COME SEE Sekumpul Waterfall, Bali. Indonesia.
SEKUMPUL WATERFALL: THE GUIDE
REGION: Buleleng Regency, Northern Bali.
LOCAL NAME: Air Terjun Sekumpul
ACCESSIBILITY: Open all year round | 7 days a week from 8am to 5pm.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: May through to October | the earlier the better for less of a crowd
LOCATION: 1.5 hrs from Canggu | 1 hr from Ubud Open in Google maps
WALKING DISTANCE: 20 – 30 mins one way
TIME REQUIRED: 1 – 2 hours
TOURIST RATING: One of Bali’s most popular waterfalls
COST: Entrance fee of 20,000 Rupiah (approx. AU $1.85 per person) | Parking free
SEKUMPUL WATERFALL: THE EXPERIENCE
As told by Zade Grilloni
Oh yeah. She’s the big guns of the Bali waterfall clan; Sekumpul is by far the most spectacular. From its incredible height, to its lush surroundings, you’ll be more than impressed with what you witness. On this day we went with our hosts that turned into family friends, and also visited two other waterfalls, Aling Aling and Git Git. Saving the head honcho to last, we were on our final waterfall hopping day and ready to go out with a bang.
Interestingly, we heard Sekumpul was full of locals trying to scam you with multiple entrances, differing entry fee’s and what sounded like, the trek from hell. I’m glad we expected the worst because to be honest we found it a hassle free, moderate walk down. I mean, if you’ve got weak knees and in your late 80’s maybe reconsider. (In the guide I’ve provided the exact entrance point so hopefully there’s no hassle and confusion for you). Heading down from the car park it was a 10 min walk on a flat paved trail, eventually then reaching a couple flights of stairs for another 15mins, cross a small river stream then viola you’ve reached the biggest waterfall you’ve probably ever seen!
As expected, there where a fair few people there but being so big and spacious, it actually didn’t seem crowded at all. As far as having a relaxing swim – due to the height of this mama, the waterfall was extremely powerful. We could feel it spray from about 15 meters away so I decided to give it a miss and watch Jackie go in for the kill.
On the way back to the top, we saw a group of men with bikes.. Illoh, (our ‘Balinese Mum’) handed them some cash and told them to they give us a lift to the car park. She the real MVP. From what would’ve been a 20 minute walk ended up being a 5 minute ride. Thanks MOM.
Overall, we were very pleasantly surprised with the outcome of our Sekumpul experience. Like i said, what we heard from others gave us quite low expectations but in our opinion, you cannot miss it if you want to see Bali’s most famous falls!
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