8 Great Forests and Parks in Bali

Bali Forests, Mountains and Parks You Have to Visit

Venture into Bali's forests and parks for a different perspective of this tropical island. Inland, you’ll find often find huge Banyan trees thriving in villages and temple grounds, tamarind trees in the northern region, and bright red flame trees, acacias and mangroves dominating the south. Bali also has about a dozen species of coconut palms and an even larger variety of bamboo species.

Bali is a thriving habitat for exotic animals, including monkeys, civets, mousedeer, and barking. The Bali starling (Leucopsar rothschildi) is the island’s only indigenous bird, but there are also over 300 species of birds such as wildfowl, sea eagles, sandpipers, and blue kingfishers. Of course, hikers get to enjoy miles of trekking routes, many of which lead to Bali’s volcanic mountains. 

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Most Popular Forests & Mountains in Bali

  • Alas Kedaton Monkey Forest

    Alas Kedaton Monkey Forest

    Alas Kedaton monkey forest and sanctuary is a 12Ha forest inhabited by hundreds of grey long-tailed macaques, located in Read More»

  • Kintamani & Mount Batur

    Kintamani & Mount Batur

    Mount Batur, also known as Kintamani volcano, has been the most favorite tourist destination in the central mountains Read More»

  • West Bali National Park

    West Bali National Park

    The West Bali National Park, or 'Taman Nasional Bali Barat', is a conservation area in the Jembrana regency. Its unique Read More»

  • Ubud Monkey Forest

    Ubud Monkey Forest

    Some refer to this site as the Sacred Monkey Forest of Padangtegal, and by its official designation, Mandala Wisata Read More»

  • Uluwatu Monkey Forest

    Uluwatu Monkey Forest

    Uluwatu Temple in Bali’s Bukit peninsula resembles the picturesque postcard image of Tanah Lot with the splendid Read More»

  • Mount Agung

    Mount Agung, or Gunung Agung as it is referred to by locals, is Bali’s tallest mountain with its peak at over 3,000 Read More»

Alas Kedaton Monkey Forest

Alas Kedaton Monkey Forest is a nutmeg forest and temple which serves as a sanctuary for grey long-tailed macaques. Also called Obyek Wisata Alam Alas Kedaton, it’s one of several monkey forests in Bali. A must-see is the Pura Dalem Kahyangan Kedaton Temple, where you can walk on pathways surrounding the mossy temple walls.

Many choose

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 9am to 5pm
  • Location: Jalan Raya Alas Kedaton, Kukuh, Tabanan, Bali 82121, Indonesia
  • Tel: +62 (0)361 814 155
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Bali Botanic Garden

The Bali Botanic Gardens offers several scientific services and facilities in support of plant research and conservation, including a herbarium, seed bank, library, glasshouses, nurseries, and plant databases. The giant, rare and extremely smelly Rafflesia kept here has bloomed and wilted several times throughout the years. 

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  • Opening Hours: Daily from 8am to 6pm
  • Location: Jalan Kebun Raya, Batunya, Candikuning, Tabanan, Bali 82191, Indonesia
  • Tel: +62 (0)368 203 3211
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Mount Batur (Kintamani)

Mount Batur is an active volcano and a very popular trek in Bali. The captivating Bali volcano surrounds the 13-sq-km Batur caldera lake. Those with a penchant for adventure can take a winding road down to the lakeshore, which takes you to Toya Bungkah, Ulun Danu Batur temple, and several hot springs.

The Kintamani area has

  • Location: South Batur, Kintamani, Bangli, Bali, Indonesia
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Mount Agung (Gunung Agung)

Mount Agung (Gunung Agung) is the highest and most revered mountain in Bali. Treks to its summit usually start well before dawn, with hikers armed with a strong flashlight, waterproof clothing, and snacks. The shortest and most popular route starts from Agung Market Temple – you can reach the top of Mount Agung within 2 hours. Read More...

  • Location: Jungutan, Bebandem, Karangasem, Bali 80853, Indonesia
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Sangeh Monkey Forest

Sangeh Monkey Forest is a nature reserve for grey long-tailed macaques in Bali. It covers 60,000 sq m of fertile forestland with primordial, giant nutmeg trees that can grow up to 40 metres in height. Some of the trees here are over 3 centuries old. Check out Bukit Sari Temple, a sanctified temple dating back to the Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 8am to 5pm
  • Location: Jalan Brahmana, Sangeh, Badung, Bali 80353, Indonesia
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Ubud Monkey Forest

The Ubud Monkey Forest is a natural sanctuary and home to over 700 grey long-tailed macaques. Also known as the Sacred Monkey Forest of Padangtegal, you can explore on paved pathways through a leafy nutmeg forest. You can see playful primates in their natural habitat, swinging through canopies, and feeding on bananas. 

There are several ancient

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 8.30am to 5.30pm
  • Location: Jalan Monkey Forest, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
  • Tel: +62 (0)361 971 304
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Uluwatu Monkey Forest

Uluwatu Monkey Forest surrounds the cliff edges near the famous Uluwatu Temple. Thick hedges of green shrubs and frangipani trees cover most of the Bukit area. Hordes of grey long-tailed macaques often make their way to the shrine, where regular pilgrims often face all sorts of mild mishaps. 

It’s quite common to see monkeys snatching at

  • Location: Jalan Uluwatu, Pecatu, South Kuta, Badung, Bali, Indonesia
  • How to get there: Take the bypass main road to Nusa Dua and to Jimbaran and then follow the ascending road up to Uluwatu. Approach the main Uluwatu Temple site via Jalan Uluwatu.
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West Bali National Park

West Bali National Park (Taman Nasional Bali Barat) is a forested region that makes up most of central-western Bali. It’s the original habitat of the rare Bali Starling (Leucopsar rothschildi), as well as 300 different species of animals and birds. West Bali National Park has open savannahs, dense rainforests, and mangrove swamps.

Divers often make their

  • Location: Taman Nasional Bali Barat, Bali, Indonesia
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