There are plenty of things to do in Munduk Bali and one of them should be visiting as many waterfalls in Bali as you can! The Banyumala Twin Waterfalls are a perfect example of how to enjoy Bali’s nature to the fullest. Combined with a short hike down the stairs and into the jungle, you can enjoy the twin waterfall almost by yourself depending on when you go. Here are some more travel tips.
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Why Should You Visit the Banyumala Waterfalls?
For one, this waterfall in Munduk (not to be mistaken for Munduk Waterfall) is only 20 minutes away from Pura Ulun Danu Beratan. You know, the one that looks like it’s floating on the lake.
(If you believe the instagram pictures. Don’t. Here’s how the famous water temple in Bali really looks like.)
The waterfalls are easily reached after a short walk and there is a big enough pool so you can have plenty of space for swimming around. You can even stand on a rock right between the gushing water of the Banyumala Twin Waterfall.
There are some benches and opportunities to sit on the rocks around the pool. A local warung is located right next to the parking lot.
How Much Are the Banyumala Falls
It isn’t an entirely off the beaten path destination in Bali and there are a few tourists coming here. So to take advantage of that and keep the stairs maintained and waterfalls clean, there is a small administration fee.
For the parking up on the small parking lot, you will pay 3000 IDr for your scooter. For a car it’s probably 5000 IDR. To get to the waterfall, it’s 15000 IDR.
Banyumala Falls – How to Get There
From Lovina to Banyumala Waterfall it takes a little under an hour. You will drive towards Danau Tamblingan Lake and then turn left at the Wanagiri Hidden Hills selfie spots. (You know, birds’ nests, Bali swings and such. Those cost 20000 IDR.)
Coming from the South or East, you will probably make your way to Pura Ulun Danu Beratan first and the turn left, following the lakeshore and turning at Wanagiri Bali.
Be aware that as soon as you leave the paved main roads and get into the jungle two things happen. The air will suddenly get much cooler and potentially misty from the rain forest. Also, the roads become rather terrible.
If you drive a scooby, be prepared to hold the handles firmly as the path is super bumpy and vey steep. There are two parking lots, why not go all the way down until you can’t go further?
From here, the walk down the stairs takes around 10 minutes. Getting up takes longer as it’s quite steep. (Unless you are super fit and in shape – unlike me.)
Address: Wanagiri, Sukasada, Buleleng Regency, Bali 81161
Should You Do a Banyumala Falls Tour?
Should you not be a confident driver or want to cover multiple waterfalls and nearby Bali attractions, I recommend doing a tour. With those, everything is taken care for your, a local will drive and show you around. Here are a few tours worth looking into:
Banyumala Waterfall Trek, Bedugul and Lake Beratan Tour: This tour is really packed with the stunning places all over Munduk. Begin your day at the flower market at Candi Kuning. Then take a dip underneath the Banyumala Twin Waterfall before taking THAT selfie at Bali Handara Gate. Book here.
How’s the Sekumpul Waterfall Weather Typically?
Bali being blessed with tropical climate year round, you can expect warm to mild temperatures whenever you visit. However, even though the temperatures alongside Lovina Beach were hot, once we got down to the waterfall, it cooled down quite a bit. (That’s what tropical forests and fresh waterfalls can do.)
There are two seasons in Bali, dry season (March to October) and rainy season. These affect the Sekumpul waterfalls in such a way that the two main waterfalls will look quite different.
The left one remains clear as it receives water from the mountains. While the right waterfall becomes murky as it is a river fall. You can get a private trekking tour here.
Read this too: Here’s What You Need to Know about Sekumpul Waterfal
What to Pack for Banyumala Waterfall
Getting down to the Twin waterfalls in Munduk isn’t hard though good shoes are recommended. The spray of the waterfall can make the area quite wet and slippery.
Since it will get fresh, you might pack a light cardigan or sarong to throw around your shoulders after your cooling swim. The sarong is practical for sitting on while driving a scooby to not irriate your skin. Also, don’t forget to pack a poncho in case of sudden rain.
For photos, an action camera is a good idea. If you bring a DSLR, put on a protective filter. I mostly use a UV filter for this purpose. A filter can be more easily cleaned or replaced than a pricy lens.
Maybe bring a lens cleaner to wipe it properly before you resume your trip. You don’t want water stains or dust marks on your other photos.
Is a Day Trip to the Banyumala Twin Waterfall Worth It?
Absolutely! I really enjoyed this waterfall as it was absolutely stunning and yet not touristy. It sits in a beautiful region of Bali with other famous waterfalls in Bali close by. Make it a day trip!
Is the Banyumala Twin Waterfall on your Bali bucketlist now?
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