Leke Leke Waterfall is located in Bali’s central region
Approximately 1.5-hours drive north of Kuta or a 2-hour drive north of Canggu.
We highly recommend staying over in Ubud, the yoga capital of Bali and setting off after a local breakfast and a classic balinese coffee. The waterfall is approximately 1 hour north of Ubud on quiet local roads through picturesque rainforests and rice paddies.
The best lighting to take photos at Leke Leke waterfall is between 12pm and 1pm. So we set off just after 10:30am - Our mission was to create beautiful advert and banner photos of our new Season 2 Palm Bands - which are now available in stores across both Seminyak and Canggu.
The entrance to Leke Leke Waterfall is very easy to see from the road and there is a small Bali hut with a sign reading ‘Leke Leke’. The trail down to Leke Leke Waterfall is pretty moderate and takes approximately 15 minutes. There are also bamboo bridge structures over the river crossings which make for great photo opportunities as you pass through numerous coconut stalls with locals selling the freshest coconuts you've ever drunk! A very refreshing break from the hike!
Once you pass the stands, you'll be within 250m of the falls. When you reach the end of the trail you’ll be greeted with the incredible sight of Leke Leke Waterfall.
Before you pull out your IPhone for an Instagram story or camera for that envious shot... Please stop, take a big deep breathe and soak up the sheer beauty of this magnificent and rarely explored waterfall. You will feel so far from the chaos of Seminyak, Canggu or Kuta.
Shooting Tip - We preferred shooting from a higher angle as opposed to going down to the base of the falls for our hero shots. We utilised the colourful flowers and deep green undergrowth as foreground to emphasise the scale of this tall and slender waterfall.
Top Tip - Always support the local people, be kind and buy a coconut or two they range from 10,000IDR to 22,000IDR along the hike. We sat down to talk about their village and learnt about the local traditions and why this waterfall was so important to them, they really appreciated it.