Tegenungan Waterfall in Bali

Tegenungan Waterfall is one of the most famous and best waterfall to visit in Bali, yet it still quite hidden away from the hustle and bustle as it’s located just about 10 kilometers outside Ubud.

Tegenungan waterfall might be a choice to break from an overwhelming temple trip. Located within a tropical jungle, Tegenungan Waterfall offers a picturesque view in a hidden space of Bali.

tegenungan waterfall

The blooming trees in the surroundings have successfully completed the beauty of the waterfall. In the morning, the beauty of the verdant jungle will be at best as the sunlight shines peeping above.

A great discharge of water falls down along a cliff full of damp plants. The nature water shower with the wide pond in the bottom.

With the sunlight and good wheater the day before. The base of the pond can be seen clearly. Swimming or just dipping the feet are just some of the things to do.

As the waterfall hid in a paradisiacal jungle, the sound of nature will set visceral effect. In conjunction with the calming water sound, the sounds of birds chirp complete the solemn atmosphere.

tegenungan waterfall

The fresh air also enhances the calmness of the place. Those two seem to get the visitors closer to nature as a place where human belongs to.

Here is things you would need to know before you go to Tegenungan Waterfall in in Ubud Bali.

Tegenungan Waterfall Address & Map Location

Tegenungan Waterfall located at Jalan Ir. Sutami, Kemenuh village, Sukawati, Gianyar regency, Bali, Indonesia.

Approx. 5 kilometers, south east Ubud. Bali has a selection of waterfalls that are fun to visit.

In addition, it is 34 km from Kuta or for about 1 hour from Kuta. Tegenungan waterfall is not located near the main road. You need to pass hundred of stairs until you find the edge of Petanu River.

For many people the idea of hiking through the jungle to a hidden waterfall and taking a cooling swim is the image of paradise.

Here is an accurate position of Tegenungan Waterfall on the Google map

How to Get to Tegenungan Waterfall

Tegenungan Waterfall is easily accessible from any areas of Bali, however if you come from Ubud main street then head to Cok Rai street passing Peliatan Royal Palace and turn left.

At the roundabout take the first exit and continue onto passing the Kemenuh Butterfly Park. Turn right to Ir. Sutami street and go straight to the Pekandelan restaurant.

Upon arrival, you’ll see a ticket booth and a parking space. The staff will show you where to park if you get confused, so don’t worry about that.

After that, you will pass some souvenir shops as well as restaurants before you get to a big sign saying “Welcome to Tegenungan Waterfall” and from there you have a bit 5 minutes walk down about 100 stairs or so.

welcome to tegenungan waterfall

After you’ve been walking down a few steps you will be greeted by a viewpoint where you can see the waterfall from a distance.

When you get halfway there will be a sign saying Waterfall to the left and temple to the right. It really doesn’t matter what path you choose as you can reach both places from both sides.

But if you already know where you want to go, you’ll end up on the “right” side of the Petanu river depending on where you want to go.

The stairs down are quite easy and walkable, so you don’t need any hiking shoes. Sandals are fine, but of course, if you aim to climb a bit off the beaten path to get unique views and photos, a good pair of shoes is always recommended.

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When you arrive at the Tegenungan Waterfall, you will see a changing booth to the left and waterfall straight ahead. If you want to go upstairs to the cliff, you’ll have to pass the wooden bridge.

There is no public transporation to Tegenungan Waterfall, so to get to that place we recommend renting a scoter or car with driver.

Tegenungan Waterfall Entrance Fee

Visit to the Tegenungan Waterfall are subject to an entrance fee of 15,000 IDR per person for adult and 10,000 IDR per person for child.

Tickets can be purchased at the ticket counter in the parking area in front of the waterfall entrance.

You will also be charged for car parking if bring your own car which is 5,000 IDR per car.

Tegenungan Waterfall Opening Hours

The Tegenungan Waterfall is open for public, which opening hours from 06.30 am to 06.30 pm. However, there are specific times when the waterfall gets at the most stunning view.

The best timing starts as the sun half-rises at 09.00 am and a half-set at 03.00 pm. The place will get busy and crowd most at 12.00 pm.

What to Expect at Tegenungan Waterfall

Tegenungan Waterfall is a true paradise for travelers seeking to escape the rush of Bali’s city streets and urban centers.

Its raging waters tumble over black stone cliffs into a quiet pool that’s perfect for swimming, soaking and relaxing.

Travelers can lounge on the rocks, soak up the sun or wander the trails that lead to epic views from atop Tegenungan.

tegenungan waterfall

Tegenungan Waterfall is the best place to escape. From hecticness in the city and tourist rush in every tourist attraction.

Many people come to feel the solemnity and coming for the antidote from the sound pollution. Blend with the stunning view, Tegenungan Waterfall seems to be everyone’s favorite spot.

Compared to other waterfalls, Tegenungan Waterfall is categorized as a small-sized waterfall. The water fell down from around 15 meters high.

Nonetheless, the water discharge of the waterfall is quite high. Therefore, the beauty of the waterfall can still be seen as flawless.

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A second secluded temple bathing site that’s located nearby draws plenty of locals looking to get away from it all and proves the perfect place for visitors to get a taste or rural life.

Here is the best Things to Do in Tegenungan Waterfall

  1. Bathing - The beauty of the waterfall can be seen after stepping down more than 150 wide stairs. As the visitors come in, there will be some bathing areas in the waterfall’s surroundings. The bathing areas are separated in an open space with the fresh water directed from the waterfall.

    Taking a bath here is a great choice for the visitors after swimming in front of the waterfall. Not only the visitors, the locals around the waterfall also uses the bathing area for daily basis.

  2. Swimming - Although the water discharge runs quite fast, many visitors still come to swim in the pond. The depth of the pond is not that deep, thus swimming in the area must be fun and safe at the same time.

    The visitors even can go to the edge of the cliff, getting wet near the falling water. Not into another hike, the visitors also able to swim in the edge of the pond.

  3. Photography - As the place offers a scenic view of nature, many people come to this place to take pictures. There are some favorite spots to take pictures, like the stacking stones.

    Aim the camera from the stacking stone will give a wide background of Tegenungan waterfall behind. Go early right after sunrise and score the best picture before any crowd.

Tegenungan Waterfall Jump

Tegenungan Waterfall has been a spot for attractions done by fellow travelers. Some of the travelers coming to this waterfall often bravely jump from the top of the waterfall.

The action is done by the adventurous fellow success in astonishing other visitors. But we wouldn’t recommend this.

The water is not deep enough from that height and you will most likely injure yourself.

There are several signs saying that you shouldn’t jump from the cliff. So, we would urge you to take this seriously as it really is dangerous.

Tegenungan Waterfall Swing

Tegenungan Waterfall is one of the most popular waterfalls in Bali so the pathway is well maintained and very safe to explore.

It’s just a short walk down the concrete steps and the safety rail leads you all the way to the pit of the falls.

tegenungan waterfall swing

There are two platforms to view Tegenungan Waterfall from, both connected by a bamboo bridge.

Tegenungan waterfall is a great day out for families or friends with funny signs to hold up and create photos with and even a swing that’s been created for the perfect Instagram content.

Tegenungan Waterfall Restaurant

As the visitors reach the parking area, make sure to pack water and food. There are food stall and mini cafés selling beverages that the visitors can bring to the waterfall.

Some of the food stalls sell snacks at affordable price starts from IDR 5.000. Most of the visitors either bring the snacks in or come after playing in the waterfall.

In addition, there also a restaurant named Bumbu Asli International near the Waterfall. The restaurant is at the top of the waterfall.

A high land with an open-air design. From the restaurant, the visitors can obviously see the Tegenungan waterfall from above.

Serving healthy Balinese and European foods. Bumbu Asli Resto also serves a selection of beverage, juices, Chicken Fried Rice and Grill Tenderloin Steak.

Best time to visit Tegenungan Waterfall

The best time to visit this Tegenungan Waterfall is during the sun half-rises at 09.00 am and a half-set at 03.00 pm.

However for those want to have amazing picture of the waterfalls, the right time to take picture is in the evening.

In case you come in the morning, you will believe that it hard to get a respectable photo by virtue of the light coming into your camera to be substandard contrasted with the blazing light emissions morning sun so that your photographs will be over uncovered.

tegenungan waterfall swing

The falls which only several minutes walk down the trail beyond the shops, where you’ll enjoy the impressively green valley panorama with cascading water as a centrepiece.

Dense foliage frames the falls, and the water volume is impressive at almost any time of year, but normally at its strongest during the wet season (October to April).

Tegenungan Waterfall Hotels

Are you looking for the best hotels near Tegenungan Waterfall?

Stay close to Tegenungan Waterfall at any one of the 10 surrounding hotels. Check out the rates at the Santi Mandala Villa & Spa (3 kilometres away), the Bali Masari Villas & Spa (3 kilometres) and the Taman Harum Cottages (3 kilometres).

Do you want to save some hard-earned cash? There are some decent economical lodgings nearby. See what the Sadru House and the Arnawa Bungalow have to offer.

Wanting to splash out a bit? There are a few luxurious accommodation options in the surrounding area. Make sure you check out the Viceroy Bali and Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan.

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