Tucked in the middle of a lush tropical jungle in North Bali lie the Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall, a true hidden gem!
Relatively unknown to most travelers, Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall consists of three of the most incredible waterfalls in Bali and if you’re visiting during the rainy season, you’ll be rewarded by a fourth waterfall as well!
For those seeking to visit a waterfall in Bali where you don’t have to compete with the crowds, make sure to add Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall to your Bali itinerary.
So, keep reading to get all the info on how to visit Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall, from how to get there, what to expect, the best time to visit and where to stay!
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Where is Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall?
The Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfalls are located in North Bali about 40 minutes from Bedugul, 1.5 hours from Ubud or 2 hours from Kuta.
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How to get to Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfalls?
While Bali might not be too big in size, the roads in North Bali are full of twists and turns and driving may actually take much longer than you think. Since there isn’t really a public transportation system in Bali, you can only rely on scooters or private taxis to get to Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfalls.
If you’re comfortable riding a scooter, it’s one of the cheapest ways to get around Bali. Keep in mind that the roads around North Bali are usually very windy and steep thus a bit more challenging on a scooter.
Scooter rentals in Bali start from IDR 60k (US$ 3.80) per day or cheaper if you rent for longer periods of time.
Don’t forget your international driver’s license and for your own safety, make sure to always wear a helmet.
If you’re not able to ride a scooter, the next best option is hiring a private taxi. This can be arranged at your hotel or by booking in advance on Klook’s website.
Although you can hire a taxi for about IDR 300k (US$ 18.90), I recommend combining your visit with other waterfalls in the area such as Banyumala Twin Waterfalls or Git Git Waterfall to be more cost-effective. North Bali is home to some of the best waterfalls and it would be a shame to visit only one.
The cost to hire a private taxi for 10 hours can be as low as IDR 500k (US$ 31.45) depending on the distance covered.
Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfalls Entrance Fee
Once you get to the waterfalls, you will find a large sign on the side of the road and a ticket booth just a few meters away.
The entrance fee to visit Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfalls is IDR 30k (US$ 1.90) and gives you access to all four waterfalls.
Some locals might offer to drive you on scooters to get closer to the waterfalls (for a small fee) but I don’t think this is necessary unless you’re not very fit.
What to expect at Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfalls?
As you walk past the entrance, you’ll find yourself walking along a path made of concrete steps surrounded by tropical plants and colorful flowers.
After about 10 minutes, you’ll reach an intersection with a sign showing the way to each waterfall.
Each waterfall doesn’t really have an official name but those on the left are referred to as “Bwa Waterfall” and “One Waterfall” while the other two found on the right are called “Twin Waterfalls” and “Spray Waterfall”.
Take the left and soon enough you’ll reach Bwa waterfall. With water streaming out of a rock wall covered by hanging vines, it’s truly an incredible sight!
There’s a small wooden hut where you can relax and have a picnic. The path on the left side of the waterfall leads to a changing room and toilet (both are free to use).
One Waterfall (Bhuana Sari Waterfall)
Unfortunately, when I visited in late October, this waterfall was completely dry. For better luck, plan your visit during the rainy season which is from December to March.
Go back towards the intersection and take the right. The twin waterfalls are easy to get to with a few signs showing the way and you should reach the falls in less than five minutes.
When I visited there was also a third column of water flowing on the left side. You’ll also find a small bamboo bridge surrounded by colorful plants that would look great for photos.
Spray waterfall is by far one of my favorites at Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfalls!
You’ll definitely hear it before you see it! The massive waterfall flows down with such force sending water sprays all over you as you get closer.
It’s the perfect spot for a cool swim and a changing room is also available at the base of the waterfall. Make sure to watch your steps as the rocks are very slippery here.
Where to stay near Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfalls?
Since the Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall is cut off from the main tourist hubs in Bali, I recommend staying in Bedugul which is found about 40 minutes away. Thus, instead of spending a lot of time driving, you’ll have more time to visit other waterfalls nearby.
I highly recommend staying at Pondok Nyoman Guesthouse. Not only is it super cheap (only US$ 25 per night!), the hotel is situated on top of a hill overlooking one of the most beautiful rice terraces in Bali!
The rooms are very spacious with a private balcony overlooking the pool and rice fields and breakfast is included for free!
Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfalls Practical Info
- The hike is very easy and it doesn’t take too long to reach the first waterfall.
- Take your time when getting back up as the path goes slightly uphill. If you’re not too fit, there are a few locals who can offer to drive you back on their scooters for a small fee.
- Bring snacks and drinks as there are no restaurants nearby. There’s only a small stall where you can buy some fruits and drinks at the base of the waterfalls.
- If you’re planning to go for a swim, bring some water shoes as it can be muddy and rocky.
- Changing rooms and toilets are available for free.
I hope you found this guide to Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfalls helpful and if you know about other hidden waterfalls in Bali, please share them in the comments below!
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