Dusun Kuning Waterfall (also known as Yellow Waterfall Bali or Air Terjun Kuning) is a unique set of falls that can be discovered in central Bali, It’s definitely up there with one of the top 7 must-see waterfalls in Bali and not to be missed during your visit to the Island Of Gods.
Here is a complete guide to visiting Dusun Kuning Waterfall including how to get there, how much it costs, and what to expect when you arrive.
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WHERE IS THE YELLOW WATERFALL BALI?
Dusun Kuning Waterfall is located in Gianyar, Central Bali.
From Ubud, it is approximately a 45-minute drive, and from Canggu or Kuta it’s approximately a 1.5-hour drive.
HOW TO GET TO DUSUN KUNING WATERFALL?
The best and easiest way to get to Dusun Kuning Ubud is by scooter.
If you are staying in the Ubud region, I recommend renting a scooter and making the short drive over to Kuning Waterfall Bali.
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Air Terjun Kuning entrance
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ARRIVING AT DUSUN KUNING WATERFALL
As you leave the main road and drive through a small village you will see several signs, like the one in the above image, pointing you in the right direction of the falls.
There is a small ticket office opposite this large bamboo hut where you will have to stop and pay an entrance fee of 20,000 IDR to gain access to the waterfall.
You then follow the road around the bend to the right for another 400m to where you will see a temple on your left-hand side and next to the temple there are concrete steps that will lead you down to the falls.
The way down to the falls
Steep steps down to Air Terjun Kuning
HIKING DOWN TO DUSUN KUNING WATERFALL
The stairs down to Dusun Kuning Waterfall can be quite slippery so please take care and don’t rush. It was lightly raining on the day that we visited these falls so we took our time to make our way down to the bottom.
The hike all the way down takes only fifteen minutes and it’s suitable for all levels of hikers. The dense jungle felt like it came to life after the rainfall and it enhanced all the colors of the flora that surrounded us.
On the hike down to Air Terjun Kuning, you will pass quite a number of smaller waterfalls bursting out from the rock walls that line the track.
Also, if you look down to your right-hand side as you come down the big set of steel stairs you can see the river flowing through a small slot canyon with cascading water into natural rock pools.
Unfortunately, there is no way down to this section but it’s an awesome view from above and it would be perfect to take some photos with a drone.
We got lucky with the weather, and the sun decided to show itself for the hour or so that we spent down at the main falls. There was not one other soul in sight and so we had the entire place to ourselves!
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The main falls
Yellow Waterfall Bali
WHAT TO EXPECT AT YELLOW WATERFALL BALI
I was in awe, to say the least when I feasted my eyes on this tranquil waterfall. Dusun Kuning is 25 meters high and the water flows effortlessly down a slate rock face into the pools below. Tropical, green plantations surround the falls and the serene ambiance is next level.
It didn’t take me long before I was swimming in the rock pool beneath the falls, making for a refreshing shower after the drive and hike to get here.
The best time to get some good shots of the falls is between 1 pm and 2 pm when the sunlight finds its way through the canopy above and lights up the rock face. Dusun Kuning Waterfall is so photogenic, it would be hard to take a bad photo here.
The water from the rock pool overflows and it meets the river that cuts through the valley. Be careful if you are swimming in the river as the current can be quite strong and you don’t want to get sucked down into the canyon.
Natural pool at Air Terjun Kuning
Swimming in the rock pools
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Be prepared and make sure to pack some food and water if you plan to spend a few hours at these falls as there are no shops in the village.
The Yellow Waterfall Bali is one of the island’s natural heritage sites and it is preserved by the local people from the nearby village. When visiting places like this, please respect the earth by taking only photos and leaving only footprints.
Do your bit and please take any rubbish that you may have with you and help preserve Kuning Waterfall Bali so everyone can enjoy it.
Sunbaking on the rocks
WHERE TO STAY NEAR KUNING WATERFALL BALI
Ubud has hundreds of accommodation options to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay to suit the needs of budget backpackers, luxury travelers, and everyone in between.
See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:
Luxury: Hanging Gardens of Bali
The 5-star luxurious accommodation is set in the jungle of Ubud. Featuring a multi-level infinity pool, three restaurants, spa facilities, and free wifi. Each villa is spacious and equipped with a flat-screen tv, a private bathroom with bathtub, bathrobes, comfortable beds and sweeping views of the jungle surrounds. Afternoon tea and breakfast is complimentary for all guests. A memorable place to stay for couples and families.
Mid Range: Desak Putu Putera Cottages
Beautiful 3-star accommodation in Ubud for as little as $60. Desak Putu features an outdoor pool and it is within walking distance to the monkey forest and the center of Ubud. The rooms are spacious and fitted with a flat-screen tv, seating area, balcony, private bathroom, and free wifi. They also offer a free shuttle service or bike hire. Great for couples, families, and friends.
Budget: Gypsy Lust Hostel
One of the most recommended hostels in Ubud. Featuring a restaurant and bar, a garden area, and a shared lounge. Gypsy Lust Hostel is within walking distance to the Ubud market and other main attractions. There are capsule-style dorm rooms available with shared bathrooms for as little as $10. Great place to stay for solo travelers, friends, and couples on a budget.
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