Top things to do in Central Mountains

Top Choice Waterfall in Munduk

Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfalls

Newly developed as a tourist attraction in early 2018, the falls here are among the best on Bali. It’s about a 20-minute walk from the car park; a 500m trail, which is paved only with concrete stones and logs, winds…
Top Choice Hindu Temple in Gunung Batukau Area

Pura Luhur Batukau

On the slopes of Gunung Batukau, Pura Luhur Batukau was the state temple when Tabanan was an independent kingdom. It has a seven-roofed meru (multi-roofed shrine) dedicated to Maha Dewa, the mountain’s guardian spir…
Top Choice Indonesian in Gunung Batur Area

Pulu Mujung Warung

Easily the best option for a meal in the area, this fantastic cafe has epic volcano views. It's affiliated with the much-loved Warung Bodag Maliah restaurant in Ubud. Soups are enjoyable in the cool mountain air, an…
Top Choice Cafe in Danau Buyan & Danau Tamblingan

Terrasse du Lac

There's a French accent and excellent food at this cafe, which has lovely lake views. Breakfast features pancakes, while later in the day there are meaty mains, pasta and veggie specials. Excellent fresh juices, plu…
Hindu Temple in Candikuning

Pura Ulun Danu Bratan

An iconic image of Bali, depicted on the 50,000Rp note, this important Hindu-Buddhist temple was founded in the 17th century. It is dedicated to Dewi Danu, the goddess of the waters, and is built on small islands. P…
Gardens in Candikuning

Bali Botanic Garden

This garden is a showplace. Established in 1959 as a branch of the national botanic gardens at Bogor, near Jakarta, it covers more than 154 hectares on the lower slopes of Gunung Pohen. Don’t miss the Panca Yadnya G…
Waterfall in Munduk

Banyumala Twin Waterfalls

In the secluded, picturesque highlands north of Munduk, a 15-minute hike down natural, bamboo-railed stairs leads to this powerful pair of cascades. Enjoy the view of them tumbling some 35m into the large natural po…
Hindu Temple in Gunung Batur Area

Pura Puncak Penulisan

Near the Penilusan road junction, several steep flights of steps lead to Bali's highest temple, Pura Puncak Penulisan (1745m). Inside the highest courtyard are rows of old statues and fragments of sculptures in the …
Viewpoint in Gunung Batur Area


Offers an amazing panorama over three mountains: Gunung Batur, Gunung Abang and Gunung Agung.
Viewpoint in Gunung Batukau Area

Jatiluwih Rice Fields

At Jatiluwih, which means ‘truly marvellous’, you'll be rewarded with vistas of centuries-old rice terraces that exhaust your ability to describe green. The terraces have received Unesco World Heritage status in rec…