Tukad Cepung Waterfall
Tukad Cepung Waterfall
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This unique waterfall tucked beneath Tembuku’s jungle caves is unlike any other in Bali. It's a 15-minute trek down some steep steps, but well worth the effort. While the waters at the base of the falls are too shallow to swim in, you can stand under the fine mist, as rays of light shine down from the cave opening above. This popular photo spot can get quite busy, so visit in the early morning for fewer crowds—though you'd want to catch the midday sun for the best light. The rocks can be slippery, so wear good shoes and avoid the monsoon season when the water levels get high. Visit this waterfall on a tour of Bali's waterfalls or photo spots, which often include a stop here. – Tripadvisor
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • stork90
    Mount Juliet, Tennessee1,372 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go early
    We arrived at 0900 with not too many cars in the parking lot. Yes, there are a lot of stairs, but there is also a level walk along the river about halfway there. When we reached the bottom, there were very few people and no one posing on the big rocks. The sun rays slanting into the cave and the canyon walls were gorgeous.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 May 2023
  • Our Wanderings | E&J
    Cambridge, United Kingdom87 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Short hike through streams and caves to reach a beautiful waterfall
    We visited this waterfall as part of a day trip tour. Unfortunately our guide did not give us a heads up that part of the trek woud involve getting our feet wet whilst walking pass streams and through caves. We initially hiked in our sport shoes and had to remove this to finish the latter half of the trek. It was rather painful to walk on ragged stone and sand which did slightly affect our experience. However the waterfall was spectacular and the walk was worth it in the end. We would recommend again hiking in sport shoes as there is a lot of stairs to go up and down but then to bring a spare pair of flip flops to change into.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 August 2023
  • Ellismc1
    London, United Kingdom49 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Life Changing
    Arrived around 8am and were the only ones there. Stayed for about 1 hour, and walked through the shallows. 'Had a genuine, unexpected cleansing experience in the tradition of getting rid of old thought patterns that hold us back. Minimal charge to park the bikes...I think 2 000k.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 November 2023
  • Highroads Traveler
    Newtown Square, Pennsylvania644 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible cave waterfall!
    I’m always fascinated by a location that’s not easily accessible by the public, and in this case is difficult to get down and back up. But that’s what makes it more exotic! The crazy climb down and walk along the ankle deep water leads into a magical cave waterfall that’s picture worthy to the max!! So many memorable pix!! And refreshing - you can get soaked if you want - on a hot day.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 February 2024
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Highroads Traveler
Newtown Square, PA644 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
I’m always fascinated by a location that’s not easily accessible by the public, and in this case is difficult to get down and back up. But that’s what makes it more exotic! The crazy climb down and walk along the ankle deep water leads into a magical cave waterfall that’s picture worthy to the max!! So many memorable pix!! And refreshing - you can get soaked if you want - on a hot day.
Written 27 February 2024
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mrc282
World7,892 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
the hike to tukad cepung waterfall reminded me of the narrows in utah. you need slippers or water shoes to visit this falls. you cant stay dry. you will be walking on the river bed (water up to ankles only) upstream to visit the curtain of falls known as tukad cepung. there is a pool at the base of falls but no one seem to swim in it.

in the opposite direction, you will see another falls fringed by the foliage.

total hike duration is 15-30 min from start point (ticket office)
Written 24 January 2024
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Sunil P
Johannesburg, South Africa2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Great walk, amazing exercise and view of the waterfall.
The water is so natural and cold ...Families be ready for a walk with kids..our 4 year walked the steep steps and enjoyed it
Written 25 December 2023
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Ellismc1
London, UK49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Arrived around 8am and were the only ones there. Stayed for about 1 hour, and walked through the shallows. 'Had a genuine, unexpected cleansing experience in the tradition of getting rid of old thought patterns that hold us back.

Minimal charge to park the bikes...I think 2 000k.
Written 24 November 2023
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Andrew N
Southampton, UK18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This waterfall was not nearly so touristy as others
Quite steep steps and path down to the river and to the falls.
Make sure you have good shoes and be prepared to get wet.
Spiritual , magical, amazing !!!
If you only visit one in Bali make it this one you will not be disappointed
Written 24 October 2023
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susannah365
Amesbury, UK155 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We arrived at the car park at 12:15 and started down the many steps. near the bottom there are two make-shift changing rooms, which we used to change into our swimming cossies, and put on water shoes. we went down the last few steps then waded through the river to the waterfall. Everyone else didn't seem to be aware that they would have to go wading - one lady was in jeans! there were lots of flip flop wearers too - not the most sensible choice when wet underfoot - our guide had to help one lady who was slipping. we didn't have to wait long to get our turn in the waterfall - and since we were in our swim suits we could actually stand under the water which was a great experience. while waiting we watched the instagram photos being taken - always amusing to watch.
we got changed back into clothes, tackled the steps back up and ate lunch in the gorilla restaurant at the top.
Written 20 August 2023
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Our Wanderings | E&J
Cambridge, UK87 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We visited this waterfall as part of a day trip tour. Unfortunately our guide did not give us a heads up that part of the trek woud involve getting our feet wet whilst walking pass streams and through caves. We initially hiked in our sport shoes and had to remove this to finish the latter half of the trek. It was rather painful to walk on ragged stone and sand which did slightly affect our experience. However the waterfall was spectacular and the walk was worth it in the end. We would recommend again hiking in sport shoes as there is a lot of stairs to go up and down but then to bring a spare pair of flip flops to change into.
Written 19 August 2023
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Juan
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
Really good experience and I would like to recomend it, the tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable, also good driver and punctual
Written 28 June 2023
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Weronika M
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Now I know, why water is holy in Bali. When you are under waterfall you feel strength of the nature. It’s very unique experience, very refreshing and spiritual.
Written 26 June 2023
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Adventuresinerindale
Bengaluru, India12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
This was one of my favorite places we visited on our tour of Bali. We arrived mid morning, missing some of the early photo seekers so there was maybe 5 other small groups in the ravine while we were walking around. There was more to see than I expected. People queue for photos and it was really chill. There are 3-4 really neat photo spots and honestly it is just gorgeous and peaceful to be in that space. I could have hung out down there the entire day. You WILL get wet and need to wade to see the waterfall so wear a swim suit or shorts.
As others have said the stairs are steep but well maintained. Wear shoes you can climb and get wet in. If you are not used to walking you will need to take a break on the way back up, but there are small stands and a cafe if you wanted a snack. Small entrance fee.
* I would recommend hiring a driver/guide for touring around Bali. Much easier than finding taxis at every stop and they can take you to multiple locations in a day. Many of the guides have mad photo skills and we have some excellent photos that our guide Gieok took for us. (We are not instagram age so this was really helpful.) They know the best spots for snacks, photos and share much about their culture and history along the way. Worth it!
Written 17 June 2023
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