If walking through dense jungle, ducking under lush green canopies, clambering over rocks, and getting splashed by a lot of water is your idea of fun, then hunting for Bali’s hidden waterfalls absolutely should be on your Bali bucket list. Luckily for adventurous souls like you, Bali is home to hidden treasure waterfalls that many of which are off the beaten track and unbeknownst to the tourist crowds.
Here we have you covered with 17 most impressive waterfalls you should spend your time visiting in Bali!
1. Sekumpul Waterfall, Singaraja
Located in the Sekumpul village, Sekumpul Waterfall is touted as the most beautiful waterfall in Bali. It requires a little bit of effort to see it up close as there are dirt roads, lots of slippery steps, and the crossing of a river. This waterfall might be suitable for dedicated adventurers only as it is a tough trek. However, it is totally worth a visit.
You can hire a local guide to help you get stunning views up close. However, it’s best to admire Sekumpul Waterfall from a distance so that you can see it in all its glory. As the name suggests, Sekumpul (a bunch), Sekumpul Waterfall is actually made up of seven different falls. All reaching different high rise heights into the treetops, and each spilling varying amounts of water.
2. Yeh Mampeh Waterfall, Singaraja
Yeh Mampeh Waterfall is one of Bali’s tallest waterfalls which is located at the village of Les. Aptly named, Yeh Mampeh means ‘flying water’ in Balinese, and it is virtually untouched.
Hike down the falls, explore the nearby caves, swim in the clean fresh water, or just soak up the splendid landscape of the green hills whilst enjoying the cool, unpolluted air. Escape the hustle and bustle, and relax in this beautiful natural setting.
3. GitGit Waterfall, Singaraja
GitGit Waterfall is one of the most famous tourist spots in Bali thanks to its accessibility. It is easy to find as it can be reached by road. There are also refreshment stops and even countless arts and crafts shops lining the pathway.
The waterfall is about thirty-five meters high, surrounded by lush greenery. And if you’re really lucky, you might even spot wild monkeys hanging out in the trees and drinking from the falls. Oh, and for those who believe in old wives’ tales – local legend has it that couples who bathe together under the waterfall will separate soon after their visit… you have been warned!
4. Carat Waterfalls, Singaraja
Carat Waterfalls, located close to the unspoiled village of Tamblang, consists of two waterfalls. To get there, you have to be ready for a bit of a tricky trek as the approximately 800 meters long path includes a wobbly bamboo bridge and some steep cliffs to scale. It is recommended to leave the kids at home for this one.
Here, the two waterfalls await, a smaller and a larger one, plus a small pool at the bottom which is perfect for swimming. Legend says that the Carat Waterfalls are haunted, and bad luck will be brought upon any visitor who says negative things about the falls. Make sure you only think about happy thoughts here!
5. Blahmantung Waterfall, Tabanan
Blahmantung Waterfall nestled within the lush and undulating region of Tabanan, home to coffee plantations and rice fields for as far as the eye can see.
One of Bali’s hidden treasures, this gorgeous waterfall is surrounded by beautiful green rainforest and requires a good 800 meters long walk to get there. The trek is by no means easy, especially during the rainy season when you should be wary of slippery rocks. However, it is so worth it when you arrive.
At 50 meters high, it is a giant. And what’s more, you can jump into the plunge pool below and enjoy one of Mother Nature’s true beauties. So for you who love the smell of coffee and bathing in freshwater make sure to come here.
6. Leke Leke Waterfall, Tabanan
Slightly off-the-beaten-path and lesser-known compared to Bali’s other big-name waterfalls, Leke Leke Waterfall remains somewhat of a secret.
To get down to Leke Leke, you descend a slightly steep but already carved dirt track to the bottom of a lush valley. And then shimmying over a rickety bamboo bridge and through a tropical jungle. You’ll hear the falls before you see them. And when you do, you’ll spot the breathtaking surge of bright white water falling between a dramatic black cave.
A large rock at the forefront makes for the perfect perch to nab some Insta shots. While the small pool of water at the falls’ base is ideal for a refreshing dip.
7. Niagara Munduk, Buleleng
Touted as the Niagara Falls of Bali, Niagara Munduk lies in the rainforest around Munduk village in Buleleng.
There are a total of three waterfalls in this area, with the most spectacular being Niagara Munduk which some visitors have compared to Niagara Falls. Not only is the 15 meters tall waterfall a jaw-dropping spectacle, but the area around it, with its two twin lakes, is also a stunner. With clove plantations, rice fields, and the backdrop of Bali’s beautiful mountains all around, Munduk is a great place to find some inner peace.
There is a restaurant here too, where you can enjoy some grub and a drink before you journey one kilometer further to either the main Munduk Waterfall, or Melanting Waterfall which lets you splash around in the waters below.
8. SingSing Waterfall, Buleleng
SingSing Waterfall is located in the Labuan Haji Temukus district in Buleleng. It has been touted as the most romantic waterfall in Bali, due to its calming and peaceful atmosphere.
Sit among the natural surroundings with your lover, listen to the calm waters rippling down a cascade. Or take a dip together in the freshwater, before heading to one of the yummy nearby restaurants for a bite to eat. This experience is nothing short of paradisal tranquillity.
9. NungNung Waterfall, Petang
NungNung Waterfall is located around 900 meters above sea level in a small village in Petang. The journey here is quite lovely, with lush green rice paddies and plantations in every direction.
The car park is easy enough to find, but once you get there, prepare for a long descent ahead. Before you see it, you will most definitely hear it, with the thunderous sound of thousands of gallons of water crashing into a pool below. Once you’ve reached the bottom of the 509 steps, your eyes will get their first glimpse of the stunning fifty-meters-high waterfall. Make sure you have your camera ready!
10. Tegenungan Waterfall, Ubud
One of the most popular spots Bali has to offer. A 15-minute trek through the forest will reveal an overwhelming waterfall, complete with a thudding cascade that drops around 15 meters tall. It’s a powerful fall, so don’t expect to be wading underneath it. Instead, view from the rocky surrounds or take a dip in the catchment.
It is also worth noting that the walk down to it is quite steep, and it gets quite busy in the heat of the day. So, consider heading to it earlier in the morning if you’re after a more serene experience.
11. Banyumala Twin Waterfall, Wanagiri
Hidden away in the hills of Wanagiri (just 10 minutes north of Bedugul), Banyumala is a spectacular sight indeed. You don’t necessarily need a local guide to help show you around here, but there are a few slippery steps and a short trek to get to the base – but totally worth the hike.
The waterfall is special in that there are two flows of water to be seen, with water cascading down steep rocks surrounded by gorgeous greenery. Here, you can take a refreshing dip in the plunge pool at the bottom – dunk your head and listen to the sounds of the water crashing down above. This is Mother Nature at her very best!
12. Aling-Aling Waterfall, Sambangan
Located in Sambangan village, Aling-Aling Waterfall offers you a 35 meters natural water slide. With its inviting, crystal-clear plunge pool and shower-like spray, you’ll want to pack your bikini for this one.
The waterfall falls from a steep cliff and is surrounded by lush jungle, it’s just as beautiful if you simply want to admire it from a distance. The journey to get here can be a little tiresome, with treks across rice fields and up and down many steps. However, you won’t be complaining when you reach this magical oasis.
13. Peguyangan Waterfall, Nusa Penida
Now, this may not be a giant, water-crashing-down-for-miles kind of waterfall, but it is still fun to visit, especially if you fancy a free massage! Peguyangan Waterfall is a group of short fountains of water that fall over a steep ravine, eventually making their way into the sea surrounding the gorgeous island of Nusa Penida. Away from the ravine, there are little pools of water to bathe in, letting the fast-flowing water ripple and bubble around you, a.k.a. a free and all-natural massage!
To get to these falls, you’ll need to climb a narrow flight of steps that hug the ravine. So, be prepared for almost five hundred steps. It is a hidden gem, so you might need to ask a local to help you find it.
14. Jembong Waterfall, Sukasada
Located not far from the ever-famous GitGit Waterfall, Jembong Waterfall is often overshadowed by its popular neighbour. But locally, Jembong Waterfall is known as the best waterfall in Bali.
Bali’s traditional spiritual healings are known to take place here, thanks to its stunning and unspoiled, natural surroundings that are perfect for such magical experiences. It is located in the Theobroma cacao area, so you walk amongst cacao trees to find it. The waterfall has a gentle slope and water flow, again making it an ideal setting for healings, and of course bathing.
15. Tibumana Waterfall, Bangli
Located in Bangli regency, Tibumana Waterfall offers you a large pool of water at the base of a picture-perfect stream. Perfect for you who want to dive in, swim around, and make the most of naturally refreshing waters.
The shallow pool is great for wading through and splashing around for hours. And the best bit is, it’s not far from Ubud. It takes just 10 minutes to walk from the parking area, crossing bamboo bridges and palm-lined pathways.
16. Tukad Cepung Waterfall, Bangli
Every good photographer knows that lighting is everything, and Tukad Cepung Waterfall has got it down pat. Famous for its heavenly streams of light that burst through the rock and forest canopy right when the sun is at a certain point in the sky, Tukad Cepung certainly knows how to help you work the camera.
Set inside a ravine-like cove with a wall of water that rushes from the divine-like beams above. It’s no surprise that Tukad Cepung is becoming a must-visit destination for everyone’s Instagram feeds.
17. Labuhan Kebo Waterfall
Located in Gobleg Village, near Munduk Village, Buleleng Regency, you can easily access this waterfall. It is located about 1 km from the main road.
Labuhan Kebo Waterfall offers a beautiful and calm atmosphere. Here, you can breathe the fresh mountain air.
The location of this waterfall is quite hidden with a heavy flow of water. Below the waterfall flows a small rocky river. You can enjoy its beauty from several available bamboo bridges.
From that point, tourists usually take photos while relaxing. Surely this place is suitable for those of you who want to relax for a moment from the crowds of the city.
Those are all 17 waterfalls in Bali that we recommend you to visit. Some are easy to find, and some need more effort to find. However, all of those waterfalls mentioned above are worth visiting. Hope this helps you more on your Bali bucket list plan! See you in Bali, Flokqers!
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