Bali waterfalls are some of the most stunning natural gems that you’ll find hidden deep in the jungle. In this blog we’ll be covering the best waterfalls in Bali, from the massive cascading falls to the more quiet and hidden. Some of these waterfalls are more difficult than others to reach but they’ll all be worth it!
Bali Waterfalls – Best Waterfalls in Bali
1. Nungnung Waterfall
Nungnung Waterfall is an incredibly large and powerful waterfall. It’s the perfect backdrop for a classic Bali waterfall photo due to the lush greenery that surrounds it. Nungnung was definitely one of the most jaw-dropping and we sure rate it as one of the best waterfalls in Bali. As we approached the waterfall, all we could hear was an incredibly loud rumble and we could also feel the mist. The waterfall is also incredibly powerful and is surrounded by perfect, untouched greenery. Nungnung is one of our favourite Bali waterfalls and one you can’t miss!
For more information on how to get to Nungnung Waterfall, check out our blog post here.
2. Sekumpul Waterfall
Sekumpul Waterfall is located far north and is one of Bali’s most famous waterfalls. The long journey there can be a challenge itself but it’s worth every second. A short hike down to the bottom will leave you mesmerised as you look up at the sheer height and power of Sekumpul. If you stand at the edge of the pools, you’ll be able to feel the full force of the waterfall. There is no doubt as to why this is one of the best waterfalls in Bali. Additionally, the gusts of wind make the spray incredibly hard to deal with so take caution with any electronics.
There have recently been more scams in the area and tourists are finding it harder and harder to reach Sekumpul Waterfall. Be sure to read our full blog post here to avoid the scams in the area. The blog also details the correct entrance to Sekumpul Waterfall.
3. Fiji Waterfall
Fiji Waterfall is very close to the famous Sekumpul Waterfall, however it is often overlooked. This waterfall is very unique and is also the only triple waterfall in all of Bali. The walk to get there is scenic as you’ll cross over a few bamboo bridges and walk along a beautiful stream. You’ll eventually reach the stunning wall of three waterfalls that is sure to take your breath away. All three of the falls are quite powerful and the spray in the area is strong. If you have any electronics, be prepared to constantly wipe the lens every 2 minutes.
For more information on Fiji Waterfall, read our full blog post here.
4. Leke Leke Waterfall
Leke Leke Waterfall is an underrated hidden gem that is quickly becoming more and more popular amongst tourists thanks to social media. This waterfall is tucked between two cliffs, surrounded by a crazy amount of greenery and is also incredibly photogenic. The walk will take you around 15 minutes down into the jungle. Once you reach the falls, you’ll feel like you’ve reached a secluded part of the jungle. The surrounding scenery is incredibly lush and green. We were so mesmerised and caught up in taking photos that we even forget to go swimming.
For more information on Leke Leke Waterfall, read our full blog post here.
5. Banyumala Waterfall
Banyumala Waterfall is quite different to the others in the region. The flow of water isn’t as powerful as the others, however that doesn’t make it any less beautiful. The water that flows down the walls leads to a beautiful crystal clear pool that is perfect for swimming. The stunning twin waterfall is surrounded by picturesque gardens which make for a very tranquil and peaceful atmosphere. The walk down is a little steep and is mostly down some makeshift bamboo stairs. It’ll only take you 10-15 minutes to reach the bottom and it’s definitely worth it. Banyumala Waterfall is a great option for those looking for a place to spend the day amongst the clear water.
For more information on Banyumala Waterfall, check our full blog post here.
6. Munduk Waterfall
Munduk Waterfall is a gorgeous little waterfall that is also located in the northern region of Bali. Unlike many other Bali Waterfalls, reaching this spot if quite easy. You won’t have to climb over slippery boulders or cross any streams. A concrete path will lead you all the way to a small bamboo bridge which is in front of the waterfall. Munduk is becoming more and more popular with tourist and families who make the journey up north to visit the many waterfalls in the area. If you plan on making the trip up north for yourself, be sure to stop by this gem for a refreshing swim.
For more information on Munduk Waterfall, check our full blog post here.
7. Gitgit Waterfall
Gitgit is a surprisingly powerful waterfall with plenty of rock pools around to take a calm and refreshing swim. The waterfall is also very popular amongst families and tourists so be sure to visit early if you want to escape the crowds. Gitgit waterfall is fairly developed so you’ll find concrete pathways leading all the way to the waterfall. It’s a super easy trail which can be done with kids. You’ll also find plenty of souvenir shops along the way that sell all sorts of clothing, small items as well as snacks and refreshments.
For more information on Gitgit Waterfall, read our full blog post here.
8. Tegenungan Waterfall
Tegenungan Waterfall is one of the easiest waterfalls to access. This waterfall is one of the most popular Bali waterfalls due to its close location to the main central tourist areas. It’s also a great place to visit for a day trip as it is so easy to access and you’ll often find many locals and families spending the day there. The waterfalls most unique feature is its different levels. You can view the waterfall from the middle tier as well as the top, making for some awesome views.
For more information on Tegenungan Waterfall, check out our blog post here.
9. Tukad Cepung Waterfall
Tukad Cepung Waterfall was one of the lesser known Bali waterfalls. However social media has recently started to make this spot more popular. Many tourists come to Tukad Cepung to see the incredible light rays that shine through the top of the waterfall. The falls are hidden in a canyon behind large boulders and if you’re there at the right time, the incredible light rays will peak through, creating an incredible natural sight. Don’t let the photos fool you as you’ll often find a large queue of people waiting to take the same photo. Be sure to head here early to avoid the crowds.
For the best times to visit, check out our detailed blog post here.
10. Tibumana Waterfall
Tibumana Waterfall is another great waterfall if you’re looking for somewhere quiet and peaceful to relax. Although not as spectacularly impressive as the others, this waterfall is the most peaceful and relaxing. It’s an easy walk down some stairs with a perfect swimming spot close to the waterfall. You can also swim right up under the falls for a refreshing shower. You’ll easily be able to spend hours relaxing while listening to the sound of the waterfall.
For more information on Tibumana Waterfall, check out our blog post here.
Where to stay in Bali
There are plenty of popular areas to stay in Bali. We base ourselves in Canggu as we find that it’s the perfect spot close to the beach with many trendy cafe’s and places to eat. A lot of the waterfalls listed here are located in the northern regions of Bali which can be quite far to drive yourself. If you’re not a confident or experienced driver, we’d recommend staying somewhere a little closer like Munduk. However, we’ve done most of the waterfalls in Bali from our guesthouse in Canggu. Accommodation options in Canggu range from hotels, hostels as well as beautiful private villas.
Theanna Eco Villa and Spa – Luxury: If you’re looking for a luxurious getaway in Canggu, then we definitely recommend Theanna Eco Villa. They have different villas for you to choose from with some even having their own swimming pool. The villas are incredibly modern, clean and well maintained.
The Apartments Umalas – Midrage: The style of The Apartments Umalas is a combination of beautiful white Greek architecture combined with tropical Bali vibes. It’s the ideal place to stay for anyone hoping to get some perfect vacay photos lounging by the pool. The rooms are large, clean and have everything you’ll need! They even offer massages so you can have a relaxing massage without having to leave your villa. You can’t beat this place for the price and the insane boho vibes.
Riyuri Guesthouse – Budget: Riyuri Guesthouse is our go to accommodation when we’re in Bali. It has everything we need for a super affordable price. For roughly $17AUD per day, you’ll have your own private room with a patio, private bathroom and large glass windows so you can look out into the beautiful garden.
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