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.
WHERE IS NUNGNUNG WATERFALL?
Nungnung Waterfall (Air Terjun Nungnung) is located in the Badung regency, 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.
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.
- Experienced driver & guide
- Hotel pick-up & drop-off
- Drinking water
BOOK NOW → PRIVATE CAR WITH DRIVER
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.
Book Now → Nungnung Waterfall Tour
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.
RELATED ARTICLE → 2 WEEK BALI ITINERARY
Air Terjun Nungnung
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 top 7 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.
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.
Marveling at the falls
WHERE TO STAY
Bedugul is one of the closest towns to this waterfall which has dozens of accommodation options to choose from.
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 center, spa and restaurant, beautiful gardens, and free wifi. The rooms are modern and spacious with air conditioning, flat-screen tv, a 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, a swimming pool, a restaurant, and free wifi. They have double rooms available with a spacious living and a private bathroom. Breakfast is included for all guests.
FOR ALL OTHER PLACES TO STAY, SEARCH ON AGODA OR SEARCH ON BOOKING.COM
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.
Click on the links below to see other related posts:
- Iconic Bali Gates
- Sekumpul Waterfall
- Jatiluwih Rice Terraces – UNESCO Site
- Leke Leke Waterfall
- Wanagiri Hidden Hills Viewpoint
- Banyuwana Amertha Waterfall
Jatiluwih Rice Terraces
BEST TOURS IN BALI
WHAT TO PACK FOR BALI
When visiting Bali, here is a list of items I highly recommend bringing with you;
- Sunscreen – the Balinese sun is very strong, so make sure to pack some high-quality sunscreen.
- Quick-dry travel towel – the most compact and lightweight towel for traveling.
- Reusable water bottle – stay hydrated by bringing along a reusable water bottle.
- Backpack – The Nomatic 30L Travel Pack is the ultimate backpack for everyday adventures.
If you’re interested in taking awesome photos and videos on your travels, this is the camera gear that I use and recommend;
- GoPro HERO10 – the most popular camera on the planet for action-packed adventures.
- Canon EOS R – perfect for traveling, this is the most affordable, compact camera on the market.
- DJI Mini 3 Pro – take your photos and videos to new heights with this user-friendly drone camera.
TRAVEL RESOURCES FOR YOUR NEXT TRIP
Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or it’s your first trip overseas, here are some useful travel resources to help you kick-start your next adventure!
- BOOKING.COM – search and book accommodation worldwide
- SKYSCANNER – compare and book cheap flights to anywhere
- VIATOR – find tickets, tours, and experiences around the world
- BOOKAWAY – book buses, trains, and transfers online in advance
- RENTAL CARS – search all rental cars in your next destination
- GROUP TRIPS – join one of my epic small group trips
- TRAVEL INSURANCE – purchase World Nomads travel insurance
- TRAVEL MONEY CARD – get a Wise card today for free
Looking for more? Check out my Travel Resources page for further help with your trip planning!
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.
For a quicker response, be sure to join Jonny Melon’s Travel Tribe on Facebook and post your questions or recommendations to our awesome community.
THANKS FOR READING
Hey friend, thanks for reading this guide!
Please know this post may contain affiliate links. When making a purchase through one of my links, I earn a small kickback at no extra cost to you and it’s a big help to keep the site up and running. Rest assured, I only promote products and services that I personally use and recommend.