The Gitgit Waterfall is Bali’s most famous waterfall, located in Gitgit Village, Sukasada District, around 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) from Singaraja Town and 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Denpasar. Waterfalls on the island of Bali have a special attraction for tourists who want to experience the thrill of traveling in nature. If you want to be closer to nature and refresh your mind, try visiting Gitgit Waterfall in Buleleng Regency.
The falls are located in a beautiful tropical landscape at a height of 98 feet (300 meters) above sea level with a plunge of roughly 148 feet (45 meters). The fact that it is embedded in a plateau region and reaches a height of roughly 115 feet distinguishes this waterfall from the rest. The waterfall is a must-see site in Bali because of its surroundings, which is surrounded by lush tropical scenery.
Gitgit is known as a multilevel waterfall because the water flows down like a ladder. The twin waterfalls are the number two nickname pinned by tourists, where the water empties at the same point and side by side.
You can feel the natural atmosphere as soon as you set foot around the tourist sites. It does not matter if you come here without a guide, because you can go to Gitgit only by passing a 1-meter-wide path which is about 50 meters from the counter.
The sound of water rushing to the bottom pool, along with the allure of a tropical paradise, endears the natural tourist attraction to people from all over the world. Aside from the natural beauty, visitors will learn about the efforts made to conserve the region around the waterfall for future generations.
What to Expect - GitGit Waterfall
There are paved paths the entire way and it is very family friendly. It takes around 15 minutes to climb to the waterfall. Because tourism has thrived in Bali, the entire path to the waterfall is a trail in between marketplaces.
So, on your way back to your car or motorcycle, you’ll almost certainly be stopped a few times to buy a sarong. Gitgit Waterfall, perched high in the mountains and surrounded by breathtaking rice farms, is quickly becoming a popular tourist destination. For all photographers and daily travelers, it’s a paradise in the bush. The parking lot is on a big road with a handful of shops nearby, so there’s plenty of food and beverages to go around.
A few people may approach you on your route to the waterfall and inform you that you will need a guide to view the waterfall. You don’t really have to! Getting a guide will set you back at least 100,000 IDR, and the worst thing is that you will be accompanied by a stranger for the duration of your journey. Simply decline a tour guide respectfully.
How to Get to the Gitgit Waterfall
The GitGit twin waterfall is located near Singaraja in north Bali. It takes 30 minutes to drive from Singaraja and 2 hours to go from Ubud. Renting a scooter or hiring a private car and driver is the easiest method to get there (both of these can be scheduled online).
On Google Maps, there are a lot of misleading pins for this waterfall, however the pin in the picture below is accurate for the parking lot. Once you’ve arrived in the parking lot, cross the street and walk uphill on the sidewalk for about 50 meters. A sign for GitGit waterfall will be visible. The walk to the waterfall is paved and all downhill, taking about 10 to 15 minutes.
Finally, some thoughts
The Gitgit Waterfall and Gitgit Twin Waterfall, both in the northern section of the island, are two of the most spectacular waterfalls. There’s less crowding here than in Ubud or Seminyak, yet there’s much to see.