One of our favourite things to do on in Bali is chase the Bali Waterfalls. So we’ve put together this guide covering all the best waterfalls in Bali.
1. Sekumpul Waterfall
When you think of Bali, you think waterfalls. And when you think of Bali waterfalls, you think Sekumpul.
Sekumpful Waterfall is located towards the North of Bali, close to the Bedugul area. And for us, due to its sheer height and force, is one of the most beautiful and best waterfalls in Bali.
The stunning twin-falls, which drop 80m to the valley floor below, are everything you want to find on a waterfall hunt and we were super happy to have visited Sekumpul Waterfall.
The view from above is spectacular, however, if you venture to the base of the waterfall, you will witness the full force of the cascading water.
Bouncing off the rocks, the water creates a spray of misty water that will refresh and soak you all in one go.
So, if you’re looking for an unbelievable waterfall, plus a swim and a hike with a view, this is definitely your spot.
If you prefer a tour, the Private Sekumpul Waterfall Hiking Tour visits this majestic waterfall.
2. Aling Aling + Kroya Waterfalls
Although Aling Aling Waterfall is the famous name you hear. It’s actually Kroya Waterfall that gains all the attention nowadays!
Located within the same grounds, Aling Aling Waterfall is a natural wonder and possibly one of the most powerful waterfalls we’ve ever seen.
It is, however, considered sacred by locals, which is why activities such as swimming are prohibited. In fact, there is a small shrine near the top of the waterfall, which adds to the mystical atmosphere of these mighty falls.
Whereas, its little brother Kroya is the exact opposite, in that it is an absolute adventure seekers heaven. From varying heights of cliff jumps to rock slides, there’s definitely plenty of fun for everyone.
So, if you’re looking to backflip off some cliff jump spots then this is the place for you!
3. Gitgit Waterfall
Gitgit Waterfall is definitely a Northern Bali special. It’s ranked as one of the best Bali waterfalls by tourists as well as locals and so it should be.
Situated high up in the mountains and surrounded by stunning rice paddies, Gitgit Waterfall is definitely a rising hotspot for tourism. It’s a jungle heaven for all photographers and day to day tourists.
Swimming is permitted at Gitgit Waterfall and you are sure to get pretty wet from the spray alone, so you might as well go in for a refreshing dip!
You can swim right up to the intensity of the falls. Or, if you’re looking to chill in a more quiet area, you can head back a little from Gitgit Waterfall and relax in the pools at the bottom of the rocks.
If you’re looking for a true Bali jungle paradise, then this is your spot.
If you’ve only got time to see two of the best waterfalls in Bali, the Gitgit and Alingaling Waterfalls Small Group Tour is a good choice.
4. Munduk Waterfall
Munduk Waterfall is one of the lesser known waterfalls in Bali.
Operated by a couple of locals, Munduk Waterfall is not super popular with tourists. Meaning you are likely have the whole area to yourself! There is also a toilet and changing area near the entrance.
There was not much water at the bottom of the falls, even though it has a very powerful flow, so not ideal for swimming. However it’s still a pretty epic spot for photos.
Either take a picnic and relax, or jump in for a cool down, before heading over to the impressive Banyumala Twin Waterfall.
5. Banyumala Twin Waterfall
Banyumala Twin Falls are becoming quite the hit in the North.
With other popular spots such as Gitgit and Sekumpul just a short drive up, Banyumala is an ideal starting point for those staying in Munduk.
A slightly difficult trek down, through DIY bamboo trails, it’s certainly worth the effort when you reach the foot of the falls.
The two epic waterfalls, separated only by the rocks holding them together, have a huge swimming hole at the bottom.
There’s plenty of space for all visitors to enjoy a swim in the crystal clear waters, and it’s ideal for jumping in and freshening off after the trek down.
Of all the waterfalls in the North, Banyumala Twin Waterfall are definitely worth the trek to get to. This hidden paradise will definitely be one you will remember.
If you would rather visit on a tour the Banyumala Waterfall Trek, Bedugul and Lake Beratan Tour is perfect.
6. Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall
Just a 30 minute drive from Munduk, high in the mountains, is the beautiful Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall.
After about a 10 minute walk through the jungle you actually come to two spectacular waterfalls not far from each other.
The first waterfall has a bamboo bridge built across a creek that takes you to the small pools at the base of the falls. The bridge is a great place to stand and get some perfect insta shots.
The second set of falls, called the Bhuana Sari Waterfalls, have to be up there as one of the most beautiful falls in Bali.
The water flows out of many different outlets over large rocks and through lush green vegetation before cascading down into a creek. Creating an almost magical and fairytale like setting.
7. Nungnung Waterfall
Nungnung Waterfall is rated as one of the best waterfalls in Bali, and it definitely lives up to it’s name.
It’s located high in the mountains of Bali, making the air cooler and the scenic drives through the palm tree roads beautiful.
You can swim up to Nungnung Waterfall, although the water is super powerful and there aren’t any locals hanging around watching out for the safety of visitors.
Nungnung Waterfall, at 50m high, is definitely one of the highest and most powerful waterfalls in Bali.
Surrounded by lush green vegetation, it is pretty spectacular and everything you expect a waterfall to be.
If you’re looking for a trek worthy of a reward, this is your spot.
8. Leke Leke Waterfall
We first spotted signs to Leke Leke Waterfall on the way up North towards Bedugul.
So, on the way home we decided to pull in and check out one of the lesser known Bali waterfalls.
Air Terjun Leke Leke, as it’s known by the locals, surprised us with its beautiful grounds and almost private, secluded waterfall.
When we arrived, we were the only two people at Leke Leke waterfall and although it wasn’t the best waterfall we’d seen in Bali, it was certainly very beautiful.
The setting is stunning and this dramatic waterfall makes an awesome backdrop for some great photos.
If you’re looking for something a little off the beaten track, then this is your spot.
For a day tour that stops here, the Leke-Leke Waterfall, Monkey Forest & Jungle Swing Tour is a good choice.
9. Tegenungan Waterfall
If you’re looking to explore some of the best Bali waterfalls then Tegenungan has to be on the list.
Located within driving distance from Ubud, Tegenungan is a touristy waterfall for a reason.
There’s an area where you can play around with the funny signs and create some great photos with the waterfall as the backdrop.
As well as two platforms to view the waterfall from, both connected by a picturesque bamboo bridge, and a swing created for visitors to get the perfect instagram shot!
If you’re looking for a family friendly visit then this is your spot.
Also, if you’re looking to tick off a few waterfalls near Ubud in one day then check out the Ubud Spectacular Waterfalls Tour.
10. Tibumana Waterfall
If you’re looking for waterfalls near Ubud, then Tibumana Waterfall is one of Bali’s best kept secrets.
The road into Tibumana is spectacular and one of the best palm tree lined roads we’ve seen in Bali.
On arrival there’s an easy walk down and a beautiful swimming spot at the bottom. Tibumana Waterfall is, for the time being, one of the quieter waterfalls in Bali.
In addition, if you’re into photography, or even just on a Bali waterfalls hunt, Tibumana is the perfect place to capture some awesome shots.
If you’re looking for something a little less touristy, then this is your spot.
11. Tukad Cepung Waterfall
Tukad Cepung Waterfall is definitely one of the most unique and interesting Bali waterfalls.
Unlike most Bali waterfalls, this one you have to wade through a knee-high river and over a few rocks to get there.
However, if you’re on a chase to find waterfalls near Ubud, Tukad Cepung Waterfall is worth the hike. It is famous for having sun rays that beam through the gaps above the falls, creating a magical atmosphere.
You can swim in the waterfall and get pretty close without getting too wet from the spray, so get your cameras ready.
On the way down to the falls there is a little warung selling the usual Mie Goreng (vegetable noodles). So bear that in mind for the hike back up.
If you’re looking for some incredible natural beauty, this is your spot.
12. Kanto Lampo Waterfall
From the car park, it’s a steady five minute walk by stairs to reach Kanto Lampo Waterfall.
The walk runs through the rice terraces and down into the rocks. It’s one of the easiest waterfalls in Bali to get to and is suitable for families and small children, as it doesn’t involve any strenuous trekking or dangerous obstacles.
Sitting in a canyon, Kanto Lampo Waterfall itself is a beautiful, multi-tier waterfall. The perfect place for a peaceful escape into the Bali jungle if it’s not busy.
The water cascading over the tiered rock formations also makes for some great photo opportunities.
We recommend visiting as early as possible in order to get some space at the waterfall, as it can get a little busy and there is not so much space to explore.
A popular tour that visits this spot is the Blue Lagoon, Kanto Lampo Waterfall Tour with Lunch.
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