These best waterfalls in Bali are hidden treasures. You can find them amongst lush rainforests and below deep mountain valleys in the island’s central highlands. Add these as great sites to your list of adventurous things to in Bali. Most are at the end of scenic routes, usually requiring treks past rambling creeks. You may sometimes need to cross wooden bridges and descend a series of rocky steps.
Upon discovery, some of these most popular Bali waterfalls reward you with an immersive experience. You can even take a dip in the pebbly pools under their falls for a truly soothing break. Some of Bali’s best waterfalls let you take in their magnificent views from down at their surrounding base. You can also set your camera to capture whole vistas from above at adjacent hilltops.
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Gitgit is perhaps Bali’s most popular waterfall. It's a relatively easy trek via a wooden boardwalk over a small gorge and passing cool streams. The trek is part of the experience. You enter a soothing rainforest accompanied by the sounds of nature and rushing water. The falls are a 10km drive south of North Bali’s main town of Singaraja, or an 80km drive north from Kuta in south Bali. It's accessible from the main road connecting Bedugul and Singaraja. The 40m-tall cascade constantly pours into a rocky pool with a small shrine that ‘guards’ the site. You can enjoy a cool plunge in the rocky pool, and its water flows all year round. Read More...
- Location: Jalan Raya Bedugul-Singaraja, Sukasada, Buleleng, North Bali
This cluster of six to seven narrow cascades are in the namesake village of Sekumpul in North Bali. They're a cool centrepiece amongst a lush green framing of bamboo forests. Finding the falls calls for an adventurous hike through the village. The village itself is an hour’s drive southeast from Lovina Beach. The route comprises dirt tracks, a hundred or so steps and some crossings over streams. There are two ways you can enjoy the falls. A trek leads you to purpose-built gazebos. Here you can cool down and catch your breath while enjoying the view of the 80m-tall majestic fall from a distance. Another forest and village trail leads you down to the rock pool base of the falls. This includes traversing down more steps. Along your journey you'll enjoy a combination of rice paddies, durian, rambutan and coffee plantations. Read More...
- Location: Jalan Raya Desa Sekumpul, Sawan, Lemukih, Buleleng
These are perhaps Bali’s most scenic waterfalls, which require a scenic trek down a forested path. Getting there is a great part of the whole experience. Lush views of the surrounding nature with occasional wildlife and exotic bird sightings accompany your descent. At the base of the Munduk falls, cool mists and the rushing sound of water engulfs your senses. You can head to the rocky pool at the falls’ base for a refreshing dip. Only a short trek north from Munduk is Melanting waterfall, which offers similar features. Try a lush forest trail up from the falls, passing small streams and a bridge. From here, you can catch a beautiful glimpse over the fall’s peak. Read More...
- Location: Gobleg village, Banyuatis, Buleleng
Tegenungan is accessible from the southern resort areas such as Kuta and Sanur. It’s even closer if you’re coming from Ubud. Getting to the falls is a pleasant drive down paved village roads lined with stretches of green rice fields on both sides. The site is also well-facilitated. Ticket booths are up front (tickets are IDR 10,000 or just under a dollar per person). There's ample parking and rows of small local shops selling snacks and souvenirs. The impressively green valley panorama with cascading water serves as a centrepiece. You can take in the views from up close at the vast pebbly base. You can take a dip in the plunge pool most of the time, except during heavy rain when flash floods become a risk. Read More...
- Location: Kemenuh, Sukawati, Gianyar
Singsing is well tucked away, up in the forested hills of the Cempaga village in Banjar. It's some 50km west of the town hub and main beach resort areas of North Bali such as Lovina. To get to the falls, you’ll need a 20-minute walk through the rural neighbourhood and along a moderate forest trail. Its name roughly translates to ‘daybreak waterfall’. Singsing is not very high or large when compared to other popular waterfalls found throughout Bali’s central highlands. However, the whole site does offer a pleasant natural break from the crowds. Best time to go is during the wet season (October through April), when the waterfall pours into a rocky pool. A narrow trail over the waterfall leads you to a spacious upper creek. Here, you'll find lava stone pools that you can also soak in. Read More...
- Location: Jalan Air Terjun Sing-Sing, Banjar, Buleleng