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Nungnung Waterfall In Bali – A Complete Guide

Nungnung Waterfall is rated as one of the best waterfalls in Bali, and it definitely lives up to its reputation. Here’s all the info for visiting.

How To Get To Nungnung Waterfall

Nungnung Waterfall is perfectly located between Ubud and Bedugul, so it makes for a great stop off between the journey up North.

It takes around an hour and a half directly from Ubud and pathes the way towards many other Bali waterfalls such as Leke Leke.

If you’re looking at travelling to Nungnung Waterfall with family or young ones, the whole area is maintained really well. Just be prepared for the steps.

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.

Nungnung Waterfall Entrance Fee

Adults: 10,000 IDR per person.

Nungnung Waterfall Opening Times

Monday – Sunday: 9am – 4pm.

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The entrance to Nungnung Waterfall Bali

Best Time To Visit Nungnung Waterfall

The best time to visit anywhere on your Bali bucket list, 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.

Nungnung Waterall is one of the up and coming spots on the island, so it can get a little crowded at times. Therefore, as with anywhere in Bali, the best time to visit is always earlier in the day to beat the crowds!

There are no facilities (changing rooms/toilets) when you reach the waterfall, so you may want to have your swimsuit on ready before you visit.

If you do go in for a dip, take care, as the rocks are quite slippery and the waterfall is very powerful.

You can purchase refreshments in the car park before or after you visit.

What To Pack

Photography Camera


Day Bag

Power Bank

Reusable Water Bottle


Lightweight Rain Jacket

Quick Dry Towel


Lifeproof Phone Case

Dry Bag

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The steps down to Nungnung Waterfall

What To Expect At Nungnung Waterfall

As far as waterfalls go, Bali is waterfall heaven. There are a number of hidden Bali waterfalls waiting to be discovered, although this one in particular is a favourite amongst tourists.

The pathway is made up of concrete stairs and the 20 minute trek down consists of exactly 509 steps.

However, it’s definitely worth the hike to get to this impressive waterfall. Moreover, you can always reward yourself with a refreshing dip in the water pools at the base of the Nungnung Waterfall once you arrive.

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.

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.

So be careful if you’re climbing up the slippery rocks or heading right up close to the intense waterfall.

Also, just note that there are no changing rooms, lockers or toilet facilities at the waterfall. So be sure to keep your belongings dry and safe and be wearing your swim suits already.

When you’re back up to the top, there is a spot in the parking area where you can grab food and refreshments.

Overall Nungnung Waterfall is definitely one of the most powerful and beautiful Bali waterfalls we’ve seen.

So we’ve no doubt it’ll be at the top of visitors lists in the coming years as an addition to any Ubud itinerary.

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Almost there.
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The first view you’ll see when you reach the last step down to Nungnung Waterfall
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And here is exactly what is fast becoming one of the best Bali waterfalls
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Where To Stay In Ubud


Alaya Resort

Alaya Resort is located in the heart of Ubud, the cultural centre of Bali.

The resort is set amidst the rice fields, offering an outdoor pool and a fitness centre.

Guests enjoy free daily afternoon tea and tropical fruits.

The contemporary Balinese-style rooms all come with a flat-screen TV and a private terrace overlooking the natural greenery.

The private bathrooms, decorated in artworks, provide complete facilities.

Alaya Resort Ubud is just 200 metres away from the Monkey Forest and 700 metres away from Ubud Market.


Pertiwi Bisma 2

Featuring 2 landscaped pools and a restaurant, Pertiwi Bisma 2 offers guests a memorable stay, a 5-minute drive from Ubud Monkey Forest.

Free WiFi is available in all areas, and also free shuttles to Ubud Market.

Rooms in Pertiwi Bisma 2 come with air conditioning, a flat-screen cable TV, an electric kettle and a coffee/tea maker.

Nestled within tropical gardens, they all come with a private terrace. Complimentary bottled water is provided.

Balinese dance classes, trekking and hiking activities are also available.


Sila Urip Guest House

Nestled amongst lush garden, Sila Urip Guest House is located in the tranquil part of Ubud.

Each room here will provide you with a terrace and a seating area, where you can enjoy garden view from each room.

Featuring a shower and private bathroom, rooms also come with free toiletries. Guests can also order room service.

At Sila Urip Guest House you will find a garden and a terrace. The friendly staff can assist with bike hire, shuttle service and airport transfer at additional charges.

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

Planning Your Trip

Book Your Flight

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Book Your Rental Car

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Buy Those Last Minute Bits

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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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Nungnung Waterfall In Bali Guide

Andrea Torres Sanchez

Thursday 14th of March 2019

What time did you go? Ive seen they open at 8, is it possible to go before that time? thanks xx

Charlie Pauly

Sunday 17th of March 2019

Hey, we actually went in the afternoon so unsure what the situation is for sunrise. Sorry