The natural wonders listed here in Bali are the amazing blend of tranquility, from active volcanoes and highlands, serene lakes, evergreen mountains to flowing waterfalls. The centuries-old architectural marvels, from lush green paddy fields to magnificent temples, are set in the harmony with nature. Well, Bali is something more than these to explore, with its range of rich marine life and coral greens.
Bali is basically a small island and packed with amazing natural attractions that you can discover everything within just one visit. Well, here is the list of amazing natural wonders in Bali you can add in your bucket list for adventurers. If you have managed to visit only a few attractions on your visit, don’t worry. You can consider others for your next visit.
1.West Bali National Park and Menjangan Island
Located on the northwest of the island, Bali National Park is a densely forested zone spread over 19000 hectares and was the only endemic paradise to the Bali Starling. Naya Gawana Resort & Spa and The Menjangan are some of the hotels near Bali National Park which offer natural tours to the visitors. The inner areas in this park have the rainforests and savannahs. There are mangrove swamps bordering the northern coasts. Menjangan Island has the tranquil coral reefs and one of the best snorkeling sites in Bali.
2.Campuhan Bridge and Ubud
Most parts of Ubud are made of natural sceneries, cool highlands and rivers and green valleys loaded with flora and fauna. Some of the beautiful river valleys are the Campuhan, Petanu, and Ayung, which also houses one of the premier rivers of Bali for white water rafting. It is the best way to get up close to nature with a tour of beautiful wildlife and bird sightings. Campuhan is a confluence where two twin Oos rivers meet. It also has a savannah with a secluded yet beautiful trail. Hence, it is one of the best places in Ubud.
Jatiluwih is basically a leading rice producer in the island located in the village of Wangaya in Tabanan region. It is well known for the huge range of manmade rice fields. It is regency in the mid-west of Bali. It is also one of the greenest regions of the island. The national park and lush highlands of West Bali are well covered by the lush green forests. The site is stretched over 600 hectares and it was once listed in UNESCO Cultural Heritage status. With Batukaru Mountain, the flowing green hills loom in the backdrop and it makes really a great sight.
4.Batukaru Temple and Mountain
Located in the close proximity to Jatiluwih, Batukatu Temple is the majestic landmark and one of the major mountain temples in Bali. There are cool tropical forests across the complex, making it an ideal sightseeing attraction for nature and culture vultures. The natural springs feed a source of holy water in the temple. Its shrines are covered in green moss with its ancient sculptures and tiered roofs. All these are making it really a beautiful sight to behold. The forest along the complex has a nature trail for the climbers on the official permit.
5.Beratan Lake and Botanic Greens
Beratan Lake is one of the three lakes in Bali well known for their stunning lakeside temple, Ulun Dan Beratan. It is well known for photogenic opportunities and water sports as well. There are other two lakes named Tamblingan and Buyan covered by the nature trails, dense forests, and campsites.
In the Bedugul region, another appealing attraction is Bali Botanical Gardens, which are well known for the nature lovers. It has a huge range of orchards and tropical flowers. It also houses the fun and exciting Bali Treetop Adventure Park for families.
6.Kintamani & Mt. Batur
The highlands of Kintamani are some of the best hill viewpoints on the island offering breathtaking views of the Caldera Lake and active Batur volcano. You can explore the vastness of range with a different angle by heading to the Penelokan ridge and explore the starkly and verdant greens and dark volcanic ash on the dramatic hillsides. The area is dotted with the Batur Temple and Toya bungkah lake shores. It also has a lot of hot springs and resorts with sprawling views.
7.Tegallalang Rice Terraces
Tegallalang Rice terraces are one of the major highlights in Ubud. Located at the sleepy village of Tegallalang, these rice terraces are amazing viewpoints. This craftsmen’s paradise is located around 10km north from the main hub of the town. Lined with several cafes and restaurants and various art shops which have great views, these rice terraces are really adorable and beautify the hillsides of the valley and can be clearly seen from some parts of the path. You can embrace the dramatic views of both sunrise and sunset. At the time of harvesting, the terraces are capped with glimmering greens. These paddies turn radiant gold after harvest.
8.Hot springs and waterfalls
Most of the best waterfalls in Bali are remote and are covered by dense forests, which really add to the excitement. Singing, Gitgit and soothing Yeh Sanih springs in North Bali are some of the few springs, along with blahmantung falls. Most of them have beautiful views for bird watching on the dense foliage. These falls are surrounded by wild orchids and fruit plantations.
The Lempuyang Temple of East Bali is a pilgrimage named after the mountain of the same name. It is located at the forested mountain summit inhabited by long-tailed, timid grey macaques. You have to climb up to 1700 steep stairs to go high up. So, the climb is for healthy and fit people. The higher you reach, the more the panoramic views you can see across the highest Mt. Agung and forested slopes. At its peak, you will be rewarded with the view of ocean afar. You can also spot exotic birds along the climb.
To discover the wonderful underwater beauty and offshore experience, you can dive and snorkel the turquoise blue waters of Nusa Lembongan. It has a range of sites for a snorkeling adventure, including Manta Point, Crystal Bay, and Toya Pakeh, where mantas, sunfish, and sea turtles are commonly seen.