Looking for the best waterfalls in Bali? You are in the right place because we live in Bali and love chasing waterfalls. It’s our mission to visit all of the must-see waterfalls here on the Island of the Gods.
Many of the waterfalls on the island are easily found with straightforward access. But some, on the other hand, can be rather difficult to locate and quite dangerous to get to without proper instruction.
We’re here to help you get some of these beautiful waterfalls on your Bali itinerary.
This post contains everything you need to know about the best waterfalls in Bali, including access information, fees, hours, practical information, and even a map with directions to each one.
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The Best Waterfalls in Bali Map
See this customized Google map showing all of the best Bali waterfalls included on our list.
Best Waterfalls in Bali at a Glance
- Best Overall – Sekumpul Waterfall
- Most Beautiful – Banyumala Waterfall
- Most Impressive – Nungnung Waterfall
- Most Fun – Aling Aling Waterfalls
- Most Unique – Tukad Cepung Waterfall
Best Waterfalls in Bali Tours
This post was written for those do it yourselfers that want to rent a car or scooter and explore at their own pace. But, if that is not your style and you would prefer to have all of the arrangements made for you, including transportation, navigation and even food then check out these top Bali waterfall tours.
Best Bali Waterfalls by Region
The majority of the best waterfalls are centrally located on the island, with most found up in North Bali. But, there are some great falls down south near the tourist hotspots like Seminyak, Kuta, Canggu, and Ubud.
To simplify things and help with planning, I will break the list up in two. The best Bali waterfalls North and South regions.
Best Waterfalls in Bali – South
These waterfalls can easily be accessed in under two hours from most of the top tourist spots in the south. Because of the proximity you have several options for transportation like renting a scooter, renting a car or hiring a private driver.
If you are not the do-it-yourself type then go for this highly rated Bali Waterfall Tour.
Tegenungan is one of the closest waterfalls to Denpasar and Ubud. It’s centrally located so you can reach this fall within about a 35 minute drive from Denpasar and Ubud.
In terms of volume, this one is one of the largest gushing waterfalls on the island.
In my opinion it is not the prettiest but it is quite impressive because of its sheer size. It is quite developed for tourism and can get crowded at times since it is a stop for most of the waterfall tour companies.
You will have about a 10 minute walk down stairs from the parking, but the path is well cared for and access is good. Depending on the season and water current strength it is possible to swim at the base. We did go in the rainy season and the current was quite strong but still possible to swim.
- Google Maps Directions: Tegenungan Waterfall
- Cost: 20k ($1.33 USD) per person
- Hours: 6:30 am – 6:30 pm
Pro Tips: Go early to avoid the crowds. As you are walking along the bank toward the fall, off to the left is a beautiful little pool with fresh spring water pouring in. Great photo ops and place for a dip.
The Sumampan Waterfall is about a 55-minute drive from downtown Denpasar but only 30 minutes from Ubud. This gem is well worth the trip and I consider it the best waterfall near Ubud.
The waterfall itself is gorgeous as it is inset in the natural lush vegetation but what makes it even more special is it’s history.
Two brothers who are stone carvers have practiced their craft for many years at this waterfall. The trail leading down to the falls is bas-relief of fantastical images.
But the magic doesn’t end there. Some carvings stand out on stones lying right in the middle of the river. Others are mossed over and partially hidden by water and foliage. It’s magical.
If that isn’t enough, it’s also a fantastic place to swim and take in this wonder. To get a peek check out our Sumampan video reel post on instagram @therunawayfamily
- Google Maps Directions: Sumampan Waterfall
- Cost: 10k (67 cents USD) per person plus minimal parking fee
- Hours: 6:30 am – 6:00 pm
Pro Tips: Short hike down with a steep, smaller stepped staircase but there is a support hand railing. Be mindful if you are unsure of your footing or have a fear of heights as it can be quite dangerous if you slip or trip on the stairs.
Kanto Lampo Waterfall
Kanto Lampo Waterfall or as the locals refer to it Air Terjun Kanto Lampo is a cascading fall located about 55 minutes from Denpasar or about 30 minutes from Ubud. The hike to the fall is fairly easy and will only take about 10-15 minutes.
To get a photo like the one pictured here you will need to get extremely lucky! Because of it’s proximity to Ubud, this waterfall is usually pretty packed with people. Make sure to go as early as possible to avoid the crowds.
Facilities here are good and a toilet and changing rooms are available. If you are not sure on your feet, there are service guides that can help lead you down to the falls. They work for small tips and can also help with the best angles for photos.
- Google Maps Directions: Kanto Lampo Waterfall
- Cost: 20k ($1.33 USD) per person
- Hours: 7:00 am 5:30 pm
Pro Tips: Arrive as early as possible to avoid the crowds and lines for the photo ops. Rocks can be slippery so be mindful going down and when climbing on the waterfall.
Tibumana is a 65 foot picturesque waterfall near Ubud and in close proximity to Kanto Lampo and Sumampan Waterfalls. It has recently become a popular tour stop ever since the locals in the area made some improvements to try and bring in some tourism dollars.
Easy to reach, about 10 minutes walk down the hill. The trail is well maintained and has stairs and two bamboo/wood bridges. It’s a nice place to cool off and worth the detour when you’re around Ubud.
The water is not crystal clear blue like you see in some insta photos and actually is a bit murky so manage your expectations. But, it is beautiful and a great photo op.
- Google Maps Directions: Tibumana Waterfall
- Cost: 15k ($1.00 USD) per person
- Hours: 8:00 am 6:00 pm
Pro Tips: Plenty of parking available for cars. The best lighting for a photo is between 9-11am.
Tukad Cepung Waterfall
Tukad Cepung is located about 1.5 hours from Denpasar and about 55 minutes from Ubud. It’s one of the most unique waterfalls in Bali and definitely worth a stop if you’re in the area.
The lush jungle path down down from the parking will take about 25-45 minutes depending how much you stop and enjoy the scenery. The path is well improved and the stairs are equipped with a hand railing.
Once down into the slot canyon you will be walking through water to access the falls so bring footwear that can get wet.
There are actually two waterfalls with the main up the river to the end into a cavern. If you time this one just right (around 10-11am) on a sunny day you will experience epic shafts of light that remind me of the famous Antelope Canyon in Arizona, USA.
- Google Maps Directions: Tukad Cepung Waterfall
- Cost: 20k ($1.50 USD) per person
- Hours: 7:00 am 6:00 pm
Pro Tips: For the best chance to see the shafts of light shining down through the slot canyon go around 9-11am on a sunny day. There are services including toilet, changing room, snacks and a couple of restaurants on the path going down.
Leke Leke Waterfall
Leke Leke Waterfall is located about one hour from Denpasar as well as Canggu and about 50 minutes from Ubud. This is a great stop if your heading up to Bedugal or north Bali as it is not too far off the route.
Leke Leke is a nice and easy 15 min walk on a lush well maintained track and bamboo bridges that cross over the river. The fall itself is about 15 meters or 50 feet tall with a smaller landing pool. It feels like something from a fairytale.
There are facilities like a toilet, changing room and options to grab some snacks.
- Google Maps Directions: Leke Leke Waterfall
- Hours: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
- Cost: 25k ($1.66 USD) per person
Tips: The path can be a bit slippery after it has rained so be sure to wear good footwear. Also, if you are able to make it there by 8am you just may be able to have this piece of paradise all to yourself.
Best Waterfalls in Bali – North
If you love chasing waterfalls then you’d be missing out if you didn’t head north. Some of the most spectacular waterfalls are found up in North Bali.
You’ll also be able to escape the crowds since there are far less tourists that make the trek north.
If you want to take a tour this one is the best waterfalls in North Bali.
Here is our list of the best Bali waterfalls on the northern part of the island.
The mighty Nungnung Waterfall is about 2 hours from Seminyak and about 1.5 hours from Ubud. At about 900 meters above sea level, this is the first in a string of magnificent falls in northern Bali.
Nungnung has the most muscle of of all of the waterfalls in Bali. With the drop of 50 meters (or 164 feet) the energy coming down this fall is palpable. The spray from this magnificent fall is so great that you will get wet along with all your gear if you’re not careful.
You can swim in the pools and and even walk behind the falls if you visit during dry season. In rainy season be careful not to lose your swimsuit though (that may or may not have happed to us). If anyone comes across a black pair of swim bottoms you’ll know whose they are. 🙂
Check out a short video we posted on our instagram: @therunawayfamily
The lush green setting is just gorgeous and will have you wishing that you packed a lunch to spend the entire day. And, you’ll want to rest up to make sure that you have the energy to climb the 509 steps out.
- Google Maps Directions: Nungnung Waterfall
- Cost: 20k ($1.33 USD) per person
- Hours: 08:00 am – 6:00 pm
- Pro Tips: This fall is quite remote and doesn’t much in terms of food nearby. Also, the steps to access are steady and steep and can be slippery when wet.
Munduk Waterfall is just a little over 2 hours away from Seminyak and a little under 2 hours from Ubud. It is nearby Golden Valley Waterfall if you’re looking to catch another one while in the area.
This breathtaking waterfall is only a short 5-10 minute walk from the parking. The trail to the main fall is well maintained and suitable for families and less sporty people.
If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous there are a total of three falls in the area and one of the local guides can help lead the way.
- Google Maps Directions: Munduk Waterfall
- Cost: 20k ($1.33 USD) per person
- Hours: 6:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tips: Busiest in the morning with very few tourists in the afternoon. It is at a higher elevation so the air and water temperature will be a little on the cooler side.
Golden Valley Waterfalls
Golden Valley Waterfall is about 2.5 hours from Seminyak and about 1 hour 45 minutes from Ubud. It is a bit off the beaten path and a little more secluded.
Beautiful falls in a serene location surrounded by a coffee plantation. Great stop to couple up with Munduk Waterfall since they are near each other. The pool is nice to cool off in but not deep enough to swim.
- Google Maps Directions: Golden Valley Waterfall
- Cost: Free (Donations)
- Hours: Open
Pro Tips: A bit more remote but there is a nice little coffee shop named Eco Cafe. We’re not coffee drinkers but we have heard good reviews.
Banyumala Twin Waterfalls
The majestic Banyumala Twin Waterfalls are located about 2.5 hours from Seminyak and about 2 hours from Ubud. Wanagiri Pucak Manik and Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfalls are both in the vicinity if you want to do some hopping.
If you’re looking for the most beautiful Bali waterfall then look no further. Banyumala Twin Waterfalls are pure paradise on earth. These falls are fed upstream by by a natural spring so the water is fresh and clear.
The pool below is large and deep in some parts making it great for swimming. There are changing rooms near the ticketing area so make sure to change before heading down if you plan on going for a dip.
The trail leading down to the base of the falls is more natural as opposed to the concrete paths that you find at other waterfalls on Bali. It is well maintained but can be slippery when wet and there are a few steep spots that would be best maneuvered with hiking/trekking footwear.
- Google Maps Directions: Banyumala Waterfalls
- Cost: 30k ($2.00 USD) per person. Small Parking fee.
- Hours: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Pro Tips: If you have water shoes, bring them along if you plan on swimming. The pool is a bit rocky and can be a bit sharp to wade in, but totally worth it.
Wanagiri Pucak Manik Waterfall
The under-rated Pucak Manik Waterfalls are about 2 hours from downtown Seminyak and around 1.5 hours from Ubud depending on traffic of course. These falls shouldn’t be overshadowed by neighbors Banyumala Twin and Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfalls.
Spilling the beans here. There are actually three waterfalls at this location but the names of each are unclear. But, it won’t be long until the names are well known. They are that spectacular!
They are quite easy to find with signs posted above the twin lakes. The path down is in pretty decent shape with stairs (420 of them) that are in better condition than most of the waterfalls found in Bali.
The first fall you come upon is definitely our fav but the third is pretty great and the middle may not have much flow out of rainy season.
- Google Maps Directions: Wanagiri Pucak Manik Waterfall
- Cost: 50k ($3.33 USD) per person
- Hours: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Pro Tips: Bring your swim suits, definitely swimmable. Make sure to head up to the other two waterfalls, they are worth the little bit of extra effort.
Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall
These paradisiacal waterfalls will have you pinching yourself to see if you are dreaming. There are actually 4 waterfalls that you can experience.
The path down to the first waterfall is in good condition with stairs. It takes about a 15-20 minutes. You can swim and the photo ops are a plenty. Here is a short video clip we posted on our insta: @therunawayfamily
- Google Maps Directions: Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfalls
- Cost: 30k ($2.00 USD) per person
- Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Pro Tips: Hiking or trekking shoes are a good idea. You can do it in flip-flops but there are a few steep switch backs that can get a little slippery when wet.
Air Terjun Campuan
Campuan Waterfall is located near the Gitgit Waterfall in northern Bali. In fact it can be a bit confusing since the signage for this waterfall actually says Gitgit Twin Waterfall.
Located about 2.5 hours from the tourist hub of Seminyak and 1.5 hours from Ubud.
Attention adventure junkies! This may not be the prettiest waterfall or the largest on the island but it is right up there on the fun-o-meter! What makes this one so fun is a set of rings affixed to a rope anchored above this fall.
Swing over into the fall and drop right in the pool below! Or, jump off the rocks! Or both!
If you are looking for a unique waterfall adventure-then add this to your list. The walk down is quite short and the path is well maintained and the bridge over the river is in good shape.
There are “guides” hanging out around the entrance near the road that are offering there services which is not mandatory but we went for it and we were glad we did. The guide added much for fun to the experience and knew the “ropes” of the swing and the obstacles to avoid.
- Google Maps Directions: Air Terjun Campuan Waterfall
- Cost: 20k ($1.33 USD) admission per person
- Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Pro Tips: We suggest paying one of the guides to enhance your adventure and help keep you safe. Make sure that to come to an agreement on price before you head out to avoid any confusion or uncomfortableness.
Near its neighbor Campuan Waterfall and located 2.5 hours from Seminyak and 1.5 hours from the popular hub in Ubud is Gitgit Waterfall.
Gitgit is the more famous waterfall that can sometimes get confused with Gitgit Twin Waterfall (or Air Terjun Campuan). They are different but both spectacular in different ways.
This Gitgit fall is definitely the more visually appealing of the two. It is quite popular and is often on the route of the tour companies so be sure to arrive early to avoid the crowds.
The path (about 15-20 minutes)to the fall is quite developed with shops and options for grabbing a snack or a drink. There are also changing rooms and a toilet.
- Google Maps Directions: Git Git Waterfall
- Cost: 20k ($1.33 USD) for adult and 10k ($.67 USD) for kids
- Hours: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Pro tips: Coming from Denpasar through Bedugal you will arrive at Gitgit Twin Waterfall first. Which we love for adventure and highly recommend but if your looking for the main Gitgit keep on going.
Sekumpul Waterfall is about a 2.5 hour drive from Seminyak and about 1.5 hour drive from Ubud. There are several different places to park to access Sekumpul and the two other waterfalls nearby. See below for directions to the best one.
Sekumpul tops our list for the prettiest waterfall in Bali. When we rounded the corner and glimpsed our first view of the falls our jaws just about hit the ground. We could barely believe our eyes. So gorgeous!
Here is a short video that we posted on our instagram account to give you a little taste of our experience.
There are actually two other waterfalls within walking distance of Sekumpul. Along with Sekumpul you have the option to visit Hidden Waterfall and Fiji Waterfall.
Prices have increased recently and they are now requiring a guide to visit the falls. The pricing options are currently as follows:
1) Viewing Sekumpul only. (from a distance) 20k ($1.33 USD) per person
2) Medium Trekking. This option includes a guide, donation to the local village and visiting both Sekumpul and Hidden Waterfalls. 125k ($8.32 USD) per person (discount for kids depending on ages) *We recommend this one.
3) Long Trekking. 200k ($13.32 USD) per person (discount for kids depending on ages). This option includes a guide, donation to the local village and visiting both Sekumpul and Hidden Waterfalls as well as the triple falls of Fiji Waterfalls. We did this option but didn’t think the Fiji experience was worth it. There was quite a bit of trash along the trail and even in the water. Hope it’s been cleaned up!
Speaking of…this option does include a water bottle for each but please decline and bring your own reusable water bottle. Or if you want to get the full experience and drink directly from the waterfall itself bring our favorite water purifying bottle.
- Google Maps Directions: Sekumpul Waterfalls
- Cost: See above for the options
- Hours: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Pro Tips: This is a pretty good walk especially if you opt for multiple falls, so trekking shoes are a good idea. The guides do offer scooter shuttles part of the way back up to the parking.
Adventure Tip: Just around the corner is Lumukih Water Slides, an all natural adrenaline rush! See our complete guide for the Water Slide Lemukih.
Aling Aling Waterfall
Aling Aling Waterfall is about a 3 hour drive from Seminyak and about 2 hours from Ubud. It is off the beaten path but pretty easy to find and there is a decent amount of parking available.
Calling all adrenaline junkies!
Aling Aling is our top choice for the most adventurous waterfall in Bali. Don’t be fooled, the beautiful waterfall pictured above is sacred-and just for looks.
The real adventure begins after you view this one and head over to the Kroya Waterfalls. Here you can jump from 16, 32 and even 50 feet into the river below!
You can even slide down a natural waterslide through the waterfall! Totally epic!
If you want to swim, jump and slide then it is required to have a guide with you for safety reasons. The total cost per person with a guide is 125k ($8.32 USD). You can just get a viewing ticket only for 20k ($1.33 USD).
Check out this short video on our instagram from one of our epic adventures to Aling Aling.
- Google Maps Directions: Aling Aling Waterfall
- Cost: 125k ($8.32 USD) per person to swim, jump and slide. 20k ($1.33 USD) for viewing only.
- Hours: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Pro Tips: See the Aling Aling Waterfall first then spend the rest of your time playing on the coolest natural playground in Bali. To avoid some bumps and scrapes wear a life vest to go down the natural waterslides.
Wrapping Up: Best Waterfalls in Bali
I hope you find some value in this comprehensive list of the best waterfalls in Bali. We will be updating this guide with the most recent information as our quest continues to visit all of the top waterfalls on the Island of the Gods.
If you have any questions or feel we have missed something, please comment or reach out to us!