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Chasing Bali’s Best Waterfalls

Chasing Bali's Best Waterfalls

When traveling to Bali, most people will only think about beaches, stunning sunset, cocktails, and parties. The fact is the island is also the sanctuary of jaw-dropping waterfalls too. Take some time to discover deeper through the jungles and villages in Bali and you will find a number of amazing waterfalls in Bali. From the one with a natural pool, the tallest, or to the one with rainbows when the sunshine through. Here are 9 of the best waterfalls in Bali that you should visit.

Sekumpul Waterfall

Sekumpul Waterfall
Sekumpul Waterfall by @SoWhatWeTravel on Instagram

Known as the most beautiful waterfall in Bali, Sekumpul waterfall should be your top priority to visit in Bali. Located in Sekumpul village – Singaraja which is 75KM away on the north, this waterfall is the one for those who are adventurous. You need to take the stairs to reach the natural pool and do around 30 – 45 minutes trekking down the hill. Besides offering a stunning view with 100-meter height, Sekumpul waterfall is also a perfect place for you to relax as you’ll see fewer crowds. Additionally, there are around 5 more small waterfalls that you can visit on the site such as Fiji, The Hidden, and so on.

Aling-Aling Waterfall

Aling-Aling Waterfall
Aling-Aling Waterfall by @ChrisRoams on Instagram

If you like to experience something that can make your adrenaline race, you should visit Aling Aling Waterfall. This waterfall is located at Buleleng, somewhere in the middle of the lush jungle of Sambangan village. Trying to jump or slide to a turquoise natural pool from the 35-meter height waterfall is a must. A tip when you are planning to visit Aling Aling waterfall is to visit in the morning so you can spend exploring other waterfalls nearby.

Gitgit Waterfall

Gitgit Waterfall
Gitgit Waterfall by David on

One of the most accessible waterfalls in Bali, yet offering incredible views is Gitgit waterfall. Located at Singaraja on the north side of the island, this waterfall is not only one of the highest but also one of the most beautiful in between lush cliff and jungle. To get to the waterfall, you only need to take about 10-minutes downhill trekking on the paved footpath. Besides, there is also one beautiful waterfall next to Gitgit named Colek Pamor, so you can kill to bird with one stone for sure.

Banyumala Twin Waterfall

Banyumala Twin Waterfall
Banyumala Twin Waterfall by @kadekarini on Instagram

Located at Buleleng, Banyumala waterfall has been opened since July 2015. A lot of people who have visited this place always said that this was the piece of paradise that came down to earth. The twin waterfalls are surrounded by lush jungle and one of the biggest natural pools on the island. Unlike the other waterfalls in Bali, this one doesn’t have many crowds and it is one of the best options to relax and replenish your mind.

Nung Nung Waterfall

Nungnung Waterfall
Nungnung Waterfall by @ilievalisa on Instagram

Located in Petang – Badung, Nung Nung waterfall is one of the biggest falls on the island. The 50-meter waterfall is also known because of its 500 stairs hike to reach the fall, one of the most adventurous experiences to have in between lush jungles. If you are lucky, you can also get that stunning rainbow view next to the fall.

Tibumana Waterfall

Tibumana Waterfall
Tibumana Waterfall by @putu_sukmantara on Instagram

One of the prettiest waterfalls in Bali, Tibumana, is located in Bangli. It’s somewhat effortless to reach the falls as it is located only 45-minutes away from Ubud. Unlike other falls, the hiking track to get to the fall is not that long and steep, but you may need repellent as Tibumana is surrounded by verdant jungle. And yes, you can take a dip in its natural pool!

Tukad Cepung Waterfall

Tukad Cepung Waterfall
Tukad Cepung Waterfall by @explorerssaurus_ on Instagram

Tukad Cepung is known for its dramatic ambiance from the sun rays that come through in between the cliffs. Located in Bangli, this fall is quite easy to visit which you can access with either motorbike or cars. To reach the fall, you need to also to take stairs and walk in between wet and slippery cliffs, and it’s quite exciting too! However, you cannot take a dip in this fall as the natural pool is smaller than other falls in Bali.

Leke-Leke Waterfall

Leke Leke Waterfall
Leke Leke Waterfall by @Fabiankitzweger on Instagram

Leke Leke waterfall is very popular recently. Located in between verdant jungle, the waterfalls peacefully in between cliffs make it somewhat looks like a hidden paradise on the island. This fall is located at Tabanan and is super easy to access. Besides, you only need to take about a 500-meter walk to reach this well-hidden waterfall.

Tegenungan Waterfall

Tegenungan Waterfall
Tegenungan Waterfall by @andiegarcia9 on Instagram

One of the most accessible waterfalls in Bali is Tegenungan. It is located somewhere in Gianyar and surrounded by a local village. In this fall, you not only can swim in the natural pool or the river, but you can also enjoy the view from the distance, thanks to the locals here who open small restaurants with fall views. Besides the swim on the river, you can also take a dip in the small water springs around the fall.

As we mentioned earlier, Bali is not only about cocktails and sunset, there are a lot more than that. This island is truly a piece of paradise that comes to earth. A perfect sanctuary for adventurous souls who love to discover hidden places, and to find serenity in between lush jungle and peaceful waterfall. So, which Bali waterfall would you like to visit first? Check out our best deals in Bali for your upcoming stay at or their Instagram at @mamakabali.