Bali, the Island of Gods, is a stereotypical ‘honeymoon destination’ because of its quaint and tranquil surroundings, pristine beaches and breathtaking beauty and is full of animal and nature parks. A tropical island lush in greenery, Bali houses a variety of flora and fauna along with several nature parks and animal parks. In addition to natural extravaganza, you also get to experience unique theme parks with enjoyable rides and water parks to beat the heat and indulge in some great memories! Here’s a list of the best parks in Bali you can visit, for a day full of fun and excitement-
Established in 1959, Bali Botanic Garden, also known as Bogor Botanical Garden, is very popular among locals as well as tourists and is one of the most visited parks in Bali. A recreational spot among lavish greenery and beautifully maintained gardens, Bali Botanic Garden also serves the purpose of imparting floral knowledge. Spread over 154 hectares, here, you can witness few of the world’s rarest species of plants. A booklet of the self-guided tour is available at the counter which has information about all the labelled plants in the garden. You can purchase it for IDR 20,000 to know all about the plants. Besides witnessing the vast collection of rare tropical plants, you can also have some fun at the ‘Bali Hilltop Adventure Park’, inside the Garden, which has nets, jumpers, Tarzan swings connected across six circuits, from tree to tree.
Must see Panca Yadnya Garden - A garden which preserves Hindu ceremonial plants, also known as (Garden of five offerings) Location: Candikuning, Baturiti, Tabanan, Bali, Indonesia Opening hours: 8:00AM - 6:00PM (except for a few glasshouses) Entry fee: (per person) Locals: IDR 11,000 Foreign nationals: IDR 20,000
2. West Bali National Park (Taman Nasional Bali Barat)
West Bali National Park houses over 160 different species of birds, including the exotic white Bali Starling. Some of the other species found in this park include the wild bull, Dollarbird, Java sparrow, Sacred Kingfisher, Wild Boar, flying fox and many more. This national park in Bali also shelters a large variety of rare and near-extinct marine creatures. This fabled island in Bali is undoubtedly worth a visit.
Location: Buleleng, Northwest Bali, Indonesia Main Office: Jalan Raya Cekik-Gilimanuk Road, Jembrana Best time to visit: March-September Entry fee: (per person) Locals: IDR 10,000 Foreign nationals: IDR 200,000
A bird lover’s paradise, the Bali Bird Park and Reptile Park are spread over 2 hectares of land in the village of Batubulan. It houses more than 1000 different types of exotic birds and about 250 different species of reptiles. You can get hold of a guide booklet and wander off in the park and witness bright, colourful species of cheerful birds all around the park. The reptile park houses the famous Komodo dragon, pythons, crocodiles, turtles, frogs and many other odd-looking reptiles! Children are bound to be left fascinated by these creatures. This park in Bali also has a particular ‘hatching area’, where they try to breed endangered species to preserve their existence. The cheerful parrots and toucans are always ready to play and pose for pictures with you. So, don’t forget to get your cameras along with you!
Location: Jalan Serma Cok Ngurah Gambir, Bali, Indonesia Opening hours: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM Entry fee Bird Park: Adults- IDR 385.000 Children (2 to 12 years) - IDR 192.000 Reptile Park: Adults- IDR 100.000 Children (3 to 10 years) - IDR 50.000
4. Bali Butterfly Park (Taman Kupu-Kupu Bali)
Bali Butterfly Park is an insect and butterfly conservatory, which houses a wide variety of different unique species of insects and butterflies. Spread over 3000 square meters, this park is the largest insect and butterfly conservatory in Asia. Other than the live specimens in the greenhouse, there are also dried specimens of rare species as well. These are also sold as souvenirs sometimes. Here you can witness weird looking insects like scorpions and hairy spiders from the other side of the glass. Other than these odd-looking creatures, you can see beautiful specimens of the famous Bali Peacock, the common birdwing and the majestic birdwing. A trip to this park in Bali can be educational, and a memorable one as you get to witness the beautiful marvels of nature.
Location: Jalan Batukaru, Sandan Lebah, Wanasari, Bali, Indonesia Opening hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Entry fee: Adult: IDR 200.000 Children (2 to 12 years): IDR 150.000
5. Bali Safari and Marine Park
Bali Safari and Marine Park house more than 400 species of animals from three different regions- India, Indonesia and Africa. From spotted deers to blackbucks, African hippos to blue wildebeests, here, you can witness all the wilderness, up close. They have safari bus facilities to ensure your safety while you enjoy your encounter with the amusing wild creatures. The buses have their guides who will keep you entertained throughout, making it an educational yet fun ride all along. Ensure to completely charge your cameras to not miss out on some rare shots at the safari. They also have a lot of animal shows and night safari tours sometimes. Make sure you ask about these shows before you book the tickets.
Location: Jalan Bypass Professor Ida Bagus Mantra, Bali, Indonesia Opening hours: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Entry fee: IDR 1000000 - IDR 2782000 (depending on your choice of ride)
6. Kemenuh Butterfly Park Bali
Kemenuh Butterfly Park is Bali’s second butterfly garden, after the one in Tabanan. It was established in 2016 and houses more than 500 species of butterflies both live as well as extinct ones. The park offers recreational as well as educational tours to guide you throughout the vast landscaped park. Few of the species you can witness in this Park include the Atticus Atlas Moth, Common cruiser and Papilio Peranthus. In different areas of the park, you can also see cocoons as well. For nature lovers and interested children, this park in Bali is a must.
Location: Jalan Raya Kemenuh, Sukawati, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia Opening hours: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM Entry fee: Adults - IDR 100,000 Children - IDR 50,000
Sacred Monkey Forest (Ubud Monkey Forest) is one of the most famous parks in Ubud, Bali. It is a natural sanctuary which is home to the renowned grey long-tailed macaques. Besides famous monkeys, this well-maintained park offers green, making it a great spot to spend an entire day. Watching the playful monkeys hanging around on the trees or feeding on bananas is an absolute delight for all the children.
Location: Jalan Monkey Forest, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia Opening hours: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Entry fee: Adults - IDR 40,000 Children - IDR 30,000
8. Bali Treetop Adventure Park
The Bali Treetop Adventure Park is an open-air activity area set up amidst lush greenery in Bedugul. With a variety of activities to offer, like forest canopy activities, swinging on canopies, and Tarzan jumps, this park will surely keep the kids engaged in a high adrenaline rush. They have seven different courses, each having different specifications, so make sure you check their requirements before booking tickets. There are 72 obstacles in total in the park, so cover as many as you can to experience the maximum thrill!
Location: Eka Karya Botanic Garden, Bali, Indonesia Opening hours: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM Entry fee: Adults - IDR 350,000 Children - IDR 250,000
Waterparks, Theme Parks and Amusement Parks in Bali
Opened in 1993, this legendary water park in Tuban, Bali has more than 15 world-class water rides and other exciting activities for all ages. You can spend a day chilling at the pool or playing water volleyball while the kids can enjoy the various twisted water slides. Thrill-seeking rides to relaxing water rides, there is a ride for everyone in this park. The water slides in this park stretch through almost 4 hectares of land, which make for a day full of great fun and excitement. Not just the rides, Waterbom Park also has a spa centre where you can unwind with a soothing spa at the end of an exhilarating day at the park.
Must try rides: Lazy River (for a relaxing ride through lush greenery and waterfalls),Fast n Fierce (for the thrill lovers),Boomerang (to experience free fall),Smash 2.0 (to experience adrenaline rush) Location: Jalan Kartika Plaza, Tuban, Bali, Indonesia Opening hours: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Entry fee: Adults- IDR 490.000 Children (2 to 11 years) - IDR 325.000
10. Bali Wake Park
Bali Wake Park is not like the other water parks, but here, you get to experience a different and more exciting version of it. Here you get to experience wakeboarding! The park has five hectares of vast artificial lakes where you can experience this unique water sport. Before you hit the waters wakeboarding, you will be taught about the basics by professional instructors. You can buy a day-long pass and enjoy the day learning and performing exciting tricks. Bali Wake Park also has well-maintained gardens and a golf course as well.
Location: Jalan Raya Pelabuhan Benoa, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia Opening hours: Monday to Thursday - 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Friday to Sunday - 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11. Circus Waterpark
Circus Water Park is a perfect spot to enjoy a leisurely day with your family. This water park in Kuta, Bali has rides like the lazy river, slides, and pools for everyone. They offer full-day passes as well as separate passes for separate rides. It is reasonable to buy full-day passes as you can get all the spins at a cheaper rate.
Must try rides: For adults: Speed spiral slider, wave slider For children: Mini spiral slider, pinisi boat Location: Kuta, Bali, Indonesia Opening hours: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Entry fee: Adults - IDR 110,000 Children - IDR 60,000
12. Taman Segara Madu Water Park
Taman Segara Madu Water Park is one of the most affordable recreational spots and water parks in Bali. Offering huge pools with multiple lanes along with a large number of water slides and other water activities to keep everyone engaged. Professional lifeguards are always alert in case someone is in need. There is a multi-cuisine restaurant where you can enjoy a delicious meal after an eventful day.
Must try rides: Tunnelling tube Location: Jalan Raya Batu Bolong, Canggu, Bali, Indonesia Opening hours: 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM Entry fee: IDR 30,000 per person
13. CitraLand Water Park
Citraland Water park is supposedly one of the best water parks in Bali. It boasts of a unique pirate concept and offers exciting rides for all ages. Besides the thrilling water rides, they also have a reflexology pool, where you can enjoy a relaxing water massage while the kids can enjoy the water slides.
Must try rides: Water canons and water blasters Location: Perumahan Citraland, Denpasar Utara, Ubung Kaja, Bali, Indonesia Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday - 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Entry fee: IDR 35,000 per person
14. Mara River Safari Lodge
Mara River Safari Lodge is an African style villa accommodation in Bali which has its water park and amusement park in Bali Safari and Marine Park. They have a fun water park, where you can have a few splashes in the pool and other fascinating water rides. For the thrill-seekers, there is a huge roller coaster, which you bound to give you a rush! For small children, there is a climbing car ride, and a merry go round.
Must try rides: Go go bouncer, spinning coaster, flume ride Location: Jalan Bypass Professor Ida Bagus Mantra, Bali, Indonesia Contact: www.marariversafarilodge.com
15. Krisna Funtastic Land
Krisna Funtastic Land is a top-rated amusement park in Bali located near Lovina Beach. It houses over 15 varieties of rides, built for an exciting child's day out. Since it begins after early dawn, this park feels more like a fair will fun ride for everyone. There are a carousel, bumpy rides and miniature trains for little kids and there are a few rides for thrill-seekers as well. All in all, Krisna Funtanstic Land is a fun way of enjoying an evening with your kids.
Must try rides: For adults: Viking, dragon coaster and flying cakra For children: Classic train, star tour, and boom boom car Location: Temukus, Banjar, Jalan Raya Seririt Singaraja, Bali, Indonesia Opening hours: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM Entry fee: Weekdays - IDR 15000 to IDR 2000 Weekends - IDR 17000 to IDR 22000
16. Finns Recreational Club (Splash Waterpark)
Finns Recreational Club offers a host of fun activities including its very own water park, ‘Splash Water Park’. The Club provides a fitness centre and club facilities for members, which would be availed by tourists only upon ownership of individual passes. Finns Recreational Club also has its own spa centre-The Body Temple Spa, which you can access through a pass. Previously known as Canggu Club, they also have a few restaurants where you can enjoy a meal after a fun-filled day at the park.
Location: Jalan Pantai Berawa, Canggu, Bali, Indonesia Opening hours: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM Entry fee: Depends on the type of pass and activities you want to opt for. Check their website for more details. Contact: www.finnsrecclub.com
17. 5GX Bali
5GX Bali is only for those who are brave at heart and can survive a ride which involves you being thrown off at a speed of 200kmph while being attached to elastic ropes of course! 5GX reverse bungee jumping is one hell of a ride for someone who loves adrenaline thrills.
Location: Jalan Raya Legian, Bali, Indonesia Opening hours: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Ride fee: For two: IDR 350.000 For three: IDR 250.000
So Bali is not just about beaches and scenic beauty. It’s so much more than that. These parks in Bali will surely give the kids a blast of a time and not just that; it’ll bring out the child in you. So why wait? Book your tickets and get ready to make memories for a lifetime and.