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Lombok is filled with stunning waterfalls known for their postcard-like natural beauty. Especially in Central and North Lombok on the slopes of the active Mount Rinjani volcano you will find many breathtaking waterfalls. The most well known waterfall in Lombok is Tiu Kelep which is in our opinion the most impressive and spectacular waterfall on the island.

But no matter which waterfall you choose to visit in Lombok, they’ll always surprise you with their natural beauty. In this blog post you will find the 12 best Lombok waterfalls including all the information on how to get there and what to expect.

Lombok waterfall tours

To make the most out of your visit to the Lombok waterfalls you can book several tours so you don’t have to worry about getting there, how to hike there etc. Below I give some recommendations of tours you can do which sometimes combine other points of interest in Lombok. 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.

  • Sendang Gile Waterfall & Senaru Village Tour. During this full-day tour you will explore the northern part of Lombok with your guide. You will visit Sendang Gile waterfall and visit a village and a local mosque to see how the locals live.
  • Benang Kelambu and Benang Stokel waterfalls trek. Visit the twin waterfalls of Benang Stokel and Benang Kelambu in Mount Rinjani National Park with an experienced guide. The tour includes free pick-up and drop off from hotels in Senggigi and Mataram and the entrance fees.
  • Tiu Kelep and Sendang Gile Waterfall Trekking Tour. During this guided tour you will visit the 2 majestic Sendang Gile and Tiu Kelep waterfalls near the foot of Mount Rinjani. The tour includes pick up and drop off from your hotel in Senggigi and Mataram and the entrance fees.
  • North Lombok: Tribe Villages, Traditions & Waterfalls. Visit the best of North Lombok with this full day tour. With a combination of culture and nature you will see a bit of everything. You will visit Narmada Summer Palace, the Bayan old mosque and traditional Senaru Sasak tribal village. At the end of the day you can enjoy a swim at Sendang Gile and Tiu Kelep waterfalls.

Best place to stay to visit the Lombok waterfalls

Most of the waterfalls in Lombok are located in the central and northern regions of the island. For this reason, I’d recommend either staying in Senggigi, Senaru, Sembulan or Tetebatu in order to make day trips the epic Lombok waterfalls on this list.

Tiu Kelep waterfall

The Tiu Kelep waterfall was our favorite Lombok waterfall. The hike to this waterfall is beautiful and really gives you the feeling of being one with the jungle. Once you arrive at the Tiu Kelep waterfall you will see that vines have taken over the walls where the water flows out from into a shallow pool below. It’s a true jungle feeling here! There is a strong vortex-like current directly under the main water flow at the waterfall, so be careful not to get sucked in!

How to get to Tiu Kelep waterfall

The Tiu Kelep waterfall is located in Senaru, the village where most trekkings to Mount Rinjani start. This little town has one straight street leading up the mountain where you can see the entrance of Tiu Kelep waterfall clearly signposted. The entrance fee is 20,000 IDR per person. Locals will probably approach you to say that you need a guide. Of course they do this to make some extra money. Know that you don’t need a guide because the path is straight forward.

Read everything about Tiu Kelep waterfall and how to get there in this blog post


Sendang Gile waterfall

The Sendang Gile waterfall has two levels that spits high out of the cliff face. It’s a beautiful waterfall which you will pass on your way to Tiu Kelep waterfall. We were so early (before 7 AM), that we only had to share this waterfall with the local monkeys! If you want to, you can go swimming in the rock pools and get right beneath the falls of Air Terjun Sendang Gile.

How to get to Sendang Gile waterfall

The Tiu Kelep waterfall is located in Senaru, the village where most trekkings to Mount Rinjani start. This little town has one straight street leading up the mountain where you can see the entrance of Tiu Kelep waterfall clearly signposted. The entrance fee is 20,000 IDR per person. Locals will probably approach you to say that you need a guide. Of course they do this to make some extra money. Know that you don’t need a guide because the path is straight forward.

Read everything about Sendang Gile waterfall in this complete guide


Benang Kelambu waterfall

With water seemingly appearing from the bushes, the Benang Kelambu is a really unique waterfall. An epic wall of vines hides multiple cascades that flow quietly down the wall. We’ve never seen anything like it and felt as if we were in a scene of Jurassic Parc!

There are two medium sized pools at the bottom of the falls that have been made for swimming and relaxing in the in the natural surroundings.

How to get to Benang Kelambu waterfall

Both Benang Kelambu and Benang Stokel waterfall are located in Geopark Rinjani. Set your navigation to this park and drive pass the entrance. Follow the signs with Benang Stokel and Kelambu waterfall and you will get to the actual entrance of the waterfalls. There you can park your bike and hike for around 10 minutes to the first waterfall.

Read everything about Benang Kelambu waterfall in this blog post


Benang Stokel waterfall

The Benang Stokel waterfall is a collection of 2 waterfalls in a small valley. After the walk down to the falls you arrive at a kind of little valley, surrounded by towering walls covered in ferns and greenery. Being surrounded by such a beautiful natural landscape you almost forget that there’s a parking lot just 15 minutes away! The Benang Stokel waterfalls are not as huge or powerful as the other Lombok waterfalls, but definitely worth a visit!

How to get to Benang Stokel waterfall

Both Benang Stokel and Benang Kelambu waterfall are located in Geopark Rinjani. Set your navigation to this park and drive pass the entrance. Follow the signs with Benang Stokel and Kelambu waterfall and you will get to the actual entrance of the waterfalls. There you can park your bike and hike for around 10 minutes to the first waterfall.

Read everything about Benang Stokel waterfall in this blog post


Tiu Teja waterfall

The Tiu Teja waterfall is a beautiful twin waterfall of 50 meters height and 10 meters wide. Teja means rainbow in the local language of Sasak and Tiu means water. Therefore, if you’re lucky, you can see a rainbow at this waterfall. Another good thing is that the pool is relatively shallow, so perfect for swimming or taking a refreshing dip.

How to get to Tiu Teja waterfall

Located in Santong village in Northern Lombok, this waterfall can be easily reached via semi permanent steps. The trek is 15 – 25 minutes and once you’re arrived at the Tiu Teja waterfall, you can take a refreshing dip.


Kilwun and Sesere waterfalls

In the same park as Benang Stokel and Benang Kelambu waterfall are also Kilwun and Sesere waterfalls located. Despite its only a short walk to these little beauties, not many people make it to these falls. The Kilwun is a small 11-meter waterfall in a lush, narrow canyon. The water plunges hard into the natural pool, which flows gently down the mountain and ends up at Sesere Waterfall. if you continue down the secret, steep route, you’ll reach Sesere Waterfall after about 5 minutes. Sesere is a thinner waterfall with a natural pool which is deep enough to lay in and cool off. Because the stream of Sesere waterfall not as heavy as the others is, you can easily stand underneath it as a kind of shower. How cool, a bath and shower waterfall!

How to get to Kilwun and Sesere waterfalls

There is not a clear path leading to the Kilwun and Sesere waterfalls, but you have to take the path past the banana plantations from Benang Stokel waterfall to Benang Kelambu. After you pass some food stalls, about three-quarters of the way, you’ll see a small, unobvious sandy path one the left side. But there are two of these unsigned paths, keep in mind that the route down is steep and sandy. It’s definitely not as well maintained like the other main waterfalls in Lombok. But that’s also part of the adventure! When you’ve reached a small flowing creek, you will hear Kilwun Waterfall roaring around the corner. When you keep descending to the valley below, you’ll find Sesere waterfall.

Tiu Pupus waterfall

Despite not many people know about Tiu Pupus waterfall, it really is a beautiful spot and worth a visit. The lush greenery gives the feeling as if you’re far away in the jungle, while you’re actually just really close to the car park. We had the place to ourselves and enjoyed a swim in our private waterfall!

How to get to Tiu Pupus waterfall 

To get to Tiu Pupus waterfall, you have to take a short trek along a well-laid out trail from the carpark past a small river and to onto Pupus.


Mayang Putek waterfall

Although Lombok has tens of amazing waterfalls, the Mayang Putek waterfall is probably the most unique one of them all. You might think, why? It is because the water contains sulfur that locals believe to have healing properties because the water comes directly from Mount Rinjani. The 60 meter high waterfall is located in Bilok Petung village in the Sembalun district of Lombok Timur regency.

Like many names of different waterfalls in Indonesia, is the name Mayung Putek referring to a local legend. Long ago at this location, a white stag was often seen bathing or drinking, hence the name Mayung Putek, which literally means “White Stag”.

How to get to Mayang Putek waterfall

The journey to the Mayang Putek waterfall is a trek of around 30 minutes. You have to follow the steps going down steps, pass through a hill and then cross a river. It’s totally worth it to feel the benefits of a nice sulfur bath that could supposedly heal your aches and pains and various other illnesses. Not to mention the unique sight of the white stag” and relaxing surroundings because you will most likely have this waterfall for yourself!

Jukut / Jeruk Manis (Sweet Orange) Waterfall

This beautiful waterfall stands 30 meters tall and flows down to a narrow rocky river. It’s another Lombok waterfall which is believed to have special magical properties. Locals believe the Jerut Manis can heal various types of diseases and nourish the hair. Yes, locals believe that washing your hair in its waters will cure you from baldness or give extra vitamins to your locks.

On the way to the waterfall, you will pass a path made from flat stones and about 180 stairs and you will come across many types of interesting plants and lush vegetation.

How to get to Jeruk Manis waterfall

Located on the foot of Mount Rinjani to the south of the Mount Rinjani National Park you will find Jeruk Manis waterfall. After buying a ticket to enter the waterfall at the entrance gate, you will need to walk for around 15 minutes and 1.5 kilometers to get to the waterfall.

Mangku Sakti waterfall

This is one of the most gorgeous Lombok waterfalls with its milky blue appearance which is a photogenic contrast against the gray rocks surrounding it. Especially in the dry season are these rocks best visible. Although this is one of the lesser known waterfalls on Lombok, it’s definitely worth a visit, especially if you’re checking out northern Lombok. Most likely you will see lesser tourists at this waterfall than Tiu Kelep for example.
It is possible to swim at Mangku Sakti waterfall so make sure you’re ready for a dip! Just a short walk from this waterfall is Mangku Kodek waterfall. They’re both very close to each other, so you should definitely combine a visit to both on your trip.

How to get to Mangku Sakti waterfall

The Mangku Sakti waterfall is also located near Mount Rinjani National Park which is just an hour drive away from Senaru. Once you have reached Sajang Village, you either have to walk from the village to the falls in about an hour and 20 minutes, or use a dirtbike to ride to the parking lot and then trek for about 20 minutes. To get to Mangku Kodek you will get a bit wet because you have to walk through water to get to Kodek, but it’s worth the wet walk!

Kerta Gangga waterfall

This serene Lombok waterfall, next to Gangga village, is worth to have a look at. In some waterfall tours is a visit to this waterfall included. Keep in mind that if you get stopped at the entrance with the message that you need to hire a guide, know that it’s not necessary as it’s just a short hike from the parking.

When you climb the slippery steps up to Gangga waterfall, there is a metal platform to hop over a dam that leads you to an upper part of one of the falls where you can swim. The crystal clear water is not super deep, but still a nice place to cool off and enjoy the natural surroundings. If you can swim a bit further back, you can even spot another hidden waterfall!

How to get to Kerta Gangga waterfall

It’s just a short and easy hike from the parking lot to Kerta Gangga waterfall. Therfore its a great place to visit if you feel like taking a quick, refreshing dip. After you’ve made it past the slippery steps and the metal platform leading up to this waterfall, you will enjoy the prettiest views of this waterfall, sitting in the middle of untouched greenery. An little side note is that this waterfall is almost completely dried up after the dry season. 

Batu Santek and Tibu Bunter waterfalls

Just like some other Lombok waterfalls will you be rewarded with two waterfalls in the same location. The Batu Santek waterfall is a 10-meter waterfall plunging into a shallow pool. Although the pool is too shallow for swimming, Batu Santek makes a great spot to chill out and enjoy the beautiful nature. Only 10 minutes away from Batu Santek waterfall is another secret waterfall named Tibu Bunter. This one is hidden underneath beautiful rice fields and has a similar height and shape as Batu Santek waterfall. This waterfall is also not best for swimming, but definitely worth a visit, especially when you have a drone! These waterfalls are hardly visited by tourists, so you’ll likely have them to yourself.

How to get to Batu Santek and Tibu Bunter waterfalls

Reaching Batu Santek and Tibu Bunter Waterfall takes just over an hour on motorbike from Senggigi as well as from Tetebatu. On the way you’ll small villages and large fruit markets.

Be aware for typical scams in Lombok

During our time in Lombok we had a few encounters with potential scammers, and we heard stories about tourists being scammed. I absolutely don’t want to discourage you to travel to Lombok, because the island is beautiful and has lots of things to offer. But I do want to warn you for a few potential scams to make your trip to Lombok a beautiful memory!

Motorbike rental

Please be alert when renting a motorbike. There are a few potential scams possible with renting motorbikes.
1. Paying for damage you didn’t make. How to avoid?
Always check AND photograph scratches or other damage to the motorbike you rent together with the person you rent from. In this way you have prove that certain scratches were already on the motorbike. Otherwise you have the chance that these people want to scam you by paying for the damage on the motorbike you didn’t make.
2. Your motorbike got stolen but surprisingly found back by other locals (or not!) who insist and sometimes even threaten you to pay. How to avoid?
Make sure to check reviews of the party you want to rent from or rent from the hotel or hostel you’re staying. Mostly these people work together with a group, and they share their proceeds with each other. If you want more information about this, read this article on Lonely Planet about someones experience being scammed in Lombok with a stolen motorbike.  

Surfboard damage

Same as what happens with motorbike rental. When you bring the surfboard back to the surf school, they tell you you made a scratch and insist you to pay for the damage. How to avoid? Same as with the motorbike rental. Always check AND photograph scratches or other damage to the surfboard together with the person you’re renting from. 

“You need a guide” waterfalls scam

How to avoid? Either go very, very early (before the ticket office opens), or make sure you’re very steadfast in negotiating. The locals want to earn some extra money by walking with you to the waterfalls “as your guide”, because “you need a guide to go to the waterfalls”. That’s just nonsense, because the paths to the waterfalls are very straight forward. You can’t get lost, it’s not a tricky hike or whatsoever. 

Mount Rinjani trekking scam

How to avoid? Go to either Senaru or Sembalun directly and talk to the companies there. Always read reviews before booking a tour with a company! Trekking Mount Rinjani is a serious thing and requires a serious company to guide you! Don’t book in Kuta because they add up a lot of costs.

More Lombok travel inspiration

We hope you enjoyed this blog post about the 12 best Lombok waterfalls. For more information about Lombok and all the must see things, head over to these blog posts:

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One Comment

  1. Ronald and Marjoleine says:

    Hi Ilse, just read your info about Lombok and all the beautiful waterfalls, thanks for sharing ! Makes it so much easier for travellers 🙂

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