Nungnung Waterfall Overview

Nungnung Waterfall is a stunning natural attraction. Nestled amidst lush greenery, it cascades down a cliff, offering a serene escape. The journey to reach it involves a trek through the scenic jungle, making it a refreshing and adventurous experience for nature enthusiasts and visitors to Bali.

Get ready to visit Air Terjun Nungnung, a captivating waterfall nestled between Bedugul and Ubud in Bali. Situated 900 meters above sea level, this natural wonder is surrounded by lush greenery, offering a serene retreat especially if you are a nature enthusiast. The waterfall’s powerful 50-meter drop is a wonderful sight that you can enjoy with our well-crafted Bali travel package. However, the journey to reach it is an adventure in itself, involving a trek along a 500-step pathway through scenic jungle landscapes.

Unlike some of Bali’s more crowded attractions, Nungnung Waterfall offers a tranquil experience, because of its remote location. Immerse yourself fully in the beauty of nature without distractions as the area remains relatively less crowded despite its popularity. 

Take a 20-minute walk from the entrance to witness the majestic waterfall in all its glory. Spend an unforgettable time at the Nungnung Waterfall whether you like trekking or are just looking for a peaceful escape.


• There is an extensive parking area and roads to the waterfall and a number of steps to reach the cascade. After a walk of 20 minutes from the entrance, you will reach the waterfall that shows a heavy discharge of water from a decent height.
• Swimming and trekking are the most beautiful combination of activities that can be done here at the waterfall and remember, the atmosphere is chilling always as it maintains the vapours.

How To Reach

1. By Scooter: Nungnung Waterfall in northern Bali, is approximately an hour and a half's drive from Denpasar and Ubud. The journey offers picturesque views of rice fields and coconut plantations. To reach it, you can rent a scooter and take the road from Ubud to Bedugul. The distance from Ubud is around 30 km.

2. By Taxi: You can also hire a cab from Ubud to cover the 30-km distance and reach the waterfall in about an hour.

Starting from Ubud, travel westward through the bustling city, passing by numerous villages and scenic rice fields until you reach Jl. Nugurah Rai Rd. Continue north along this road for approximately 30 minutes until you reach the village of Petang. Look out for signs indicating the way to Nungnung Waterfall on your right. A short 15-minute drive further north through picturesque rice fields will lead you to the waterfall.

Best Time To Visit

Nungnung Waterfall is a year-round destination, offering its captivating beauty and refreshing atmosphere to visitors throughout all seasons.

To make the most of your visit to Nungnung Waterfall in Bali, aim to arrive in the morning, ideally between 9 am and 10:30 am. This early timing allows you to beat the crowds and enjoy the peaceful ambience of the waterfall when it is most calm. Moreover, the morning sunlight filtering through the lush trees and mist adds a magical touch, enhancing the beauty of the water.

While The best day to visit Nungnung Waterfall in Bali is ideally during the weekdays, especially from Monday to Thursday. These days tend to be less crowded compared to weekends, allowing you to enjoy the waterfall's beauty in a more serene and peaceful atmosphere. Also, visiting during the weekdays may offer better opportunities for taking photos and exploring the surroundings without the hustle and bustle of larger crowds.

Other Essential Information

  • Avoid swimming here as there are no locals or lifeguards present and the current can be strong. 
  • Avoid carrying toddlers or young children due to slippery and wet steps.
  • No changing rooms or lockers are available, so keep your belongings secure.  
  • Remember to pack towels and raincoats during the rainy season. 
  • Carry drinking water to keep you hydrated during your visit and pack in some snacks as needed.
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Point of Interest for Nungnung Waterfall
Climb 500 steps to reach the waterfall

Climb 500 steps to reach the waterfall

Get ready for an exciting yet challenging hike around the area near Nungnung Waterfall. You will descend over 500 steep stairs into a canyon, surrounded by thick jungle and stunning views. The walk down takes about 15 minutes, however, the journey back up can be tough and may take up to 30 minutes. Once you are finished, treat yourself to some refreshing chilled coconuts from a small shop at the top.

Go down to the rockpools

Go down to the rockpools

Enjoy the experience of dipping in the water below the falls surrounded by lush green natural beauty. Follow the small path to the right, leading to another viewpoint. From there, you can descend to the rockpools below the falls. Enjoy a refreshing swim in the natural pools, however, remember to wear anti-skid shoes for safety on the rocky terrain. 

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