As one of the falls in the North Bali region nearest to the capital of Singaraja, the Aling-Aling waterfalls is an easy stopover on tours here. The cool and forested Aling-Aling is reachable down rice field paths where you’ll come across a collection of smaller weirs. Then after a hundred steps down, your prize view awaits as the 35m tall beauty greets you with cool mist and rushing sounds. From a rocky peak, the water slightly splits into two streams and into a pool where you can jump in. Take extra caution of slippery and jagged rocks at the base.
- Location: Jalan Sambangan, Sukasada, Buleleng
Also referred to by locals as Air Terjun Tirta Kuning or ‘Yellow Water Falls’, Banyumala requires quite a trek to get to, located in the green valleys of the Wanagiri village in Buleleng, North Bali. Pathways down to the falls have been constructed over the years to ease visitors, with steps carved out of the hard soil and with bamboo railings and ladders in some areas along the route. Banyumala is a gentle waterfall with steady streams running down its rock face, and two other smaller ones trickling down to its side. At its base is a very clear and shallow pool, which is good for a soak, but not really for a swim.
- Location: Jalan Tirta Kuning, Wanagiri, Sukasada, Buleleng
With a spectacular drop over of 100m, this waterfall near the district of Pupuan in Bali’s Tabanan regency (approximately two hour’s drive northwest from Kuta) is simply amazing, particularly during the rainy season. Do be prepared for a bit of a trek up a steep track which can be rough at times. A side highlight on your way there is the region’s lush terraced rice fields, passing the village of Antosari. You can actually see three falls at Blahmantung. The first is 50m tall, located near a shrine. Some one hundred metres away and along a river is the second fall, at a slightly lower height. The third is a bit obscured, past a bridge and opposite an irrigational dam. The lush forested setting makes for a cool stopover on your tours through Bali’s western region.
- Location: Pujungan village, Pupuan, Tabanan
The Carat falls are located in the village of Tamblang, near the North Bali capital of Singaraja. The falls are accessible via a path around half a kilometre from the main Singaraja road, comprising rickety bamboo bridges over a small stream and dirt trails through local village coffee and clove plantations. The towering falls are sandwiched by rocky crags and are approximately hundred metres tall.
- Location: Jalan Raya Tamblang, Singaraja, Buleleng
An approximate 6km drive from the town of Bangli leads you to the village of Taman Bali, which is home to the Dusun Kuning waterfall. This 25m-high falls feeds the southward flowing Melangit River. The falls are reachable by a half-kilometre walk from the main village street. Upon reaching the falls, you are treated to cool and fresh air with a forested scenery that is home to a horde of timid grey long-tailed macaques.
Perhaps the most popular falls on the island, Gitgit is only a 10km drive south of the Singaraja in North Bali and is easily accessible from the main Bedugul-Singaraja road. Upon reaching the base after a few minutes’ trek by foot, you can instantly enjoy the spectacular 40m tall spout constantly crashing into the rocky pool Read More...
- Location: Jalan Raya Bedugul-Singaraja, Sukasada, Buleleng
Goa Rang Reng
Goa Rang Reng is one in a few waterfalls you can find around the regency of Gianyar, and is similar to the Kanto Lampo falls. These seasonal falls much more impressive for their width than their height, with the cascades dribbling over a series of rocky steps. The combination of green mossy stones and flowing water, all surrounded by shrubbery, result in a soothing sight. Many local kids love to play on the falls’ edges or in the surrounding pools. Its name, with ‘goa’ meaning cave, is taken from an actual cave that you can find to the left of the falls. It contains a water source where local Balinese Hindus obtain their holy water. It’s regarded as a holy site, often used for purification rituals. Entrance fee to the falls is IDR 5,000 per person.
- Location: Jalan Gunung Agung, Bakbakan, Gianyar
A lesser-known waterfall but one that is no less beautiful is Jembong, located in the village of Ambengan in the Sukasada district of Buleleng, North Bali. Jembong is easily reachable over a short distance through local cacao plantations, and along rocky trails and small streams. At its base is a clear freshwater pool where you can wade waist-high.
- Location: Sukasada, Buleleng
One of the few waterfalls in the West Bali region, Juwuk Manis is located within a neighbourhood of the same name in the regency of Jembrana. Getting down to the falls requires a good deal of effort, through curvy hillsides, steep forested cliffs and local coffee plantations. The infrequently trodden trails are also usually covered in overgrowth. However, the prize find is a quaint paradise with a small but soothing cascade and pool.
- Location: Pangyangan village, Jalan Raya Denpasar-Gilimanuk, Pekutatan, Negara
This small but scenic waterfall in the village of Beng in the Gianyar regency features multi-tiered cascades that flow down a series of stepping boulders. The waterfall is seasonal and is best visited during the rainy season, when water volume is high and a shallow wading pool forms at its base. Entrance fee is IDR 10,000 per person and there’s an information office onsite where you can get local tips on the best angles for photos. One of the great things about Kanto Lampo falls is its accessibility – it’s only a hundred metres from the roadside entrance.
- Location: Jalan Gunung Merbabu, Beng, Gianyar
This is a unique coastal feature, which you can find at the namesake Melasti Beach near Tanah Lot Temple on Bali’s far west coast, in the Tabanan regency. The mini falls run down a grassy seaside cliff adjacent the Batu Bolong temple. During high tide, the hidden black sand beach and its waterfall are not as accessible, and extra caution must be taken. During low tide, the waterfall can be spectacular, particularly at sunset. The waterfall is seasonal, and is best visited during the rainy season.
- Location: Melasti Beach, Tanah Lot, Beraban, Tabanan
Munduk and Melanting Waterfalls
Bali’s central-northern highlands has no shortages of waterfalls and Munduk and Melanting are among the most popular mentions. This group of falls is located in the namesake village of Munduk in the Buleleng regency at approximately 850m above sea-level, which allows for the enjoyment of pure fresh mountain air and wonderful mountain vistas. The 15 metre-tall Read More...
- Location: Gobleg village, Banyuatis, Buleleng
Nungnung is located in the village of the same name, closer to south Bali but at around 900m above sea-level, and only within 90-minute or a two-hour drive from Kuta. Getting to these falls is perhaps one of the most pleasant routes, with expanses of rice fields and lush plantations accompanying your ride. Reaching the falls requires a descent down hundreds of steep steps, with several wooden gazebos where you can stopover to catch your breath. After crossing a small bridge, the towering 50m tall falls greet you with rushing water against a dense green valley.
- Location: Plaga village, Petang, Badung
The Peguyangan waterfall is one of the hardest to reach falls in Bali, located on the far southern tip of the Nusa Penida island. Adventurous travellers are rewarded with a scenic prize when they find it, though. To reach the cliffside waterfall, you will need to go down the side of a high cliff, down a steep makeshift staircase. The locals maintain the staircase and a parallel pipeline that supplies fresh water to the nearby village. Down at the base is a spacious bathing pool and wide seascape views. Take extra care throughout your descent here.
- Location: Batukandik, Nusa Penida Island
Sekumpul Waterfall is one of Bali’s most scenic natural attractions. The waterfall is actually a cluster of six to seven narrow cascades that form the centrepiece of a lush green bamboo forested valley. You can reach the falls on a nature trek through the namesake village of Sekumpul, which is located in upland region of the Read More...
- Location: Jalan Raya Desa Sekumpul, Sawan, Lemukih, Buleleng
Escape to the hills of Banjar in North Bali and discover this tranquil waterfall hidden among the foliage, together with rocky pools and lava stone creeks. The waterfall is up in the forests of the Cempaga village, some 50km west of the town of Singaraja and Lovina Beach. Reaching the falls requires a 20-minute trek on Read More...
- Location: Jalan Air Terjun Sing-Sing, Banjar, Buleleng
Closer to Ubud, Tegenungan waterfalls offers you a glimpse of natural beauty against a lush valley landscape. The 20m-tall falls are located in the village of Sukawati, and being at lower lands compared to Bali’s other highland waterfalls, can become treacherous with flash floods during the wet season. The locals also go against the idea of Read More...
- Location: Kemenuh, Sukawati, Gianyar
You can find this beautiful forest waterfall offers a cool and green atmosphere, and the pathways for getting to the falls include forest pathways, wooden bridges and a series of steps. You’ll also need to cross over a rocky stream causeway, which can be slippery, so extra caution must be taken. Tibumana features twin cascades that fall from around 20 metres high into a deep pool, but taking a dip is discouraged as it is considered a sacred site. Between the falls, there’s a small cave that the locals dare not enter, as it’s the subject of many a local myth. Some say that it leads all way to the Goa Raja temple, within the Besakih Temple complex. Entrance to the site is IDR 5,000 per person.
The Tukad Cepung Waterfall of the Dusun Penida Kelod hamlet in the Bangli regency is hidden behind an exotic cavern at the end of a few hundred steps down a hillside. The sight of the falls pouring down through the crag, with rays of sunlight shining through the canopy is magical. Come midday, and you may often have rainbows in the mist as part of your view. Getting to the waterfall after heavy rains is not recommended, since water levels can get really high, making it difficult and rather hazardous to access.
- Location: Jalan Tembuku, Dusun Penida Kelod, Tembuku, Bangli
Not quite a waterfall in the usual sense, Tukad Unda is manmade dam, but a scenic one that it’s frequently used for creative photo shoots by visitors and local wedding photographers. You can easily take in the views of Tukad Unda and the Unda River from the roadside that leads to Semarapura. Some locals bath and wash around the river, while the falling water of the dam is a playground for kids. During the dry season, when the water volume isn’t too high, you can walk over to the dam for closer shots. A small fee of IDR 10,000 per person is required, if you wish to enter the dam.
- Location: Tukad Yeh Unda, Semarapura Kelod Kangin, Klungkung
Yeh Ho or Giri Kesuma
This secluded waterfall is located in the lush rice field-laden Penebel village in Tabanan. This area is also home to the Jatiluwih Rice Terraces, which is why some locals know the falls as the Jatiluwih Waterfalls, though others call it the Giri Kesuma falls. Access is via narrow pathways lined with local ‘warung’ stalls selling cold drinks and snacks. A series of steps leads you down a bamboo-forested route to the falls themselves. Yeh Ho’s cascades aren’t very tall, but it flows quite steadily throughout the year. Lush rainforests surround the site, while boulders surround the falls’ base, making the pool too small for taking a dip.
- Location: Jalan Batu Luwih Kawan, Jatiluwih, Penebel, Tabanan
Yeh Mampeh or Les
One of Bali’s remotely located waterfalls is Yeh Mampeh, or otherwise known by the name of the village it is located, namely Les in Tejakula, North Bali. This only means that you are most likely able to enjoy the wonderful scenery and soothing atmosphere all for yourself when you get here. The 30m-tall falls pour down into a crystal clear pool, with adjacent rock faces growing with foliage and wild orchids. You can take a plunge or sit by the rocky poolside to take in the view.
- Location: Les village, Tejakula, Buleleng