Bali has so many amazing waterfalls, you could spend weeks visiting them and still not see them all. They are absolutely magnificent to look at, and also the perfect place to cool off on a steamy day. They are some of the most beautiful waterfalls we have seen anywhere in the world, and a must for your Bali itinerary.
Assuming you don't have weeks to visit them all, you will want to see the best ones, so here is our guide to the best waterfalls in Bali.
The best waterfalls in Bali
The majority of Bali's waterfalls are easily accessed from Ubud, but they aren't too far from Kuta and Seminyak either. There are a few that are further north of Ubud and are better explored with a stay in the Munduk area.
The walk down to Nung Nung is pretty steep (we heard there are over 500 steps), but it is well worth it. The waterfall here is huge and so powerful.
It is hard not to be literally blown away!
All the details you need to make the most of your visit are in this blog.
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Tukad Cepung is definitely the most unique waterfall on this list, it is actually inside a cave The light rays coming through the opening at the top of the cavern make for a magical atmosphere.
Having the chance to witness this ethereal light is not something you want to miss! It's easily one of the most amazing things to do around Ubud.
We were lucky that few people were there and we even had this incredible place to ourselves for a while. Here's how you can visit.
Getting to Banyumala is an adventure in itself: a long and bumpy road, followed by a steep 15 minute walk. What greets you is a magnificent waterfall in a lush jungle setting.
You can swim at the foot of the falls, but you should be careful as they are powerful.
Here's everything you need to know to visit our favourite Bali waterfall.
Sekumpul Waterfall looks like a scene straight out of Jurassic Park: the Lost World. It feels truly wild, and is absolutely spectacular.
The falls are huge, but can be tricky to find. There are also issues with the parking attendants trying to convince you, you need a guide. You don't.
Here's a link to our post on visitng Sekumpul Waterfall without a guide.
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The secret one - Leke Leke Waterfall
We’d never heard of Leke Leke before our guide turned around and asked if we fancied going somewhere that virtually no one else went. We didn’t need to be asked twice….
Leke Leke Waterfall isn't the safest of places to get to. On walking back one of the bamboo bridges broke, throwing me onto the river bank below! There were no serious injuries, but it wasn't exactly the best of experiences.
However, there's no denying that the falls are really impressive. Hardly anyone visits and the waterfall is one of the highest we saw, with a phenomenal setting. It's a steep 15 minute walk down to the falls, and worth every single step.
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Munduk Waterfall is another absolute beauty, incredibly powerful, if you get close you will leave drenched by the spray - perfect on a hot day. We had actually planned on visiting another nearby waterfall when a local told us Munduk was not to be missed. Having now visited we completely agree!
The turnoff to Munduk Waterfall is easily missed, we drove past it twice before realising! But if you hunt it out you'll be rewarded with this picturesque waterfall, hopefully all to yourself.
Here's our guide to finding the incredible Munduk Waterfall.
Tibumana is a great waterfall to swim in, the pool is large enough to take a proper dip, though depending on when you visit there may be a lifeguard with whistle, which makes it slightly less peaceful!
The setting is gorgeous, with lots of birds and butterflies swooping around the pathway just before you reach the falls.
Here's our guide to visiting Tibumana Waterfall.
One to skip - Tegenungan
Tegenungan is an impressive waterfall, although not in the league of many on this list. The issue lies with the extraordinary crowds.
This was the first waterfall to be opened to tourism and boy do you know it. There’s booming music, multiple bars and more swings and nests than we could count.
There was barely an inch of space when we visited.
The only way we would suggest you visit this waterfall is if you come when it opens at 6.30am. Experience it how it used to be before it became loved to death.
The entry fee for Tegenungan is 20,000 rupiah (approx US $1.40). This gains you entry to the main falls, if you want to climb the staircase to the top of the falls to view them from above you need to pay an additional 15,000 rupiah (approx US $1).
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