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North Bali is home to some of the most beautiful waterfalls of the island. But there is one pretty secret waterfall spot that isn’t a very popular waterfall yet. It is the Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfalls, also known as Bhuana Sari Waterfall. It is still one of the ‘hidden gems’ in Bali and definitely one of the most special waterfalls in BaliWith looks straight out of a fairytale, this waterfall is absolutely worth a visit. And the best things is, there is not only one waterfall to discover here… Read in this blog post about Banyu Wana Amertha waterfalls to find out all the information you need before visiting!

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About Banyu Wana Amertha waterfalls

The Banyu Wana Amertha waterfall is a stunning waterfall and the best secret (and surprise!) lies in the fact that there is not only one waterfall to explore. This location is so unique because, in comparison to the other Bali waterfalls, there are multiple waterfalls to explore here. Each with their own beauty! In rainy season there are even up to four waterfalls to explore.

The walk down to the waterfalls is easy and doable for every age. The steps only slope down slightly and after 10 minutes you will find the first signs to the different waterfalls. From this crossing, you can follow two paths, each leading to two waterfalls.

For the way back to the parking area, there are even motorbikes available to bring you back up if you are out of energy.

Visiting the Banyu Wana Amertha waterfall can easily be combined with a visit to Bedugul or when you are on your way to Lovina. If you are into a day of exploring waterfalls in North Bali, you can combine this one with the nearby Banyumala Twin waterfalls. 


Entrance fee Banyu Wana Amertha waterfalls

The entrance fee for the waterfall is 30.000 IDR per person and 2000 IDR for the motorbike.

Opening times Banyu Wana Amertha waterfalls

The official opening times are from 8AM to 6PM.

How to get to Banyu Wana Amertha waterfalls

The best option to get around in Bali is to rent a motorbike. For around 50.000 – 100.000 IDR you can rent a motorbike which will give you the freedom to explore wherever you want. The drive up to the north takes about 1.5 hours from the main tourist areas like Kuta, Seminyak and Canggu.

I would suggest to stay for a few days in North Bali and explore more of this beautiful area. There are so many waterfalls and lakes to explore, you can be busy for days!

Banyu Wana Amertha waterfall is easy to find with the road leading straight towards the entrance of the waterfalls. You can find Banyu Wana Amertha waterfalls on Google Maps. Of course you can also go on a waterfall tour or hire a private driver who can drive you around to all your favorite spots in Bali.

Best Bali waterfalls tours

If you want to explore some of the best waterfalls in Bali, then it is highly recommended to book a tour. Because of Bali’s popularity it is highly recommended to book your tours in advance as it is likely that tours sell out. So don’t wait with booking until you get to Bali. Choose your favorite tours here and secure your booking! All of these tours include air conditioned transport with hotel pick up and drop off, certified guides and sometimes also lunch and the entrance fees. You can reserve now and pay later, with cancellation up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund.

  • Private hidden waterfall tour. See the best and biggest Bali waterfalls in one day. Start your day with jumping, sliding and swimming at the four beautiful waterfalls of Aling Aling to continue the tour with hiking to Sekumpul and Fiji waterfalls, two of the most beautiful waterfalls of the island.
  • Customized Bali tour. Create your own Bali itinerary and have your private driver for 10-11 hours. Enjoy unlimited mileage and go to all the best waterfalls of Bali you wish to visit.
  • Leke Leke waterfall, Monkey Forest and Jungle swing tour. Visit three highlights of Bali in this one day tour. Explore Ubud Village, visit the iconic Leke – Leke Waterfall, spot monkeys in the Monkey Forest and get stunning views of Ubud rice fields.
  • Private Sekumpul Waterfall Hiking Tour. Go off the beaten path on a private trek past a series of picturesque waterfalls in Bali. You will see the majestic Sekumpul Waterfall, often claimed as the most beautiful on the island and learn how the world’s most expensive coffee is produced.
  • Ubud waterfalls tour. Visit some of the best waterfalls in and around Ubud including Tukad Cepung, Tegenungan and Tibumana waterfall.

Hiking to Banyu Wana Amertha waterfalls

The path down to the waterfalls is well maintained. To the first waterfall is about a 10 – 15 min beautiful hike down through lush plants. The other two waterfalls are 5 – 10 minutes away from the first spot, so it’s not a heavy hike to do. The way up back to the parking area will be steep though. So it’s a great morning work out and you might feel your calves the next day haha!


Best time to visit Banyu Wana Amertha waterfalls

If you want to be sure you can see all four falls, you need to go here after rainy season. That will be from February – April. But you have to be a bit lucky to see all four.

In terms of best time of the day to visit, you should consider to visit the (early) morning. Most people arrive around 10-11 AM at a spot, so if you arrive earlier you will have a big chance of enjoying the place all for yourself for some time.

In our case we arrived around 9 AM and could shoot and enjoy for about an hour before the first tourists arrived.

What to expect at Banyu Wana Amertha waterfalls

There are some things you need to know before visiting Banyu Wana Amertha waterfall. So here a short summary of what to expect at Banyu Wana Amertha waterfall.

  • Bring or wear sandals or water shoes so you can easily walk through the water. There are many sharp rocks which can be slippery as well.
  • It is not possible to swim but you will get wet, especially at the spray waterfall! So bring swim wear and a towel.
  • Bring some snacks and water. There is one small vendor selling drinks and snacks, but it was not yet open when we got there so early.
  • Don’t forget to visit the other waterfalls!
  • If you are planning to take photos, don’t forget to take a lens cloth with you and a tripod to make a long exposure! Especially at the first waterfall I would suggest to make a long exposure because it makes the waterfall even more magical with the silk water flowing along the moss.

Photo tips for Banyu Wana Amertha waterfalls

All waterfalls here are super photogenic, but the first waterfall which wasn’t even the highest, had something really special. It was straight out of a fairytale with the water seeping along the moss. Especially when using a long exposure, you will create this fairy look with silk and smooth water. See the difference in using a short shutter speed and a long shutter speed in the photos below. The long exposure results in a way more magical photo than no long exposure!

Another important thing to be aware of is the sunlight. If you want to make your best photos you should arrive here around 9AM or earlier. This will give you the time to shoot with the soft morning light before the sun come peeking over the waterfall creating too harsh shadows.


Things to explore around Banyu Wana Amertha waterfalls

After exploring the beautiful Banyu Wana Amertha waterfalls you can chase some other impressive waterfalls in Bali. The close by Banyumala Twin waterfalls are also really worth a visit. And one waterfall you can’t miss when you’re in North Bali is Sekumpul waterfall.

If you’re done chasing waterfalls, you can also go the Ulun Danu Bratan temple. This is a beautiful temple floating in the lake, close to Banyu Wana Amertha waterfalls. The Wanagiri hidden hill is a beautiful viewpoint on the lakes, perfect for an Instagram shot with a swing and bamboo nest to take your pictures from.

Book here your North Bali tour including a visit to Lake Bratan, Handara Gate, Wanagiri hidden hill and more


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