Visiting Nungnung Waterfall in Bali | Always A Foreigner

Visiting Nungnung Waterfall in Bali

Visiting Nungnung Waterfall in Bali | Always A Foreigner

Caren and Cazzie

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Visiting Nungnung Waterfall in Bali

As far as waterfalls go, Bali is a dreamland. There are countless hidden jungle cascades waiting to be discovered, and we spent a good portion of our time looking for them.

Nungnung Waterfall is definitely one of the more well known waterfalls in the area, and we can say that even with all the hype, we were impressed.

We visited Bali during rainy season, which unfortunately meant that most waterfalls were off limits to swimming. With large rains occurring every day, the rivers sometimes bring down large trees and it is dangerous to get caught under a waterfall if one were to come down. Nungnung Waterfall was no exception, and there were signs warning of swimming dangers.

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Even with the swimming restrictions, Nungnung Waterfall was a fantastic place to visit.

We visited the Nungnung waterfall during our stay in the Bali Twin Lakes area. Our drive to get there went through beautiful rice terraces and steep mountain roads. It is a beautiful landscape, and once you get farther from major towns, it gets even prettier.

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We arrived to the waterfall early, and I’m so glad we did. There was one other couple there besides us, but they left shortly after we arrived and we had the entire place to ourselves.

One of my favorite feelings in the world is the spray of a waterfall on my face, and Nungnung Watefall was so powerful that we could feel that spray from very far back. We stayed there a while, listening to the sound of the powerful river crashing into the rocks below.

 

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The entrance fee was 10,000 rupiah a person, with a 2,000 rupiah parking fee for motorbikes. While there were some stands selling cold waters and Bintangs, there was nothing like the tourist traps at Tengenung Waterfall near Ubud.

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There was one smaller waterfall on the trail on the way to Nungnung Waterfall. The trail traversed over the river, and you could see how powerful the moving water was with how much sediment was pushed up.

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While the trail is easy to follow, there are a good bit of stairs to climb up that can be slippery when wet. Bali is a jungle, so there often is moss growing on the stones making a pair of shoes with traction a good thing to have. I love my Chaco’s for water adventures, even though I look like a major dweeb wearing them. But hey, sometimes practicality means a lot!

Nungnung Waterfall is sure to impress any nature lover. Being surrounded by a jungle fairy tale land is my version of paradise, and if I never had to leave, I wouldn’t have.

 

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