Bali Backpacker's Guidelines

WEST BALI NATIONAL PARK (Taman Nasional Bali Barat) – A fascinating nature and rare endemic species

WEST BALI NATIONAL PARK

– All Details to Know About West Bali National Park –

WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD VISIT WEST BALI NATIONAL PARK?

NATIONAL PARK
It’s the only one National Park in Bali.
Fascinating forest offering different nuance.

EXOTIC PLACE
You visiting exotic place with nice atmosphere, variety smells and color.
Various vegetation such as rain forests, dry savannas, lowland forests and mangrove forest.

VARIOUS FLORA & FAUNA
Fascinating various flora & fauna in Bali.
Some of the species are rare and endemic.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
If you like outdoor exercise, you might love this place.
You can doing jungle trekking, bird watching, mangrove tour and snorkeling.

CLOSE TO OTHER TOURISM SITE
This place are close to beautiful island, Menjangan island.
So, You can combine to visit these place.

BALI NATIONAL PARK INFORMATION BOARD

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WHAT IS WEST BALI NATIONAL PARK?

DESCRIPTION:

West Bali National Park or local people known as ‘Taman Nasional Bali Barat’ is a national conservation that covering 19,000 hectares area. It was initiative by the Dutch in 1941 in order to protect the endangered species, Bali Starling bird (Jalak Bali) and the last remaining Wild Bull (Banteng). West Bali National Park play the role maintain the existence and survival of native  flora and fauna. This Bali National Park has two main ecosystem, land and sea ecosystem. Land ecosystem consist of mangrove forest, savanna and monsoon forest. Sea ecosystem consist of sandy coast, seagrass vegetation, coral reef, shallow water sea and deep water sea. These ecosystem is home for many kind species of flora and fauna. 

SECURITY POST & TICKET WINDOW

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*) In March 7th, 2018 West Bali National Park got award as “Best Top 100 Destination” from  Internationale Tourismus Borse (ITB) Berlin, Germany.

WHEN THE BEST TIME TO VISIT WEST BALI NATIONAL PARK?

BEST TIME TO VISIT:

OPENING HOURS:
7.00 AM – 5.00 PM.

DRY SEASON:
April – October.

PEAK OF DRY SEASON:
July – September.

HOW MUCH IS THE NATIONAL PARK ENTRANCE FEE?

ENTRANCE FEE:
Weekend: IDR 300K.
Weekday: IDR 200K.

PARKING FEE:
Car: –
Scooter: –

WEST BALI NATIONAL PARK ENTRY TICKET

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*) I have no idea why it’s so expensive.

WHERE IS WEST BALI NATIONAL PARK LOCATED?

LOCATION:
Village (Desa):
Sub-district (Kecamatan):
Regency (Kabupaten): Jembrana & Buleleng
Province (Provinsi): Bali

DISTANCE:
About 72 km west of Lovina beach or 1 hour and 40 minutes.
About 129 km northwest of Denpasar or 3 hour and 15 minutes.
About 133 km northwest of Ubud or 3 hours and 30 minutes.
About 138 km northwest of Kuta beach or 3 hours and 45 minutes.
About 142 km northwest of Ngurah Rai airport or 3 hour and 50 minutes.

MAP OF WEST BALI NATIONAL PARK:

HOW TO GET TO WEST BALI NATIONAL PARK?

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
There is no direct public transport to get there. You have to take multiple public transport to reach this place.

From UBUD :
Please take Mini/Micro Bus (Bemo) at Ubud – Then, stop at Batubulan Mini/Micro Bus Station.
Then take a Bemo/Angkot at Batubulan – Stop at Ubung Mini/Micro Bus Station.
Then take Mini/Micro Bus at Ubung – Then, stop at Gilimanuk.
Then take Mini/Micro Bus to Singaraja via Pemuteran at Gilimanuk – Then, stop at West Bali National Park.

  • Fee: IDR 20K + IDR 15K + IDR 30K + IDR 20K.
  • Timetable: No.

From KUTA :
Please to reach Kuta Central Parking first – Then, find Mini/Micro Bus.
Then take Mini/Micro Bus at Kuta Central Parking – Stop at Tegal Sari Mini/Micro Bus Station.
Then take a Bemo/Angkot at Tegal Sari – Stop at Ubung Mini/Micro Bus Station.
Then take Mini/Micro Bus at Ubung – Then, stop at Gilimanuk.
Then take Mini/Micro Bus to Singaraja via Pemuteran at Gilimanuk – Then, stop at West Bali National Park.

  • Fee: IDR 15K + IDR 15K + IDR 30K + IDR 20K.
  • Timetable: No.

From Ngurah Rai Airport :
Please to reach Ngurah Rai International Gate first – Then, find Trans SARBAGITA Bus Shelter/Halte.
Then take a Trans  SARBAGITA Bus Corridor 2 – Stop at  Kuta Central Parking.
Then take Mini/Micro Bus at Kuta Central Parking – Stop at Tegal Sari Mini/Micro Bus Station.
Then take a Bemo/Angkot at Tegal Sari – Stop at Ubung Mini/Micro Bus Station.
Then take Mini/Micro Bus at Ubung – Then, stop at Gilimanuk.
Then take Mini/Micro Bus to Singaraja via Pemuteran at Gilimanuk – Then, stop at West Bali National Park.

  • Fee: IDR 3,500 +  IDR 15K + IDR 15K + IDR 30K + IDR 20K.
  • Trans Sarbagita Timetable: 10.45 AM, 12.45 PM, 2.45 PM, 4.45 PM, 6.45 PM and 8.45 PM.

From North DENPASAR:
Please to reach Ubung Mini/Micro Bus Station first – Then, find Mini/Micro Bus.
Then take Mini/Micro Bus at Ubung – Then, stop at Gilimanuk.
Then take Mini/Micro Bus to Singaraja via Pemuteran at Gilimanuk – Then, stop at West Bali National Park.

  • Fee: IDR 30K + IDR 20K.
  • Timetable: No.

From South DENPASAR:
Please to reach Kuta Central Parking first – Then, find Mini/Micro Bus.
Then take Mini/Micro Bus at Kuta Central Parking – Stop at Tegal Sari Mini/Micro Bus Station.
Then take a Bemo/Angkot at Tegal Sari – Stop at Ubung Mini/Micro Bus Station.
Then take Mini/Micro Bus at Ubung – Then, stop at Gilimanuk.
Then take Mini/Micro Bus to Singaraja via Pemuteran at Gilimanuk – Then, stop at West Bali National Park.

  • Fee: IDR 15K + IDR 15K + IDR 30K + IDR 20K.
  • Timetable: No.

From GILIMANUK:
Please take Mini/Micro Bus to Singaraja via Pemuteran at Gilimanuk – Then, stop at West Bali National Park.

  • Fee: IDR 20K.
  • Timetable: No.

From LOVINA:
Please take Mini/Micro Bus to Gilimanuk via Pemuteran at Lovina – Then, stop at West Bali National Park.

  • Fee: IDR 20K.
  • Timetable: No.

More information about Bali public transportation system:

– Trans Sarbagita Bus Stop/Shelter/Halte.
– Batubulan Micro/Mini Bus Station.
– Ubung Micro/Mini Bus Station.
Tegal Sari Micro/Mini Bus Station.

*) It’s really not efficient trip using public transport in Bali. Waste your time, energy and money. There is no fixed price in Bali transportation system, except Trans Sarbagita. If the passenger full loaded you will get the price above, but if quiet (little) passenger you will pay more expensive. Seems they applied operational cost basis since the public transport not so popular today (quiet).

**) For backpacker i recommend you to rent a scooter to reach this place and use google map as your navigator.

***) You can not use Go-jek or Grab transport because the distance so far and it’s hard for them to find other passenger on the way back.

ANNOUNCEMENT

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*) Better you read this announcement first.

OTHER INFORMATION:

MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL:
Weak signal for your smartphone.

RESTROOM/TOILET:
Some restroom and toilet available on ticketing office only.

*) Better bring your own pocket tissue.

CAFE/RESTAURANT:
No shop, cafe and restaurant on the area.

THE MONKEYS AT WEST BALI NATIONAL PARK

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*) Don’t feed the animals because it makes them not wild anymore, they will loose their instinct to find a food in the jungle. They will depend on you.

**) It’s amazing when some gibbons past away. They stand walking across the road, they move looks so funny.

***) I haven’t explore the whole area of West Bali National Park since i arrived already late. But, i will come back for sure.

WATCH THE WEST BALI NATIONAL PARK ON THE VIDEO:

SOME  ‘SEE & DO’ NEAR WEST BALI NATIONAL PARK:

You can combine to visit these places when you visit West Bali National Park:

1. Menjangan island + Snorkeling/diving (you need take a boat).
2. Pemuteran diving/snorkeling spot.
3. Ayam Betutu Gilimanuk restaurant (Bali Super spicy chicken restaurant)

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