Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfalls in Bedugul is one of the most untouched and underrated waterfalls in Bali. There are several sets of falls to explore at Banyu Wana Amertha which makes this location so unique!
Here is a complete guide including how to get there, how much it costs, and what to expect when you arrive!
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WHERE IS BANYU WANA AMERTHA WATERFALL?
These amazing falls are located in the mountainous region of Bedugul in north Bali.
HOW TO GET HERE
The best way to get here is to rent a scooter and the drive takes around 1.5 hours from the main tourist areas of Canggu, Seminyak, and Kuta.
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Entrance to the falls
Behind the falls
ARRIVING AT BANYU WANA AMERTHA WATERFALL
The entrance is clearly signposted and the Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfalls entrance fee is by donation so my friends and I each paid 30,000 IDR to enter.
The locals at the ticket office were so happy to see us because we were possibly the first tourists to ever visit these hidden waterfalls. (November 2017)
We made our way down a dirt track and came across a group of local villagers cutting steps into the earth, making it safe and accessible for visitors.
It is approximately a 20-minute hike down to the falls through some very lush banana plantations. I was hoping to have the spot all to ourselves, though when we got to the bottom there were around 50 local Indonesians.
I thought to myself that it must be a popular spot for the locals and then I watched on and noticed that they were working really hard constructing bamboo bridges, clearing out the rock pools beneath the falls, and planting beautiful flora to add to the ambiance.
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Hiking down to the falls
Met some friendly locals
The workers clearing out the rock pool
WHAT TO EXPECT
When you reach the bottom of the stairs, you will find two epic waterfalls that are within a stone’s throw from each other. I got chatting with one of the workers and he told me that there are another three waterfalls in the same valley though they were not yet accessible for visitors.
It was truly amazing seeing the amount of effort that goes into making places like this an iconic location to experience when visiting Bali.
The first set of falls reminded me of Bali’s Nungnung Waterfall, with a similar bamboo bridge that stretches across a flowing creek that leads to the rock pools at the base of the falls.
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The bamboo bridge
Exploring the falls
The second set of falls is called Bhuanasari Waterfall and it’s very unique. The water bursts out of a rock wall formation and into a shallow pool that then cascades into a creek that cuts its way down the valley.
The local workers were overly friendly when they stopped for a lunch break, they offered us some coffee and fried bananas. I originally said no thanks to their offer as I didn’t want to leave the workers short of food and coffee, but they insisted that I joined in on their gathering.
I have no doubt in saying that Indonesian’s are some of the most generous and caring people in the world.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
I arrived at around 9 am, and the lighting from the sun was perfect to shoot at this time.
We spent at least 2 to 3 hours down at the waterfall, hanging out with the locals, swimming in the rock pools, and grinning from ear to ear at what we had just discovered.
Be sure to put this waterfall on your Bali Bucket List and I promise that you will not be disappointed. I will definitely be visiting this location again soon to explore the other three hidden waterfalls in this valley.
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WHERE TO STAY
Bedugul is the closest town which has dozens of accommodation options to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay in Bedugul to suit the needs of budget backpackers, luxury travelers, and everyone in between.
See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:
Luxury: Saranam Resort & Spa Bedugul
Saranam Resort is the best 5-star accommodation in Bedugul. Featuring a swimming pool, fitness centre, spa and restaurant, beautiful gardens and free wifi. The rooms are modern and spacious with air conditioning, flat-screen tv, private bathroom and mountain views. A continental breakfast or English breakfast is included.
Mid Range: Handara Golf & Resort
Handara Golf & Resort is more than just a golf course. The entrance to this accommodation is the most Instagrammed location in Bali, Handara Gate. This 3-star resort is set in the beautiful mountains of Bedugul featuring a Japanese restaurant and bar, tennis court and spa. It’s also very close to waterfalls and temples. The rooms are large with a seating area, minibar, free wifi, flat-screen tv and lake views. Perfect place to stay for families, friends and couples.
Budget: Pondok Nyoman
Pondok Nyoman is the best budget accommodation in Bedugul for solo travelers or couples on a budget. Featuring a shared lounge, rice terrace views, swimming pool, restaurant and free wifi. They have double rooms available with spacious living and private bathroom. Breakfast is included for all guests.
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OTHER POINTS OF INTEREST
The northern region of Bali is an adventurers wonderland that has so much to offer! Be sure to read my other related blog posts to discover more iconic locations in the area.
Click on the links below to see other related posts:
- Iconic Bali Gates
- Nungnung Waterfall
- Jatiluwih Rice Terraces – UNESCO Site
- Leke Leke Waterfall
- Wanagiri Hidden Hills Viewpoint
- Sekumpul Waterfall
- Aling Aling Waterfall
Jatiluwih Rice terraces
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