Ubud may be better known for culture and temples than for waterfalls, but there are a bunch of nice Ubud waterfalls too.
A lot of the best waterfalls in Ubud are located in the nearby Gianyar and Bangli areas of Bali, Indonesia, but most of these can still be reached in less than 30 minutes from the Ubud town center.
Here’s our complete Ubud waterfall guide, with a list of some of the very best waterfalls near Ubud and the surrounding areas!
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Ubud Waterfall Guide
1. Layana Waterfall
This is one of the best waterfalls in Ubud because it’s so easy to visit. Layana is just a 10 minute drive from the Ubud town center.
As an added bonus, there’s a warung above this Ubud waterfall where you can eat lunch while enjoying the view — but it’s totally optional, you don’t have to order anything to visit the falls.
Even though Layana isn’t one of the biggest waterfalls in Bali, it wins the award for being the most accessible Ubud waterfall.
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2. Tibumana Waterfall
Tibumana used to be a secret waterfall, but it’s exploded in the last couple years and now every Instagrammer comes here. It’s still worth a visit!
The road to this one winds through some green rice fields and palm trees, so it’s a great scenic drive, and there are a couple of smaller waterfalls you can also see nearby.
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3. Pengibul Waterfall
Just 500 meters from the entrance to Tibumana is a separate path that leads to Taman Sari Waterfall.
Also called the Pengibul Waterfall, it’s a small 2-step cascade with no crowds, and you can reach it in 5-10 minutes of walking, so it’s definitely worth checking out while you’re at Tibumana!
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4. Suwat Waterfall
This waterfall is an up-and-coming hidden gem near Gianyar and Ubud. It’s good for swimming and there’s even a neat little bamboo raft you can paddle around on.
The hike to Suwat Waterfall is short and easy, and takes you through a small bamboo forest and other tropical foliage along the way. We think it’s one of the nicest Bali waterfalls Ubud has to offer!
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5. Goa Rang Reng Waterfall
Watch out for slippery rocks! Goa Rang Reng has 3 different waterfalls, but my favorite is the first one, a big sloped cascade that looks like a natural Slip N’ Slide.
6. Kanto Lampo Waterfall
Kanto Lampo is a cascade of waterfalls running over the rocks into a natural pool below. As an added bonus, you get to see some unusual rock carvings on the mossy walls nearby.
The water is shallow enough for kids (when we went in August it was knee high), although if you go up the river a bit it gets deeper (chest high). This is definitely one of the best waterfalls in Ubud!
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7. Uma Anyar Waterfall
This is a nice multi-layered waterfall that was just opened to the public in 2020.
We were apparently two of the first visitors when we accidentally discovered it on our way to some other falls.
The Uma Anyar Waterfall has a nice upper waterfall where you can take a natural shower, plus a lower cascade on the river where you can swim and relax when the water is calm (but I wouldn’t recommend that in the rainy season).
It has an easily accessible path and it’s located near Ubud, so it’s a great one to visit (GPS here)!
8. Sumampan Waterfall
This is another barely known waterfall near Ubud, where you can escape the crowds.
The Sumampan Waterfall flows directly into the river, and it’s surrounded by jungle vines and contemporary Balinese rock carvings that look ancient.
From the parking area, it’s easy to reach with a short walk through a palm forest, and then down one steep flight of stairs.
9. Tegenungan Waterfall
Tegenungan is the busiest and most touristy waterfall in Bali. Don’t go here to escape the crowds, but it’s still a nice spot for lunch, and chances are you’ll be driving past it at some point anyway!
It only takes about 15 minutes to hike down the steps to the waterfall, but the way back up is a good workout with a lot of humidity and uneven stone steps that feel like they were made for giants.
The waterfall is about 30 meters tall, and on a nice day you can do some swimming in the pool below the falls. On a sunny day, you can even see a big rainbow sometimes!
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Best Waterfalls Near Ubud
10. Pengempu Waterfall
This is a small waterfall, but it’s just 30 minutes west of Ubud. It’s hiding in a sort of semi-cave, just a short 5 minute walk from the parking area.
They may not be the most spectacular falls, but the hike is super easy, no one’s around, and it’s completely free!
11. Goa Giri Campuhan Waterfall
The Bangli area has lots of great waterfalls and it’s not far from Ubud. Start with Goa Giri Campuhan waterfall, in the north. This one is hidden and you have to sneak through a couple of cool caves to reach it.
12. Tukad Cepung Waterfall
This is a unique looking waterfall hidden at the end of a cave-like ravine.
Tukad Cepung used to be a hidden waterfall, but nowadays it can get extremely crowded, and you may have to wait your turn to take any decent photos.
It’s still a nice waterfall to visit from Ubud, and I’ve seen some amazing pictures taken here!
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13. Goa Raja Waterfall
This is a recently discovered hidden gem just a short distance from Tukad Cepung. The hike is pretty short but the path still needs a bit of work.
Goa Raja is pretty easy to reach from Ubud, and it has a big waterfall inside of a cave, just like the name implies (Goa Raja is Indonesian for ‘king cave’).
There’s even a small natural pool for swimming. All in all, we actually liked this waterfall better than Tukad Cepung, and of course there were way less tourists.
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14. Manuaba Waterfalls
This is a short trek near Ubud with two nice waterfalls that are still undiscovered by tourism. The first waterfall is smaller, and can be reached in about 10-15 minutes of walking. You have to walk down a long set of concrete stairs, but the path is in good condition. The first waterfall is a bit rough and there’s nowhere to swim in it.
The second waterfall is nicer and bigger, and can be reached in another 15-20 minutes of trekking. The path to the second waterfall is still unmarked and can be confusing, so you might have to ask locals to point you in the right direction. The second waterfall is worth the short trek, and you can swim there if you’d like.
15. Kuning Waterfall
This is a unique looking waterfall and swimming hole at the bottom of a big ravine in the jungle. It’s a steep hike down, but you can cool off in the natural pools at the bottom.
16. Leke Leke Waterfall
This one is a bit harder to reach than the others, since it’s a 1 hour drive from Ubud, but that means no crowds!
Leke Leke is a unique looking waterfall near Bedugul. It was a secret until recently, but it’s starting to get more popular.
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17. Campuhan Antapan Waterfall
This is a unique looking waterfall very close to Leke Leke. It’s still a secret, and very easy to reach from the road!
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18. Nungnung Waterfall
Nungnung is one of the biggest and most powerful waterfalls in Bali. It’s a huge waterfall in the jungle, with a ton of mist flying in all directions. Nungnung is just a little bit north of the Leke Leke waterfall.
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Ubud Waterfall Map
Here’s an Ubud waterfall map you can use to plan your Bali trip. You can click the icons to get more info on each point of interest, but keep in mind some of the locations on this map may be approximate.
For more detailed information on how to get to each of the Ubud waterfalls on this map, you can check out my individual travel guides for each location.
More Waterfalls Near Ubud
I hope this Ubud waterfall guide was helpful for planning your trip.
Looking for more waterfalls near Ubud? Don’t forget to check out my complete Bali Waterfalls Map for more info and photos of all the best waterfalls in Bali!
More Things To Do In Ubud
There are lots of other great things to do in Ubud. This area is known for its markets, temples, rice terraces, waterfalls, restaurants, comfy hotels, and more.
Don’t forget to check out my other Ubud travel tips for more info on what to do in Ubud Bali!
Best Ubud Waterfalls Tour
If you want to explore some of the best waterfalls in Ubud with an online tour package, there are a few options for that.
Here’s a high rated Ubud waterfall tour that includes Tukad Cepung, Tibumana, and Tegenungan waterfalls, plus free lunch and hotel pickup / dropoff. They also have tours to other waterfalls like Sekumpul.
This could be a convenient option if you want to skip the hassle of arranging your own itinerary and transportation.
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