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Bali isn’t only about beautiful beaches and sunset cocktails (though we LOVE those too). This paradise island is also home to a handful of hidden natural treasures, including stunning waterfalls to add to your Bali bucket list. Here are 7 of the best to hunt down on your next adventure.

 

1. Sekumpul waterfall, Sawan, Buleleng

Sekumpul Waterfall is touted as the most beautiful waterfall in Bali. It is fairly close to Niagara Falls Lemukih, only about 2 km away. Understandably, the Village and Village Lemukih Sekumpul indeed neighbors. To see Sekumpul Waterfall close, it takes a bit of effort and struggle. From the parking lot, you have to walk quite far away, down a dirt road, down the hundreds of stairs, and across the river. When you ride a motorcycle, you can still ride from the parking lot (near the ticket window), to the end of the road paving. After paving the way out, the road turned into a narrow dirt road (footpath). Not long down the path, you arrived at a blank bale (gazebo) with Niagara Falls Sekumpul incredible lure.

The falls are fed by two upland streams, and is the most accessible of the collection of falls in the area. Even so, getting down here requires a good deal of effort, with paths comprising dirt tracks, a hundred or so steps and crossings over streams. There are two ways you can enjoy the falls. A trek leads you to purpose-built gazebos where you can cool down and catch your breath while enjoying the view of the 80m-tall majestic fall from a distance.

Another forest and village trail leads you down to the rock pool base of the falls, which includes traversing down more steps, with a combination of rice paddies, durian, rambutan and coffee plantations accompanying your journey. Strictly for nature lovers, landscape photography enthusiasts and those with a knack for adventure, the magnificent scenery certainly justifies the approximate three-hour trek. Omunity Bali is a great jungle retreat in the nearby village of Sudaji, which includes this waterfall as a highlight among its nature activities.

2. Banyumala Waterfall, Wanagiri, Buleleng

Bali has a lot of waterfalls. You can even be confused to choose which waterfall to visit.  If you want to find the waterfall which is beautiful and safe, Banyumala waterfall is one that  you can visit.

This waterfall is located in a valley with three sides of waterfall. The highest and the largest one is located at the center of it. The other smaller ones are placed at the left and right side. There is a natural pool that makes this waterfall  really beautiful.

With its clean and pure water, you will feel so safe to swim around the pool. You can even look at the base of the pool because the water is very clean. The depth of this pool can be up to 2 meters. The diameter of this pool is about 20 meter with a round shape so that many people can swim there at once.

If you are not  able to swim, you do not need to worry. It can be the place for you to learn swimming. Just ensure to avoid the weekend because this place is usually crowded.

a unique thing that you will see when visiting Banyumala Twin waterfall is that many visitors come to the waterfall alone.  They look at the waterfall for a long time because the atmosphere is peaceful. The atmosphere and beauty of the waterfall make everyone love to stay here.

3.Gitgit Waterfall, Singaraja

This is the most famous waterfall in Bali.  The Gitgit Waterfall is on the edge of the Highway Denpasar – Bedugul – Singaraja. The Waterfall is 300 meters above sea level and often visited by tourists, it can get very busy. The Gitgit Waterfall is located in the village Gitgit, Sukasada District, Buleleng regency.

Waterfall Gitgit is located between villages and clove plantations. All 3 series of cascades are on the same watershed. They have separate parking spots, all close together. Roads and stairs are well maintained, making it easier to visit.  On the side of the road that passes the waterfall, there are several souvenir shops. Along the way you also see many small children who try to sell beads. You will also find a lot of guides trying to show you the way!

The Gitgit waterfall consists of several waterfalls with different shapes and heights. Halfway along the way the scene changes and on both sides you can see coffee and clove trees. It is a refreshing experience to walk in this quiet area where the birds take turns to sing. The air is cool and gradually gets colder when you approach the waterfall. A short distance from the waterfall, the fine water spray will cool your body. Sometimes the atmosphere will become misty.

4. Munduk Waterfall, Munduk Village, North Bali

Munduk and Melanting waterfalls are among Bali’s most scenic, located within Bali’s lush and forested central-northern highland region. The falls are a highlight feature of the namesake village of Munduk in Buleleng, North Bali, reachable after a 300m walk from the main road on which trekkers can enjoy soothing nature sights and sounds along a forest route. Only a short trek north from Munduk is Melanting waterfall, which offers similar features. Cool mists and the rushing sound of water greet you upon reaching the Munduk waterfall.
Here you can wade into the rocky pool for a cold dip. A further (often dirt to slightly muddy) trek towards the Melanting waterfall leads you through a lush forest with rivers and nature calls before a bridge that actually traverses over the fall’s peak. Definitely for nature lovers, it’s all about venturing into Bali’s ‘wilde side’ and these two falls serving as your prize.
At an altitude of approximately 850m above sea level, the Munduk and Melanting waterfalls neighbour local clove and coffee plantations that are also a sightseeing feature of this region. A famous plantation and resort here with luxury accommodation is the Munduk Moding Plantation, only half a kilometre southwest from the falls site. The best time to go on nature treks here is June to August, when it’s not too hot or drizzly.

5. Tegenungan Waterfall, Ubud

Tegenungan Waterfall is one for nature lovers who happen to be staying in Ubud or have neighbouring Sukawati among their tour itineraries. The falls are conveniently located halfway between Ubud and Bali’s provincial capital of Denpasar, and is considered the closest natural attraction of its kind that you can reach within only a half-hour transfer southeast from Ubud town. Getting to the falls is a pleasant drive down paved village roads lined with stretches of green rice fields on both sides.
 
Upon reaching the end of the road, you are welcomed into a newly built parking and welcoming area, with ticket booths up front (tickets are IDR 10,000 or just under a dollar per person). This area is lined with art and souvenir shops, together with small local ‘warung’ stalls selling snacks and cold drinks. The largest restaurant here, Bebek Tamarind, serves great local dishes such as its signature Balinese style crispy fried duck, and is a good spot to hangout before or after going down to Tegenungan Waterfall.
The falls are only several minutes’ walk down the trail beyond the shops, where you’ll enjoy the impressively green valley panorama with cascading water as a centrepiece. Dense foliage frames the falls, and the water volume is impressive at almost any time of year, but normally at its strongest during the wet season (October to April). You can go down to the vast pebbly base and enjoy a dip in the plunge pool, but this is not advised after heavy downpours, due to the risk of flash floods.

6. Tukad Cepung Waterfall, Bangli

Tukad Cepung Waterfall located in Jalan Tembuku, Dusun Penida Kelod, Tembuku, Bangli regency. It’s about 1 hour 13 min from Denpasar City or 1 hour 26 min from Ngurah Rai International Airport.

Tukad Cepung Waterfall known as the best virgin waterfall in Bali. Not many people known this spot as tourist spot and currently it’s free to enter the area. However, the sport is well-maintained by local people and it would be kind if you give a tip to continue maintain this beautiful hidden spot

Tukad Cepung Waterfalls, unlike most waterfalls, this waterfall surrounded by cliffs that the circular shape. But you should be cautious yes, the river is above the waterfall can suddenly overflowed tablets. If so, you can not go this spot because it is very dangerous. We recommend that you ask in advance whether the river flow waterfall is being overflowed or not.

7. Peguyangan Waterfall, Nusa Penida

This waterfall will take your breath away and so will the journey there. If you don’t like stairs or you are incapacitated in some way then this might not be the best adventure for you. There is a lot of walking and the terrain is quite challenging, including a 200 meter cliff of very steep stairs to scale.

You will need to hire amotorbike to get around on Nusa Penida or maybe even a motorbike with a driver as the signage is quite primitive and difficult to understand if you aren’t a local.Of course the trip there is absolutely worth it when you see this spectacular thing nature has produced. Located on the south west coast, the waterfall is not one you can swim beneath like you may have assumed, but there is anatural spring nearby if you do fancy a dip.

Instead, when you finally get to see the waterfall there is a stretch of fence in the viewing area that you can lean over, the security guards will stop any untoward behaviour.

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