterfall, another easy waterfall to get to in Bali

How to Get to Leke Leke

The easiest way to get there is by riding a motorbike or hiring a private driver to take you.

We always hire a driver for the day as we prefer to not drive a motorbike around the island and worry about navigation. Please send us a note if you’re interested in the driver that we’ve used a few times in Bali. You can contact us here.

Or, you can hire one directly here.  

If you prefer to drive a motorbike, you can rent one from your accommodations or use a motorbike rental company. Click here to reserve a motorbike in advance here. 

Here are the driving times from various areas from Bali to Leke Leke. This will help with your planning and when you should leave:

  • Ubud32 to 35 kilometers / 20 to 22 miles (1 hour 10 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes) 
  • Denpasar – 41 to 44 kilometers / 25.5 to 27 miles (1 hour 35 minutes)
  • Canggu37 kilometers / 23 miles (1 hour 10 minutes)
  • Seminyak42 to 44 kilometers / 26 to 27 miles (1 hour 40 minutes)
  • Nusa Dua – 59 kilometers / 36.6 miles (2 hours)

There is a small parking lot next to the ticketing office for cars and motorbikes. 

When to Visit Lake Leke Waterfall

The waterfall is open from 7:00am to 5:00pm, so you can visit at any time during the opening hours. 

While this waterfall is not as crowded compared to other waterfalls, we suggest visiting early in the morning

As mentioned before, this waterfall is very small, so the early birds will have fewer people photobombing your photos. You’ll have the waterfall to yourself!

Leke Leke Waterfall Entrance Fee

There is a ticket office next to the Leke Leke Waterfall entrance. The cost is 50,000 IDR ($3.35 USD) per person. Cash is only accepted as payment.

A ticket office and entrance to the Leke Leke Waterfall in Bali

Here is the entrance and ticket office for Leke Leke Waterfall

What to Wear

  • Comfortable walking shoes or flip flips
  • T-shirt
  • Shorts or pants
  • Swimsuit – You’ll need to wear this ahead of time as there aren’t any changing areas at the waterfall.

Things to Bring

Our Leke Leke Waterfall Experience

Depending on your speed, it takes about 15 to 20 minutes to reach the waterfall from the entrance

The entrance to the waterfall has a “Leke Leke” sign. It’s a nice welcome sign. 

An older women climbing down the paved stairs of the Leke Leke entrance in Bali, Indonesia

Here is my mother-in-law heading down the stairs of the Leke Leke entrance

The path down to the waterfall is paved and has stone stairs until you pass by a small warung for drinks and snacks. This lasts only for a minute or so. 

Note: Since this walking path is an out-and-back route, you can visit the warung when you return. There are some fun Instagramable photo spots with bird’s nests here. 

Once you pass the warung, it turns into a dirt path. Luckily, the dirt path is super easy to go through. 

A paved stone path that leads to Leke Leke Waterfall A narrow dirt path between green foliage that goes to Bali's Leke Leke Waterfall

After crossing a bridge, you’re almost at the waterfall!  

An older woman holding the bridge railings to cross over a river at Leke Leke Waterfall

When you arrive at Leke Leke Waterfall, you’ll see the small cascade that falls into a small pool of water. The gentle cascade is calming and fits in nicely with the quiet surroundings. 

You could swim or wade in the water but it’s not large. 

The main photo spot is on the rocks next to the pool of water. As you can see, there isn’t much room for multiple groups to take photos. 

Justin Huynh, Life Of Doing, stands on a rock with hands in the air and has the Leke Leke Waterfall behind him Jackie Szeto and Justin Huynh, Life Of Doing, stands on a rock next to the gentle cascades of Leke Leke Waterfall in Bali, Indonesia

We arrived at the waterfall after 3:30pm on a Sunday and there were about 8 to 10 people at the waterfall. 

Even though we waited for our turn to take photos, there were a few people who disregarded the unspoken rule to not interrupt other people’s photos and barged into ours. 

Therefore, we recommend that you visit early!

Anyway, we took some photos for a few minutes and took the same route back to the parking lot to return to our accommodations in Ubud. 

If you wish to hang out around the waterfall, you’re more than welcome to. 

Is Leke Leke Waterfall Worth the Visit?

Yes, if you’re looking for a waterfall that isn’t overly crowded, then Leke Leke Waterfall would be a fantastic option. 

The only caveat is that you must arrive early to have more privacy and encounter fewer crowds. 

But if you’re looking for huge cascades, then you should skip this waterfall. One of our friends who live in Bali said that the waterfall was like a “water faucet” since it was small. There isn’t much room at the base of the waterfall either. 

Final Thoughts

Depending on the amount of time you have in Bali, we recommend that you add one or more waterfalls to your itinerary. We suggest that you spend at least 4 days or up to 2 weeks in Bali

Leke Leke Waterfall would be an awesome choice as it’s easy to get to and has a flat walking path. With the greenery and quietness, it’s a nice place to de-stress and unplug for a portion of your day. 

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