Nungnung Waterfall In Bali – The Ultimate Guide

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Nungnung Waterfall (Air Terjun Nungnung) is rated as one of the best waterfalls on the island and a must-see location on your next adventure in Bali.

I have put together this ultimate guide to visiting these amazing falls including how to get there, how much it costs, the best time to visit, and what to expect when you arrive.

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WHERE IS NUNGNUNG WATERFALL?

Nungnung Waterfall (Air Terjun Nungnung) is located in the Badung regency, North Bali.

Click here to see the location on Google Maps.

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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.

If you are heading from Ubud, the drive is a little shorter and takes only 1-hour.

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.

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  • Drinking water
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The main falls

NUNGNUNG WATERFALL TOUR

Another alternative to visiting is to book a full-day tour to experience these falls and other iconic attractions in North Bali.

This small-group tour includes a visit to Nungnung, Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, and Sangeh Monkey Forest.

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NUNGNUNG WATERFALL ENTRANCE FEE

The entrance fee is 10,000 IDR which you will have to pay at a small ticket office before making your way down to the falls.

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Air Terjun Nungnung

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WHAT TO EXPECT AT AIR TERJUN NUNGNUNG

The hike down to the falls takes approximately 20 minutes. The track is clear and you will also have to attack a steep set of concrete stairs that will without a doubt give your legs a good workout.

But don’t worry too much because it’s all worth it when you make it down to the base of Air Terjun Nungnung!

Of all the incredible waterfalls that I have explored in Bali, Nungnung makes it onto my Best Bali Waterfalls list.

It is possible to swim in the rock pool beneath the 50-meter waterfall though do so at your own risk. The water discharge is one of the most powerful ones I have come across.

There is lots of exploring to do around the basin and the best spot for photos is on the bamboo bridge that crosses the stream.

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Exploring the falls

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

The best time to visit Air Terjun Nungnung is in the morning between 10 am-12 pm for the best lighting from the sun.

There are several different angles to shoot the waterfall from and my personal favorite angle is with the bamboo bridge in the foreground.

The spray in the amphitheater beneath the falls can soak your camera lens, so be prepared with a lens wiper.

I always tend to pack a lunch and plenty of drinking water on my daily adventures throughout Bali, however, you can always find warungs (local restaurants) at basically every waterfall location.

A local dish of nasi goreng or mie goreng costs around $2 and bottled water for $1.

As you approach the village of Nungnung, you will trace roads via hilly rice fields and coconut palm plantations. Take your time and enjoy the serenity in these northern parts of Bali.

There are also two more waterfalls close by which are Leke Leke Waterfall and Sekumpul Waterfall. It’s possible to explore all three of these waterfalls in one day.

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Marveling at the falls

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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 related blog posts to discover more iconic locations in Bedugul.

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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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FINAL THOUGHTS

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

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3 thoughts on “Nungnung Waterfall In Bali – The Ultimate Guide”

  1. Hi Jonny!
    I’m going to Bali in few days and i’d Like to visit Central Bali.
    Do 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 appreciate!

    Thanks !
    Federica

    Reply
    • Hi Federica! Yes there are always going to be a lot of people at these waterfalls. Best time to visit is early morning around 7-8am and you will most likely have the place to yourself!

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