Leke Leke Waterfall Bali – An Underrated Hidden Gem

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Leke Leke Waterfall is a magical waterfall hidden in the jungle of central Bali. This hidden gem currently isn’t known to many and you’ll often find almost no one else around. This waterfall is tucked between two cliffs, surrounded by a crazy amount of greenery and is incredibly photogenic. Bali is full of incredible waterfalls and Leke Leke is definitely one of them.

How to get to Leke Leke Waterfall Bali

Leke Leke Waterfall is located right in the centre of Bali. It’s roughly a 1 hour drive from Canggu and also a 1 hour drive from the town of Ubud. Leke Leke is easy to access by both car and moped. If you’re a confident driver and prefer to be more independent, then renting a moped is a great option. You can rent a moped for around 50K IDR ($5 AUD) per day. Additionally, you can hire a driver for the day. Prices usually start from around 500K IDR ($50 AUD) per day.

Leke Leke is very easy to find. As you approach the waterfall, you’ll see plenty of signs guiding you in the right direction. Once you’ve arrived, the walk down to the waterfall should take you around 15 minutes. The walk isn’t too hard with stairs leading you the whole way down.

Where to stay in Bali

There are plenty of popular areas to stay in Bali. For people looking for a base or villa to rent for a while, Canggu is the perfect spot with cafes and restaurants right near the beach. If you’re on holiday for a short amount of time and looking for a hotel, then Kuta or Seminyak is great for clubs, bars and cheap shopping. While in Bali, we stayed at Riyuri Guesthouse in Canggu. They have beautiful rooms in a great location so we definitely recommend checking them out!

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Leke Leke Waterfall Opening Hours

The Leke Leke Waterfall opening hours are from 7am-5pm. We arrived at 6:30am and had no issue entering as there is no gate blocking the entrance. If you arrive before it opens, be sure to pay the entrance fee on the way out.

Leke Leke Waterfall Entrance Fee 

The Leke Leke Waterfall entrance fee costs 30K IDR ($3 AUD) per person. At the entrance of Leke Leke, you’ll also find a variety of photo opportunities from swings to birds nests. You’ll have to pay extra if you want to take photos here. The price to have a go on the swing is around 250K IDR ($25 AUD).

What to expect 

Leke Leke waterfall is an amazing hidden gem which is also very underrated. The Journey to reach the waterfall is definitely worth it. As you arrive, you’ll notice a large bamboo walkway with a sign saying ‘Leke Leke’. The owners of this spot have done an awesome job at keeping it very well maintained. There is a warung, giant swing and birds nest which are a favourite among many visitors.

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The walk will take you around 15 minutes down into the jungle. As you approach the waterfall, you’ll also cross a small bamboo bridge. Leke Leke waterfall is beautiful and very large. The water rushes down the face of the cliff while having plenty of bright green leaves around it. We gave swimming a miss and instead decided to just explore and take photos since it’s very photogenic.

We visited the waterfall early at 6:30am and hung around for over 2 hours. During this time we only saw 1 other couple come down for a quick look. We found Leke Leke Waterfall to be really pretty and loved spending time here. If you’re planning on checking out some Bali waterfalls, be sure to add this one to your list.

For another incredible waterfall, be sure to check out NungNung Waterfall which is another favourite of ours!

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