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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  • Our Wanderings | E&J
    United Kingdom92 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
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 19, 2023
  • Ellismc1
    London, United Kingdom121 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
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 24, 2023
  • Highroads Traveler
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania947 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
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 27, 2024
  • KatWomanNYC
    2,773 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous waterfall, lots of steps
    This was a definite workout and not for anyone with mobility issues. The waterfall was gorgeous. We bought flip flips from the vendor but should have brought water sandals. There are 204 steps to the bottom and they are very steep, slippery and uneven plus some ankle-deep stream crossings.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 11, 2024
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Jan D
Perth, Australia131 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Thanks to our driver we had a wonderful experience on our outing. It’s a challenge getting into the spot with not much help for elderly. Unsafe walkways to get down to cafe. No outside food allowed - even water! Rip off. The highlight is a huge swing over the craven but at $40 per person for no more than 1 minute we had some disappointed kids. A must do but be prepared. Extra cost if you want to dip in the pool
Written January 11, 2020
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Shreya Saha
Phitsanulok, Thailand916 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
The waterfall is still known as a secret waterfall; however, it is getting insanely popular over Instagram. It is a magnificent waterfall inside a cave system that looks unusual when a spectacular beam of sun rays hit the top of the waterfall while lighting up the cave. I have never seen such an unusual sight. It is the most photogenic of all waterfalls in Bali. The entrance fee is Rp 15,000 per person. Note that the best time to visit this waterfall is from 9 AM to 11 AM for the sun rays.
Written March 19, 2020
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amukkalir
283 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
We went sometime around the afternoon. When we get there it was cloudy but we decided to continue descending to the waterfall. Right after we arrived at the bottom it started to rain pretty heavily. We waited around 30 minutes until the rain started to subside before exploring the waterfall. There was a small waterfall to the right and the bigger one is to the left. Because it rained, the water level was pretty high and the waterfall looked quite dangerous due to the rushing water so we decided to call it a day, take a few pictures and left. We were the first one to arrive at the big waterfall after the rain subside and when we left the queue got longer pretty quickly. The waterfall was pretty nice but if i were to go back, I’ll probably go early in the morning to beat the crowds.
Written June 5, 2022
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Jordan C
56 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Although this was a beautiful waterfall it was overrun by “instagrammers”. There’s no water to swim in and no one seemed to be enjoying the actual waterfall just forming a queue for instagram photos instead which I’m not sure is even worth it as it was very dark.
There were also a lot of steps which are very steep so bare this in mind if you have any physical difficulties.
I wouldn’t suggest anyone go here there are much prettier waterfalls that you can actually enjoy!
Written February 5, 2020
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Neko Cruz
27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I was looking forward to seeing this waterfall since I travelled in December, a lot of tourists and very crowded in Kuta. So, joining this tour was an opportunity to escape the busy district and just enjoy nature at its best. If you dont mind the trek and descent to the rocks and caves, you are perfect to explore this place. Beautiful and serene.
Written January 8, 2020
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Roelats
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Beautiful waterfalls. Would very much recommend. Steep steps but very achievable.

The happy frog restaurant on the way down was fantastic. As a coeliac sometimes it's quite difficult in Asia. However the man here read my gluten free information sheet and then came back and checked every single ingredient, including the salt and pepper! Honestly the safest I've felt eating overseas ever and I didn't get sick later. The resultant soup was delicious, and my partner loved his gluten-filled meal too. The restaurant has a beautiful balcony overviewing rainforest. Would recommend 10/10.
Written July 3, 2022
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Our Wanderings | E&J
United Kingdom92 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 August 19, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

ConquerorsOfSummits
Bangkok, Thailand350 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
As before we had seen a waterfall of this kind only on pictures, we were extremely delighted to see it through our own eyes. And even heavy raining hadn’t hindered us to enjoy this natural wonder and, of course, make some amazing photos. Hands down, this place must be in a must-visit list of every traveler who visits Bali for the first time.
Written October 7, 2022
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Highroads Traveler
Philadelphia, PA947 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 February 27, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Kyle Davies
Durham, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
This is a lovely waterfall with an interesting walk to it. You descend a fair amount of stairs and then have to walk up the stream to get to the waterfall. I would highly recommend wearing (or bringing with you) a pair of sandals or flip flops, as the walk up the stream can be quite painful if you have to go barefoot (I learned the hard way) however this is worth the pain to see!
Written June 25, 2022
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