Nungnung waterfall is an incredible, large, powerful waterfall surrounded by lush greenery and is the perfect backdrop for a classic Bali waterfall photo. After 2 failed attempts at getting there (one because of a popped tyre) we finally made it to Nungnung waterfall and it was definitely worth it.
Getting to Nungnung Waterfall
We hopped on our scooter from Canggu at 5:30am and arrived just before 7am (it’s roughly a 1 hour drive).
Nungnung Waterfall opening hours
Online it said that Nungnung Waterfall didn’t open till 8am although when we arrived we just drove straight into the carpark. There is no gate or anything blocking you from heading straight in. If you want to get a quiet shot it is best to arrive before the advertised opening hours. As soon as it hit 8am there were already people arriving (not alot but its always easier without people around).
Nungnung Waterfall Entrance fee
If you get there and leave early enough you wont have to pay an entrance fee because there is no one around. The entrance fee is roughly 10k IDR.
What to expect
We parked our scooter and followed the stairs down to the waterfall. The walk down only took 10 – 15 minutes. It is paved the whole way although the stairs are very steep. The walk up is definitely challenging and took longer, which sure was a tough workout on our legs.
As we approached the waterfall, all we could hear was an incredibly loud rumble and we could already feel the mist. The waterfall is surrounded by perfect, untouched greenery and is so powerful that you can’t swim directly under it. We had never seen anything like it. Beware of all the mist that is spraying around from the waterfall as it can easily ruin your camera. It’s a good idea to bring a towel or a cloth just to try keep your things dry.
This waterfall is a must if you’re in Bali. It is easy to access and so beautiful!