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!
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Bali’s Most Beautiful Waterfalls
While there are tons of waterfalls in Bali, it is these that should definitely be on your bucket list. These are the 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
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
- Entry fee: The Sekumpul Waterfall entry fee was 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 which has significantly increased the entry fees.
- Distance: The waterfall is located roughly 2 hours from Ubud, leave early in the day if you want the waterfall to yourself!
- The hike down: The hike down to the waterfall is roughly 30 min.
- Don’t forget: Bring water down to the waterfall, you will be thirsty.
The Banyumala Twin Waterfalls
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
- Entry fee: The entry fee to the Banyumala Twin Waterfalls is 20K (Oct ’18).
- Distance: The Banyumala Twin Waterfalls is located roughly 30 min from Bedugul.
- The hike down: The hike down to the waterfall is roughly 5 – 10 minutes, but be careful, if the steps are wet it can be slippery.
- Don’t forget: You might want to bring some water shoes or sandals, the rocks in the water can be sharp.
The Leke Leke Waterfall
The Leke Leke Waterfall is one of those places that took us completely by surprise. While we had seen photos online nothing compared to the beauty of this waterfall in real life. A walk taking you up and down a jungle path until you reach a single, but powerful, stream of water crashing into the little pool below. The Leke Leke Waterfall quickly became one of our favourite waterfalls in Bali, especially since we had this waterfall all to ourselves for a good hour before anyone else showed up. While this waterfall might be a bit further away then some of the other waterfalls on this list, we considered it well worth the effort. You can read a complete guide to the Leke Leke Waterfall here where we share all our tips, tricks and things to know before going to the Leke Leke Waterfall!
Practical information about visiting the Leke Leke Waterfall
- Entry fee: the entry fee to the Leke Leke Waterfall was IDR 50,000 in January ’20.
- Distance: The Leke Leke Waterfall is located roughly one hour from both Ubud and Canggu.
- The hike down: It will take you roughly 20 to 30 min to hike down to the base of the waterfall.
- Don’t forget: With the growing popularity of the Leke Leke Waterfall it is best to show up early to avoid the crowds and get these views all to yourself!
The Tukad Cepung 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
- Entry fee: The entry fee to the Tukad Cepung Waterfall was 15K IDR in Oct’ 18.
- Distance: The Tukad Cepung Waterfall is located roughly 1 hour from Ubud.
- The hike down: The hike down to the waterfall will take you roughly 15 to 20 minutes.
- Don’t forget: 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 Tibumana Waterfall
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
- Entry fee:The entry fee to the Tibumana Waterfall was IDR 15,000 in January 2020.
- Distance: The Tibumana Waterfall is located roughly 30 minutes from Ubud.
- The hike down: The hike down to the waterfall is fairly easy, and only takes 10 – 15 min.
- Don’t forget: There are changing stalls and lockers available at the waterfall so be sure to bring a dry set of clothes!
The Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall
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
- Entry fee: The entry fee to the Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall was 20K in Oct’ 18.
- Distance: The Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall is located roughly 20 minutes away from Bedugul.
- The hike down: It will take you roughly 10 to 20 minutes to reach one of the first waterfalls.
- Don’t forget: The pathways down to the waterfall are still being constructed (Oct ’18) so be sure to be careful and not to slip!
The Dusun Kuning Waterfall
With most of these waterfalls it was the destination, the waterfall itself, that made us fall in love with a place, but for the Dusun Kuning Waterfall it was actually the hike down the waterfall that took our breath away. While the hike down was extremely slippery, and for that reason perhaps a bit long, once we reached the metal stairs we were awarded with a beautiful valley of green with teeny tiny waterfalls streaming along the steep walls of the valley. While walking along the pathway we hopped over multiple little streams until we reached the refreshing Dusun Kuning Waterfall, a warm (or well perhaps not so warm) welcome after the hike down. The Dusun Kuning Waterfall is one of the more lesser known waterfalls, and you might even be lucky enough to get this waterfall completely to yourself. Read our full guide to the Dusung Kuning Waterfall here with our tips on how to get there, things to know before you go and more!
Practical information about visiting the Dusun Kuning Waterfall
- Entry fee: the entry fee to the Dusun Kuning Waterfall was IDR 20,000 in January ’20.
- Distance: The Dusun Kuning Waterfall is located roughly 1 hour from Ubud.
- The hike down: It will take you roughly 30 min to hike down to the base of the waterfall.
- Don’t forget: The steps down the waterfall are extremely slippery, so be careful!
The Pengempu Waterfall
We accidentally stumbled across this waterfall when doing some research on Bali online, and couldn’t be happier we did. This waterfall is rather small, especially compared to some of the above mentioned waterfalls on this list, but it is a beautiful and calm oasis only a short ride away from Ubud. While some of the waterfalls are becoming quite trendy and popular, there will be occasions where you will find yourself standing inline to take a photo of the waterfall, unless you visit extremely early. The Pengempu Waterfall, however, seems to be a place that isn’t quite on everyone’s radar yet, a perfect spot where you might have the luck to just enjoy Bali’s jungle all by yourself. As there was little info on this waterfall available online be sure to check out our complete Pengempu Waterfall guide so you know a bit what to expect before heading out there!
Practical information about visiting the Pengempu Waterfall
- Entry fee: the entry fee to the Pengempu Waterfall in January ’20 was donation based, we would advice to leave IDR 10,000 in the donation box.
- Distance: The Pengempu Waterfall is located roughly half an hour from Ubud.
- The hike down: It will take you roughly 10 min to hike down to the base of the waterfall.
- Don’t forget: Be sure to bring some mosquito spray, the jungle here just seemed to be full of them!
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 Bali’s most beautiful waterfalls marked in yellow, and all other waterfalls named below in grey!
Waterfalls in Northern Bali:
- Munduk Waterfall
- Git Git Waterfall
- Aling Aling Waterfall
Waterfalls in Central Bali:
- Nung Nung Waterfall
Waterfalls near Ubud:
- Kanto Lampo Waterfall
- Tegenungan Waterfall
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! Before you go, be sure to check out some of our practical travel guides that will help you prepare for your trip to Bali:
- Bali travel budget – How to travel Bali on 20$ a day
- Bali visa extension – A complete guide
- Bali for first timers: 21 Things to know before you go
- Bali Temple Guide: The 7 Most Beautiful Temples in Bali
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I’m going back to Bali next week! And I’m planning on exploring waterfalls around the island – i’ll have to come back to your post! Thanks for putting together such an informative post!