Most travelers, when visiting Bali for a holiday, are primary interest to attend a white sand beach, such as Kuta beach, Seminyak beach, or Nusa Dua Beach. The popularity of the above white sand beach makes most of the southern shore in Bali crowded with tourists visiting. Visiting Bali is not only for the beach, but Bali also offer other unusual natural attraction, one of them being a waterfall. Most of Bali’s beautiful waterfall is located on the north side of Bali, specifically in Buleleng regency Bali. On this page, I will tell you about the visitor guide to Gitgit waterfall in Buleleng regency north Bali as one of the best places to visit in Bali.
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Gitgit waterfall in Buleleng regency is one of Bali’s favorite waterfall attractions, especially for local people. How about you, are you interested in a vacation to the Gitgit waterfall Buleleng? If yes, please continue reading this page! Because you will find a visitor guide to Gitgit waterfall in Buleleng regency North Bali.
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Bali Nature Tourism Activities
Currently, there is a trend among domestic tourists and international tourists who often vacation in Bali to do nature adventures. Nature tourism activities are presently trending in Bali, such as Bali rafting tours, waterfall trekking, cycling tours, and Bali submarine tours. For Bali rafting activities and cycling tours, of course, you already know about it. How about trekking activities?
There are three best places for beginner trekking in Bali, namely:
- Ubud trekking activities with views of the terraced rice fields in Tegalalang or you can try the Campuhan ridge walk Ubud.
- Kintamani trekking to climb Mount Batur with views of Lake Batur Kintamani.
- Buleleng waterfall trekking.
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Location of Gitgit Waterfall.
One of the trekking locations in Bali that are safe for beginners with a waterfall view is the Gitgit waterfall. Then where is Gitgit Waterfall Bali?
Most of Bali’s waterfall location is in the northern Bali area, one of them is the Gitgit waterfall. The Gitgit waterfall location is in Jl. Raya Bedugul Gitgit village, Sukasada Sub-district, Buleleng regency.
Compared to other waterfalls in Buleleng, the Gitgit waterfall in Buleleng Bali is more comfortable to access if compare to Sekumpul waterfalls, Munduk waterfalls, and Aling-Aling waterfalls.
Ease to find the Gitgit waterfall location because of the waterfall entrance near the main road of Jl. Raya Bedugul connects Denpasar, Bedugul, with Singaraja (the capital city of Buleleng Regency).
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Departing from Lovina Beach, Buleleng
Most vacationists who want a vacation to northern Bali will lodge in the Lovina beach area. By staying in the Lovina beach area, tourists will need a shorter time to reach tourist attractions in North Bali.
If you depart from Lovina beach to Gitgit waterfall, it will take 35 minutes, with 20 kilometers distance.
Departing From Kuta
If you depart from the Kuta Bali area heading to Gitgit waterfall, it will cover 80 kilometers distance and travel time of about 2 hours 30 minutes. Mileage and travel time to Gitgit waterfall are approximately the same if you depart from Seminyak, Canggu, Legian, Jimbaran, Tanjung Benoa, or Nusa Dua.
Departs from Bali Safari Marine Park
If you depart from Bali Safari Marine Park to Gitgit waterfall, it will cover 80 kilometers distance and 2 hours 15 minutes travel time.
Departs from Ubud
If you depart from Ubud, for example, Monkey Forest Ubud, or from Ubud palace. You will need 2 hours of travel time with a distance of around 65 kilometers. For you to find the Gitgit waterfall location, please click the link below!
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How To Get Gitgit Waterfall Buleleng
How to get around in Bali specifically for visiting the north Bali area. There are three approaches to getting to the Gitgit waterfall. Motorcycle, car, or book a Bali tour package.
What about public transportation, such as online taxis? Online taxi such as Grab or Bluebird taxi is widely available in the southern Bali area. However, it’s hard to find an online taxi in the northern Bali area. Therefore, the choice is to use private transport.
Rent a Scooter
If you vacation only with a partner and want to be flexible in transportation, you can ride a scooter. Looking for a motorcycle rental in Bali is very easy. You can use Google with keywords for the nearest motorbike rental in Bali.
Motorcycle rental prices in Bali island depend on the type of motorbike, and the average motorbike rental price is IDR 100,000 / 24 hours. Remember to carry a raincoat, because you will pass through the central Bali area with a high chance of rain.
Bali Rent Car
There are two choices of Bali car rental services, self-drive car rental, and car rental in Bali with a driver. Looking for self-drive car rental in Bali is challenging because only a few car rental companies in Bali provide self-drive car rental. Also, the condition of the self-drive car hire is not as good as a rental car with a driver.
The price of a rental car in Bali depends on the type of car you want to rent. For example, the Toyota Avanza self-drive rental price in Bali is IDR 300,000 / 24 hours.
The best way to get to the location of Gitgit waterfall in Bali if you want comfort is to use a Bali car rental with a driver. By using Bali car rental with drivers, car cleanliness is always maintained, and you can rest during the trip.
Then what is the price of a rental car in Bali with a driver? The cost of a Bali car rental with a driver depends on the type of car. For example, the rental price of a Toyota Avanza + driver is IDR 350,000 / 12 hours without fuel. While the rental price of a Toyota Innova Reborn with drivers in Bali is IDR 750,000 / 12 hours with fuels.
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Finding a trusted Bali rental car service is very easy; you only need to search using Google. But you have to choose one of the Bali car rental service providers on the first page of Google, not the ad.
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Bali Tour Packages
While on holiday in Bali, many vacationists prefer to book tour packages because they do not need to arrange a vacation itinerary in Bali. Also, the tour package in Bali includes meals, entrance fees, and transportation costs.
In Bali, there are many providers of Bali tour packages. Also, you can arrange a custom tour itinerary for things that you want to visit.
Based on our experience in providing a Bali white water rafting tour, we often see visitors who don’t want a vacation to northern Bali. Because it’s too far from south Bali, and some of the travelers have limited vacation time.
If you want to visit waterfalls in Bali, but want the waterfall location adjacent to Sanur beach or Ubud Bali. Then I recommend you to visit the Tegenungan waterfall in Gianyar.
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Things You Will See On The Way To Gitgit Waterfall From South Bali
On the way to get to the Gitgit waterfall from the southern Bali tourism area, you will pass through the Bedugul tourist area. Exciting attractions in Bedugul Bali that you can visit such as;
The Ulun Danu temple by the Lake Beratan Bedugul. For your information, the Ulun Danu temple is one of the most visited Balinese temples by tourists besides Tanah Lot temple and Uluwatu temple.
Botanical garden Bedugul. On this site, you will see towering trees and shade with fresh air.
Passing Through Hilly Road
The road to the Gitgit waterfall is good tarmac. However, the site of the waterfall is a mountainous area. Therefore, there will be a lot of climbs and winding derivatives. Sometimes the mountainous area is shrouded in mist, which makes visibility short.
Gitgit Waterfall Entrance Fee & Opening Hour
From the Gitgit waterfall parking area to the entrance ticket counter, you have to walk about 50 meters. Also, you will pass stairs with a paving stone floor, and there is an iron barrier along the path.
On the walk to the Gitgit waterfall entrance ticket booth, you will see views of rice fields with a rural atmosphere and pass several clove gardens and coffee plantations.
Every visitor who wants to access the Gitgit waterfall needs to pay for an entrance ticket. How much is the Gitgit waterfall entrance fee? Below is a table of admission prices for Gigit Waterfall.
|Car Parking||IDR 5,000|
|Motorcycle Parking||IDR 2,000|
The Gitgit waterfall is open for visitors from 07:30 – 17:30.
Things You Will See At Gitgit Waterfall
When you arrive at the Gitgit waterfall ticket booth, you will hear the sound of the waterfall. However, from the ticket booths to reach the bottom area of the waterfall, you still need to walk.
On the way to the waterfall location, you will pass a winding footpath, and you will see several stall offering Bali souvenirs, painting, food, or drink.
Bali Swing Ride Gitgit Waterfall
The waterfall that you go sees that includes the entrance fee is the waterfall on the left side of the bridge. On your way to the waterfall, on your right hand, you will find a place that provides a Bali swing ride, heart shape selfie spot, a birdcage selfie spot, and a jumping deck.
The jumping deck is used by travelers who want to jump to the waterfall. However, this place required you to pay an additional fee of IDR 200,000/person.
Most people say the swing ride, looks astonishing in a photo because there is a waterfall in the background during the swing ride. So, if you wonder where to find swing rides in north Bali? You can consider the Bali swing ride at Gitgit waterfall.
I don’t access the swing ride and selfie area, because the fee is too expensive for me. Therefore, I have no experience to tell you how the swing ride.
The Tallest Waterfall In Bali
From the swing area, you still need to step down several steps to reach the waterfall. When you reach the Gitgit waterfall’s bottom, you will see a 40 meters waterfall fall into a picturesque pool with clear water. However, the pool is not substantial if you compare it to the Sekumpul waterfall. The waterfall is high around 40 meters, making Gitgit waterfall, the tallest waterfall in Bali.
The water flow of the Gitgit waterfall is clear, and it’s perfect for swimming. At the bottom area of the Gitgit waterfall, there is a changing room and toilet. Also, there is a seating area, but there is no locker. So you have to watch your belonging when you want to swim in the Gitgit waterfall.
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List of Waterfalls Nearby Gitgit Waterfall
Before my visit, I assume there is one waterfall which is Gigit waterfall. However, there are other three waterfalls with locations close together nearby the Gitgit waterfall. Below is a list of waterfalls adjacent to others besides Gitgit waterfalls.
If you only want to visit the Gitgit waterfall, guide services are not needed. If you’re going to visit four waterfalls at once, then you should use local guides that are widely available on-site to facilitate your travel.
1. Twin Falls / Campuhan
Called a twin waterfall, because there are two waterfalls flow become one water flow. Campuhan is a Balinese word, which means mixed water.
The atmosphere in the Campuhan waterfall is a little dark because two cliffs flank, and there are many lush trees around the fall. Under the waterfall, there is a pool of clear water.
2. Terraced Waterfalls
From the name, you are already able to imagine that this waterfall is a level plunge waterfall. There are three levels of waterfalls, and there is a water level barrier at each level.
3. Colek Pamor Waterfall
The location of Colek Pamor waterfall is in the middle of a forest. Usually, the Colek Pamor waterfall is used for trekking activities. To reach the Colek Pamor waterfall location, visitors need to pass through a dirt road and sometimes muddy, and there are no directions to find the Colek Pamor waterfall.
Frequently Asked Questions About Gitgit Waterfall in Buleleng
Travel time from the ticket counter to the base of the waterfall is about 20 minutes with approximately 100 steps.
Gitgit Waterfall is safe to visit with children. However, children must always be under your supervision, especially when going down the stairs. There is no handrail in some areas, and when walking to the bottom of the waterfall, if you visit it when it’s raining, the step will be slippery.
Most people want to visit the Gitgit waterfall during the dry season which is also the best time of year to visit Bali. Because during the dry season, the water is clear, but the water flow will decrease.
If you can arrange your schedule, the best time to visit the Gitgit waterfall is in March and April. The seasons in Bali from March and April are a transition from the rainy season to the dry season.
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Visitors will spend around 1,5 hours at Gitgit waterfall. If you want to swim, then it will take longer.
No, you don’t need a guide to access the Gitgit waterfall. However, if you want to access the Colek Pamor Waterfall, it’s recommended to get a trekking guide.