Leke Leke waterfall Bali is a beautiful hidden waterfall with a narrow stream of water that flows down into a small and shallow pool of water. The flow of the waterfall almost looks like white satin threaded with silver. Surrounded by green and lush forestation, you really have the feeling as if you’ve entered a scene from a jungle film. You can even explore behind the falls where you will find a naturally carved out cave. Despite it is not possible to swim at Leke Leke because the pool is too small and shallow, you will absolutely enjoy your time here. I highly recommend you to put this waterfall on your Bali itinerary. Read in this complete guide everything you need to know about the Bali Leke Leke waterfall.
About Leke Leke waterfall
Once you arrive at the beautiful entrance of Leke Leke waterfall, also known as Kipuan Kebo, you will see a few other tourist attractions that the owners of the land made. There is a shop, restaurant, toilets and even a rope chair swing and a set of bamboo structures to take instagrammable photos with the jungle in the background. Not really a hidden gem anymore, but still a super photogenic waterfall you have to visit!
For the hike down to the waterfall you will get a walking stick which will give you some extra support. The path itself is well maintained and is a combination of concrete steps, sand paths and a bamboo bridge you need to cross. With beautiful plants and lush green jungle there is enough to see. The hike is easy to moderate and will take approximately 15 minutes. While the path is well maintained, be sure to watch your step as it can get slippery, especially during the rain season!
Once you arrive at the bottom of Leke Leke waterfall, you will be stunned by its beauty. It really feels as a hidden waterfall and as if you are in the middle of the jungle. There are no other facilities at the waterfall, so make sure to have your swim wear on.
Leke Leke waterfall has a height of approximately 15 meters with beautiful lush surroundings. If you show up early enough you might even be lucky enough to have this waterfall all to yourself!
Leke Leke waterfall entrance fee
The entrance fee for Leke Leke waterfall is 50.000 rupiah per person. Compared to many of the other Bali waterfalls this is one of the most expensive ones to visit. This fee helps them to maintain the trail and bamboo bridges.
Opening times Leke Leke waterfall
The opening times for Leke Leke waterfall are from 7AM-5PM. If you’re an early bird and you want to visit the waterfall before opening hours, you can still get in as there are no gates. But you still have to pay the entrance ticket of course on your way back.
How to get to Leke Leke waterfall
Leke Leke waterfall is located in Bali’s central region, close to Jatiluwih rice fields and the other impressive Bali waterfall NungNung. The drive takes approximately 1.5-hours from Kuta or a 1-hour drive from Canggu. From Ubud it’s only 45 minutes away, so if you want to explore more of this region, I would suggest you stay in Ubud or a little bit more up north. For example at Batak Legacy!
During the drive up north you will pass beautiful lush green rice fields, local villages and beautiful Balinese temples. If you are renting a scooter, you will find this ride very enjoyable and you might even want to stop and take a moment to appreciate the beautiful surroundings.
The entrance of the waterfall is very easy to find on Google Maps and you will see it from the road. There is a small bamboo Bali hut with a sign reading ‘Leke Leke’ where you can park your scooter and walk to the official entrance.
You can purchase water and snacks at a small restaurant before you make the trek down to the waterfall. This is also a great spot to chill before and after the adventure with amazing views of the jungle below.
Best time to visit Leke Leke waterfall
If you want to avoid crowds and have the best light to take photos you should arrive before 12PM. But always check the weather forecast before you make your way to a waterfall, as the steps can get slippery very quickly!
You can easily combine a visit to Leke Leke with a visit to Nungnung waterfall as both are close to each other.
What to expect at Leke Leke waterfall
The scenic 15 minute jungle trail down to the fall is well maintained with steps cut into the ground. You will see beautiful flowers and plants along the way. Along the trail you might come across people selling some coconuts, but that is about it. You won’t find any facilities down at the waterfall like changing rooms. So make sure to have a swim suit on if you like to play close to the waterfall.
As long as you follow the signs, you will have no trouble finding it. After you cross the bamboo bridge it is only a few minutes left until you will see the first glimpse of the perfect Leke Leke waterfall. Nestled within a cove and covered by lush greens plants, this is a true beauty of a waterfall!
The water of Leke Leke flows calm and graceful and almost looks like white satin threaded with silver. It’s a photographers dream, and especially if you have a tripod with you, you can take beautiful long exposure pictures here.
As you make your way back to the parking spot, you will find a rope chair swing that the landowners have installed between two huge trees. They ask 250,000 rupiah for the swing which is pretty expensive in our opinion!
I would highly recommend to bring mosquito repellent as the jungle is full of those nasty tiny bastards biting you! Also make sure to bring enough water, but leave nothing but footprints! There are trash bins at the bottom of the waterfall and at the restaurant, do don’t litter in nature 🙂
Photo tips for Leke Leke waterfall
There are actually only a few angles to shoot this waterfall properly from. The waterfall is perfectly coved with lush plants and the large boulder on the bottom makes it the perfect spot to put a model on and pose under the waterfall! You really need a wide angle lens to capture the whole fall.
The best lighting to take photos here is between 10AM and 1PM. We preferred shooting from a higher angle so we could frame the waterfall better behind some leaves.
If you like to take long exposure pictures, then don’t forget to take your tripod with you! This waterfall is perfect to take a long exposure from with the calm water flowing down the rocks.
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