Photo: Waterfall and offering.

Things to see and do

Waterfalls around Munduk, Bali

Sitting astride a ridge that runs up to the northwestern rim of the Bedugul caldera, the small Balinese village of Munduk offers a healthy respite from the crowds and development that blight southern Bali. Placed along the ridge, many of the guesthouses and hotels in the village offer spectacular views to both the deeply forested south and, on a clear day, the Bali Sea to the ... Read more about Waterfalls around Munduk, Bali .

Munduk by motorbike

After almost a week in Bali I had still only managed to acquire one two-word phrase of Indonesian, which is more than a little sad really. Fortunately, terima kasih is a phrase with a lot of mileage; it got me all the way from Denpasar to the magnificent volcanic highlands at Munduk and back again, with barely a hitch in the process. Which is just as well as the only other support I had to get me ... Read more about Munduk by motorbike .

Tamblingan Nature Recreation Park
Lake Tamblingan

The twin lakes of Danau Tamblingan and Danau Buyan along with their more famous sibling, Danau Bratan, sit within the caldera of the extinct Bedugul volcano. Danau Tamblingan, the smaller of the three, offers some terrific trekking, canoeing and camping possibilities. Danau Tamblingan is considered to have spiritual significance and healing abilities in local mythology and the area is home to ... Read more about Tamblingan Nature Recreation Park .

Tanah Barak Waterfall (Munduk Waterfall)
2km north of Munduk on Jalan Raya Munduk

The path winds its way through dense jungle where it's possible to see a wide variety of plant and bird life before arriving at a ticket office where the entry fee needs to be paid should anyone be in attendance. A further 200 metres on the thundering 25-metre high waterfall comes into view, spraying right out of the side of the jungle into a shallow-looking pond that you can frolic in. The ... Read more about Tanah Barak Waterfall (Munduk Waterfall) .

Golden Valley Waterfall
Trail head is 2km north of Munduk

While the sign from the car park says 900 metres, but felt a touch longer. Most of it is easy enough, but the last part which slogs it up to the cafe and waterfall is a bit more difficult, especially when it's wet. The cafe is a simple warung overlooking the waterfall. Fare is simple, but the dessert of lak lak, coconut cakes with palm sugar syrup and freshly grated coconut, are noteworthy. ... Read more about Golden Valley Waterfall .

Melanting Waterfall
2km north of Munduk then 45 minutes down the trail

To reach here, turn left when you reach the ticket office for Tanah Barak and continue on, taking a second left when you reach Rizka & Indra Coffee Corner and continue downhill, first down the trail then down the very steep stairs. Before you reach the base you'll get to see down into the spectacular pit of Melanting Waterfall. At the height of the wet season this is a very spectacular, ... Read more about Melanting Waterfall .

Munduk to Seririt Road

The views along almost the entire length of this road are awe-inspiring, with massive ravines, soaring mountain peaks, steep rice terraces and ridge-top towns all providing moments where you just have to pull over and take a photo. It's sometimes possible to get onto the back roads around here to towns such as Gobleg, where the views are equally fantastic, but this is largely dependent on the ... Read more about Munduk to Seririt Road .

Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Munduk? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Indonesia.

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