8 Best Waterfalls to Explore in Bali for Adventure Seekers
They say don’t go chasing waterfalls, but we would have to disagree with that! Bali is a destination that is popular across the world as it’s well known for its incredible culture, beautiful scenery and opportunities for wildlife watching.One of the best parts of Bali’s nature is the waterfalls found all throughout the north of Bali. If you’re keen to spend a day chasing waterfalls in Bali, this list is for you! We’ve compiled a list of our 8 favourite waterfalls in Bali.
GitGit Waterfall in Singaraja
GitGit in Singaraja in North Bali is one of the easiest to find and accessible by road to feed your appetite and introduce you to Bali’s waterfall game. GitGit has become one of Bali’s most popular tourist attractions due to its accessibility, with food and beverage stops and even endless arts and crafts businesses surrounding the trail. The waterfall is around 35 metres high and surrounded by thick jungle. If you’re lucky, you could even see wild monkeys hanging out in the trees and drinking from the falls. Oh, and for those who believe in old myths, it is said that couples that bathe together under the waterfall will soon split… You have already been warned, if you’re here with your significant other, maybe it is best to go into the falls at separate times.
Sekumpul Waterfall in Singaraja
The Sekumpul Waterfall, located in the village of Sekumpul, is regarded as Bali’s most stunning waterfall. To see it up close, though, additional effort is required, so this is one for serious adventurers only. A dirt road, several treacherous stairs, and a river crossing — it’s a difficult journey, but well worth it. You can hire a local guide to assist you get up and personal with the gorgeous landscapes, but Sekumpul Waterfall is generally best experienced from a distance so that you can see it in all its majesty. Sekumpul Waterfall, you see, is really made up of seven separate falls, each reaching astonishing heights into the treetops and dumping various volumes of water. This one will stick with you for a long time and is great to get lots of photos for your Instagram.
NungNung Waterfall in Petang
NungNung Waterfall is located nine hundred metres above sea level in a little village in the middle of nowhere. The drive here is actually quite beautiful, with lush green rice terraces in every direction. The parking lot is simple to find, but once there, prepare for a big climb. You’ll definitely hear it before you see it, with the thunderous sound of thousands of gallons of water crashing into a pool below. When you reach the bottom of the 509 stairs, and hit your step goal for the day, you’ll get your first view of the spectacular fifty-metre-high waterfall.
Banyumala Twin Waterfall in Wanagiri
Banyumala is a magnificent site hidden away in the hills of Wanagiri about 10 minutes north of Bedugul. You don’t need a local guide to show you around, but there are a few slippery stairs and a short trip to the base that are well worth the effort. The waterfall is unique in that there are two streams of water visible, with water flowing down sharp rocks surrounded by beautiful nature. Take a refreshing swim in the bottom plunge pool — submerge your head and listen to the sounds of the water cascading down above. This is Mother Nature at her most majestic!
Yeh Mampeh Waterfall in Singaraja
Yeh Mampeh Waterfall, located in the tiny village of Les, is one of Bali’s tallest waterfalls. Yeh Mampeh, which translates to ‘flying water’ in Balinese, is very well named and virtually completely untouched. Hike down the falls, explore the neighbouring caves, swim in the clear fresh water, or simply take in the breathtaking sights of the green hills while breathing in the fresh, clean air. Get away from the hustle and bustle and unwind in this magnificent natural location. You will not be sorry!
Aling-Aling Waterfall in Sambangan
Adrenaline enthusiasts, take note: What does it feel like to slide down a 35-metre waterfall? Yes, it’s quite amazing. This natural water slide may be seen in Aling-Aling Waterfall in Sambangan village. You’ll want to bring your bikini for this one, with its appealing, crystal-clear plunge pool and shower-like spray. The waterfall cascades down a high cliff and is surrounded by tropical rainforest, so it’s spectacular from a distance. The journey here can be gruelling, with treks over rice fields and numerous stairs up and down. When you arrive at this magnificent haven, though, you will not be complaining. If you wish to spend the day adventuring, Aling-Aling is close to seven additional waterfalls in northern Bali
Niagara Munduk in Buleleng
Niagara Munduk — Bali’s Niagara Falls – is nestled in the rainforest near Munduk Village in Buleleng. There are three falls in this area, the most impressive of which is Niagara Munduk, which has been likened to a movie set by some tourists. Not only is the fifteen-metre-high waterfall breathtaking, but the surrounding region, with its two twin lakes, is equally spectacular. Munduk is an excellent area to discover inner serenity, with spice plantations, rice fields, and the backdrop of Bali’s gorgeous mountains all around. There is also a restaurant here where you can eat and drink before continuing one kilometre to either the main Munduk Waterfall or Melanting Waterfall, where you can splash about in the waters.
Tibumana Waterfall in Buleleng
Chasing waterfalls in Bali isn’t only about appreciating them from afar — we want to dive in, swim around, and enjoy the naturally refreshing waters. Tibumana Waterfall, with its big pool of water at the base of a picture-perfect stream, is one of the greatest for doing just that. The flat pool is ideal for diving into and splashing around for hours, and the best part is that it’s not far from Ubud and only takes 10 minutes to walk from the parking lot, across bamboo bridges and palm-lined footpaths.
There are so many incredible places to visit in Bali and things to do! Whatever your travel preferences, we can guarantee that you will be spoiled with many choices. If you’re not into waterfalls, check out Bali’s famous beaches or spend brunch in some of the best cafes in the world!
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