Looking for an adventurous Bali day trip? You should spend a day (or two) discovering some of Bali’s best-hidden gems a little off the beaten track – yes, we are talking about chasing waterfalls. No matter where you’re based, we’ve sourced the best Bali waterfalls worth visiting on your next trip to the island paradise.
- Gitgit waterfall
- Tegenungan waterfall
- Banyumala twin waterfall
- Sekumpul waterfall
- Tibumana waterfall
- Leke Leke Waterfall
No matter where you’re based, we’ve sourced the best Bali waterfalls worth visiting on your next trip to the island paradise.
1. Gitgit waterfall
Great for those based in Northern Bali (though easily accessible from central locations with a wealth of transport options available), Gitgit Waterfall has become one of Bali’s popular waterfall locations for both locals and visitors. Situated amongst lush tropical forest, this clean and cool bali waterfall is the perfect spot to refresh on a hot Balinese day. On the way to Gitgit Waterfall you drive along a beautiful stretch of bountiful native forest.
The waterfall is revealed after a moderate 15-minute step climb. It’s a wonderful trek offering vistas of rice fields, native flora and coffee and clove plantations along the way.
The clean water and daunting cliffs make Gitgit Waterfall one of the best Bali waterfalls and a place to reflect and relax here for hours.
Location: Find your way via Google maps here.
Entrance fee: ~20,000 IDR
Best for: Those located in Northern Bali.
2. Tegenungan Waterfall
One of the best Bali waterfalls and one of the few not located in the mountains, this beauty is a short 20-minute drive from Ubud, making it a perfect place for a quick cooling dip. Tegenungan waterfall is a family-friendly location that doesn’t require much planning to access. Once you are at the entrance you have a 10-minute descent on well-maintained stairs before you see the impressive 12.5 meter-high waterfall. Tegenungan Waterfall offers sufficient facilities such as toilets to change after swimming and local restaurants (or warungs) offering food and drinks.
Looking for the perfect Instagram shot? Head here later in the to capture the stunning waterfalls.
Location: Explore Google maps here.
Entrance fee: ~15,000 IDR
Best for: Those wanting an easy half-day trip from Ubud
3. Banyumala Twin Waterfall
As the name suggests, Banyumala Twin Waterfall is two waterfalls cascading over steep rocks and gorgeous jungle creating a stunning tropical Balinese panorama. Slightly more off the beaten track, this one is a bit harder to find, so we recommend hiring a local guide to help navigate the hike to the base – but don’t worry, the reward is more than worth it. Located in the north area of Bali, the Banyumala Twin Waterfall is absolutely one of the island’s most underrated waterfalls.
The waterfalls are nature at its best, with the crisp water cascading down the rocks into a brilliant blue pool.
Location: Check it out on Google maps here.
Entrance fee: ~15,000 IDR
Best for: Adventurous types based in northern Bali
4. Sekumpul Waterfall
The waterfall is located in the namesake village of Sekumpul, in the upland region of the Buleleng regency, North Bali. It’s only around 3 hours drive from the main tourist hubs of Seminyak and 2.5 hours from Ubud. The falls are fed by 2 streams, and it’s the most accessible in the collection of various falls in the area. Often referenced as the most beautiful waterfall in Bali, Sekumpul waterfall is a truly impressive waterfall.
Getting there requires a bit more of an adventurous spirit as it is a slightly tricky hike involving river crossings and some slippery steps. A trek leads you to purpose-built gazebos where you can cool down and catch your breath while enjoying the view of the 80-metre tall majestic fall from a distance. Or you can also absorb the thunderous sounds among the rich green plants, trees, and ravine around you while taking a cool dip in its freshwater.
Location: Find Sekumpul on Google maps here.
Entrance fee: ~20,000 IDR
Best for: Those looking to escape the tourist crows (and prepared for a bit of a hike!).
5. Tibumana Bali Waterfall
Need a serene swimming spot just a hop skip and jump away from Ubud, with the added bonus of open caves and two waterfalls)? Then local favourite Tibumana Waterfall is the spot. It is surprisingly one of Bali’s best-kept secrets and only a 45-minute drive from the centre of Ubud in the Bangli region.
Just relax in the tranquillity after admiring the intoxicating scenery of endless rice fields and palm trees along the way. There is a short 10-minute hike down which takes you through lush rainforest and across bamboo bridges
If you’re looking to enjoy a cooling swim and get some photos without hordes of tourists – this is the best spot for you.
Location: Make your way to Tibumana Waterfall here.
Entrance fee: ~10,000 IDR
Best for: A day trip from Ubud
6. Leke Leke Waterfall
Leke Leke Waterfall is a hidden treasure located in Tabanan regency in the north of Bali. It is roughly a 1-hour drive from Ubud and about a 1.5-hour drive from Denpasar. On the road to the Leke Leke Waterfall you will pass through expansive, beautiful green rice fields. When you enter the grounds of the waterfall, you will find a restaurant, a small shop and clean toilets.
The trails are well maintained, and are a combination of steps and cleared paths that lead you down for 15 minutes until you reach the Leke Leke Waterfall. The waterfall is an incredible sight, nestled in the midst of the true jungle. A gorgeous singular cascade hammers down between two cliff faces covered in moss, ferns and other flora, making it appear as though it’s the entrance to a hidden cave.
Be sure to capture your moment in this stunning spot for your next Instagram post.
Location: Find the location of Leke – Leke Waterfall here
Entrance fee: ~30,000 IDR
Best for: those who want a stunning spot for Instagram post
For the perfect end to a day of chasing bali waterfalls, We obviously recommend unwinding at one of our luxurious villas and furthering the feeling of getting the best the island has to offer from the best hotel in Bali. But even if you are staying in the rivers and lakes that you’re used to, these bali waterfalls are a bucket-list worthy journey from any location in Bali.
Viceroy Bali is situated, a 3-minute car ride in one of our dedicated hotel SUVs from the center of Ubud Bali, a little removed from the bustling and vibrant restaurants, cafes, bars, art galleries and wellness centers the town is famed for. The hotel is perched atop the Valley of Kings, with the view from your room’s infinity pool stretching down the jungle valley. Book now and start the holiday of your dreams: Visit us online to learn more.