The BEST Waterfalls in Bali!

The BEST Waterfalls in Bali!

Waterfalls are something you’ll find A LOT of in Bali. The island of God really is a waterfall lover’s paradise and going to explore them make for fantastic adventures. We’re so lucky to have seen quite a few of the best waterfalls Bali has to offer.

The island has dozens of waterfalls to chose from and quite honestly, they’re all beautiful in their own way. To save you some time, we’ve decided to narrow it down to our 7 favorite waterfalls in Bali which we think you should definitely make time for!

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Tips for Visiting Waterfalls in Bali

Our number 1 tip when visiting Bali waterfalls is to get there early.

Because most of the waterfalls in Bali are located on the northern half of the island, at least an hour away from Canggu, Seminyak and Kuta, this means waking up before the sun and grabbing yourself a scooter for the day.

You can always use private transport but be ready to pay 500K to 750K IDR for the day depending how far you’re going.

For us renting a scooter in Bali is always the way to go. We usually leave around sunrise and have always managed to make it to falls before most people arrive.

Click here for our complete and comprehensive guide to renting a scooter in Bali!

This adds so much to the experience and also makes for way nicer pictures!

Bali’s Best Waterfalls

1. Sekumpul Waterfall

Even though it is one of the harder waterfalls to get to, Sekumpul is worth every drop of sweat.

After a 2h drive north from Canggu, a 30 to 45 minute hike down to the waterfall, many very steep stairs and a river crossing, you’ll stand at the foot of the most majestic waterfall in Bali.

Bring comfy shoes and water, and don’t forget your bathing suit! We also suggest trying out the Indonesian pancakes that are served with palm sugar and shredded coconut.

Many locals on the trail serve this delicious sweet, known in Balinese as Dadar Gulung. They make for a perfect treat after the humid hike back up the stairs! Expect to pay 10,000 – 15,000 Rupiah for 7 small pancakes.

Parking fee: 2,000 IDR (as of 2018)

Entrance fee at Sekumpul Waterfall: 20,000 IDR

Exact location: Sekumpul Waterfall

Best waterfalls in bali. Sekumpul Waterfall, Bali
Lemukhi Waterfall seen from the trail down to Sekumpul
girl standing under Sekumpul Waterfall, Bali
Sekumpul waterfall is the most impressive we’ve ever seen
Sekumpul Waterfall, Bali
Sekumpul waterfall views on the way down the trail
girls enjoying the best waterfalls in bali
Bringing friends to experience the amazing Sekumpul waterfall
eating traditional coconut pancakes in bali
Enjoying some Dadar Gulung near Sekumpul Waterfall

2. Kuning Waterfall

Being one of the lesser known waterfalls in Bali, we went to Kuning Waterfall with no expectations. It’s safe to say we were blown away! Even though the steps that lead down to the falls (and back up!) were gruesomely steep, don’t let them discourage you from visiting Kuning Falls. We especially enjoyed the several natural pools you can bathe in without getting drenched. Kuning was the third waterfall in Bali that we visited in the same day and it was definitely our favorite of the three!

Entrance fee at Kuning Waterfall: 20,000 IDR

Exact location: Kuning Waterfall

Air Terjun Kuning, Bali

Air Terjun Kuning, Bali

3. Nung Nung Waterfall

The very steep stairs leading down to Nungnung are not fun but oh so worth it! After descending 509 unequal, very high steps, you will cross a little bridge and get to a first waterfall.

Nungnung the best waterfall in Bali Indonesia
The incredible Nungnung waterfall

Don’t be fooled, one of the most impressive waterfalls in Bali lies right around the corner. This is one of the more adventurous swimming spots as the current is very strong so please be careful!

The mist is definitely refreshing and the photo ops are everywhere.

We returned to Nungnung recently and it was just as beautiful and impressive as we remembered. The entry fee has also increased from 10K to 20K.

Entrance fee at Nungnung Waterfall: 20,000 Rupiah

Parking fee: 2,000 Rupiah

Exact location: Nungnung Waterfall

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couple posing in front of nungnung the best waterfall in bali
Enjoying a beautiful morning at Nungnung waterfall

4. Aling-Aling Waterfall

A visit to Aling-Aling is guaranteed to be exciting, memorable and a bit scary!

With its 3 different cliff-jumping points (5, 10 and 15 meters) and its natural waterslide, this waterfall is so unique and fun. Upon arrival, there will be local guides waiting at the parking lot.

We are usually not ones to hire a guide but we had to for this one! Although Aling-Aling is pricier than any other waterfall we have been to, the price you pay is well worth it.

The guide provides much needed advice and instructions on where to jump to ensure your safety as well as life jackets, drinking water and encouragements! Had we not been with a guide, we would not have gotten much further than the 5 meter jump.

Aling-Aling Waterfall Entrance fee: 125,000 IDR (more expensive packages available for longer treks)

Parking fee: 2,000 IDR

Exact location: Aling-Aling Waterfall

Aling Aling Waterfall, Bali
The 10 meter waterfall at Aling-Aling
the best waterfalls in bali aling-aling
Adrenaline rush guaranteed at Aling-Aling
standing over Aling Aling Waterfall, Bali
The 5 meter jump at Aling-Aling waterfall
Jumping at Aling Aling Waterfall Bali
Off to jump into the refreshing clear water

5. Tiu Kelep Waterfall (Lombok)

What’s better that a waterfall you ask? How about a great big waterfall shooting out over 8 other waterfalls all at once! Although Tiu Kelep is on the neighbouring island of Lombok, we couldn’t write an article about waterfalls without mentioning it.

Located in the village of Senaru, which is very well known as the start of most Rinjani Volcano trekking tours, this waterfall is a must when visiting the area, whether you are trekking Rinjani or not.

Local guides will be waiting for you at the entrance and some will tell you that you will get lost and not manage to get to the falls without a guide, but the path is pretty straightforward. There are actually two waterfalls located in the same area. It takes about 10 minutes to get to the first smaller one, and another 30 minutes to get to the main attraction. After making your way down to the first falls, walk back up a few steps and take a left on the flat path. You will need to cross a knee-deep river to get there but don’t get discouraged, it is so worth it!

Tiu Kelep entrance fee: 10,000 IDR

Parking fee: 5,000 IDR

Exact location: Tiu Kelep Waterfall

Tiu Kelep Waterfall, Lombok
standing under tiu kelep waterfall in lombok indonesia

Sendang Gile waterfall in Lombok Indonesia

Tiu Kelep waterfall in Lombok Indonesia
The first view of Tiu Kelep
Sendang Gile Waterfall, Lombok

6. Tibumana Waterfall

Exact location: Tibumana

2019 Update!

On our first visit, we were a little disappointed with the color of the water we found. We realise now that this was because it was rainy season. Going back in dry season, the water was clear and refreshing and it was a real treat. This is one of the more popular waterfall in Bali so get here between 7 and 8 am. What makes Tibumana special is the road to get there. Perfectly lined with extremely photogenic palm trees. The morning fog makes it all even dreamier!

Tibumana waterfall entrance fee: 15,000 IDR

palm tree road leading to tibumana waterfall in bali
Tibumana Waterfall, Bali
Tibumana waterfall

7. Tukad Cepung Waterfall

This is one of the most unique waterfalls we’ve been to, as you need to walk through a cave to get to it. The lighting wasn’t the best for photos in the morning but on the plus side, we did have the falls all to ourselves! To get the famous light rays you see all over Instagram, you need to come during the late morning when the sun is high.

Entrance/parking fee: 10K IDR/person

Exact location: Tukad Cepung

Tukad Cepung Waterfall, Bali indonesia

Bali’s Best Waterfall Itineraries

We’ve gone through our favorite waterfalls and hopefully it’s given you some ideas. What’s best about our picks is you can combine quite a few of these for an epic day of exploring! Here are some suggestions!

Bali Waterfall itinerary #1: Nung Nung and Leke Leke

These two can go great together and can be done in the same morning. We’d suggest going to Nung Nung first (it’s further) and then seeing Leke Leke on your way back.

Bali Waterfall itinerary #2: Tibumana and Kuning

A perfect day trip if you’re staying in Ubud. We would suggest Tibumana first as it’s just a twenty minute drive from the center of Ubud. Tibumana also gets busier than Kuning so best to get here before 9am.

If you’re looking for the perfect two days in Ubud, check out our weekend travel guide here!

Tibumana waterfall in ubud bali indonesia

We hoped you enjoyed this guide to the best waterfalls in Bali! Let us know in the comments if you visit any of these amazing spots!

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. OMMMGGG😍😍😍ces photos font rêver j’en reviens pas combien c’est beau! J’ajoute ces sites sur ma liste immédiatement, merci mes grands aventuriers préférés ! Continuez vos belles explorations xxxxx

  2. Terrific writeup Yasmeen and Sam! Happy trails. (It’s mama.)

  3. Awesome, I am in Bali right now and on the look for the best waterfalls! Thanks for sharing!

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