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Handara Gate In Bali – A Complete Guide

The Bali Gate is one of the most iconic Bali photos. So if you’re heading North, here’s everything you need to know for visiting the Handara Gate Bali.

How To Get To The Handara Gate

The Hardara Gate is located in the North of Bali around the Bedugul area, and is one of the best things to do in Munduk.

The famous Bali gate is located directly on the side of the road so if you follow Google maps, you really can’t miss it.

There’s a huge sign showing where to turn in from the road.

We always choose to rent scooters, which start at around 50,000 IDR per day, and explore ourselves.

However be sure to read up on our renting a scooter in Bali guide beforehand!

If you’re looking for somewhere to rent scooters from you can book a Bali Scooter or Motorbike Rental with Delivery.

Another option is to hire a Bali Private Car or Minibus Charter With Driver, which is pretty popular for day trips around Bali, and they start at around 500,000 IDR per day (8 hours).

For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.

If you are keen on snapping some great insta shots, the Bali Highlights Spots : Middle Bali’s Iconic Landmark takes you on a day trip to all the best spots. Including the Handara Gate, the Bali Swing, Leke Leke Waterfall and more.

Handara Gate Entrance Fee

Entrance: 10,000 IDR per person.

Handara Gate Opening Times

Monday – Sunday: 8am – 5pm.

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The Handara Gate Bali entrance

Best Time To Visit The Handara Gate

The best time to plan your Bali itinerary, if possible, is between April and October which is the island’s dry season.

This is a very popular destination for tourists wanting to capture the iconic the Handara Gate. So, if you want that perfect shot, we would recommend doing as we did and getting there very early!

However, be warned it is pretty chilly in the early hours of the morning so layer up!

Also, you may miss having to pay a fee if you get there early enough.

What To Pack

Photography Camera


Day Bag

Power Bank

Reusable Water Bottle


Lightweight Rain Jacket

What To Expect At The Handara Gate In Bali

As the name suggests Handara Golf & Resort Bali is a fully functioning golf club. A golf club though, with very tall and picturesque entrance gates.

The Bali gates have become crazily popular thanks to social media and are now at the top of most visitors lists particularly as a ‘must have’ Bali Instagram photo.

So off we set with a gang of friends and headed up from Canggu on scooters at 5am to catch sunrise!

We couldn’t help but get off our scooters to capture the sun coming up behind the volcano.

One friendy reminder, WEAR A JUMPER!

Getting up at 5am and driving up north is pretty cold to say the least. You can see in Lauren’s eyes how cold she was.

We’d heard rumours of how busy the Bali gates can get and how the locals now charge money to take photos in front of the famous entrance. Although when we arrived, it was empty!

Maybe we got lucky, or maybe it was the fact we headed up so early. Either way we smashed out our content and moved on with the day.

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Our famous Bali Gate running photo
North Bali Sunrise Munduk
Sunrising up in the mountain ranges of Bedugul
North Bali Sunrise Munduk
Lauren freezing her butt off on the way to the famous Bali gate
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An early arrival at the Handara Gate

Where To Stay In Munduk


Munduk Moding Plantation Nature Resort & Spa

Munduk Moding Plantation Nature Resort offers luxurious suites and villas with free Wi-Fi.

An outdoor infinity pool also provides scenic views of the surrounding coffee trees, rice fields and mountains.

The resort also boasts its own spa, restaurant and tennis courts.

Buyan Lake and Tamblingan Lake are both a 5 minute drive from Munduk Moding Plantation. Munduk Waterfall is just a 15 minute trek away.

Featuring wood flooring and furnishings, each room has a 4-poster bed and floor-to-ceiling windows.

All rooms come with a flat-screen TV and refrigerator with minibar. Private bathrooms include a shower and terrazzo bathtub.


Puri Lumbung Cottages

Set in North Bali and surrounded by nature, Puri Lumbung Cottages offers simple yet charming accommodation with a spa and a restaurant.

Each cottage at Puri Lumbung comes with an attached balcony made of solid wood and presents stunning views of the surrounding.

The attached bathroom comes with hot shower facilities and some rooms have a stone bath. Guests can also indulge in a range of traditional Balinese massage at Puri Lumbung Cottages.

You can also join various Balinese culture activities such as cooking class, language lessons and yoga.


Umah De Madya

Situated in Munduk, 9.3 miles from Banyumala Waterfall, Umah De Madya features accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a bar and a shared lounge.

The guest house offers a terrace, a 24-hour front desk, and free WiFi is available.

Continental and à la carte breakfast options are available each morning at the guest house.

The nearest airport is Ngurah Rai International, 51.6 miles from Umah De Madya, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

For more places to stay in Munduk, you can check the latest prices on

Planning Your Trip

Book Your Flight

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Book Your Accommodation

Use to find the best accommodation deals.

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Don’t Forget Travel Insurance

Use SafetyWing to find the best travel insurance for you.

They provide travel and medical incident insurance built specifically for digital nomads.

Travel insurance will protect you against illness, injury, theft, and cancellations.

Book Your Tours & Activities

Use GetYourGuide to book your activities in advance.

They sell the best tours, excursions and activities to attractions around the world.

Conveniently book, download and access your tickets on the move all from your mobile.

Book Your Rental Car

Use to find the best deals on rental cars in the area.

They compare all major car rental companies and allow you to easily book the perfect vehicle for your trip.

Buy Those Last Minute Bits

Use Amazon to buy everything you need for your adventure.

They offer next day delivery and you can use my travel packing checklist to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything.

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Tuesday 17th of September 2019


Charlie Pauly

Thursday 19th of September 2019

Aw thank you so much for the lovely comment and for supporting us! Bali is magical!!