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Dusun Kuning Waterfall: Guide to Bali’s Hidden Gem

by Steph

Dusun Kuning Waterfall (also known as Yellow Waterfall) is one of the few remaining hidden gems left in Bali!  

If you’re planning a 3-day trip to Ubud, Dusun Kuning Waterfall should definitely be on top of your list! Located only 40 minutes from Ubud, in the middle of a lush tropical jungle, the 20-meter waterfall is the perfect place to visit if you want to skip the crowds.  

This comprehensive guide will show you exactly how to get to Dusun Kuning Waterfall in Bali, what to expect during your visit, entrance fees and more! 

The majestic Dusun Kuning Waterfall in Bali
Dusun Kuning Waterfall

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Where is Dusun Kuning Waterfall?  

Dusun Kuning or Yellow Waterfall is located in the Bangli Regency, about 40 minutes from Ubud and 1.5 hours from Canggu or Kuta. To find the exact location on Google Maps, type in “Air Terjun Kuning” or click here.   

How to get to Dusun Kuning Waterfall?  

Private Taxi   

The best and most comfortable way to get around Bali is by hiring a private taxi. Expect to pay from IDR 500k (US$ 34.10) for a 10-hour journey depending on the distance covered.  

To be more cost-effective, I recommend combining your visit with other waterfalls near Ubud such as Tukad Cepung or Tibumana.  

Book your private taxi here  

Scooter  

For those on a budget, the cheapest way to get to Dusun Kuning Waterfall is by renting a scooter for about IDR 60k (US$ 4.10) per day. 

Compared to the roads in North Bali, those around Ubud are not too windy and steep and thus more manageable on a scooter. Just remember to always wear a helmet and bring your international driver’s license. 

Secret rice paddies near Dusun Kuning Waterfall
Rice fields at the entrance of Dusun Kuning Waterfall

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Dusun Kuning Entrance fee  

The entrance fee to visit Dusun Kuning Waterfall is IDR 20k (US$ 1.35).  

What to expect at Dusun Kuning Waterfall?  

The drive to the waterfall will take you through the village of Bangli where you’ll come across many beautiful rice paddies. Make sure to follow the signs saying “Air Terjun Kuning Waterfall” and you’ll eventually reach the ticket office. 

Once you pay the entrance fee, make your way towards the jungle until you see a set of concrete stairs. Take your time here as the steps are steep and can be very slippery on a rainy day. 

On the way down, you’ll find several smaller waterfalls until you reach a rock wall with water pipes attached to it and a small Balinese temple. 

From here walk down the long metal stairs found beside the temple. After about 10 minutes, you’ll come face to face with Dusun Kuning Waterfall!  

The huge waterfall cascades over a 20-meter rock wall, making its way through smaller rock pools to finally meet the river below. 

You can take the stairs to get to the base of the waterfall or simply relax in the rock pools while enjoying the tropical jungle views. 

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Best time to visit

Since Dusun Kuning isn’t well-known, you can visit at any time of the day without having to worry about the crowds.  

To witness the waterfall at its most powerful, I recommend visiting between December and March which coincides with the rainy season in Bali. 

Where to stay near Dusun Kuning Waterfall?  

I actually recommend staying in Ubud and taking a day trip to Dusun Kuning from there. Here are some of the best and cheapest accommodations in Ubud: 

Tanggal Merah Guesthouse  

This beautiful guesthouse is located along a little side road, only a 10 minutes’ walk from Ubud center. Tanggal Merah offers clean and spacious rooms with a private bathroom, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi and breakfast, all of this for less than US$ 20!  

Check prices and availability for Tanggal Merah Guesthouse here

Alam Pangkung   

Alam Pangkung is perfect for those who want to stay right in the middle of Ubud but still want a quiet night’s sleep. The hotel is located within walking distance from Ubud Art Market and offers private rooms with air conditioning, private bathroom, free Wi-Fi and breakfast for less than US$ 15. 

Check prices and availability for Alam Pangkung here. 


So if you ever need a break from all the tourist attractions in Bali, make sure to visit Dusun Kuning! I hope you found this guide helpful and comment down below if you have any additional questions. 

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