Are you planning a trip to Bali in the near future? If so, you should know that no trip to this exotic island is complete without a visit to one (or all) of their spectacular waterfalls.
Although Bali offers tourists incredible beaches and a myriad of fun and relaxing activities, the waterfalls are definitely the island’s best-kept secret.
Let’s take a look at the best waterfalls in Bali.
– Tukad Cepung Waterfall, Bali
Tukad Cepung Waterfall is a hidden gem that has only been discovered by tourists recently.
If you enjoy spending time in nature, away from the crowds and off the beaten track, then this cascade is your kind of waterfall! It’s a quiet spot and you can easily spend a few hours here, admiring its beauty.
Entrance fee to Tukad Cepung Waterfall is 10,000 IDR. There’s a bit of a steep walk up a flight of stairs to reach the waterfall but the effort is definitely worth it!
– Gitgit Waterfall, Bali
In contrast to Tukad Cepung Waterfall, Gitgit is the most popular and well-known of Bali’s waterfalls and for good reason!
Gitgit Waterfall can easily be described as one of the world’s most beautiful waterfalls with its 35-meter cascade of water in a lush, green and forested backdrop.
Getting to Gitgit Waterfall is not too difficult and makes for a convenient and wonderful stopover if you happen to be traveling to the resort town of Lovina Beach.
The waterfall can be accessed by a short walk and most tourists also enjoy browsing around the cute souvenir shops and the cafe for a bite to eat. You may also want to take a dip in the refreshing pool at the foot of the waterfall and snap some photos for your Instagram feed 😉
Visitors can see Gitgit Waterfall during the hours of 8am to 5pm and there is a small entrance fee of 10,000 IDR for adults and 5,000 IDR for children.
– Nungnung Waterfall, Bali
Located north of Badung Regency, Nungnung Waterfall is one of the prettiest cascades in the area. Getting to Nungnung is very easy, especially if you’re traveling from Denpasar (about half-hour drive away).
As you drive towards the waterfall, get ready for some major eye candy. You’ll be enchanted by vast rice paddies, crystal-clear water streams and lush plantations.
No one will be surprised nor blame you if you want to stop every five minutes to admire the scenery!
Nungnung Waterfall has a very high volume of water and you can hear its thunder from quite a distance. Since it is 900 meters above sea level, the surrounding view is exquisite and you will love the fact that there is plenty of room to swim and paddle in the cool water.
This waterfall can be accessed during the hours of 9am to 4pm and there is an entrance fee of 10,000 IDR per person and 2000 IDR if you need to park the car.
– Sekumpul Waterfall, Bali
Bali waterfalls are known to be incredibly beautiful. Sekumpul Waterfall is one of the most visited waterfalls because of its unique cluster of cascades which look awe-inspiring when viewed from the top.
To reach Sekumpul Waterfall, there is a long and slightly challenging hike and you’ll need to have proper hiking shoes to navigate the slippery rocks and to cross the small streams.
Once you get to the falls, have a picnic and enjoy cooling down in the plunge pool.
The entrance fee to view Sekumpul Waterfall is 20,000 IDR. This will get you to the lookout but if you want to go right up to the falls, it’s an additional 125,000 IDR per person.
– Singsing Waterfall, Bali
Singsing Waterfall is not the biggest or tallest, nor is it the most spectacular waterfall in Bali.
That being said, what it lacks in size, it makes up with an amazing swimming spot and unique lava stone pools. It is hidden within the beautiful, untouched tropical forests in Cempega Village in northern Bali.
The lava stone pools contain soothing mud to bathe in which is said to be highly beneficial for your skin. After your mud bath, have a relaxing swim in the quiet rock pools and then head over to one of the refreshment stalls for a cold drink.
You will need to hike for 20 minutes to reach the lower portion of these falls but you will be glad that you made the effort as you will be rewarded with some mind-blowing views.
During the rainy season (October to April), Singsing Waterfall literally thunders with the vast amount of water but the waterfall slows down to a thin trickle in the dry months.
Either way, no matter what the season, this waterfall is well worth a visit and you can easily spend the entire day here just taking in what it has to offer.
Entrance to Singsing Waterfall is 10,000 IDR and visitors have access to the falls 24 hours a day.
– Blahmantung Waterfall, Bali
Any lover of waterfalls should not miss out on a visit to the stunning Blahmantung Waterfall, a very pretty group of 3 cascades set in the rolling green hills and lush valleys of one of Bali’s most scenic areas.
Blahmantung Waterfall is also known as Pupuan Waterfall and features a jaw-dropping cascade of 100 meters.
If you feel up to it, take a stroll through the tropical forest to the third waterfall where you can also take a look at the neighboring irrigation dam.
Unlike the more popular Bali waterfalls, Blahmantung Waterfall does not get so busy and it is the perfect outing if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the Balinese cities.
This group of waterfalls is accessible with an entrance fee of 20,000 IDR per person.
– Aling Aling Waterfall, Bali
Aling Aling Waterfall boasts many exciting activities for visitors of all ages.
Spend a lazy afternoon lounging in the refreshing rock and plunge pools, splashing down the natural water slide and taking in the scenery while getting gently sprayed behind the cascade. This is also the ideal place for a hike where you can view the waterfall from many different angles.
Visiting Aling Aling Waterfall is restricted to the hours of 8 am to 4 pm and there is also a small entrance fee of 20,000 IDR per person.
– Tegenungan Waterfall, Bali
Tegenungan Waterfall is the most well-known waterfall in Bali. Getting to the falls is quite easy, about 30 minutes away from Ubud and a short hike to the foot of the cascade (there’s quite a few stairs so wear proper shoes!).
This stunning waterfall drops 25-meter down into a plunge pool but swimming is not advised immediately underneath the falls since the current is very strong.
If you’re looking for a quiet waterfall away from the crowd of tourists, I’m sorry to say you’ll be disappointed. Due to it’s popularity, Tegenungan Waterfall gets super busy during the day so it’s a good idea to get there as early as possible.
Tegenungan Waterfall is open from 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM and the entrance fee is 15,000 IDR plus 5,000 IDR for parking.
Do you think another waterfall deserves to be on this list? Let me know in the comments below and I’ll add it to this list!