Ubud Waterfall Guide: 17 Best Waterfalls Near Ubud Bali

Ubud may be better known for culture and temples than for waterfalls, but it actually has a bunch of those too.

A lot of the best Ubud waterfalls are located in the nearby Gianyar and Bangli areas of Bali, Indonesia, but most of these can still be reached in less than 30 minutes from the Ubud town center.

Here’s our complete Ubud waterfall guide, with a list of some of the very best waterfalls near Ubud and the surrounding areas!


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Ubud Waterfall Guide

1. Layana Waterfall

This is one of the easiest waterfalls to visit in Ubud. Layana is just a 10 minute drive from the Ubud town center.

As an added bonus, there’s a warung above the waterfall where you can eat with the view — but it’s totally optional, you don’t have to order anything to visit the falls.

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2. Tibumana Waterfall

Tibumana used to be a secret waterfall, but it’s exploded in the last couple years and now every Instagrammer comes here. It’s still worth a visit!

The road to this one winds through some green rice fields and palm trees, so it’s a great scenic drive, and there are a couple of smaller waterfalls you can also see nearby.

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Tibumana Waterfall

 

3. Pengibul Waterfall

Just 500 meters from the entrance to Tibumana is a separate path that leads to Pengibul Waterfall.

Also called the Taman Sari Waterfall, it’s a small 2-step cascade with no crowds, and you can reach it in 5-10 minutes of walking, so it’s definitely worth checking out while you’re at Tibumana!

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4. Suwat Waterfall

This waterfall is an up-and-coming hidden gem near Gianyar and Ubud. It’s good for swimming and there’s even a neat little bamboo raft you can paddle around on.

The hike to Suwat Waterfall is short and easy, and takes you through a small bamboo forest and other tropical foliage along the way.

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5. Goa Rang Reng Waterfall

Watch out for slippery rocks! Goa Rang Reng has 3 different waterfalls, but my favorite is the first one, a big sloped cascade that looks like a natural Slip N Slide.

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6. Kanto Lampo Waterfall

Kanto Lampo is a cascade of waterfalls running over the rocks into a natural pool below. As an added bonus, you get to see some creepy carvings in the rock walls nearby.

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7. Uma Anyar Waterfall

This is a nice multi-layered waterfall that was just opened to the public in 2020.

We were apparently two of the first visitors when we accidentally discovered it on our way to some other falls.

The Uma Anyar Waterfall has a nice upper waterfall where you can take a natural shower, plus a lower cascade on the river where you can swim and relax when the water is calm (but I wouldn’t recommend that in the rainy season).

It has an easily accessible path and it’s located near Ubud, so it’s a great one to visit (GPS here)!

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Uma Anyar Waterfall

 

8. Sumampan Waterfall

This is another barely known waterfall near Ubud, where you can escape the crowds.

The Sumampan Waterfall flows directly into the river, and it’s surrounded by jungle vines and contemporary Balinese rock carvings that look ancient.

From the parking area, it’s easy to reach with a short walk through a palm forest, and then down one steep flight of stairs.

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Sumampan Waterfall

 

9. Tegenungan Waterfall

Tegenungan is the busiest and most touristy waterfall in Bali. Don’t go here to escape the crowds, but it’s still a nice spot for lunch, and chances are you’ll be driving past it at some point anyway!

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Best Waterfalls Near Ubud

10. Pengempu Waterfall

This is a small waterfall, but it’s just 30 minutes west of Ubud. It’s hiding in a sort of semi-cave, just a short 5 minute walk from the parking area.

They may not be the most spectacular falls, but the hike is super easy, no one’s around, and it’s completely free!

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11. Goa Giri Campuhan Waterfall

The Bangli area has lots of great waterfalls and it’s not far from Ubud. Start with Goa Giri Campuhan waterfall, in the north. This one is hidden and you have to sneak through a couple of cool caves to reach it.

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12. Tukad Cepung Waterfall

This is a unique looking waterfall hidden at the end of a cave-like ravine.

Tukad Cepung used to be a hidden waterfall, but nowadays it can get extremely crowded, and you may have to wait your turn to take any decent photos.

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13. Goa Raja Waterfall

This is a recently discovered hidden gem just a short distance from Tukad Cepung.

It’s a short hike and you’re rewarded with a big cave, a waterfall, and a natural pool for swimming!

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Goa Raja Waterfall

 

14. Kuning Waterfall

This is a unique looking waterfall and swimming hole at the bottom of a big ravine in the jungle. It’s a steep hike down, but you can cool off in the natural pools at the bottom.

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15. Leke Leke Waterfall

This one is a bit harder to reach than the others, since it’s a 1 hour drive from Ubud, but that means no crowds!

Leke Leke is a unique looking waterfall near Bedugul. It was a secret until recently, but it’s starting to get more popular.

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16. Campuhan Antapan Waterfall

This is a unique looking waterfall very close to Leke Leke. It’s still a secret, and very easy to reach from the road!

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17. Nungnung Waterfall

Nungnung is one of the biggest and most powerful waterfalls in Bali. It’s a huge waterfall in the jungle, with a ton of mist flying in all directions. Nungnung is just a little bit north of the Leke Leke waterfall.

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Ubud Waterfall Map

You can use this Ubud waterfall map to plan your Bali trip. Keep in mind some of the locations on this map may be approximate.

For more information on how to get to each of the Ubud waterfalls on this map, check out my individual travel guides for each location.

More Waterfalls Near Ubud

I hope this Ubud waterfall guide was helpful for planning your own trip.

Looking for more waterfalls near Ubud? Don’t forget to check out my complete Bali Travel Guide with free tips, info, photos, and more!
 

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