NungNung waterfall is an impressive waterfall near Ubud and the most powerful Bali waterfall. With a tremendous speed the water gushes down, resulting in a lot of spray. Be aware that you have to take 510 steps down until you reach the waterfall, and the same way back of course, which is a great workout. But it is so worth it to visit this beautiful and powerful waterfall! It’s one of these incredible waterfalls that you will always remember! Although this waterfall is a bit outside of Ubud, you should check it out!
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Getting there: Nungnung waterfall is very easy to find with Google Maps and is a 50 minute drive from Ubud centre. Once you have paid and parked your scooter or car, it is a long way down to this beautiful spot, 510 steps in total. Yes, that’s a hell of a climb on the way back, but trust me, it’s more than worth it!!
Entrance fee: 10.000 IDR per person and 2.000 IDR for a motorbike.
Best time to go for photos: In the morning between 10 – 12 AM because you’ll get magical light rays from the side and there are fewer people around. During midday, the tourists are coming and the light is too harsh which will blow out the whites of the waterfall. You may fix this with an ND filter, but better is to get out there in the morning for a great morning hike. You also avoid the heat with exploring early!
Photo tip: If your camera is not splash proof, be aware that there will be spray from the waterfall. Especially when it’s a bit windy. So take a GoPro with you if you really want some pictures here. If you do have a splash-proof camera than don’t forget to take a lens cloth with you to dry your lens. Look at the picture below how our camera looked like after shooting at this waterfall! There are several angles to capture this beauty. From the left side is most convenient. But a shot from right in front is more challenging and creative, but you have to cross the stream to get to the other side.