If there is one thing that should be on your Bali Bucket List it should be chasing waterfalls in Bali. North, South, East and West, waterfalls seem to be hiding everyone on this beautiful island. From small waterfalls hidden in caves, to waterfalls that simply look to be coming straight out of heaven, Bali has them all. Take a break from the hot days and swim in refreshing cold water, and oh, don’t forget to charge your camera because you will want a photo of these places! So keep on reading to find out which of Bali’s Waterfalls should be on your Bali bucket list!
Bali’s 5 Most Beautiful Waterfalls
While there are tons of waterfalls in Bali, it is these 5 that should definitely be on your bucket list. These are the 5 most magical, beautiful and hidden waterfalls you can find in Bali. Each of these waterfalls could be visited on separate day trips, just so you have the most amount of time available at the waterfall to fully enjoy it!
The Sekumpul Waterfall –
Bali’s Most Beautiful Waterfall
The North of Bali is home to some of the most beautiful waterfalls of Bali, with perhaps the most beautiful one being the Sekumpul Waterfall. Visiting the Sekumpul Waterfall requires a bit of effort compared to some of the other waterfalls in Bali that have fairly easy access. It will all start with a 30 minute hike down some steep steps, before having to climb over some small rocks and through small creeks to find yourself at the bottom of Bali’s most beautiful waterfall. But all the effort makes the experience even more rewarding. When you reach the bottom of the Sekumpul Waterfall you will feel the force of the water as a fine mist covers the rocks for tens of meters at the bottom, and the best thing is, the adventure doesn’t end there.
When you think you have seen it all that day, we have a little treat for you, as all your effort is worth not one, but two spectacular waterfall sights. Follow the small trail on the right hand side of the waterfall for a short 5 minutes, and you will be rewarded with again, a spectacular sight. The Fiji Waterfalls are only a short walk away, and perhaps not as high or as impressive as the Sekumpul Waterfall, it still truly is a beautiful sight. You will find a small pool further down at the bottom of the waterfall, perfect to cool down in from all that hiking and sweating! Interested in visiting the Sekumpul Waterfall and the Fiji Waterfall? Be sure to check our full Sekumpul Waterfall Guide out here!
Practical information for visiting the Sekumpul Waterfall and Fiji Waterfall:
- Bring water down to the waterfall, you will be thirsty.
- The Sekumpul Waterfall entry fee is 20K IDR (Oct ’18). And as new regulations have passed recently, it is now also mandatory to hire a guide to visit the Sekumpul Waterfall.
- The Fiji Waterfall entry fee is 15K IDR (Oct ’18)
- The waterfall is located roughly 2,5 hours from Ubud, leave early in the day if you want the waterfall to yourself!
- The hike down to the waterfall is roughly 30 min.
The Banyumala Twin Waterfalls –
Paradise in Northern Bali
Visiting Sekumpul Waterfall in the North of Bali? Perhaps you want to consider staying the night in the North to visit some more of Bali’s hidden treasures in the North. The Banyumala Twin Waterfalls are some of the most underrated waterfalls you can find in Bali and there is a chance that you might even have the waterfall to yourself if you are willing to get up early! The Banyumala Twin Waterfalls are only a short 5 to 10 min walk down, making it one of the easiest waterfalls to reach on this list. Once you arrive down at the waterfall you will be greeted by a beautiful green scenery and a curtain of water flowing down. The water at the bottom of the waterfall is stunning blue and refreshing, so be sure to pack your swim clothes, you can’t resist swimming in a waterfall like this. For more tips, tricks and info be sure to check our Banyumala Twin Waterfalls guide!
Practical information for visiting the Banyumala Twin Waterfalls:
- You might want to bring some water shoes or sandals, the rocks in the water can be sharp.
- There is a changing stall located at the waterfall.
- The waterfall is located roughly 2,5 hours from Ubud, if you leave early enough you might be lucky enough to have the waterfall to yourself.
- The entry fee to the Banyumala Twin Waterfalls is 20K (Oct ’18)
- The hike down to the waterfall is roughly 5 – 10 minutes, but be careful, if the steps are wet it can be slippery.
The Tukad Cepung Waterfall –
Bali’s Most Magical Waterfall
Outside of Ubud you will find Bali’s most magical waterfall, the Tukad Cepung Waterfall. The Tukad Cepung Waterfall is hidden in a cave and will require you to step down steep steps and walk through a small river of water, being careful of falling coconuts, before being rewarded with the most beautiful sight you possibly have ever seen. A fine mist sprays through the cave on the walls and will hit you almost immediately upon coming close to the waterfall. While not the most ideal location for swimming (it tends to get a bit cold) the sun rays shining through the top of the waterfall give the waterfall its magical glow. Intrigued? Read our full guide to the Tukad Cepung Waterfall here!
Practical information for visiting the Tukad Cepung Waterfall:
- You will have to walk through water to reach the actual waterfall itself, the rocks in the flowing water can be quite sharp so bring a pair of shoes that can get wet, or perhaps even some sandals.
- The entry fee to the Tukad Cepung Waterfall was 15K IDR in Oct’ 18.
- Watch out for the falling coconuts.
- Expect to get wet, so bring a set of dry clothes or swim clothes to change into!
- Don’t leave any trash behind at the waterfall, leave only your footprint.
The Tibumana Waterfall –
Bali’s Hidden Gem
With its very close proximity to Ubud, the Tibumana Waterfall is Bali’s hidden gem, and a must on your Ubud itinerary. This waterfall might be the easiest to reach of all waterfalls, with concrete steps leading you all the way to the bottom of the waterfall. A perfect stream of water pours into a blue oasis before turning into a small river, flowing further and further away. This waterfall is becoming more popular by the day, so be sure to visit as soon as possible to discover the waterfall without the crowds there! Relax in the refreshing water and simply enjoy the serenity of the surroundings but be careful not to stand under the waterfall as the force of the waterfall can bring items, such as rocks, from the water above with! Interested in visiting Bali’s hidden gem? Be sure to check out our article filled with tips and tricks and a full guide to visiting the Tibumana Waterfall!
Practical Information for visiting the Tibumana Waterfall:
- The entry fee to the Tibumana Waterfall was 10K IDR in Oct’ 18.
- There are changing stalls and lockers available at the waterfall so be sure to bring a dry set of clothes!
- The hike down to the waterfall is fairly easy, and only takes 10 – 15 min.
- Be careful to not stand or swim under the waterfall itself, as this can bring rocks down or other items, potentially hurting you.
- Respect the environment, only leave footprints and be sure to bring everything you brought down to the waterfall, to also bring it back up.
The Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall –
Bali’s Best Kept Secret
The Banyu Wana Amerthe Waterfall is one of Balis’s best waterfalls, and is definitely Bali’s best kept secret. Hidden in the North of Bali, the waterfall seems to be only visited by a few, and the paths leading down to the multiple waterfalls are still in construction. The most amazing thing about this waterfall is that you don’t get to visit one, not two, but three (and if you are lucky even four) waterfalls all at once. Head down the sandy steps and have your pick, all waterfalls are 5 to 10 minutes apart from each other, meaning that you can simply spend the whole day enjoying and cooling off in the waterfalls here! Each waterfall is unique, and does not even closely resemble the other waterfall. Interested in visiting the Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfalls? Be sure to check out our full Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall guide with everything you need to know!
Practical information about visiting the Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall:
- The pathways down to the waterfall are still being constructed (Oct ’18) so be sure to be careful and not to slip!
- The entry fee to the Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall was 20K in Oct’ 18.
- Show up early, as there are multiple waterfalls here you want to be sure you have enough time to see them all!
- Bring some food and drinks down to the waterfall if you are planning on spending the day here but be respectful of the surroundings and bring everything you took down to the waterfall also back up.
Other Waterfalls in Bali
While these are five of Bali’s best waterfalls, the adventure does not end there as there are many more waterfalls to explore. If these five are not enough for you, and you want to see more, perhaps you would like to check out these other waterfalls. And on top of that, to make it easier for you, we have created a map for you with the five of Bali’s most beautiful waterfalls marked in blue, and all other waterfalls named below in yellow!
Waterfalls in Northern Bali:
- Munduk Waterfall
- Git Git Waterfall
- Aling Aling Waterfall
Waterfalls in Central Bali:
- Nung Nung Waterfall
- Leke Leke Waterfall
Waterfalls near Ubud:
- Kanto Lampo Waterfall
- Tegenungan Waterfall
- Dusun Kuning Waterfall
Chasing Waterfalls in Bali
There you have it the ultimate guide to Bali’s most beautiful waterfalls. From exploring the North to the South of Bali, chasing waterfalls is a must on every adventure lovers Bali itinerary! However, chasing waterfalls in Bali is not the only thing that should be on your bucket list as there are many other beautiful sights that are worth your time and attention. Here are some you might want to add to your own itinerary:
- Hike the Campuhan Ridge Walk in Ubud
- Tegalalang Rice Terraces – A Guide to Ubud’s Most Beautiful Rice Fields
- Sunrise at Pura Ulun Danu Bratan – Bali’s most Beautiful Temple
- The Tirta Empul Temple – Purification Ritual at the Holy Water Temple
And there you go, everything you need to plan your ultimate Bali adventure! Traveling to Bali for the first time? Don’t forget to check out our full guide to Bali for first timers, including 20+ things to know before you go!
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