Gitgit Waterfall in Bali
Gitgit Waterfall is the highest waterfall in Bali which located Gitgit Village, Sukasada District, and about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) from Singaraja Town, or about 70 kilometres (43 mi) from Denpasar. The falls are set within a stunning tropical landscape, some 98 feet (300 meters) above sea level, and have a drop of about 148 feet (45 meters). One of the things that sets this waterfall apart from the rest is the fact that it is set in a plateau region, and it reaches about 115 feet. This setting, surrounded by verdant tropical landscapes makes the waterfall a must-visit attraction during your stay in Bali.
The sound of water as it rushes to collect at the bottom pool, coupled with the enchanting tropical paradise endears the natural attraction to visitors from all over the world. In addition to the natural beauty, visitors will also notice the conservation efforts made to preserve the area around the waterfall for generations to come. Gitgit Waterfall is a convenient stopover along Bali tour pacakage itineraries to Bali’s northtern region.
While visiting here, you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the wild monkeys that inhabit this area. Keep a close eye on the banks of the river as the monkeys often come here to drink. Upon arrival at the Gitgit Waterfall, you will notice ample parking space, a souvenir shop that stocks interesting pieces of art as well as a restaurant where you can grab something to eat.
The walk to the falls is relatively easy as there are wooden boardwalks over a small gorges and small streams. The route down to the waterfall is a only around a 10 minute walk with a few steps, but the track is signposted and easily to follow. The terrain is a little bumpy in sections, but the walk is short and under cover of shade.
How to get there ?
To get to Gitgit Waterfall, travel around 70kms from Denpasar airport to Gitgit Village, Sukasada District. About 10 kilometers from Singaraja and just off the road which crosses the island from Singaraja in the north to Denpasar in the south. The parking lot can be found outside the village with the same name, from where the waterfall can be reached in about 10 minutes via a hike through the jungle on a small, but well-built path. Its open to the public with entry costing IDR 10,000 for domestic tourists and IDR 20,000 for foreigners.