Best Bali Waterfalls: Your back to nature Bali guide

Are you are a first timer to Bali or have you been here more times than you can count? 

Getting away from the southern Bali beaches and beach clubs to get back to nature is a nice way to escape the downtown hustle. And exploring the beautiful waterfalls this island has to offer is the perfect way. Take a walk through lush rainforests with tropical flowers and cascading falls. It will have you getting back to nature in no time. Whether you have one day or one week, we have compiled a list of the best Bali waterfalls. From waterfalls in Ubud to waterfalls further north and some lesser-known secret Bali waterfalls. We hope this guide will have the best Bali waterfalls for you.

GitGit Waterfall, Singaraja 

GitGit Waterfall ranks as one of the best waterfalls in Bali. 

Located in the north near Lovina, if you have time to explore it is one you should not miss. 

A short hike will have you at the first waterfall and a further 10 minutes will get you to two more. The hike is easy with well-paved paths and beautiful scenery for you to enjoy along the way. For the adventurous, there is also canyoning available and natural rock waterslides. With cascading water and swimming holes, make sure you go prepared to jump in. 

Location: Singaraja, North Bali 

Travel time: 2.5 hours from Seminyak 

Entrance fee: 10k-20k depending on the waterfall you visit 

GitGit Waterfall is noted as one of the best waterfalls in North Bali

PHOTO CREDIT: Fine Art America

Sekumpul Waterfall, Singaraja

If you are already in the area visiting GitGit why not add Sekumpul to your list. 

This waterfall is a group of 6 cascades with the main two falls starting 80 metres above the valley floor. Located in the middle of a green valley, this is the perfect place to capture some Instaworthy shots. Amazing to see from the top, but if you make the long walk down into the valley, it is even more spectacular. 

Location: Singaraja, North Bali 

Travel time: 2.5 hours from Seminyak

Entrance fee: Starting at 10k 

“Water is the driving force of all nature.” – Leonardo da Vinci

Aling-Aling Waterfall, Sambangan

Accessible in a day trip along with GitGit and Sekumpul is Aling-Aling Waterfall.

Aling-Aling is a local sacred waterfall which makes swimming forbidden. Other waterfalls a short walk away will give you the opportunity to cool off. Cliff jumping makes these waterfalls popular for adventure seekers. The entry gives you access to four separate waterfalls. On the other waterfalls, you can find cliff jumps from 5 metres to 15 metres. There is also a 12-metre natural rock slide.Get lost in this jungle paradise for hours.

Location: Sambangan, North Bali 

Travel time: 2.5 hours from Seminyak 

Entrance fee: 20k to view only and 125k if you are brave enough to take the jump 

Aling-Aling is a local sacred waterfall and four other falls provide options for swimming and cliff jumping

Photo Credit: End One Bali Trip

Banyumala Twin Waterfall, Munduk  

One of the secret Bali waterfalls in the north means if you get there early enough you could have these falls all to yourself. Off the road from Singaraja to Denpasar, you will find a faded sign leading down a small rural road. Compared to other waterfalls, the stairs down and up are not bad. This is a good option for those not looking for anything strenuous.Tropical flowers, banana trees and monkeys add to the beauty of these falls. Pack your swimming gear because you won’t be able to resist a dip once you are there. 

Location: Munduk, North Bali 

Travel time: 2 hours from Seminyak 

Entrance fee: 15k  

Due to the location of these waterfalls, spend a night or two in Munduk. You can then take more time exploring these amazing Bali waterfalls.

Moving further south, the waterfalls in Ubud don’t disappoint. They are busier than their northern sisters but still worth a day to explore. 

Tegenungun Waterfall, Gianyar

The most touristic of the waterfalls in Ubud, what it lacks in serenity, it makes up for in size and amenities. With 2 waterfalls, viewing platforms, the obligatory swing and so many cute areas set up for photos (think large hearts and birds’ nests), it’s no wonder people flock here to while away a few hours. One hundred stairs down to the base of the waterfall mean the same amount of stairs back up. You can always find a café overlooking the falls to have a cool drink once you reach the top. Early morning or late afternoon is your best bet to try and beat some of the crowds. 

Location: Sukawati, Gianyar, Ubud 

Travel time: 1 hour from Seminyak 

Entrance fee: 15k with lockers available for 10k if you want to go swimming 

One of the biggest waterfalls in Ubud, Tegenungan has something for everyone

Photo Credit: Travel Triangle

Tibumana Waterfall, Ubud

Tibumana is quieter than other waterfalls in Ubud. It is only a short walk from the parking area meaning you can marvel at this beauty if you are on limited time. Visit out of wet season to get a clear waterfall pool to float around in until the day visitors start arriving. The steps are also less slippery. If you are visiting in the wet season remember to bring sneakers to avoid a slip.

The drive to these falls is also worth noting. Once off the main road, you will find traditional villages, palm-lined roads and rice terraces. Meaning there are plenty of photo opportunities before you even get to the falls. 

Location: Apuan, Ubud 

Travel time: 1.5 hours from Seminyak 

Entrance fee: 15k and 5k for a locker if you want to swim 

Tibumana waterfall is one of the best Bali waterfalls. Quieter than other falls, it has a clear waterfall pool you can swim in

Photo Credit: Omnivagant

Kanto Lampo Waterfall, Ubud 

Kanto Lampo has gained more popularity recently due to the beautiful photos of this waterfall on social media. If you are visiting Bali in the next few months, take the time to see it before it gets even busier. Only a short walk from the car park, this Bali waterfall is the easiest waterfall to get to. Get there early to get a dry spot on the rocks, float around and get a massage from the falls for as long as you like. Visit during the dry season as the rain can make this waterfall inaccessible due to rising water. 

Location: Gianyar. Ubud 

Travel time: 1 hour from Seminyak 

Entrance fee: 15k  

We think Kanto Lampo is the most beautiful of all the waterfalls in Ubud but not one of the secret Bali waterfalls anymore

Photo Credit: Travel Triangle

With more Bali waterfalls than you can count, this is not a comprehensive list. We hope we have provided a good basis so you can start chasing the best Bali waterfalls. 

SECRET TIP: Just a short boat ride from mainland Bali is Nusa Lembongan. You can get a local boat to Nusa Penida from the Yellow Bridge and find more secret Bali waterfalls. 

Let us know when you have visited them and what you think! We would love to know your favourite secret Bali waterfalls. We won’t tell, promise…

Written by: Angela Rogers