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Nungnung Waterfall Bali – Your Complete Guide to Visiting This Magical Waterfall

Bali is not just about sandy beaches, scenic coastlines, adventurous water sport activities. Bali is a hidden gem filled with the most astonishing waterfalls in the world. Waterfalls are considered as the heaven of Bali by the locals. While beaches are considered as the main attraction in the southern part of Bali, waterfalls are the assets of the north. Most waterfalls are located in the central part of Bali which is called Ubud. Ubud is considered to be the traditional hub of Bali. Ubud is adorned with lush green mountains, plunging valleys, scenic ridges, Sunrise treks. Among the many natural wonders housed within Bali, there are several majestic waterfalls that attract a lot of tourist attention. If you’re looking for the famous waterfalls like Tegenungan waterfall, they are overcrowded as they get too much credit in social media. However, if you’re looking for a ‘secluded’ waterfall experience, then Nungnung waterfall is the right place to visit in Bali.

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On a simple note, with its exquisite tropical landscapes, Bali in Indonesia is home to several mesmerising gushing waterfall experiences, that too very specifically if you’re looking for off-the-beaten-path gems like Nungnung waterfall.


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Highlights of Nungnung Waterfall

No wonder chasing waterfalls in Ubud is one of the most exciting things to do. It is not easy to decide which waterfalls you want to visit in Ubud. The island simply offers so many of them and each one is more beautiful, powerful and impressive than the other, but the Nungnung waterfall is one of those that will leave your mouth agape in amazement.

The Nungnung waterfall, located about 35 kilometres north of an Ubud town is a hidden gem tucked away from the glare of tourists and other busy tourists. This waterfall is located behind the Jembatan Tukad Bangkung attraction. At the height of 900 meters above the sea level, this hidden waterfall is situated in a small village named Nungnung which is a part of Petang Badung Regency.

Nungnung waterfall is considered to be one of the largest waterfalls with a natural pool situated at the base of the waterfall. The place is not crowded by too many tourists as they don’t get promotions on social media platforms. The staircase trek which can be challenging and might give your body the workout you weren’t prepared for but along the way, you can find a couple of benches to take some rest and you can see the droplets spraying off the distant waterfall falling upon the rays of the sun, creating a beautiful spectrum of the rainbow colours that mesmerizes everyone who catches the sight. The crashing sound of the refreshing pool can be heard from the entrance which is 400 metres away from the waterfall. It is truly an intrepid trip for adventurous explorers.

Chasing down the Burble of the waterfall

Climbing down the waterfall, the pathway is made up of a concrete staircase with 509 exact steps which will take you 20 minutes to reach the gushing waterfall. This 20-minute trek will take you through the lush green plantations and brimming heart-stopping scenery with the fresh air of the forest mixing with the earthy aroma of the trees, and the heady sweetness of flowers grazes against you, sending you into a haze. You might feel tired after climbing down the solid stairs but once you reach the bottom of the gorge, the waterfall awaits to give you a natural massage that you weren’t prepared for.

Tips Before Visiting Nungnung Waterfalls

You will get stunned and amazed by the way the waterfall looks but at the same time try to be cautious while walking through the slippery rocks in the waterfall. You can also carry a plastic bag or waterproof bag just to make sure your valuables don’t sink into the pool while you’re taking a dip The staircase is solid and at the same time, it will be slippery and it’s advisable to wear a shoe which has a solid grip on it. The waterfall is neat and clean but they don’t have changing rooms, lockers or toilet facilities. Make sure you keep your belongings safe. You do have shops near the entrance of the staircase where you can grab food and refreshments.

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How to Reach Nungnung Waterfall

Ubud is very famous for its scenic roadways. You will be thrilled to drive through the roads of the cultural heart of Bali. You can see a lot of traditional temples, picturesque lakes, authentic Balinese culinary and antique shops. You can reach Nungnung waterfall by scooters or taxi. Scooters are the easiest way to commute in and around Bali. The rental cost for the scooter starts from 50,000 IDR for a day and for the taxi the rental charges start from 500,000 IDR with an 8hours disposal. Make sure you carry the valid driver’s license with International Driving Permit (IDP) without which you will not be allowed to rent a scooter.

Nungnung Waterfall Entrance Tickets

The entrance ticket costs IDR 20.000 per person. A small price to pay in return for the earth’s beauty. The entrance ticket doesn’t include the parking lot fee for cars and scooters. The parking area has the facility of toilets and a small gazebo.

Take time to experience the Nungnung waterfall not just virtually, step out and visit the hidden spectacle, drown into nature’s incomparable and astounding views and carried away by a whiff of freshness. Sometimes the less mainstream spots give the most beautiful experiences in life. Book your vacation to Bali today.


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