10 Best Waterfalls Near Ubud - 2020 (Photos & Reviews)
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If you’re planning a trip to beautiful Bali and haven’t added Ubud waterfalls to your itinerary, you’re definitely going to be missing out on some of nature’s most magnificent beauties! Be it a picnic or a dip in the pool, everything seems better amidst the cool breeze and the bright sun that shines upon the crystal clear waters.

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Make a quick photo stop at the Air Terjun Tibumana or the Melasti Beach Waterfalls. Head to the Kuning, Tukad Cepung, Gitgit and Nungnung which are must-visits for their pristine beauty.

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If you plan on visiting the Goa Rang Reng and the Kanto Lampo Falls, make sure to stop at the caves nearby, and don’t miss out on plunging into the cool pool at the foot of Tegenungan Waterfalls. Ubud is like waterfall paradise with each waterfall being unique in its own way, appealing and eye-pleasing, and a must-visit on your trip to this picturesque town!

Here are some of the best waterfalls near Ubud:

01

Tegenungan Waterfall

Tegenungan Waterfall

The scenic beauty of smooth white waters gushing down amidst lush greenery is why Tegenungan features among the popular waterfalls near Ubud. Behold the beautiful sight of water streams gurgling into a shallow plunge pool that lies at the foot of the falls.

This spot has a few cafes and souvenir shops and is flanked by tourists, who enjoy a dip in the cool waters. Catching a glimpse of this perennial wonder of nature from the pebble-covered grounds below should definitely be on your bucket list.

Location: Jalan Ir. Sutami, Kemenuh, Sukawati, Kemenuh, Kec. Sukawati, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 

Timings: 6:30am–6:30pm

Distance from Ubud City Centre:
11 kms

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Nungnung Waterfall

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Nungnung Waterfall

Among waterfalls near Ubud that are worth a visit is the Nungnung Waterfall. Falling from a height of 50 metres, Nungnung is definitely the most powerful and pretty waterfall that you may witness in Ubud.

It is no surprise then that it’s a major all-season tourist attraction, although the best time to visit is during the dry season between April to September. This is when the water pools at the base of Nungnung falls are shallow and safe for a refreshing swim.

Location: Belok/Sidan, Petang, Badung Regency, Bali

Timings: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Distance from Ubud City Centre: 36 kms

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Goa Rang Reng Waterfall

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Goa Rang Reng Waterfall

Believed to have spiritual cleansing powers, Goa Rang Reng is among those Ubud waterfalls that are visited by most locals. This surprisingly sprawling fall gushes down over a large bed of rocks and is a beautiful sight to witness! There is green shrubbery all around and a cave lies to the left of the falls.

Swimming isn’t permitted since it is considered more of a holy spot, but simply relaxing in the cool breeze, basking in the sun, is truly a beautiful experience.

Location: Bakbakan, Gianyar, Bali

Timings: 7am–6pm

Distance from Ubud City Centre: 13 kms

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Kanto Lampo Waterfall

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Kanto Lampo Waterfall

Located very close to the city centre, Kanto Lampo is among the newer Ubud waterfalls. Originating from a dam, this scenic 15-metre high waterfall, with its water pouring over huge rock formations is a stunning sight to behold.

The glistening white water falls smoothly as it makes its way down over multiple levels and splashes into a shallow wading pool, where you can enjoy a cool dip or a picnic nearby.

Location: Beng, Gianyar Sub-District, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali

Timings: Mon-Sun 8am – 6pm

Distance from Ubud City Centre: 12 kms

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Bangkiang Djaran Waterfall

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Bangkiang Djaran Waterfall

Bangkiang Djaran is most certainly among the hidden gems of the area. Access to the waterfall is easy, simply following a short walk, but unfortunately, among the many waterfalls in Ubud, this fall doesn’t get the admiration it deserves!

The breathtaking panoramic beauty of these shorter falls is definitely worth a visit! Another short walk further down will reveal yet another waterfall at the other end of the river, alongside a small temple.

Location: Br Jelekungkang, Taman Bali, Kec. Bangli, Kabupaten Bangli, Bali 

Timings: 8am–6pm

Distance from Ubud City Centre: 20 kms

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Air Terjun Tibumana

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 Air Terjun Tibumana

Amongst the most eye-pleasing Ubud waterfalls is Tibumana. These twin falls protect the entrance to a cave, in which rests the idol of Raja Besakih, a Balinese Hindu God.

Plunging from a height of 20 metres, the waterfall flows into a shallow clear pool encircled by huge rocks and moss, that might tend to get slippery, so you’d better watch out! This is a great spot for some camera captures and is slowly gaining popularity among the tourists, so make sure you visit it real soon!

Location: Banjar Bangun Lemah Kawan, Bangli, Bali. Nearby Tukad Campuhan

Timings: 6AM–6PM

Distance from Ubud City Centre: 16 kms

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Kuning Waterfall

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Kuning Waterfall

If you’re on the lookout for some adventure, while in Bali, this is the place to be! Kuning Waterfalls near Ubud can be reached after an enchanting trek that leads you through tropical jungles and a view of nature’s untouched bounty.

The trek might seem challenging, but if you’re in for thrill, you should definitely try it out, because your destination is well worth the walk! As you reach the falls, get rid of all that workout perspiration with a plunge in the river at the foot of the falls. Trust us, this is bound to be the highlight of your trip!

Location: Taman Bali, Bangli Sub-District, Bangli Regency, Bali

Timings: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm 

Distance from Ubud City Centre: 21 kms

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Tukad Cepung Waterfall

Tukad Cepung Waterfall

Unlike other falls, Tukad Cepung doesn’t fall into a pool or river. It simply plunges gently down a cliff adding to the beauty of the place. Hidden amidst rocks, Tukad Cepung is among the pristine Ubud waterfalls that you shouldn't miss! Make sure you climb to the top of the falls and sit aboard the huge rocks for some great photos.

Even on days when the sun shines bright, the perfectly balanced temperature of the water is inviting! In spite of the hordes of tourists who flock the place, the falls are surprisingly calming, and charming. 

Location: Jl. Tembuku, Dusun Penida Kelod, Tembuku, Kabupaten Bangli, Bali 

Timings: 6am–5pm

Distance from Ubud City Centre: 29 kms

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Melasti Beach Waterfall

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Melasti Beach Waterfall

Along the ends of Melasti Beach lie the Melasti Waterfalls near Ubud, only 50 kms from the city centre. The beach is accessible 24/7 and there is much to do here, including snorkelling and other water-sports.

This seasonal waterfall situated on the popular High Cliff of the beach is the perfect spot for a good photoshoot. After a fun time at the beautiful falls, you can head to the bridge on the beach to catch a glimpse of the mesmerising Bali sunset.

Location: Jl. Melasti, Ungasan, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali

Timings: 24 hours

Distance from Ubud City Centre: 50 kms

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Gitgit Waterfall

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Gitgit Waterfall

Among the most popular waterfalls in Ubud is Gitgit with an easy trek path leading up to the gushing waters, 40 metres high. You make your way through cool streams and gorges and experience the dense rainforests, before being welcomed by the soothing waters.

The waterfall cascades down gently into a rocky pool that houses a small shrine. It is believed that this very shrine shields the area. Make the most of your holiday with a cool plunge into the pool or a relaxing break near the falls with the water splashing against your face. 

Location: Jalan Raya Bedugul-Singaraja, Sukasada, Buleleng, North Bali

Timings: Mon-Sun 8am – 5pm

Distance from Ubud City Centre: 63 kms

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