Early morning on Sanur Beach with Mt Agung in the background, Bali

Bali Attractions

Discover the best attractions & things to do in Bali, Indonesia


Location (All)
Central Bali
East Bali
West Bali
Attraction (All)
National Park
  • Bali Travel Guide
    Bali is barely more than a speck on the map yet this tiny island has a huge reputation. Since it’s “discovery” by a few intrepid surfers back in the late 1970’s, the island has earned itself a place in the hearts of millions of travellers around the world and...
  • Cycling Bali
    Cycling around the Bali countryside is an absolute delight and with a multitude of tour companies offering specialised cycling tours all over the island, including mountain biking for those want something a little more challenging. Basically, there’s a tour to suit everyone from the youngest member of the family...
  • Bali White Water Rafting
    White water rafting is one of the most popular adventure activities in Bali and for good reason. It’s a thrilling, fun filled activity conducted in the gorgeous surroundings of the Ayung River near Ubud or the Telaga Waja River in east Bali and with a minimum age restriction of...
  • Bali Canyoning
    If you’re looking for the ultimate adrenalin pumping adventure in Bali, canyoning would have to be it. The island has several natural gorges ideally suited to the sport and the range of techniques usually associated with it such as walking, wading, swimming, scrambling, climbing, abseiling, sliding, jumping and caving....
  • Tegunungan Waterfall
    Judging by the crowds whenever we've visited, Tegunungan Waterfall is probably the most popular waterfall in Bali. But don't let the crowds put you off - this impressive waterfall is well worth visiting. The heavy waterflow plunges a dramatic 50m from the Petanu River with a thundering roar. Being one...
  • Goa Gajah Temple & Petanu River Trek
    The Petanu River Trek begins at the famous Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave) temple in Bedulu Village about 5km south-east of Ubud. Built sometime in the 9th century, this sacred temple was believed to have been a sanctuary for Shiva priests and Buddist monks. Its location at the confluence of...
  • Campuhan Ridge Walk
    The Campuhan Ridge Walk is one of the best known trails in Bali. Heading north from Ubud town centre, the 6km round trip along a cobblestone path leads through rice fields up onto the Campuhan ridge between Ubud’s sacred rivers Tukad Yeh Wos Kiwa and Tukad Yeh Wos Tengen....
  • Mount Batukaru Summit Trek
    Mount Batukaru in Bali’s wild central west rarely gets a mention in tourist circles although it is very well known to the locals. Standing at 2,276m, Batukaru is Bali’s second highest peak and is regarded as sacred by the Balinese. The ancient Pura Batukaru, one of Bali’s nine directional temples,...
  • Batukaru Nature Reserve
    Climbing Mount Batukaru is not the only way to enjoy the natural beauty of the Bali’s central highlands. The foothills of Batukaru are crisscrossed with a number of nature trails leading though the lush rainforest, the UNESCO world heritage listed terraced rice fields around Jatiluwih, coffee and cocoa plantations.Photo...
  • Buyan Bratan Volcanic Complex
    Take a look at a satellite map of central Bali and you can’t help but notice a cluster of volcanic cones encircled to the north by three lakes. This is the Buyan Bratan volcanic complex formed sometime between 500,000 to 1.3 million years ago after two cataclysmic events. In...
  • Aling Aling Twin Waterfalls
    Aling Aling waterfall definitely ranks as one of Bali’s top five waterfalls for beauty alone but in terms of thrill seeking fun, it’s unrivalled. “The” Aling Aling waterfall is a gorgeous 35m high twin fall nestled in the forest about 5km south of Singaraja. There’s a nice pool to...
  • Git Git Waterfalls
    Photo courtesy of Schristia Git Git is arguably one of the best known waterfalls in Bali. It seems everyone has either heard of it or been there; or at least they think they have. The confusion exists because there are actually five waterfalls within hiking distance of the tiny Git...
  • Jembong Waterfall
    Located on a small tributary off the Git Git river gorge, just a hop, skip and a jump from those well-known cascades, Jembong Waterfall tends to get overlooked by tourist operators and independent travellers alike. But for the locals who are happy to keep this one to themselves and...
  • Nungnung Waterfall
    Nungnung Waterfall definitely ranks in Bali’s top ten in this writer's humble opinion. It’s probably only due to its relatively “middle of nowhere” location 35kms north of Ubud that’s it’s not more widely known. Situated in a deep ravine, the trek to the base of the falls is a bit...
  • Sekumpul Waterfall
    Widely regarded as Bali’s best waterfall, Sekumpul is actually a set of six waterfalls streaming 80m down a single, fern clad rock face. It’s no exaggeration to say they are simply divine and the fact they are a little off the beaten track is a bonus. Nestled deep in...
  • Les Waterfall
    Also known as Yeh Mempeh, meaning “flying water” in Balinese, Les Waterfall is a bit off the beaten track for most tourists but the attractive waterfall is a popular spot with locals. From the entrance gate, it’s only a 15min walk through a rambutan plantation before finding the falls...
  • Sing Sing Waterfall
    Located only 3km from Lovina, Sing Sing Waterfalls are one of north Bali’s most popular attractions. These falls drop down the river valley in a series of terraces, forming small shallow pools where you can laze back and enjoy a natural massage from the flowing water. You’ll find other...
  • Bali Ziplining
    If you’re looking for a fun activity and something a little different, head up the Tree Top Adventures in Bedugul about 3hrs drive north of Ubud. The company has activities to suit every age, level of daring and experience including 7 tree top adventure circuits ranging in height from...
  • Mount Batur (Kintamani)
    Kintamani is an all-encompassing label applied to the Mount Batur caldera and the half dozen villages that sit within the volcano’s footprint. Kintamani, Batur and Penelokan villages sit on the rim of the caldera overlooking the Batur crater lake and Toyo Bungkah village on its shores.Image courtesy of Jan...
  • Mount Agung
    According to the Balinese Hindu beliefs, the cosmos is divided into three layers. The highest level is heaven or suarga, the abode of the gods. In Bali, Suarga is represented on earth by the mountains. The second level is buwah, where humans reside in the foothills and plains below...
  • Tenganan Traditional Bali Aga Village
    Located in Bali’s central east around 65km from Denpasar, the Bali Aga village of Tenganan is one of the oldest and most traditional in Bali. The Bali Aga (meaning original Balinese) are the oldest ethnic group inhabiting of island, having been established there for thousands of years before the...
  • Goa Lawah Bat Cave
    Goa Lawah bat cave is located in Pessinggahan village, midway along Bali’s southeast coastline. It’s only 15km past the Bali Safari Park and about the same distance shy of Candi Dasa so it’s not exactly off the beaten path but it’s unusual enough to earn a mention here. Not surprisingly,...
  • West Bali National Park
    Located on the northwest tip of Bali, Taman Nasional Bali Barat incorporates the whole of Prapat Agung Peninsular and adjoins a huge swathe of protected reserves around the towns of Gilimanuk, Cekik and Banyuwedang and the eastern highlands. All together the protected area is equivalent to roughly ten percent...
  • Trunyan Village
    Kintamani, the region encompassed within the Mount Batur caldera, contains several traditional Bali Aga villages, descendants of the original aboriginals who resided in Bali long before the 14th century invasion by the Majapahit peoples. There is evidence that Trunyan Village down on the eastern shores of the lake, existed as...