Gitgit Waterfall is a natural tourist destination that has a height of about 48 meters. This famous waterfall is the highest in Bali, surrounded by beautiful forests and easy access.
History of Gitgit Waterfall
This tourist attraction is an object that has a unique history because it has been open to the public since the Dutch government in Indonesia. The previous Dutch colonial era used this place for bathing because the water was clear and wide. In 1939, this Waterfall was developed and has been opened to the public as a tourist spot. Pioneered by Mr. Hooykaas from the Chair of the Lierfring Van Der Tuuk at Gedong Kirtya.
Gitgit Waterfall’s location and accessibility
This waterfall is located in Gitgit Village, Sukasada District, Bali Province, Indonesia. This waterfall can only be reached on foot from the parking area, which is 500m away and takes about 10-15 minutes to reach. The road descends but remains accessible due to the adequate path. The estimated distance from Ngurah Rai International Airport, Badung, and its surroundings is approximately 60 km, and it can be reached by public or private transportation in 2 – 2.5 hours.
Gitgit Waterfall is only 30 minutes away for those who live in Lovina, Singaraja, and the surrounding areas. Because the road to the Waterfall has many stairs and is quite steep, it is strongly advised that small children be accompanied at all times.
The price entrance ticket to Gitgit Waterfall costs IDR 45.000 for international guests and IDR 15.000 for domestic. Parking fees will be charged IDR 5000 for cars and IDR 2000 for motorbikes.
There are numerous facilities for visiting Gitgit Waterfall, such as easy access paths, restrooms, and resting areas to enjoy the waterfalls.
Every “Purnama Kapat” has a temple at the Gitgit waterfall where works or Hindu religious ceremonies are usually held. If you’re lucky, you might be able to see our culture and how we make offerings.
Gitgit Waterfall Activities
Because this Waterfall is located away from the crowds, it offers stunning beautiful scenery accompanied by awesome, natural, and well-maintained rural air.
The cool and clear water will delight your eyes and is ideal for those of you who enjoy natural activities. Some photos will be suggested for those of you who want to share them on social media with your family or friends. It is highly recommended to visit the waterfall between 8 and 11 a.m. because the waterfall will look so beautiful and fresh with the added beautiful light.
You can also swim in the waterfall area, and there are several spots where you can soak and swim while being pampered by nature. Several sources emit fresh water, frequently used as drinking water by locals.
Food and drink are also provided and can be purchased at the “warung” or small shop located on the road leading to Gitgit Waterfall.
You can also see clove plantations and the activities of local farmers in Gitgit Village along the way. Those who visit Gitgit Waterfall between July and August will be able to see how the clove flower harvesting process works.
Trekking to Gitgit Waterfalls
It is incomplete to visit only one waterfall while in Gitgit Village. It would be preferable if you could visit all of the waterfalls in Gitgit Village. Gitgit has five waterfalls, including the Colek Pamor waterfall, the Campuhan Waterfall, the Gitgit Twin Waterfall, and the Ceburan Dukuh Waterfall. The five waterfalls can be reached all at once by trekking, with the starting point at the Gitgit Waterfall parking lot. We offer several trekking packages that can be tailored.