Gitgit the Biggest Waterfall in Bali
Gitgit Waterfall is one of the famous tourist destinations in Bali which is located in Gitgit countryside, Sukasada sub district and about 10 Km from Singaraja Town or about 70 Km from Denpasar. It is set at height land about 300 meters above sea level.
Gitgit waterfall is located in the plateau area with the height about 40 meters and it is surrounded by tropical tree and emits the constantly natural water debit during the year. Waterfall voice around the charming nature was amazing and it was the separate attraction which can be enjoyed by each visitor who comes to visit. There are some plantations protecting the rain forest around the waterfall and in this place we often met the wild monkey to get the water from this waterfall.
A spectacular 40 metres of crystal clear water rushing headlong into a seemingly bottomless pool that tempts visitors with a tantalisingly refreshing swim. But should you decide to succumb to the charms of the falls, beware; but not of any physical danger – local legend has it that couples who bath together at the lovely pools will eventually separate.
Although the winding road is steep and you have to walk the last part, it is accessible by car or motorbike. You can park your vehicle at a parking lot on the Denpasar to Singaraja road from where you can see the waterfall. To get closer, you will need to walk. The path can be considered in two halves.
The first part is a stepped concrete path bordered by trees and shrubs on one side and a myriad of colourful shops on the other. Halfway along the scene changes and on both sides you can see coffee and clove trees.
It is a refreshing experience to walk in this quiet area where the birds take turns to sing. The air is cool and gradually gets colder a you approach the waterfall. The 40 meter high falls roar down a steep stone cliff into a mist covered pool below, where travellers can cool off with a swim or rest their tired feet in the refreshing waters of the rushing river below.
For those searching for the ultimately romantic spot to spread out an open air feast, there are picnic facilities available at the site, offering spectacular views of the dramatic falls. A short distance from the waterfall, the fine water spray will cool your body.
The waterfall is sixty metres high and as the water falls, it looks like white clouds falling down the mountain one after another. The falling water almost completely covers the rockface of the fall. If your camera is able, try taking some long exposure photographs.
But be carefull, although the waterfalls are beautiful and peaceful, the path from the road traverses a multitude of souvenir stalls where aggressive merchants do their best to laden you with souvenirs from all over Bali
The facilities are available at Gitgit Waterfall is consisted of the parking area, restaurant and art shop.
It is not far from the waterfall place, there is a place for taking a rest while enjoy the beauty panorama of rice terrace and Buleleng Beach. In order to visit the Gitgit waterfall, all visitors will follow the walkway down until the spot point. This road is one of the omissions in Dutch era where the local resident uses it to access other regions. On 1975, this waterfall is opened as tourist destinations in north part of Bali.