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12 Amazing Waterfalls on Lombok, Indonesia (+ Map)

12 Amazing Waterfalls on Lombok, Indonesia (+ Map)

Olly Gaspar

By Olly Gaspar, full-time traveler for 6 years. I visit every place I write about & share real tips, photos, & advice from my trips.

Discover these epic waterfalls on Lombok from well-known highlights like Tiu Kelep to hidden gems you won’t find anywhere else online!

Those visiting Lombok Indonesia from neighboring Bali might not expect to find the large variety of epic waterfalls on offer. But, scattered throughout the volcanic island is a diverse range of cascades from rainforest giants on the slopes of Mount Rinjani, to quiet, refreshing swimming spots in the jungle.

I’ve visited Lombok several times, including in the dry season and rainy season. In my experience, although Lombok has a generally drier climate than Bali, you’ll still be able to visit many of these waterfalls year-round. This Lombok waterfall guide features my top 12 favorite cascades I recommend visiting on your trip as well as a useful map.

Lombok waterfall

1. Tiu Teja Waterfall

  • Height: 40-50 meters
  • Entrance Fee: Free
  • Swimming: Yes

Tiu Teja Waterfall is nestled in the northern foothills of Mount Rinjani in Lombok's northern regency. It's an impressive single-drop cascade with a swim-friendly shallow pool at its base and accessible via a scenic 3.6 km hike through lush cacao & banana plantations.

Tiu Teja's name translates to "rainbow waterfall," due to the beautiful rainbow visible in its powerful mist.

While it used to be quite a well-known waterfall even promoted by the Indonesian Tourism Board, the earthquake in 2018 sadly destroyed much of the infrastructure leading to the waterfall. This has not been rebuilt, resulting in Tiu Teja being forgotten by travelers and its trail reclaimed by the jungle.

Luckily, it's still possible to reach if you're up for an adventure! Read my guide to find out more.

Fun Fact: Air Terjun Tiu Teja was once known as the "Twin Falls" of Lombok. However, on my recent visit, I've noticed that the streams have converged into one, single powerful drop.

Location: Santong Village, Northern Lombok

Tiu teja waterfall in lombok, indonesia

2. Tetebatu Waterfall: Air Terjun Durian Indah

  • Height: 10 meters
  • Entrance Fee: 20,000 IDR
  • Swimming: Yes

Tetebatu is a beautiful rice terrace village in central Lombok with many scenic swimming spots and waterfalls to visit. After visiting a few, I believe Durian India is the best waterfall in this area.

Colloquially known as the Tetebatu Waterfall, here you'll discover a serene swimming spot and adventurous cliff-jumping opportunities. You can reach Tetebatu Waterfall via a short and easy 10-minute walk through rice terraces from the "Alam Erat Tojang" warung.

This 10-meter-high waterfall plunges into a deep, clear pool, enveloped by lush jungle cliffs. Despite being slightly fairly popular, it maintains a peaceful atmosphere and is an ideal waterfall for a refreshing dip or cliff jumping from the top!

Location: Tetebatu Village, Central Lombok

Tetebatu waterfall, lombok

3. Batu Santek Waterfall

  • Height: 10 meters
  • Entrance Fee: Free
  • Swimming: No, too shallow

As with a few of the waterfalls on Lombok, travelers visiting Batu Santek and Tibu Bunter Falls will be rewarded with two waterfalls in the same location! These two are lesser-known, hidden gem waterfalls locatednear the village of Sesaot in Central Lombok and accessible via a short walk through the rice fields.

The first, Batu Santek waterfall is a 10-meter waterfall plunging into a shallow pool. The encaving rock face also has several adjacent streams that create a peaceful ambiance. Although the pool is too shallow for swimming, Batu Santek makes a great spot to chill out and cool off and each time I visit here I have it all to myself.

Location: Sesaot Village, Central Lombok

Batu santek waterfall in lombok
Batu Santek Waterfall on Lombok

4. Tibu Bunter Waterfall

  • Height: 8-10 meters
  • Entrance Fee: Free
  • Swimming: No, too shallow

Only 10 minutes away from Batu Santek waterfall is another secret waterfall named Tibu Bunter. Don't be confused! There is a waterfall in Tetebatu with this exact name. This one is located in Sesasot, about an hour from Tetebatu. This waterfall is hidden underneath some beautiful rice paddies and has a similar height and shape to Batu Santek.

Similarly, it's not the best for swimming, but definitely worth a visit if you are looking for a hidden gem. Check out the drone shot I captured of the waterfall hidden beside the rice fields!

Reaching Batu Santek and Tibu Bunter Waterfall takes just over an hour on a motorbike from Senggigi. On the way, you'll small villages and large fruit markets.

Location: Sesaot Village, Central Lombok

Aerial perspective of tibu bunter waterfall beside lombok rice fields
Tibu Bunter Falls & Rice Fields

5. Sendang Gile

  • Height: 30 meters
  • Entrance Fee: 30,000 IDR entrance fee & 250,000 for a local guide (includes Tiu Kelep)
  • Swimming: No

Although often upstaged by its neighbor, Sendang Gile, translated to Crazy Lion, is still one of the best waterfalls on Lombok. This tall, plunging waterfall is located just 15 minutes from the street in the trekking town of Senaru and is on the same hiking trail as Tiu Kelep.

So, even if you were only planning on visiting Tiu Kelep waterfall on Lombok, you'll get to stop at this one on the way!

Sendang Gile isn't the best for swimming due to the lack of a deep pool. That said, its powerful flow, scenic jungle surrounds, and unique double-stream shape make it a spectacular addition to this waterfall list.

Location: Senaru Village, Northern Lombok

Sendang gile waterfall in the jungle of lombok
Air Terjun Sendang Gile

6. Tiu Kelep Waterfall

  • Height: 42 meters
  • Entrance Fee: Same entrance as Sendang Gile
  • Swimming: Yes, shallow pool

Tiu Kelep waterfall is so famous in Indonesia, that you'll often find it displayed on tourist posters and billboards, even in Bali! It features a beautiful, diagonal spout dropping into a shallow pool surrounded by a gentle curving curtain of water.

Despite its fame, Tiu Kelep doesn't attract the Bali-scale hordes. Yes, you'll usually meet a few other travelers here but you can have it all to yourself if you visit early enough. In fact, we spent a little over an hour at Tiu Kelep just after sunrise and didn't see another soul!

You can reach Tiu Kelep via a short 15-minute hike from Sendang Gile along a recently reconstructed concrete pathway that is easy to follow.

Unfortunately, after the earthquakes, the deep pool has been shallowed and replaced with large fallen boulders. Still, the integrity of the waterfall remains and it's still an incredible place to visit and usually everybody's favorite waterfall on Lombok.

Location: Senaru Village, Northern Lombok

Tip: Tiu Kelep is included in the epic Lombok Loop trip!

Tiu kelep waterfall, lombok

7. Tiu Sekeper Waterfall

  • Height: 110 meters
  • Entrance Fee: Free
  • Swimming: Possible but can be dangerous

For the super adventurous, I've got a challenge for you in the form of a secret, hidden waterfall deep in the Rinjani jungle– Tiu Sekeper Waterfall.

Tiu Sekeper is the biggest of all Lombok waterfalls standing over 110 meters tall. This also makes Tiu Sekeper one of the 10 tallest waterfalls in all of Indonesia!

This one isn't for the faint-hearted. I tried to find this waterfall on my first trip to Lombok back in 2019 and got miserably lost. Determined to find it, I recently returned to Lombok in the rainy season and this time, was successful via the same trailhead at the Tiu Teja waterfall trail.

Getting here involves trekking through a maze of plantations before cutting through an overgrown track and descending a slippery and slightly sketchy route to a wide basin deep within Gunung Rinjani National Park. The waterfall is absolutely huge and the spray feels like you're standing at the edge of a typhoon! At the base, there is a deep hole that we swam in, as well as a large cave that we could crawl behind.

Location: Mount Rinjani National Park, Northern Lombok

Tiu sekeper waterfall

8. Benang Stokel

  • Height: 40 meters
  • Entrance Fee: 125,000 IDR per person (includes Benang Kelambu)
  • Swimming: No pool

Besides Tiu Kelep and Sendang Gile waterfalls, Benang Kelambu and Benang Stokel are some of the best and most popular waterfalls on the Island and the most impressive in Central Lombok.

You'll find these waterfalls located approximately 1.5 hours from Senggigi or about 45 minutes from Tetebatu. I rode here myself from Senggigi after visiting Tibu Bunter and Batu Santek Falls. However, you can also organize a waterfall day tour from Senggigi, Tete Batu, or even Kuta Lombok.

Benang Stokel is located in a large clearing and is made up of three, high-falling flows of water. However, in the dry season, expect only two streams to be flowing. Although in my opinion, this one is not as visually beautiful as Benang Kelambu, it's unique and definitely worth visiting.

Location: Batukliang Village, Central Lombok

Girl standing beneath benang stokel waterfall in lombok
Benang Stokel Waterfall

9. Benang Kelambu

  • Height: 35 meters
  • Entrance Fee: Same entrance as Benang Stokel
  • Swimming: Yes, in a shallow manmade pool

After a quick walk through the dense banana plantations and a small descent, you'll reach Benang Kelambu waterfall. This one is one of the most unique falls you'll find on Lombok and translates to "thread curtain" in the local language (Sasak).

Rather than plunging flows of water, Benang Kelambu flows in gentle sheets down a green carpet of lush vegetation. Here, you'll find a deep, albeit man-made swimming pool, as well as some hidden jungle spots to shower underneath the waterfall.

Location: Batukliang Village, Central Lombok

Benang stokel and benang kelambu waterfalls, north lombok waterfalls, things to do
Benang Kalambu Waterfall on Lombok Island

10. Kilwun Waterfall

  • Height: 11 meters
  • Entrance Fee: Same entrance as Benang Stokel
  • Swimming: No, too shallow

You might be surprised to find out that there are in fact 3 other waterfalls that can be found at the same location as Benang Stokel and Benang Kelambu!

Although smaller, Kilwun is my personal favorite waterfall in this Geopark. Surprisingly, this Lombok waterfall had the strongest flow out of all the others, despite being smaller. It's tucked away around the bend in a small jungle ravine.

For those visiting in the afternoon, you'll have the chance to catch some pretty spectacular light rays as the waterfall droplets paint the scene with warm, glowing stripes.

Location: Batukliang Village, Central Lombok

Kilwun waterfall
Kilwun Waterfall

11. Sesere Waterfall

  • Height: 8 meters
  • Entrance Fee: Same entrance as Benang Stokel
  • Swimming: No, too shallow

Following the steep and slippery trail down from Kilwun Waterfall leads to yet another; Sesere Waterfall. Compared to the others, Sesere is definitely not the most spectacular waterfall on Lombok.

However, the fact that you'll probably have it all to yourself makes it a great spot to chill out and even go for a swim in the shallow pool. I recommend hiking down here first and enjoying Kilwun and the main waterfalls on the return trip.

Although easily accessed and only within 10-15 minutes walking distance, these waterfalls are often missed in favor of the larger falls. That being said, you will need a little bit of local insight to find them if you don't hire a guide. You can find read the full blog post on Kilwun & Sesere falls for detailed directions.

Location: Batukliang Village, Central Lombok

Sesere waterfall, lombok indonesia
Sesere Waterfall

12. Mangku Sakti Waterfall

  • Height: 20 meters
  • Entrance Fee: Free
  • Swimming: No, too shallow

What's great about the waterfalls on Lombok is that they're all unique, each with a unique feature or twist. Mangku Sakti waterfall is certainly no exception to this.

Unlike the other cascades, Mangku Sakti is carved into limestone, with a much more barren and dry surrounding landscape.

Located near the trekking town of Sembalun, Mangku Sakti takes approximately one hour to reach by motorbike. However, the road here is incredibly bumpy and rocky, making reaching the waterfall an adventure in itself!

Similarly to Tiu Teja, the trailhead is abandoned and overgrown, meaning finding the way can be confusing. Read my guide linked above for exact directions.

Tip: A great feature of this waterfall is that you can climb up and behind the waterfall.

Location: Sajang Village, Northern Lombok

Mangku sakti waterfall near sembalun, lombok, sembalun village
Standing in the cave behind Mangku Sakti Waterfall

Bonus: A Saltwater Waterfall on Lombok?

Air Terjun Pentai Nambung, translated to Nambung Beach waterfall, is more or less just a flat rock that when smashed by big waves on low tide, creates a saltwater waterfall effect that is quite famous among locals. Yea, it's not your waterfall, but still a cool addition to your list of things to do in Lombok!

To get to Nambung waterfall, you'll want to take a bike from Kuta Lombok. It takes a bit over an hour to reach it, however, you'll pass many of the best beaches around Kuta Lombok on the way, so for this reason, it's worth a day trip.

Location: Nambung Beach, Southern Lombok

Nambung beach waterfall, lombok

Lombok Waterfall Map

Here is a map to help you find the Lombok waterfalls mentioned in this article. I've also written independent waterfall guides on each of the falls listed so you can click through to find out how to get there, what to expect, and to see more photos.

Map showing locations of major waterfalls in lombok, indonesia

Travel Hack: Click on the map above and it will load on your Google Maps app. You can save it by clicking the grey star at the top, which will add it to "Your Places" on your Google Maps account. This way, you have a handy digital app on the go with all the waterfall locations pinned– just refer back to this article (or bookmark it) for explanations on how to get there.

How to Get to the Lombok Waterfalls

By far, the best and cheapest way to reach all of the waterfalls on Lombok is to rent a motorbike and explore by yourself. Recently, motorbike rental prices on Lombok has increased to around 100,000 to 150,000 Rupiah per day, which is still quite affordable.

Most of the roads on Lombok are quite good. However, for some of the less-visited Lombok waterfalls, you'll have to navigate rocky, unsealed roads. If you're not confident on a motorbike, you'll also have the option of booking a Lombok waterfall tour. Below I'll give my top recommendations.

Travel Tip: Remember that Lombok is much bigger than it looks. Depending on where you choose to stay, it can take more than an hour to reach each waterfall!

Booking Lombok Waterfall Tours

If you're looking for the most convenient way to get to the epic waterfalls on Lombok, check out the below tours, which include hotel pickup.

  • Tiu Kelep & Sendang Gile - visit two of the most epic waterfalls on the island in this epic Northern Lombok day trip
  • Benang Stokel & Benang Kelambu - a day trip to the green jungle waterfalls towering over pristine pools
  • Best of Lombok - an awesome, full-day top-rated tour that includes a visit to traditional Sasak villages and waterfalls spanning half of the island

Waterfalls Not to Visit in the Dry Season

On my first trip, my goal was to see as many Lombok waterfalls as I could over the two months I spent exploring the island in the dry season. Unfortunately, some of the Lombok waterfalls that I visited were completely dried up!

Below is a short list of some more waterfalls on Lombok that are worth a visit in the wet season, but should be avoided in the dry season.

Gangga Waterfall

Gangga waterfall is a great example of why building too much tourism infrastructure around a natural feature can ruin it. It's almost as if it's been turned into a theme park rather than a waterfall. To make things worse, the concrete structures, pathways, and bridges are now severely damaged from the recent earthquakes, which means locals have had to gather resources to rebuild the site.

Although the concrete puts me off a little, the waterfall itself is quite spectacular, at least I would imagine it would be in the wet season or following heavy rain. Gangga was almost completely dried up when I visited in September, however, it still had a large swimming hole at its base.

Tibu Bunter (Tetebatu)

There are seemingly dozens of worthwhile waterfalls located in and around the rice-terraced villages of Tetebatu. While I mentioned Tibu Bunter from Sesaot Village, there's another in Tetebatu with the same name. However, the first time I visited Air Terjun Tibu Bunter in Tetebatu– it was also completely dried up.

After seeing photos of this and other waterfalls on Lombok during the wet season, I made a quick stop in the wet season. Verdict? It's a nice waterfall but I wouldn't recommend it in my top 12. Visit nearby Durian Indah instead!

Tete batu waterfall air terjun tibu bunter

Where Should I Stay to See the Waterfalls on Lombok?

Most of the waterfalls on Lombok are located in the central and northern regions. For this reason, I'd recommend either staying in Senggigi, Senaru, Sembulan or Tetebatu in order to make day trips to some of the epic Lombok waterfalls on this list.

Lombok is quickly becoming one of the best places to explore in Indonesia. There are a range of hotels, villas and resorts that offer the ultimate relaxation when visiting Senaru, Kuta, Senggigi and Tetebatu.

Below are four of the top hotel and resort picks for various budgets and travel styles in each area. Alternatively, read my complete guide to Where to Stay in Lombok.

Outdoor swimming pool at the rinjani lodge

1. Rinjani Lodge Senaru

Offering stunning views over Mount Rinjani it is hard to beat the Rinjani Lodge. Sit by the pool and relax whilst taking in the scenery whilst sipping on a cocktail under the sun.

Martas windows bungalow villas

2. Martas Windows Kuta

Just a short 400m walk from Kuta Beach the Martas Windows is a great pick for those looking for a comfortable stay in villa styled rooms with an outdoor pool and palm tree views.

Aerial views over the sheraton senggigi beach resort

3. Sheraton Senggigi Beach Resort Senggigi

If you're looking for luxury the Sheraton on Senggigi Beach ticks all the boxes. With a swim up bar, two tennis courts and an on site spa it has something for everyone.

Bedroom layout with rice paddy views at les rizieres lombok

4. Les Rizieres Lombok Tetebatu

Located amongst the rice fields and within walking distance of Tetebatu town the Les Rizieres offers comfortable accommodation with spectacular views and a relaxing atmosphere.

Got Some Insights? - Lombok Waterfall Recommendations

Do you have any recommendations for other waterfalls on Lombok? I know that there are several more hidden away and I'd love to know about them.

Feel free to shoot me a message or leave a comment below to help out other travelers if you happen to stumble upon an epic Lombok waterfall gem! For more travel guides and blogs check out the list of links below.

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