When you hear about Bali, you think stunning beaches and glorious sunsets. But this island paradise has a lot more to offer. We’re talking about its magnificent waterfalls.
If you are up for some adventure through the forests and rocky mountains, you’ll discover these top ten waterfalls of Bali.
The easiest waterfall to find as a tourist is GitGit. Just half an hour drive from Lovina, it’s one of the most popular tourist destinations all year round because of its accessibility. Located in Singara, GitGit waterfall has a height of 35 metres and is surrounded by lush rainforests which create a picturesque view that you wouldn’t want to miss.
Going to GitGit waterfalls is a relatively easy trek. With a wooden boardwalk over the streams and gorges, it’s ideal for people new to hiking. By the way, if you see monkeys along the way, don’t freak out! The monkeys are harmless and are there to enjoy nature as much as you are.
From the easiest to visit, let’s now explore the most beautiful waterfall in Bali – the Sekumpul Waterfall. Named after a northern village, the waterfall is made up of seven narrow falls that come from two separate streams. The falls are best viewed from a distance, to appreciate the entire scenery. You can go and take a closer look, but you have to be an experienced hiker. The trek, which includes river crossing and slippery slopes, is quite tough to navigate. Still, every step will be worth it once you reach this 80-metre tall, grand waterfall. Sekumpul Waterfall is less than an hour’s drive from Lovina Beach.
3. Munduk and Melanting Waterfalls
Best visited from June to August, these two waterfalls are just a few minutes away from each other. Set in the forested northwestern region of the island, both falls are considered some of the most scenic landmarks you can find in Bali. Munduk and Melanting are surrounded by lush greenery which makes them look picture perfect.
From the main road, you can reach Munduk Waterfall first via a 300-metre trek while enjoying the view of the surrounding rainforest. There, you can enjoy a refreshing dip into the cool rocky pools. Afterward, take the short trek that will lead you to Melanting falls, which is just as majestic and beautiful as Munduk Waterfall.
4. Blahmantung Waterfall
Next on this list of top waterfalls of Bali is one of the island’s hidden gems – the Blahmantung Waterfall. It is found in the Tabanan region, where you will see miles of rice fields and coffee plantations. Reaching this waterfall is not easy however. The 800-metre trek can be challenging, especially during the wet season when the rocks are slippery. But if you’re an experienced hiker, you’ll be able to discover this amazing 50-metre tall waterfall, located right in the middle of a vast tropical rainforest.
Bali is a popular choice by Aussies as a wedding and honeymoon destination, and there’s no wonder why. The entire island has plenty of romantic spots that newlyweds can enjoy, including Singsing Waterfall. This waterfall has a peaceful and calming effect that will make couples want to cuddle up together. The gentle trickles of water and the soothing sounds of nature will make you fall in love all over again.
Located in the town Temukus, the entrance to Singsing Waterfall is just an 8-minute drive from the popular Lovina Beach. Then you’ll have to take a 20-minute trek to reach the actual waterfall. It’s best to visit the site during the wet season, so you can experience it with a healthy downpour of water.
6. NungNung Waterfall
The next entry of our top waterfalls of Bali is NungNung Waterfall. It takes quite a journey to reach this fall, which is found in Petang, a village in the middle of Bali Island. After arriving at the car park, you’ll have to make a long descent (509 steps) towards the bottom. However, it will be worth it once you reach the site.
NungNung Waterfall is fifty metres high, and with a massive amount of water falling down to a large pool below. Including the forest surrounding the waterfall, the entire sight is just mesmerizing and you’ll need time to take everything in. Don’t forget to bring your high-resolution camera, because the vastness of NungNung Waterfall sure looks awesome to capture.
7. Banyumala Twin Waterfall
One waterfall is a nice sight, but two are even better. This is what you’ll get when visiting Banyumala Twin Waterfall. The two streams of water flows side-by-side through a formation of rocks with lush greenery, before settling into a large pool of cool water. There, you can take a refreshing dip, which you will undoubtedly need after the tough hike to reach the waterfall.
Banyumala Twin Waterfall is quite hidden in the hills of North Bali. That’s why you’ll need a local guide to reach this marvelous work of nature.
8. Aling-Aling Waterfall
Located in Sambangan Village, Aling-Aling Waterfall is best for tourists who want to do thrilling activities in Bali. Aside from having clear water falling from top to bottom, the waterfall is also formed as a natural 35 metre water slide that will give you an adrenaline rush. After the exciting slide, you’ll plunge into a crystal-clear pool where you can enjoy the cool water while celebrating your bravery.
Even if you are not into this sort of adventure, we still encourage you to visit the site. Whether you want to take a quick dip or just watch Aling-Aling from afar, you’ll appreciate its natural beauty. It is also close to other top waterfalls in Northern Bali, so make sure to include Aling-Aling in your adventure itinerary.
9. Jembong Waterfall
This waterfall is often outshined by its popular neighbor GitGit Waterfall. But Jembong Waterfall is still one of the top waterfalls in Bali as people are attracted to its stories of spiritual healing. So, if you believe in cleansing of body and mind through meditation, this is the perfect waterfall to visit. Located in Ambengan area, the short trek to Jembong waterfall can also be very interesting with all the cacao trees along the path.
The locals will also tell you that Jembong is the best waterfall in Bali, so it’s really worth checking out.
Tegenungan is the only top ten waterfalls of Bali that’s not located within a mountain. In fact, it’s situated in a village called Ubud. If you are staying there or somewhere south of the Bali island, like Sukawati or Gianyar, then this should be at the top of your itinerary.
Getting to Tegenungan Falls requires just a 22-minute drive from Ubud Village centre, then you’ll reach a parking lot where the ticket booth and entrance to the waterfall are located. Upon reaching the site, there’s no doubt that you’ll be impressed. The cascading flow of water is heavy, keeping the pool filled with cool, fresh water all day long.
You can visit Tegenungan waterfall at any time of the year. But if you’re planning to take a dip in the pool, avoid the months of October to April when the water can overflow due to heavy rain.
Hotel Komune Resort and Beach Club
Bali is full of natural wonders and these waterfalls are certainly part of them. So, if you’ll be visiting soon, make sure to find the best accommodation that will bring you closer to the best of Bali, like Hotel Komune Resort and Beach Club.
Staying at Hotel Komune will bring you closer to Tegenungan Waterfall – just a 20-minute drive from the hotel you’ll reach one of the top waterfalls in Bali! We are also near some of the other popular tourist destinations on the island, such as the Hidden Canyon, Bali Zoo, and Bali Safari.
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