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Gitgit Waterfall The Beauty of The Tallest in Bali

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Gitgit Waterfall The Tallest Waterfall
Gitgit Waterfall the 35 meter and tallest waterfall in Bali. Img: Wikicommons/Rainhard Findling

In general, northern Bali is dense in terms of nature. Hills and mountains, covered by lush green tropical rain-forests, dominates this region. Small rivers and springs are abundant, thanks to the forests preserving well the rainwater. Make a stop at Gitgit Waterfall.

These water sources, combined with the mountainous terrain, is one of the various beautiful waterfalls. Spread across Bali’s town of Buleleng and Singaraja. Gitgit Waterfall is one of the most popular. Compared to other waterfalls such as Sekumpul, Munduk and Carat Waterfall. Gitgit is remarkable especially because of its height.

At 35 m, it is the tallest waterfall in all Bali region. Gitgit Waterfall is located on Gitgit Village, Sukasada, Buleleng Regency, only 11 km from Singaraja. Rocks and green vegetation form a natural corridor along the small path toward the waterfall. In the end, a small temple guards the roaring waterfall in silence.

Green Lush Gitgit Waterfall
The Green Lush Scenery in Gitgit Waterfall Area. Img: Flickr/Chee Hong

Droplets of water spray the temple almost all the time, yet it stays firm. Balinese believe this water temple, or Pura Segara, serves as both a guardian and a bearer of blessing to the site.

Gitgit Waterfall The Tallest In Bali

After walking down the paved steps for around 15 minutes from the parking lot. A panorama soothing to the eyes welcomes visitors as they finally arrive. A gentle breeze blows along with the dew from the waterfall, caressing visitors’ faces that it feels so fresh. Sounds of birds and cicadas singing can be heard in the background.

All of those and with the sound of torrential water flowing, ready to take away the exhaustion. A wooden gazebo, built with a Balinese style, only meters in front of the waterfall. The roof is not enough to shield from the wandering dew. But at least there are benches to sit. Take a break as visitors enjoy a gentle shower from mother nature.

The waterfall forms a natural pool below, filled with shallow water safe enough to walk through. The water is cold but feels refreshing for the tired feet. A quick splash will help freshen up the face from the tropical humidity, so wash those sweat away. Swimming is also okay, and it’s always a good decision to prepare a bathing suit beforehand.

The Alley To Reach The Waterfalls
Paved Small Alley to get to the waterfall. Img: Flickr/Son Minhee

Observing from a bit further

It is not wrong not wanting to get wet. For those who are reluctant to get too close to the splashy waterfall. Luckily a bridge walkaway is built to serve as some kind of a viewpoint. The water runs among the rocks in the river below. Very relaxing to watch while admiring the waterfall from afar.

The bridge is also a tourists’ favorite to take pictures. It’s the best angle and definitely worries less of water splashing the camera.

Other waterfalls

Gitgit village has more waterfalls to offer. A twin waterfall nearby Gitgit, called Campuhan Waterfall, consists of two waterfalls each flowing from a different river. One has a height of 10 meters and the other is 20 meters. This waterfall is considered one of Bali’s most beautiful waterfalls for its unique formation.

Campuhan’s location is quite deep in the forest. Sunlight struggles to get through the forest canopy. Hence it is considerably dark under the trees. But soon, as hikers get to the waterfall. The dark ambiance is compensated by sunlight biased above the waterfall.

Gitgit Waterfall Gazebo
Gitgit Waterfall is just one of the waterfalls in the village. Img: Flickr/Son Minhee

This combination creates a chilling, mystical yet beautiful atmosphere one can experience. Another waterfall, located even deeper in the forest. The locals called Colek Pamor Waterfall. This is where everything gets interesting for the hiker.

The roads are unpaved as it’s muddy, and nature is barely touched by human hands. To add the difficulty, there’s no helpful sign whatsoever along the route. Hiring a local guide is a wise decision to avoid getting lost here.

Discover local specialties

Lastly, before leaving discover unique goods here like no other place in Bali. Local specialties such as coffee, vanilla, and cloves are ready for tourists to bring home. These products are produced at the nearby plantations, so it’s most definitely fresh.

The locals run their small local garden and sell it to tourists. And by purchasing them, it might be helping the locals get an additional income.

Gitgit Waterfall Opening Hours

Gitgit welcome’s visitor every day from 7 in the morning to 5 pm. It closed for the public during Nyepi day. A silent day will affect the entire island.

GitgitWaterfall Opening Hours
Every day except Nyepi07:00 – 17:00 WITA

See: The Oldest Hindu Temple, Gate of Heaven, Penataran Agung Lempuyang Temple.

Gitgit Waterfall Entrance Fee

The official ticket price is Rp 20,000 both for locals and foreigners. There is an official ticket counter right by the entrance of the waterfall. Some people will try to scam and say the official ticket is way more than that. Or foreign visitors will have to be with the local guide. Just avoid, walk straight and only pay Rp 10.000 in the booth.

Gitgit Waterfall Entrance Fee
ForeignRp 20.000

See: GWK Cultural Park, Traditional Dance Performance & Theather Schedule.

Gitgit Waterfall Facilities

Basic facilities are available here such as parking spaces and toilets. A modest changing room provided for visitors who want to change into bathing suits near the waterfall. For hungry visitors, restaurants and food stalls are plenty nearby. Souvenirs shops selling typical Bali merchandise such as wood carvings and paintings also available here.

How To Get To Gitgit Waterfall

Travelers visiting Gitgit waterfall usually rent cars from Denpasar or from Singaraja. Just follow the provincial road of Denpasar-Singaraja and tourists are good to go. The road sign indicating the waterfall’s location can be seen several kilometers before the destination. Making it easier not to miss this place. The journey will take approximately 2,5 hours from Denpasar (90 km).

Gitgit Waterfall Address & Location

The Waterfall is located in Jl. Raya Bedugul – Singaraja, Gitgit, Sukasada, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali 81161.

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