Wanagiri Hidden Hills & The Famous Bali Swing

Wanagiri Hidden Hills & The Famous Bali Swing

The Wanagiri Hidden Hills & Bali Swing is popping up on everyones Instagram feed lately! So here’s a guide to travelling up north and all you need to know.

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How To Get To Wanagiri Hidden Hills
Wanagriri Hidden Hills Prices
How Wanagiri Hidden Hills Started
Advice For Visiting Wanagiri Hidden Hills
Where To Stay Near Wanagiri Hidden Hills

How To Get To Wanagiri Hidden Hills & The Bali Swing

Just a short drive up from Bedugul, we’ve pin pointed Wanigiri Hidden Hills on google maps below.

We travelled up from Canggu on our scooters which took roughly 2 hours.

You can hire scooters for around 50,000 IDR per day or hire a private driver for around 500,000 IDR per day.

A short ride up from Handara Golf & Resort (The Bali Gates), there’ll be a sharp left which leads to around six different Wanagiri Hidden Hills stops.

Whilst in the area we recommend taking a tour of Northern Bali yourself to discover some of the best hidden gems!

Click HERE for The Best Bali Instagram Spots – An Ultimate Guide.

Wanagriri Hidden Hills Prices

Entrances range from 20,000 – 40,000 IDR per person.

Each location has different attractions. Usually including a nest, a swing and some kind of bamboo lookout.

You simply pay an entrance fee and spend as long as you like within the grounds taking photos.

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The famous Bali swing and Bali nest in all its glory

How Wanagiri Hidden Hills Started

So it all started from the famous Bali Swing in Ubud.

Built in the garden of an Air BnB host, the view and swing made for the perfect Instagram photo location! But now, since the owner has started charging $35 USD to check it out, if you’re not staying at the Air BnB there are cheaper imitations popping up all over Bali.

The locals in Wanagiri took to their own resources to create exactly what tourists we’re looking for to capture that fairytale image at a fraction of the Ubud price.

Similar to the Handara Golf Resort, Wangiri Hidden Hills have since become somewhat of a tourist attractions for people to capture their iconic Bali photos.

Swings are popping up in every main tourist attraction in Bali, including Tegenungan Waterfall, although the most popular of them all seem to be those in Wanagiri Hidden Hills.

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How could we not grab a romantic shot

Advice For Visiting Wanagiri Hidden Hills

As we mentioned earlier, you can’t miss the bamboo made platforms and photogenic swings as you arrive in the Wanagiri area.

They are dotted along the left hand side of the road as you head along the main road that leads in from Bedugul.

You’ll see the competition lined up waving you into their tourist traps. Although as cheesy as they are, these impressive works of art are an incredible way for the locals to make a living thanks to tourism.

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Wanagiri Hidden Hills entrance

Our advice is to hit the big one!

As you drive up and down the main road you’ll see one huge sign pointing to a turning off the main road, with a note of ‘1km this way’.

It’s 150,000 IDR for access to every station, including the huge Bali swing. Although we negotiated just 3 items for 50,000.

The park is huge and stands alone from the competition back on the main road. With many nests, zip-lines and viewpoints accessible easily.

Instagram literally runs the show when it comes to the famous Wangagiri Hidden Hills. And the Bali swing is just another example of how powerful social media has become!

For other things to do in the area check out The Famous Bali Gates – Handara Golf & Resort or Sekumpul Waterfall Bali – Air Terjun Sekumpul.

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An example of the walkways…

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…and bamboo lookouts you can find scattered through Wanagiri Hidden Hills Bali

Where To Stay In Bedugul

Luxury – Royal Tulip Saranam Resort & Spa Bali – Bedugul’s most luxurious accommodation in the height of the hills. With breathtaking views from the restaurant, the yoga terrace and the pool this is Bali at its best!

Mid-Budget – Handara Golf & Resort Bali – You can stay at the Handara Golf & Resort itself and hit two famous photo spots in one go.

Budget – The Aura Shanti Retreat – A unique bamboo style retreat, centrally located and the cheapest in the area!

For other places to stay in Bedugul you can check the latest prices here.

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10 Comments

  1. Yoga_Enlightenment
    August 7, 2018 / 11:03 am

    Hi Guys,

    Amazing informative blog. I will be travelling this November to Bali. So just wanted to know if they charge for taking photos in Wanagiri Hidden Hills for these three locations mentioned.

    • August 7, 2018 / 12:33 pm

      Hey! Thanks so much! 🙂 They were charging 40,000 IDR per person for entrance but like everything in Bali it’s negotiable!

  2. Larissa
    August 20, 2018 / 2:53 am

    Hello! Firstly I want to say that I really like your photos and posts! You are such a caristmatic couple 🙂
    I am from Brasil and I am preparing a travel itinerary to Bali and I want your opinion…
    To visit Wanagiri, Handara and Sekumpu waterfall, do you think I should make 1 day private tour from Ubud or it is better to sleep one night in the area next to these places?

    • August 30, 2018 / 7:19 pm

      Hey Larissa! Thank you so much. 🙂 It is possible to do it all in one day with a taxi but would recommend breaking it up with 1 night accommodation in order to fully enjoy it and not rush!

  3. August 27, 2018 / 3:20 pm

    We’ve been here too! Oh gosh! I miss this place. It was one of the best places we went in Bali. I loved the swing but at the same time I was a little scared. But I did it! =)

  4. August 31, 2018 / 3:40 pm

    Hi! Looove the pictures! Just wondering who took the photos and if there’s any charge? You mentioned the entrance fee but I’m not sure if photos are separate! Thanks x

    • September 2, 2018 / 8:48 am

      Heyyy. Thanks so much! We take all our own photos on a tripod and there’s no charge once you enter! 🙂

  5. Lynn
    November 5, 2018 / 4:28 am

    Hi! I was wondering the 3 stations for 50,000 idr/person is including the swing right? Thanks for the great info <3 🙂

    • November 6, 2018 / 1:59 pm

      Hey, I think for the swing deal our friends bartered 3 items (including swing) for 80,000

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