When you think of Bali waterfalls, you think of Sekumpul. So here’s all you need to know for visiting the incredible Sekumpul Waterfall Bali.
How To Get To Sekumpul Waterfall Bali
Sekumpful Waterfall is located towards the North of Bali, close to the Bedugul area, but can be accessed from anywhere in Bali on a day trip.
Know as one of the best Bali waterfalls, along with Aling Aling Waterfall, we took a drive up from Canggu which took around two and a half hours by scooter.
Although we did stay over night to avoid driving home the same day.
Our advice is to head to the North entrance and park as close to the ticket desk as possible. That way you can walk down from the viewpoint to the waterfall itself.
It can be confusing on your first visit to Sekumpul. There are many car parks on the side of the road on the way in, although these are all for the trekking tours!
You can simply park up and visit the falls without a guide.
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.
Sekumpul Waterfall Entrance Fee
Entrance Fee – 20,000 Rupiah
Parking – Free
Sekumpul Waterfall Opening Times
Open daily 8am – 5pm.
Best Time To Visit Sekumpul Waterfall Bali + Tips
The best time to visit Bali is between April and October, the island’s dry season if you are looking for plenty of sunshine.
However, to see any of the waterfalls at their most powerful, you need to visit during the rainy season – October to April.
For some beautiful lighting at Sekumpul falls, anytime between 10am and 2pm is when the sun shines through the valley.
You have to wade through a river to get to the waterfall, so think about what you wear as you are definitely going to get at least partially wet!
What To Pack
What To Expect At Sekumpul Waterfall Bali
Sekumpful Waterfall, also known locally as Air Terjun Sekumpul, is possibly the most famous of all the Bali waterfalls.
Its beautiful viewpoints, as well as its incredible height, make for an unforgettable visit! For us it’s a toss up between Sekumpul Waterfall and Nungnung Waterfall for our favourite waterfall in Bali.
So to get to Sekumpul, as mentioned earlier, keep on following the map in until you hit something that looks like the photo below.
If you start at the North entrance, it’s just a short walk from the ticketing booth to the first view point. From there you can take the steps, an easy 10 minute walk, down to one of the best waterfalls in Bali.
We’d heard horror stories of hour long treks and super steep steps, although it doesn’t have to be that hard.
Whether we got lucky or not, we hopefully have pathed the way for an easy and less stressful visit to one of the largest and most beautiful Bali waterfalls.
The Waterfall Itself
It’s possible to swim and get some awesome photos down at the base of Sekumpul waterfall, although the spray is pretty solid!
For us, after all the rumours and photo inspiration we’d seen on Instagram, Sekumpul definitely stands as one of the best waterfalls in Bali for a reason!
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.
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Monday 8th of July 2019
Yes, we made the same experience! They won‘t let you pass the way you described. It‘s sad how they turn everything in tourist place where you have to pay a lot of money for everything.
Monday 8th of July 2019
Ahh no way! We will have to visit again when we return in September and update the blog. What a shame.
Wednesday 1st of May 2019
Hey! You might want to update the price. The Northern Bali "Government" has stepped in and now they have wristbands and a gate with locals scanning the wristband before you get to the stairs. It costs 125,000 for a medium trek which includes the two big falls. It started in February 2019 and there is no way around it.
Wednesday 28th of August 2019
what exactly is the difference between the medium trek and the the cheaper option. I'm just interested in seeing the sekumpul waterfall and being able to see it up close.