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 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.
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.
Don’t feel confident riding a scooter? Another great option for getting around Bali is to hire a private car and a driver for the day and experience all that the island has to offer.
- Experienced Driver
- Hotel pick-up & drop-off
- Mineral water
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UBUD WATERFALL TOUR
The Ubud Waterfall Tour is the most top-rated tour with great reviews and hundreds of bookings.
This private tour covers the best waterfalls in Ubud and includes a pick-up and drop-off from your hotel and you’ll get to visit Tibumana Waterfall, Tukad Cepung Waterfall, Kanto Lampo Waterfall, and Tegenungun Waterfall.
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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.
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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.
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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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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 that it would be hard to take a bad photo here.
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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.
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.
WHERE TO STAY NEAR KUNING WATERFALL BALI
Ubud has hundreds of accommodation options, from private pool villas to budget guesthouses, and everything in between.
See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend.
LUXURY: FOUR SEASONS RESORT
The Four Seasons Resort is the definition of luxury and is set amidst a lush, tropical valley in the center of Ubud.
There is a range of different villas and suites to choose from, each featuring spacious rooms with a private bathroom, a dining and sitting area with sofas, flat-screen TV, and an outdoor terrace.
It’s a great place to stay in Ubud for couples, friends, and families.
MID RANGE: DESAK PUTU PUTERA COTTAGES
This beautiful 3-star accommodation is located in the heart of Ubud and is within walking distance to the monkey forest and other tourist attractions.
The rooms are spacious and feature a swimming pool, a flat-screen TV, a seating area, an outdoor balcony, a private bathroom, and free Wi-Fi.
A great place to stay on a mid-range budget for couples, families, and friends.
BUDGET: PURI GARDEN HOSTEL
Puri Garden is one of the best hostels in Ubud, close to all the main sights, shops, restaurants, and the Yoga Barn.
The rooms have a Balinese feel with a modern touch in a beautiful spacious location, including a gorgeous garden, swimming pool, lounge, cinema room, and restaurant area.
Recommended for couples and friends traveling on a budget.
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