Nothing spells natural paradise like a gorgeous waterfall, and Sekumpul waterfalls in Northern Bali have at least 7 of them! Sekumpul, meaning 'a group of' in Bahasa, is a collection of seven waterfalls in Bali. Fed by upland streams, they are considered the most beautiful waterfalls on the island. The seven waterfalls are separate and scattered, varying in height and shape. The overall ambience is cool and calming, marked by high cliffs and lush greenery.
Between Bedugul and Ubud lies Air Terjun Nungnung, a beautiful waterfall to refresh your senses. Located about 900m above sea-level, the waterfall is surrounded by lush greenery and is a great spot for nature-lovers. However, the water is a little rough for swimming, and the 500-step pathway to access it can prove to be quite the exercise.
Located in Tembuku in Bangli regency, Tukad Cepung waterfalls is a must-visit for the breathtaking view it offers. After a steep 15-minute trek, one needs to wade through waist-deep water and gravel to reach the site. The effort is worth it however; the majestic waterfalls crashing while sunlight streams in through the canopy overhead gives it a magical vibe.
About 10 kms from Singaraja, Air Tejung Gitgit or Gitgit waterfalls offers a refreshing experience for visitors to the Bali highlands. A wooden walkway leads to the 40m tall gushing waterfall, which cascades into a rocky pool. One can take a dip in the picturesque pool in lush greenery, before heading on to the nearby Mekalongan waterfall.
Kanto Lampo Waterfall is a hidden gem located in the Gianyar district. A relatively less-travelled path through the beautiful rainforest leads to the rapidly falling waterfall. One can wade around in the pool below the waterfall and climb the boulders in the area for some stunning photographs. It is ideally visited during the dry season, when the water is clearer and lighter, making it the best time to enjoy the water and have a swim!
Located in the central highlands of Bali, Munduk waterfalls greets visitors with a refreshing spray of water amid lush greenery. A steep descent of 300m leads to the site, where one can splash about in one of the rocky pools.The scenic beauty is complemented by the clove and coffee plantations nearby, making this an all-round pleasant experience.
Situated about 5kms from Lovina, a mossy pathway leads to the beautiful Singsing waterfall. The cool water tumbles down into a rocky pool where one can take a dip. Surrounded by grassy cover, the waterfall offers a stunning view and refreshing experience. However, be mindful of the locals trying to guide you.
Bali is blessed with numerous amazing tourism spots and is the main tourist destination of Indonesia. Likely, the northern part of Bali has this treasure of a waterfall named Les waterfall which is located in Les Village in Buleleng. It offers scenic beauty and a revitalizing experience for visitors who are also rewarded by the chilled water of the falls in the humid weather of Bali.
Located in Tejakula district in Buleleng, Yeh Mapeh waterfalls provide a rejuvenating experience to visitors. The 40-metre high gushing waterfall falls into a pool where one can take a plunge, while the surrounding lush greenery adds to the scenic beauty. Little warungs or cafes are lined outside for some snacks as well.
Situated in Tegenungan village, halfway between Ubud and Bali’s capital Denpasar, Tegenungan Waterfall is one of the most popular picnic spots in the region. It is set amidst dense foliage in a shallow bathing area and lined with cafes and eateries. Present in an isolated location on the outskirts of Bali, the place is ideal for nature photographers.
Aling Aling Waterfall is located in Kabupaten Buleleng Regency of Bali, Indonesia. It is one of the most stunning waterfalls of Bali which falls from a height of 98 feet. Known as the adventure heaven, Aling Aling Waterfall can provide you with opportunities of cliff jumping and natural slides. Know that it is one of those few places in Bali where you can attempt jumping into the deep waters.
Located in the Munduk Village, around a 45km drive from Ubud, Banyumala Twin Waterfalls are one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Bali. These are a collection of waterfalls with a large pool underneath, making it an exciting destination to swim and relax for the day. The Banyumala Waterfalls isn't much known or explored, which adds to the charm of visiting the place.
Rightly called the ‘Blue Stairway to Heaven’, the Peguyangan Waterfall on Nusa Island in Bali is Nusa Penida’s best waterfall and is also one of the most beautiful places to visit here. Also known as the Guyangan Falls, these waterfalls are not as famous as the other places on the island; but once you visit this attraction, you are sure to be awestruck by the exquisite beauty and magnificence which is on display here.
Also known as Tibumana waterfall, Air Terjun Tibumana located in the Bangli region of Bali is one of the most stunning waterfalls in Bali. Famous amongst Instagrammers for its beautiful scenery and the large pool of water that the falls cascade into, Tibumana is a wonderful waterfall to go swimming in. The pool is not deeper than 6-8m so diving into the pool is not recommended. The falls can be found at the end of a quick 10m trek from the parking area and it is a pleasant and safe trek through Balinese jungle.
One of the most unique waterfalls in Bali, located in the Gianyar regency, this waterfall also contains caves and a hidden canyon waterfall that is perfect for swimming. Unlike most waterfalls that cascade down vertically, the Goa Rang Reng Waterfall flows through a canyon through a series of 3 separate falls, each one with its own unique draws. A favourite amongst those that want a waterfall where swimming is encouraged, you can also rent tubes to float you down the canyon gently.
One of the waterfalls that are not as popular as the other waterfalls in Bali that gets the most limelight, Blahmantung waterfalls, with a plunge of over a 100m is one of the highest falls in Bali. Located in the Pujungan village in the Pupuan district is around an hour and a half drive away from Bali’s capital Denpasar. The trek from the parking area to the falls is almost 1km long through fairly dense jungle and is of moderate difficulty but the payoff at the end once the trek is completed is surely worth it once you see the cascading falls.
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