Leke Leke Waterfall In Bali – The Ultimate Guide

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Leke Leke Waterfall (Air Terjun Leke Leke) is one of the BEST waterfalls on the island and I highly recommend adding it to your list of must-see Bali waterfalls.

Leke Leke Bali is the perfect day trip away from the hustle and bustle of Canggu to unwind and explore some of Bali’s most beautiful landscapes in the center of the island.

I have put together this complete guide to visiting these stunning falls including how to get here, how much it costs, what to expect when you arrive, and more!

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WHERE IS LEKE LEKE WATERFALL BALI?

Air Terjun Leke Leke is located in Tabanan Regency, North Bali. It’s approximately a 1.5-hour drive north of Canggu, Seminyak, and Kuta.

Click here to see the location on Google maps.

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HOW TO GET TO LEKE LEKE WATERFALL

The best way to get here is by car or by scooter.

You can rent a scooter online in advance and the drive takes around 1.5 hours from the main tourist areas of Canggu, Seminyak, and Kuta.

If you are staying in Ubud and plan on visiting these falls from here, the drive is a little shorter and takes only 1-hour.

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Beautiful scenes

LEKE LEKE WATERFALL TOUR

Another alternative to visiting this mesmerizing waterfall is to book a full-day tour to see the highlights in North Bali.

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This tour covers some of the best spots in North Bali including Leke Leke, Handara Gate, Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, and more!

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ARRIVING AT LEKE LEKE

The jump-off point for the waterfall is very easy to spot from the roadside with a big sign reading ‘Leke Leke.’

Upon arrival, you can safely park your car or scooter in the parking lot next to the ticket office.

The entrance fee is 50,000 IDR per person and this small fee goes towards the staff wages and helps them to maintain the trail down to the falls.

You’ll also find rubbish bins located next to the ticket office, so please don’t litter at this beautiful location and dispose of your trash respectively in the bins provided.

Once you’ve paid the admission fee, continue down the stairs and you’ll come across a small restaurant where you can purchase water or snacks before you make the trek down to the falls.

This is a great spot to chill before and/or after your adventure with amazing views of the jungle below.

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THE TRAIL TO THE FALLS

The trail down to the waterfall is well maintained with steps cut into the land and cleared paths.

It can be quite steep and slippery in some sections, so it’s best to wear a good pair of walking shoes with good grip. 

It’s an easy to moderate hike to reach the falls which takes approximately 15 minutes. As you can see in the photos, the plant life along the trail is amazing!

There is also a bamboo bridge that stretches over the river crossing which makes for a great place to stop and enjoy the tranquil sounds of the flowing river.

About a third of the way down, chances are you’ll get to meet a friendly local named Nyoman and his jungle-side fruit stall.

My friends and I stopped to have a chat and bought a fresh coconut and a handful of passion fruits, because why not!

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The trail to the falls

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Arriving at the falls

WHAT TO EXPECT AT LEKE LEKE

When you reach the end of the trail, you’ll be greeted with the incredible sight of Leke Leke Waterfall.

My first impression of the falls is how it looks like a flow of white satin threaded with silver as it surges down a crack in the rock face and into a natural pool below.

If you want to go for a swim at the waterfall, you can get changed into your swimmer in the change rooms provided, and there is even a make-shift bamboo shelf to place your personal items should you need them.

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Exploring the falls

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The depth of the water is shallow on the edges and about shoulder height the closer you get to the falls which makes it more than suitable for a refreshing plunge.

It’s also possible to explore behind the falls where you’ll find a naturally carved-out cave.

You could easily spend up 1 – 2 hours here, soaking in the tranquil serenity and fully enjoying the nature that surrounds these falls.

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PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS

The best lighting to take photos of the falls is anytime between 9 am and 3 pm. I preferred shooting from a higher angle as opposed to shooting at the base of the falls because the vibrant plants make for a good foreground.

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The boulders on the edge of the catch basin are also a great focal point for someone to pose on top of while you stand back and capture the moment.

If you happen to be traveling with a tripod, be sure to use this opportunity to get creative and take some long-exposure shots of the waterfall.

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My favorite shot of the falls

LEKE LEKE SWING

As you make your way back to the entrance, there is a rope chair swing that the landowners have installed between two huge palm trees.

I personally didn’t have a turn on the swing but I did see some other travelers swinging above the jungle canopy and I must say, it looked like a lot of fun.

The going price to have a turn on the swing is 250,000 IDR.

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Tranquil scenes at Leke Leke

OTHER POINTS OF INTEREST

The northern region of Bali is an adventurer’s wonderland that has so much to offer! Be sure to read my other blog posts to discover more popular locations in the region.

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WHERE TO STAY IN BEDUGUL

Bedugul 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 for all budgets.

See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend.

LUXURY: BALI LAKESIDE VILLA

This lakeside villa is the ultimate luxury in Bedugul boasting incredible views of the lake and the surrounding mountain ranges.

Featuring 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a kitchen and living area, beautiful gardens, a patio, and much more!

For just $100 a night, this is the perfect place for a couple, a group of friends, or a family to base themselves while exploring the region.

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MID RANGE: HANDARA GOLF RESORT

Handara Golf Resort is a 3-star resort set in the beautiful mountains of Bedugul featuring a Japanese restaurant and bar, a tennis court, a wellness spa, and an 18-hole golf course.

The rooms are large and each has a private bathroom, a seating area, a minibar, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV, and lake views.

It’s the perfect place to stay in Bedugul on a mid-range budget for families, friends, and couples.

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BUDGET: PONDOK NYOMAN

Pondok Nyoman is the best budget accommodation in Bedugul for solo travelers or couples.

They have double rooms available with spacious living, a balcony, air conditioning, and a private bathroom.

Other features include a shared lounge, rice terrace views, a swimming pool, a restaurant, free Wi-Fi, and breakfast is included for all guests.

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WHAT TO PACK FOR BALI

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FINAL THOUGHTS

I hope you enjoyed reading this article and if you have any questions about Leke Leke Bali, please leave me a comment below this post and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

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9 thoughts on “Leke Leke Waterfall In Bali – The Ultimate Guide”

  1. Hi Jonny, really enjoyed reading your post, very informative. Your pictures look stunning too! 👍🏻 I plan to visit here with couple of friends next month, and wonder if you happened to see any parking space for cars? Thanks 🙂

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  2. Hi Jonny,

    Firstly this is a great article, easily read and informative but I was just wondering if you know the footfall of tourists at the waterfall? I would hate to get there and find 100 people all milling around. If you can help it would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,

    Pete.

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    • Thanks for reading and glad you love it! If you go early in the morning around 9am there shouldn’t be too many people there. Each time I have been there early there has been no people. Enjoy 🙂

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  3. Hi jonny, Thanks for your post. Just wanted to ask how strenuous getting to this waterfall and back again would be. We would have two small kids with us. Mainly concerned about the way back up.
    Looks amazing though!
    Cass.

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    • This is a very easy walk to the waterfall. A few steps but not that strenuous and I think you will be okay with your kids. Enjoy 🙂

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  4. Hey Jonny! Thank you so much for your features and in-depth insights. My husband and I enjoyed discovering many sights you featured on your blog on our honeymoon trip to Bali. Full of spirit, inspiration and insightful hints. Keep up the great work!

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  5. Hello and thank you for your feedback! It makes me happy that you have found my travel guides fun and informative. Happy Adventuring!

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