15 Waterfalls that Only Locals Know in Bali | Solo Female Travel

While it is true that Bali offers some of the most stunning beaches, rice terraces, and adventure activities for its visitors, there is something much more exciting for you to explore – waterfalls. Yes, the island has some of the most beautiful waterfalls you can find around the world!

If you are someone who loves walking in dense jungles, ducking under green canopies, and climbing multiple rock formations, then visiting these waterfalls should definitely be in your itinerary to Bali

Now, in this blog, I have only mentioned the top 15 waterfalls that are not-so-famous and less crowded but equally beautiful. I understand that visiting all of these waterfalls in one solo trip to Bali may not be possible, but you can always select the ones that are convenient for you or excite you the most!

1. Campuhan Antapan Waterfall

It amazes me how many different waterfalls are in Bali. The huge number of waterfalls spoiled me for choices on my solo trip to Bali. One of the most stunning waterfalls I came across when I visited Bali was Campuhan Antapan Waterfall. Although it is a little difficult to reach the location, you will realise the drive was worth it once you see the waterfall. And I’m not even exaggerating! 

You will see a tiny path from the entrance that will lead you to the serene waterfall in less than a minute. This waterfall is quite small in size as compared to the other waterfalls in Bali. But it is one of the most interesting things about it. There is also a small pool beside the waterfall, so you can relax here without worrying about washing away with the water. 

An interesting thing that I found out about Campuhan Antapan Waterfall is that when you can climb the waterfall a little, there is a tiny spot where you can sit right under the water! 

Entrance fee: 20,000 Indonesian Rupiah

2. Kanto Lampo Waterfall

Considered an enclave of peace and serenity, the Kanto Lampo Waterfall is one of the most beautiful ones in Bali. The locals consider Kanto Lampo Waterfall to be created with an interesting combination of four out of the five elements, namely air, water, earth, and fire.

If you are looking to spend a peaceful time away from the hustle-bustle of the city while also enjoying beautiful views, this waterfall is the perfect option for you.

The locals also call this waterfall a worshipping place. Legend says water started flowing in the waterfall after an intensive praying ceremony only in 2015. Apparently, a cave also appeared near the waterfall after the ceremony. It is a house to some bat species, but tourists usually visit here to meditate too. Quite intriguing, huh?

Entrance fee: 20,000 Indonesian Rupiah

3. Jembong Waterfall

Located amidst the rustic surroundings of Ambengan, the Jembong waterfall is one of the best waterfalls to visit in Bali. Even though the waterfall is nothing short of heaven, very few people know about this one. It is rarely visited by tourists because of its proximity to the famous and much more preferred Git Git Waterfalls. But this can really turn out to be a blessing in disguise as you get to spend time at this beautiful waterfall in peace!

An interesting feature of Jembong Waterfall is its descent. Instead of perpendicular, the descent is at an angle of 75 degrees, thereby reducing the sound of the water falling and restoring the natural quietness!

Entrance fee: 5,000 Indonesian Rupiah

4. Yeh Mampeh Waterfall

In Balinese, Yeh Mampeh translates to flying water. In my opinion, it is one of the most serene waterfalls in Bali. You can find the Yeh Mampeh Waterfall in a small village named Les, located away from the popular tourist attractions Ubud and Kuta. Many locals of Bali consider this waterfall to be an untouched beauty amidst the natural surroundings. 

To reach Yeh Mampeh Waterfall, you will have to drive about 38 kilometres from Kintamani and then hike a little. Considered one of the tallest waterfalls in Bali, the water collects in a small lounge pool at the bottom. And if you want to explore more here, you can visit the caves located in the area.

Entrance fee: 20,000 Indonesian Rupiah

5. Aling-Aling Waterfall

Aling-Aling Waterfall is definitely very unique in the list because the waterfall is split at the top, and two beautiful streams fall down a sharply contoured high cliff at different speeds!

Another interesting feature about the waterfall is that the water that falls down has created a natural slide for the visitors. Although it may sound fun, you should also be aware of getting tiny cuts and bruises from the rock formations!

Entrance fee: 20,000 Indonesian Rupiah for looking

125,000 Indonesian Rupiah for swimming and jumping off the cliff

6. Bhuana Sari Waterfall

A not-so-famous waterfall in Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali, Bhuana Sari Waterfall is one of its kind. Since it is unknown to many, the waterfall’s natural surroundings have been preserved. The most beautiful feature of the waterfall is its multiple small streams of water running down from the cliff. And an even more interesting feature is that all the streams of water run from a different height, which makes the waterfall a pure delight to the eyes!

To reach the waterfall, you can rent a car or hire a taxi from Denpasar. However, if you are confident in your riding skills, you can even hire a two-wheeled vehicle such as a moped! Oh, and also, it is mandatory that you keep the helmet on at all times. You can check out rental websites such as BaliBikeRental.com to get all the information you need to rent a moped in Bali.

Entrance fee: 30,000 Indonesian Rupiah

7. Golden Valley Waterfall

Another of my favourite waterfalls in Bali, Golden Valley Waterfall, is nothing but spectacular! The waterfall is located approximately 70 kilometres away from Denpasar (1 hour 30 minutes drive). Once you’re done with the drive, you will have to walk for a few minutes into the valley to discover this gorgeous waterfall.

There is a tiny bamboo stall too that serves delicious aromatic coffee. It is one of the best coffees I have tried in Bali. The secret to its deliciousness lies in the fact that the stall owners use the freshly brewed coffee beans from their own plantations.

And also, since the waterfall is located on private land, the surroundings are much cleaner and well-maintained. 

Entrance fee: 15,000 Indonesian Rupiah

Check out my blog on stunning cafes to visit in Bali on your solo trip.

8. Tibumana Waterfall

Located at the Apuan village in the Susut Bangli district of Bali, Tibumana Waterfall is a gorgeous waterfall. It is a twin waterfall with each stream of water at the height of 20 metres. Surrounded by moss green cliffs and huge rocks, there is a small clear pool at the bottom of the waterfalls.

There is also a small cave opening underneath the waterfalls. Many locals believe that the entrance is a secret passage to the Raja Besakih’s temple, considered the most popular temple and a famous Balinese Hindu God.

Entrance fee: 15,000 Indonesian Rupiah

9. Nungnung Waterfall

One of the most magnificent waterfalls on the island, Nungnung Waterfall, is located at about 900 metres above sea level! If you are someone who is looking for a little adventure, then definitely add this waterfall to your list of waterfalls to visit in Bali.

The most challenging part about the waterfall is reaching its bottom. In order to do so, you will have to climb down about 509 steps. But as you descend, you can take in the gorgeous views of the rice paddies and lush greenery all around.

Entrance fee: 20,000 Indonesian Rupiah

10. Sekumpul Waterfall

For your adventurous soul, here is another beautiful waterfall – Sekumpul Waterfall. What makes reaching the waterfall thrilling is the path. You will be coming across bamboo forests, rivers, slippery steps, and mucky routes. But it will all be worth it when you witness the waterfall.

Oh, and here’s a fun fact, Sekumpul Waterfall consists of a wonderful collection of seven waterfalls of different heights. So the whole view of this gorgeous waterfall will take your breath away!

In case you are planning on visiting the waterfall, I would say that you take your camera along with you. You can easily get some stunning pictures against the backdrop of the waterfall!

Entrance fee: 20,000 Indonesian Rupiah

125,000 Indonesian Rupiah for the short trek and 300,000 Indonesian Rupiah for the long trek

11. Banyumala Twin Waterfalls

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Located on the edge of Lake Buyan, the Banyumala Twin Waterfalls are one of the hidden treasures in Bali. The waterfalls are so gorgeous that they look like a long sheer white curtain thrown over the steep cascading rock formations!

The bottom of the waterfalls has a clear water pool for you to relax in. 

Since the waterfalls are located in a remote area, I would recommend you do a thorough research of the area and everything related to it in order to not get lost on your way. If needed, you can even ask the locals around to guide you to the Banyumala Twin Waterfalls.

Entrance fee: 30,000 Indonesian Rupiah

12. Munduk and Melanting Waterfalls

Yep, you have read it right. These two gorgeous waterfalls are located in the same area. After a short hike from the main road and through the dense forests, you will reach the Munduk Waterfall first. You can either sit on the rocks nearby and relax or take a shower in the roaring water gushing down from the cliff! Either way, you will enjoy your time at Munduk Waterfall.

Next up, you can start your trek towards the north to reach Melanting Waterfall. It is a natural beauty which is still a very well kept secret among the locals and very few tourists!

Entrance fee: 20,000 Indonesian Rupiah

13. Bunutin Waterfall

Tucked away in a small village named Bunutin, this waterfall is known to very few locals. Surrounded by lush greenery and dense forests, Bunutin Waterfall is a sight to behold! The temperature around the region is just about perfect for you to take a dip in the shallow underneath the falls.

Since the waterfall is located in such a secluded region, you will need help finding out its exact coordinates. Ask the locals if needed and carry a compass with you.

Entrance fee: Free of cost

14. Pucak Manik Waterfall

If you visit North Bali, then don’t forget to check out this beauty in Buleleng. Pucak Manik Waterfall is one of the unique waterfalls in Bali. While you must have seen or read about twin waterfalls, this one has three powerful streams of water falling down from the cliff. 

The waterfall is also surrounded by coffee, tangerine, and spices plantations. And the best part is you can even smell the fragrance of these plantations till the waterfall!

Entrance fee: 50,000 Indonesian Rupiah

15. Leke Leke Waterfall

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One of the most interestingly developed waterfalls is the Leke Leke Waterfall. A single water stream falls between the meeting point of two cliffs that are turned inwards. This makes the whole waterfall look like it’s an entrance to a secret cave!

With very few people aware of this waterfall, you can enjoy some quiet time here away from the crowd. If you plan on visiting the Leke Leke Waterfall, I would suggest you do so early in the morning. The atmosphere is comparatively calmer, and the sounds from the forest nearby make mornings an ideal choice!

Here’s something fun that you can do while visiting the waterfall. At the entrance, there is a gorgeous swing set and a huge man-made bird nest where you can sit and click some pictures for your Instagram stories. 

Entrance fee: 50,000 Indonesian Rupiah

A few tips to remember

While you might be aware of what to do before getting ready to explore these gorgeous waterfalls in Bali, I would like to share some tips to help make your experience smoother.

  • If the path to a waterfall requires you to trek, always wear shoes with a good grip.
  • Carry your swimwear or bikini with you. Once you see the waterfalls, you would want to jump in the pools at the bottom or just stand under the streaming water. And doing so in your regular clothes may not be a great idea!
  • Always carry a waterproof camera or a waterproof phone cover along. The chances of your phone getting drenched in the water are quite high.
  • Carry a big backpack with all the essential items that you may need for your visit to the waterfall.
  • While asking for directions from the locals, look confident and stay alert at all times. Most of these waterfalls are located in secluded regions. If you find someone being weird or suspicious, leave immediately. 

So, which are your favourite waterfalls in Bali?

Although there are a lot of waterfalls on the island, these are some of the hidden waterfalls that you can explore on your solo trip. Also, do let me know in the comment section below which ones you explored on your solo trip to Bali! Let’s explore the world as much as possible before the zombies take over it in near future. Just kidding! 🙂


An introverted blogger who is looking to make unforgettable solo travel memories with one short life.

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