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Banyumala Twin Waterfall: Natural Paradise in Bali

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Banyumala twin waterfall is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Bali, Indonesia. Despite its incredible natural beauty, Banyumala waterfall doesn’t yet have the crowds associated with visiting Gitgit waterfall. Although it’s not a secret waterfall in Bali, if you’re lucky you will have the whole place to yourself as so few tourists make the effort to visit. Located in the North of Bali, it’s a simple day trip from Lovina if you rent a scooter or get a driver for a day tour. The walk down to the falls through the jungle isn’t too strenuous, and the plunge pool is the perfect place for a swim to cool off from the Bali heat. Although Sekumpul waterfall is probably slightly more impressive, Banyumala really is a unique spot that we’d consider a must see in Bali. This travel guide to Banyumala twin waterfall covers all the information you need to visit!

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Banyumala twin waterfall information

Banyumala twin waterfall entrance fee – 20,000 Rupiah (IDR)

Banyumala twin waterfall height – 30-40 metres (approximate guess)

How to get to Banyumala twin waterfall

Banyumala twin waterfall is located in North Bali, about a 45-minute drive from Munduk village. To get to the waterfall you need to take the road Jalan Raya Wanagiri alongside Lake Buyan. As you drive along the road there is a large sign showing you where to turn off to get to the Banyumala twin waterfall parking area. From here it’s around a 3-kilometre drive down to the car park.

The road down to the parking area is currently in extremely bad condition. Our driver had to take extra care driving down in order to not damage the car, and prevent us from getting stuck. We have heard of people’s cars getting stuck on the way down, so if the weather is bad the road may become impassable.

Locals do ride scooters up and down this road, although if you’re planning on doing this make sure you’re an experienced rider. If you don’t have a license we’d strongly recommend against driving a scooter down this road for your own safety.

Although it’s possible to visit Banyumala twin waterfall from Ubud, we recommend staying in either Munduk or Lovina so that you can explore more of North Bali. If you stay in Munduk you will also be able to do the Munduk waterfall trek to see even more of the amazing nature Bali has to offer.

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The walk to Banyumala twin waterfall

From the car park it’s around a 15-20 minute walk to the waterfall. Like most waterfalls in Bali that we visited, the walk is downhill and can be a little steep at times. As you get towards the waterfall there is less of a path and it gets a bit rocky, although it’s nothing too hard to cope with if you’re used to hiking!

Best time to visit Banyumala twin waterfall

Whenever you visit Banyumala twin waterfall you will be rewarded with one of Bali’s most beautiful waterfalls. It is possible to visit the falls year round, so whenever you’re in Bali you can visit if you wish.

One of the things to consider is that between December and February Bali sees an increase in rainfall. This means the road down to the waterfall will be harder to drive on and the path to the waterfall will be more slippery. Although we imagine the waterfall is more impressive during these months due to greater amounts of water, it’s worth considering either parking at the top of the road and walking the whole way down or visiting at another time.

Tips for visiting Banyumala twin waterfall

Cold water – A great way to cool off from the hot Bali weather is to swim in the Banyumala twin waterfall. The water can be quite cold, but that means it’s a refreshing reward once you reach the falls.

Footwear – The path down to the falls isn’t great, so you’ll want to have footwear with suitable grip.

Be careful – As mentioned above, the road down to the car park is in extremely bad condition. If you’re going to try and ride a scooter on this road then make sure you’re wearing a helmet. For safety, we’d recommend hiring a driver for the day if you want to visit Banyumala waterfall.

Road condition – Locals think improvements to the road will be made in the next year or two, which will make the falls more accessible. While this is good news for the drive down, it means that Banyumala twin waterfall will likely become much busier. If you have the chance, visit now while you don’t have to share this beautiful spot with crowds of tourists!

Prioritise Banyumala waterfall – In our opinion, Banyumala twin waterfall is more impressive than both Gitgit waterfall and Aling Aling waterfall. We definitely recommend making Banyumala a priority if you’re pushed for time!

Make sure to check out our tips for travelling Bali before your trip to this beautiful island!

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dalibro June 7, 2018 - 2:58 pm

Wow, what a beauty! Can’t believe you could have such place only for yourself! :-O

Sam June 7, 2018 - 4:07 pm

Thank you. It really is a beautiful waterfall – once the road improves we’re sure it won’t be long before it gets much busier!

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