The beautiful island of Bali, Indonesia is known for stunning waterfalls surrounded by lush greenery – with Tegenungan Waterfall meeting that ideal. Tegenungan Waterfall is reached via a track that winds through lush jungle and provides a lovely location to enjoy the quiet (and build a rock cairn along the river…anyone else love building them?).
Tegenungan Waterfall makes a perfect day trip from Ubud
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Reason 1. The signs
The entrance to Tegenungan Waterfall contains a lovely sign with quotes such as “Mother Erth will cry if you throw away garbage carelessly” and I think this is just gorgeous!
When walking down the track I saw the sign below and the feminist in me instantly reared up and wanted to scream. At first I thought the image was encouraging girls to skip education, career and love to go straight to marriage. But then I calmed down and read the text and realised it was encouraging them not to skip straight to marriage (although that is fine if that is what you choose to do, no judgement here provided it is a true choice).
Reason 2. Glimpses of Tegenungan Waterfall
As you wander down the jungle path you have views of Tegenungan Waterfall through the greenery and some lovely photo opportunities.
Reason 3. You can release your inner child
Stop and watch the water fall against the rocks. Notice the cascading water create a mist that blows into your face. Place a leaf in the pool and watch it get whisked away in the narrow channel. Build a rock cairn or see how far you can throw a rock into the river (avoiding swimming children of course!).
Reason 4. Location
Another reason to visit is the easy location. Tegenungan Waterfall is around 30 minute drive from Ubud and just over an 1 hour from resort towns of Nusa Dua and Kuta.
So sweet they included God on this sign post!
Reason 5. Enjoy an ice-cream
No doubt you will be sweaty when you get back up from Tegenungan Waterfall so enjoy an ice-cream with a view before you head off on your next adventure!
..one more reason..Low cost
I know I said 5 reasons in the title, but here is another one. Tegenungan Waterfall is really cheap to visit:
Adult 15,000 Rp (~AUD$1.50)
Child 10,000 Rp (~AUD $1.00)
I hope this article has provided some inspiration for your journey to Bali!