Banyumala waterfall in northern Bali is relatively remote, it is one of the easiest to reach compared to the hard hike in Sekumpul or the slippery riverbed in Tukad Cempung.
It is located north of Lake Buyan on the crater rim road between Munduk and the main road from Singaraja to Denpasar. This means that you can also get past the swings in Hidden Hills Wanagiri. So when you return from the waterfalls, stop to visit them.
It’s also not far from the Golden Valley Waterfall if you want to visit more than once in the same area. It is not easy to find. So keep an eye out for a faded sign that takes you down a small village road that takes you 3km to the parking lot. I advise you not to drive your scooter to the end of the road leading to the route as it is a little rough. Park where the cars are and walk the last 10 meters.
Tip: There is a small warning next to the parking lot and some toilets with changing rooms. Change into your swimmers, wear a towel, and wear sturdy walking shoes while leaving everything else in your car or bike.
The way To Visit This Spot
The path that leads from the parking lot to the waterfalls is quite natural, in contrast to the concrete steps and paths that can be found at the most popular waterfalls. It takes about 20 minutes, but be careful as the natural steps can get very slippery when it rains, especially in the rainy season between November and March.
The water is very clean, is fed upstream from a natural source, and swimming in the natural pool on the bottom is excellent. If you get there between 7 and 10 a.m., it is very likely that not many, if any, people will be around. It is 66 km from Seminyak, depending on traffic, about 2.5 to 3 hours and 57 km or about 2 hours from Ubud. Times are faster when you use a scooter or motorcycle.
Entry fee: IDR 30,000/pax
Location: Wanagiri, Sukasada, Buleleng
Opening times: Mon-Sun 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.