Wanagiri Hidden Hills is located to the north of Bali and is becoming a popular tourist attraction for people looking to get a photo at one of the many unique bamboo structures. The most popular attraction at the Wanagiri Hidden Hills is the giant birds nest, as well as the swings and lookouts overlooking the lake. There are a variety of nests and swings to choose from so you’ll be sure to get plenty of good photos for Instagram.
How to get to Wanagiri Hidden Hills Bali
Wanagiri Hidden Hills is roughly a 1 hour and 40 minute drive from the main tourist areas like Canggu, Kuta and Seminyak. To reach the hidden hills, 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. 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.
Wanagiri Hidden Hills Entrance Fee
The prices to take photos with the structures varies depending on which place you decide to stop at. Most places that overlook the lake usually start at around 40k-50k. You simply pay the entrance fee for access to take photos with the structures available at that particular spot.
Additionally, there is a larger complex that costs 150k for entry. This spot has a number of additional structures to take photos in. We found this place to be the best. We were also able to get the price down to 50K as we only needed to take photos at two of the structures.
What to Expect
As you are driving along the main road you’ll see the different attractions located to the left. The attractions are spread out along the main road so take your time choosing one that looks appealing to you. Almost every location has different attractions, but the most common ones are a nest, a swing and a lookout.
The larger park is actually located away from the main tourist strip and the name is ‘Air Terjun Cinta Wanagiri – Bali’. If you continue to drive along the main road you’ll see a big sign indicating to turn right, heading off the main road for 1km. This is where the larger park is located and is the one that we chose to visit.
This larger park consist of roughly 15 different attractions. They range from birds nests that overlook the forest, massive swings and also cocoon like structures that hang from trees. Although these spots may seem a little cheesy at first, they do make a good Instagram photo.
Useful Tips for the Wanagiri Hidden Hills
You can barter with the owners and negotiate a cheaper price if you only plan on taking photos at a few of the available attractions. We also recommend driving around and checking out what each location has to offer. They all have slightly different attractions.
Best Time To Visit Wanagiri Hidden Hills
The best time to visit Wanagiri Hidden Hills is either in the morning or late afternoon. During peak times at around midday, you’ll often find a bunch of tour groups and tourists at the iconic location. If you don’t want to wait in line to get your photos, we’d definitely recommend going in the morning. You’ll also have softer lighting conditions which will make your photos look even better!
Where to stay near Wanagiri Hidden Hills
If you plan on staying nearby to Wanagiri Hidden Hills, there are actually two areas which you can stay. The closest area and the one which we stayed at is Munduk. Munduk is roughly a 15 minute drive from the famous hidden hills and also has a variety of accommodation options. If you’re looking for somewhere closer to the ocean and with more beachfront accommodation options and even some villas, Lovina is another great place you can check out. Although, for a quick one night layover, we definitely recommend Munduk.
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 and the hidden hills. 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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