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Munduk Waterfall In Bali – A Complete Guide

Munduk Waterfall is one of the lesser known falls in Bali. Hidden in the mountains of the north, here’s all the info for visiting.

How To Get To Munduk Waterfall

Munduk Waterfall is located high in the mountainous region of Bali.

It’s around a two hour drive from Canggu and 1 hour 30 from Ubud.

The drive is pretty straight forward and along the road in from Bedugul you’ll pass the popular Handara Gate, and the insta-famous Wanagiri Hidden Hills.

Upon arrival at the parking area, it’s roughly a 15 minute walk down via paved steps or walkway.

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.

Munduk Waterfall Entrance Fee

Adults: 20,000 IDR per person.

Children: 10,000 IDR per person.

Munduk Waterfall Opening Times

Monday – Sunday: 6am – 6pm.

Best Time To Visit Munduk Waterfall

The best time to visit anywhere in Bali, if possible, is between April and October which is the island’s dry season.

You can visit the falls year round but you need to consider the increase in rainfall between November and March. This always makes the jungle treks a little more difficult and slippery.

Munduk in particular is one of the most popular spots on the island for taking photographs. So it’s typically pretty crowded with tourists!

So, as with anywhere in Bali, the best time to visit is always earlier in the morning to beat the crowds!

What To Pack

Photography Camera

Tripod

Day Bag

Power Bank

Reusable Water Bottle

Sunscreen

Lightweight Rain Jacket

Quick Dry Towel

GoPro

Lifeproof Phone Case

Dry Bag

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The scooter park to Munduk Waterfall sits right on the bend

What To Expect At Munduk Waterfall

Just a short 15 minute trek down from the parking area, and across a rickety old bamboo bridge, you’ll find a a single stream of water flowing from high in the forest.

We visited on a day trip from Munduk Moding Plantation, and unlike most waterfalls in Bali, Munduk Waterfall is not one that’s ideal for swimming.

There was not much water at the bottom of the falls, even though it has a very powerful flow. However it’s still a pretty epic spot for photos.

It’s more of a thing to do in Munduk if you’re looking for a scenic hike rather than an epic outcome.

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.

Either take a picnic and relax, or jump in for a splash about, before heading over to the impressive Banyumala Twin Waterfall or Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall for a real swim.

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A steady walk down…
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The nature around Munduk is beautiful
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Crossing the rickety bamboo bridge at Munduk Waterfall Bali
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A quiet watering hole in the jungle
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A solid day exploring.

Where To Stay In Munduk

Luxury

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.

Mid-Budget

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.

Budget

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 Booking.com.

Planning Your Trip

Book Your Flight

Use Skyscanner to find a cheap flight.

They search websites and airlines around the globe to find you the best possible routes and prices.

Book Your Accommodation

Use Booking.com to find the best accommodation deals.

They consistently return the cheapest rates on everything from guesthouses to hotels for all of your budget needs.

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 RentalCars.com 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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Munduk Waterfall In Bali Guide

manoj

Wednesday 7th of June 2023

you say its a 15 minute trek from parking area... at other place i read 3 hour trek.... am confused a little

Yuni

Tuesday 2nd of November 2021

Thank you for sharing. Nice to know before ho there

Charlie Pauly

Friday 12th of November 2021

Glad you found it helpful!

Bilal and Izzy

Wednesday 29th of May 2019

Bali has so much to see and do! Every day can be a new adventure. The munduk waterfalls look so beautiful and definitely a bucket list item. Thanks for sharing

Charlie Pauly

Thursday 30th of May 2019

100% couldn't agree more!