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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
6. Tibumana Waterfall
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
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
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!
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!