Kroya Waterfall in Bali is probably the best waterfall for adventure seekers and adrenaline junkies. If you have searched online for pictures associated with the Kroya Waterfall we’re sure you’ve come across the photo of people about to cliff dive into the water.
Now, sometimes the internet, especially Instagram, can over-hype certain places in the world. The reality of the place is often overly polished and sprinkled with glitter via peoples edited photos. Not with Kroya Waterfall in Bali. It is the most enjoyable waterfall we have been to by far in Bali.
Kroya Waterfall is often confused with Aling Aling Water in Bali; however, most of the activities are done in Kroya Waterfall.
Where is Kroya Waterfall?
Kroya Waterfall is located in North Bali in the Sambangan Secret Garden. It is some way away from some other major cities so we would recommend hiring a taxi or renting a scooter, to drive there by yourself, saving a few IDR.
Leaving from Denpasar to Kroya Waterfall will take around 3-4 hours depending on traffic, from Ubud around 2.5 hours and from Canggu around 1.5 hours.
If you are doing the journey by scooter, there is a big parking area which makes it convenient and worry-free.
We highly recommend you download Offline Google Maps or use the Maps.me app when you have Wi-Fi before you set off. The journey towards Kroya Waterfall from wherever you are sometimes has no signal. It comes in handy to have the map downloaded on your phone already.
Kroya Waterfall entrance fee
Depending on the type of ticket you purchase, the fee is from 20,000 IDR – 500,000 IDR.
20,000 IDR will grant you access to the jungle and you can hike down to Kroya waterfall, however, you will be unable to take part in any activities such as cliff diving.
150,000 IDR also grants you access to Kroya Waterfall but you are provided with a guide. This guide will allow you to do all activities you wish and provides you with a life jacket. Most people tend to go for this option.
250,000/500,000 IDR is optional extras such as jungle trekking and tours.
Failing to have a guide with you and taking part in any activity such as cliff diving will incur a fine of up to 250,000 IDR.
We are not sure who would issue these fines as when we purchased our 20,000 IDR ticket no one else checked them. There were no locals supervising, quite the opposite, as some were encouraging us to cliff dive and swim in Kroya Waterfall.
The Kroya Waterfall hike is pretty straight forward. It is not that difficult and will take you around 30 min to get to the bottom.
At the start of the hike, it’s an easy flat trail where you see a big rice field. When we were there it had scarecrows in the field, painted bright and colourful, scaring those birds away.
The views are beautiful too with giant trees and locals in their rice fields planting, harvesting and maintaining them.
The most difficult part is 10 min in when you will have to walk down a lot of steps, which can be quite steep at times so make sure you wear appropriate footwear, leave those sandals at home, it isn’t the time or place for them.
Kroya Waterfall in Bali
Witness the most exciting waterfall in Bali. Encompassed with green, fluffy vegetation, it’s a sight to behold.
Kroya Waterfall has a famous sign which touches each and every traveller’s heart, “Never try…Never know”. It is placed perfectly to encourage you to leap off the edge of the 5-metre cliff and plunge into the cool waters of Kroya Waterfall. This is absolute heaven for your adrenaline seekers.
It doesn’t stop there though; you can even slide down into the waterfall by using the natural waterslide. The tour guide will help you with this but it looked so fun seeing people glide and crash into the water.
Additional cliff diving is an option at 10m and 15m, would you dare to do this?
Don’t miss out on Aling Aling Waterfall which is only a short walk away from Kroya Waterfall. It features 2 huge streams which form into one crashing down into the waters.
Where to stay
Basing yourself around Munduk would be wise, you can then spend more of your time waterfall chasing. Check out Sekumpul Waterfall, Gitgit Waterfall, Munduk Waterfall, Lebuhan Waterfall and Melanting Waterfall. We have made Munduk Waterfall Route in Bali | 9 Amazing Waterfalls giving you a great route of them all using your time efficiently.
If you decide to stay in or around Munduk we can recommend these places;
TOP TIPS for Kroya Waterfall in Bali
- If you intend to do any activities, purchase the 150,000 IDR ticket
- Bring your swimwear
- Pack plenty of water and a few snacks; you may be there a while
- Bring a GoPro with a float to capture those moments sliding down a waterfall and jumping off cliffs!