Munduk Waterfall is a beautiful waterfall located in northern Bali among lots of lush greenery. It 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.
How to get to Munduk Waterfall Bali
Munduk Waterfall is roughly a 1 hour and 50 minute drive from the main tourist areas like Canggu, Kuta and Seminyak. To reach Munduk Waterfall, the cheapest option would be to hire a scooter and drive yourself. You can rent a scooter for around 50K IDR ($5 AUD) per day. The drive up north winds up the mountain with plenty of twists and turns, so if you’re not a confident driver, the next best option would be to hire a driver. Prices usually start from around 500K IDR ($50 AUD) per day and they’ll take you to as many stops as you like.
Parking is located on the main road. From here, you’ll have to walk along a paved pathway for around 10 minutes to reach the waterfall. The path is steep at parts so the walk up might take you a bit longer. You’ll find the ticket booth at the bottom of the pathway, along with some refreshments and spices which are for sale. Once at the ticket booth, it’s a short 2 minute walk further to reach the waterfall.
Another way to reach the waterfall is to do a long trek. You can book a 4 hour hike with a guide which will take you past 3 additional waterfalls in the area.
Munduk Waterfall entrance fee
Entry costs 20K IDR ($2 AUD) per person while scooter parking costs 2k IDR.
Best time to visit
The best time to visit is early in the morning on weekdays. This way you can have the place all to yourself. If you’re looking to get some perfect photos of the waterfall, we recommend visiting at sunrise. This way there won’t be any harsh lighting on the waterfall and there will also be no one else around. There is no gate blocking the entrance so you can visit as early as you like. We chose to visit at around 2pm and there were a few other groups around.
What to expect
Munduk Waterfall is a gorgeous little waterfall located in the northern region of Bali. Unlike many other Bali Waterfalls, you won’t have to climb around slippery boulders or walk through streams to reach this waterfall. Once you pass the ticket booth, a concrete path will lead you all the way to a small bamboo bridge which is right in front of the falls. Incorporating the bamboo bridge into photos of the waterfall is also a super cool and unique angle.
The waterfall itself is surrounded by walls of vibrant green leaves. Munduk Waterfall is not as tall as some of the others in the area. During rain season the falls can become very powerful with all the water rushing down. As you approach the rushing water, you might think there isn’t any room to swim as the pool below looks very small. We found that it is deceivingly deep and the perfect way to cool down on a hot day. There isn’t much room for many people at a time, although it’ll definitely be worth it if you have to wait.
Once you’ve finished admiring the waterfall, it’ll be time for you to make your way back up to the carpark. The walk back up will take roughly 15 minutes depending on your level of fitness. The path can occasionally get steep, although it is paved and easy. You should have no issue finding your way back. The people in charge of the waterfall also keep the area in great condition with well maintained paths and plenty of bins nearby so visitors don’t leave any rubbish.
Where to stay
North Bali is a popular area for people looking to explore some of Bali’s best waterfalls. There are a variety of accommodation options for you to choose from that are located close by. Munduk is the perfect area to stay since you won’t be far from this waterfall.
Munduk Moding Plantation Nature Resort & Spa – Luxury: Located in Munduk, you’ll find a beautiful villa that has some of the best views in the area. The property features an infinity pool that hangs off the edge of the jungle which provides an exceptional view. Pair that with a beautiful sunset and you’re sure to have an incredible stay!
Amartya Puri Green Cottages – Midrange: This property offers cosy rooms with a terrace where you can enjoy the beautiful garden views. The natural swimming pool is also set amongst the rice fields. This makes it a super peaceful environment to unwind and relax.
One Homestay and Warung – Budget: We stayed here for one night as a cheap place to rest while we explored the north Bali waterfalls. The homestay has a nice view of the surrounding hills and volcanoes. The rooms also have their own small balcony and guests can make use of the warung located on the property. Additionally, the food was cheap and tasted pretty good!
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