Bali is not only home to endless beautiful beaches with breathtaking sunsets, rolling rice paddies, lakes, and mountains but also to stunning Bali waterfalls. Great cool, lush green paradises where the force and beauty of nature will impress and enchant you. Places to swim in cool, refreshing water, surrounded by the island’s tropical rainforest. Your trip to Bali is not complete without visiting at least some of the island’s waterfalls. Here is our guide to the most beautiful waterfalls in Bali:
Though most of the waterfalls are cascading down from the high mountains in the north of Bali, this one is located conveniently close to Ubud, just 5 km to the south of Ubud’s city centre. Tegenungan is a perfect place to enjoy a hot day by the waterside. This 15-metre high waterfall is a great place to go swimming, it doesn’t take too much effort to get there and the entrance fee is only Rp. 10,000. Before heading down the stairs to get to the falls, there are lots of little souvenir shops and restaurants with a great view of the surroundings. Get a bottle of water and some snacks to enjoy down by the water and once you are back up there, you can treat yourself to a delicious local meal. The perfect day out!
Tegenungan Waterfall, Jalan Ir. Sutami, Kemenuh, Sukawati, Kemenuh, Sukawati, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali. Open daily from 8 am to 7 pm
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The 35-metre high Aling Aling is found in the north of Bali, in the ‘Secret a Garden of Sambangan’ to be precise. Not as secret as it was before, but still quite an amazing place where you can not only make a 10-metre jump down one of the 7 waterfalls but also slide down one of the falls. Great for all of you adrenaline seekers out there. I was a bit scared but I faced both challenges a couple years back and it is an unforgettable experience, captured on camera! Aling Aling is the highest waterfall within the Secret Garden of Sambangan and the water rushing down into a 4-metre deep natural pool that is great for swimming. You can choose to do a long or a small trekking to see all or some of the waterfalls, spending a wonderful day out in nature!
Aling Aling Waterfall, Jl. Raya Desa Sambangan, Sambangan, Sukasada, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali
The 40-metre tall Git Git waterfall is one of the most famous, and most visited waterfalls of Bali, located in between Singaraja and Bedugul in North Bali. The waterfall splits into two while cascading down into a natural pool below, therefore Git Git is also knowns as ‘the twin falls’. To get to the waterfall, you will wander down a scenic path in the nature of North Bali. You will pass souvenir stalls, clove and coffee trees. If you are up for a little hike, there are two more waterfalls to be explored close by, just a little 2 km jungle trek away.
Git Git Waterfall, Jl. Raya Bedugul – Singaraja, Gitgit, Sukasada, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali
This stunning waterfall takes a bit more effort to access, passing many slippery roads, rocks, and steps in this lush green valley of North Bali, making it one of the least visited waterfalls of Bali. All the more reason to pack up and check this beauty out! Sekumpul Waterfall is actually not just 1 waterfall but it is a group of 7 falls. The highest one is 50 metres high and the sight from down below is truly magical!
Sekumpul Waterfall, Tejakula, Lemukih, Sawan, Sudaji, Sawan, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali
Another waterfall of North Bali. Munduk is a beautiful waterfall that rushes down with a great force into a rocky pool below. You can really feel the force of nature when standing close to it, and you are most likely to spot a rainbow. Munduk is easy to reach from the main road by following a 300-metre pathway down the lush green valley. If you are up for a longer hike in nature, walk 1 km further down to see a second waterfall called Melanting.
Munduk Waterfall, Gobleg, Banyuatis, Banjar, Gobleg, Buleleng, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali
Singsing is another one of those falls that are not frequently visited by tourists, located up north again on the island of Bali, just a few kilometres west from Lovina. The ambiance is quiet and tranquil, making it a perfect nature escape. You will need a 20-minute hike through the lush green, peaceful surroundings get to the Singsing Waterfall. The best time to visit is in the rainy season from October to April if you don’t want to risk hiking up to a dried-up waterfall. Buy a bottle of water at the local warung at the entrance, and off you go. Let the sounds of nature be your guide.
Singsing Waterfall, Tigawasa, Banjar, Buleleng Regency, Bali 81152
Yeah indeed, to this beauty! Yeh Mampeh actually translates to ‘flying water’ and you will know why once standing in this valley, gazing up at another impressive waterfall of the island, and feeling the water splash into your face and onto your body. freshen up, take some great photos and also visit the nearby cave to make this day-trip complete. The location is a bit far out, allowing you and your friends to have this stunning waterfall site all for yourselves if you are lucky. You can find Yeh Mampeh Waterfall in between Singaraja and Kintamani.
Yeh Mampeh Waterfall, Les, Tejakula, Les, Buleleng, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali
Jembong Waterfall is another enchanting waterfall rarely visited due to its location – close to the frequently visited Git Git waterfalls. Being overshadowed by its famous sister, Jembong waterfall is still untouched and surrounded by breathtaking nature. A great place to find peace of mind, allowing nature to calm your mind, body, and soul. You can take photos that appear to come straight out of a fairytale book, so beautiful!
Jembong waterfall, Unnamed Rd 81161 Indonesia, Ambengan, Sukasada, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali
NungNung waterfall is located in the central highlands of Bali, near Bedugul. 509 steps will take you to the bottom of this impressive waterfall, and on the way down you are treated to magnificent views of rice paddies. NungNung is a quiet place where nature rules. The air is fresh, the surroundings are untouched and trust me when I say that you will feel quite small when looking up at this 70-metre waterfall. Bring your bathers, cause if the sun is out, you might want to swim in the cool refreshing natural pool.
NungNung waterfall, Desa Plaga, Kec. Petang, Belok/Sidan, Petang, Kabupaten Badung, Bali
Banyumala Twin Waterfall
Always wanted to swim in a natural pool, surrounded by multiple cascading waterfalls? This is your chance! Not easy to reach but so much worth the effort! The Banyumala Twin Waterfalls are simply breathtakingly beautiful. You may feel like having found an enchanted forest where you can relax and swim the whole day long! This waterfall is located close to Lake Buyan but to actually get to the falls, you may have to get a guide to show you the way.
Banyumala Twin Waterfalls, Wanagiri, Sukasada, Buleleng Regency, Bali
Blemantung is located in the rural, fertile Tabanan regency of Bali, surrounded by rainforest and coffee plantations. This waterfall cascades down 50 metres down from the high cliffs above and you can swim in the crystal clear water below. It takes an 800-metre trekking in nature down to get to the bottom of this waterfall. Take in the serene ambience of this place, see the almost magical colours, breathe in the fresh air and pay attention to the subtle scent of coffee in the air. You will love it here!
Blemantung Waterfall, Pujungan, Pupuan, Tabanan Regency, Bali
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