The Wanagiri Hidden Hills & Bali Swing is popping up on everyones Instagram feed lately! So here’s a guide to travelling up north and all you need to know.
How To Get To Wanagiri Hidden Hills
Just a short drive up from Bedugul, Wanigiri Hidden Hills can be found in the mountainous region of Bali.
A short ride up from the Handara Gate, there’ll be a sharp left which leads to around six different Wanagiri Hidden Hills stations.
We travelled up from Canggu on our scooters which took roughly 2 hours.
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.
With A Driver:
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).
Whilst in the area we recommend taking a tour of Northern Bali to discover some of the best hidden gems and checking out the best things to do in Munduk.
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.
Wanagriri Hidden Hills Entrance Fee
Entrance: 100,000 – 150,000 IDR per person.
Each location has different attractions. Usually including a nest, a swing and some kind of bamboo lookout.
You simply pay an entrance fee and spend as long as you like within the grounds taking photos.
Wanagiri Hidden Hills Opening Times
Daily: 8am – 6pm
The lookouts and bamboo areas are open at specific times and you must wait for the operators to open them.
However the Bedugul area on the whole and main road is accessible 24/7 with incredible views.
Best Time To Visit + Tips
The best time to visit Bali is between April and October, the island’s dry season.
Wanagiri Hidden Hills in particular is one of the most popular spots on the island for photographs. So is typically pretty crowded with tourists!
However, as with anywhere in Bali the best time to visit is always earlier in the morning to beat the crowds!
We recommend getting up and heading down for sunrise if you can in order to have the place to yourself.
What To Pack
The History Of Wanagiri Hidden Hills
So it all started from the famous Bali Swing in Ubud.
Built in the garden of an Air BnB host, the view and swing made for the perfect Bali Instagram spot!
But now, since the owner has started charging $35 USD to check it out, if you’re not staying at the Air BnB there are cheaper imitations popping up all over Bali.
The locals in Wanagiri took to their own resources to create exactly what tourists were looking for. A way to capture that fairytale image at a fraction of the Ubud price.
Similar to the Handara Golf Resort, Wangiri Hidden Hills have since become somewhat of a tourist attractions for people to capture their iconic Bali photos.
Swings are popping up in every main tourist attraction in Bali, including Tegenungan Waterfall, although the most popular of them all seem to be those in Wanagiri Hidden Hills.
What To Expect At Wanagiri Hidden Hills
As we mentioned earlier, you can’t miss the bamboo made platforms and photogenic swings when you arrive in the Wanagiri area.
They are dotted along the left hand side of the road as you head along the main road that leads in from Bedugul.
You’ll see the competition lined up waving you into their tourist traps.
Although as cheesy as they are, these impressive works of art are an incredible way for the locals to make a living thanks to tourism.
There is one famous one which is super popular and it isn’t on the main road. Here’s how you find it…
As you drive up and down the main road you’ll see one huge sign pointing to a turning off the main road, with a note of ‘1km this way’.
It’s 150,000 IDR for access to every station, including the huge Bali swing. Although we negotiated just 3 items for 50,000.
The park is huge and stands alone from the competition back on the main road. With many nests, zip-lines and viewpoints easily accessible. This is also where you’ll find the famous jungle swing.
Instagram literally runs the show when it comes to the famous Wangagiri Hidden Hills.
The Bali swing is just another example of how powerful social media has become!
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 provides scenic views of the surrounding coffee trees, rice fields and mountains.
The resort also boasts its own spa, restaurant and tennis courts.
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.
Buyan Lake and Tamblingan Lake are both a 5 minute drive from Munduk Moding Plantation. Munduk Waterfall is just a 15 minute trek away.
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 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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Saturday 18th of February 2023
Hi. I am a little bit confused about 35 USD the owner charges. It is another fee besides the entrance fee 100,000 - 150,000? Thank you!
Monday 20th of February 2023
No this was the history of the 'original Bali swing' at an Airbnb. Wanagiri Hidden Hills is a separate place that simply charges the 100,000-150,000 to enter and take photos.
Tuesday 5th of November 2019
Hey :) Great content! Like usual... I love reading it! I'm planning to wake up early and take a scooter ride from Ubud to be at Handara at sunrise. After Handara I want to visit Sekumpul Waterfall and Hidden Hills Wanagiri but I'm not sure about the right order: should I got at the waterfall first or at the Hidden Hills? Which of these might get busy first? I'm trying to avoid the crowds. Thank you!
Wednesday 20th of November 2019
Hey Adelina, Ahh difficult question. Both are pretty popular tourist spots now but more so Wanagiri Hidden Hills. Maybe you should aim to get there early before the tourists as there is space for everyone at Sekumpul!
Saturday 2nd of November 2019
Hey , Love the Photos and thanks for the useful info. Who takes the photos? Do you need to self time and use the timer or will someone click the pictures for you?
Sunday 3rd of November 2019
Hey, thank you! We take all of our photos using a tripod and self timer, however I'm sure at Wanagiri the workers will take photos for you.
Friday 7th of December 2018
seriously, your blog really helpful and detail. I am coming to Bali, next January 2019 and glad I found your blog. anyway, may i know how was the traffic and route since you riding scooter cos me and my partner planning to renting a scooter.
Saturday 8th of December 2018
Hey! That's awesome to hear thank you. There was really no traffic heading up the main roads through Bali. As long as you are confident on a scooter you will be fine! :)
Saturday 1st of December 2018
Hey. I will be stayigs in Seminyak for 4 days. Is it possible to travel to this place and come back. Also, please tell the most convenient mode of travel to this place.
Monday 3rd of December 2018
Yes totally possible from Seminyak! For us we rent scooters and drive or you can hire a driver. Depending if you’re confident on scooters.