Kuning Waterfall, One Of Bali’s Amazing Hidden Waterfalls

Bridget Beguin

November 30, 2019

Where Is Kuning Waterfall:

It’s in the east-central region of Bali near Gianyar. It’s a bit off the usual tourist path and less frequented by the masses but still well signed posted to the final destination.

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How To Get To Kuning Waterfall

The best and easiest way to get around Bali is by scooter. Rentals in Ubud costs around $5 per day and are available from almost any local, including those at your accommodation.

The fall is a 45-minute drive from Ubud and 1.5- hours from Kuta. The route is well signposted and accurately displayed on google maps.

After parking your bike at the ticket office, you walk another 500 meters along a bending road until you reach a temple with a sign for the falls and concrete steps leading you down.


The entrance fee of 20,000 Rupiah is payable at the small ticket office opposite a large bamboo hut. You park your bike at the restaurant next to the ticket booth. This reasonably priced restaurant offers a great view of Bali’s’ signature rice paddies and is a great place to stop at on your way back up.

Kuning Waterfall, Bali
Kuning Waterfall, Bali

What To Expect

The hike down to the fall is steep, so appropriate shoes are a must. It only takes twenty minutes to reach the fall from the top. The walk to the fall is magnificent as you pass multiple small falls and streams bursting out from rocks above. Be prepared to get a little wet in some areas. Lush green jungle covers the whole area and sounds of the river flowing nearby are tranquil and soothing.

When you reach the waterfall, be careful climbing down the rocks towards the rock pool below it. The fall is twenty-five meters high, with calm water flowing effortlessly down slate rock faces. The water is gentle enough to rinse off under it. The water flows down from the main rock pool into shallower pools below, before meeting up with the river running through the valley. 

Best Time To Go

The best time to get some good shots of the falls is between 1–2 pm when the sunlight finds its way through the overhead canopy and lights up the rock face.  

Special Things To Note

Take care if you’re swimming in the river, the strong current could drag you down into the canyon.

Kuning Waterfall, Bali
  1. Jessi

    Omg this place sounds amazing!! I’m going to pin this to said Bali board! 😆 also, holy booty goals!! 🍑

    • Bridget Beguin

      Hahaha, Thank you, Jessi. The never-ending stairs in Bali are to thank!


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