I named this section camping in Bedugul, but just to be clear one camp site is in Bedugul and the other is just next door in Munduk. From here on I will refer to the area as Bedugul just because it is often the name this area goes by.
There are may reasons you might want to camp in Bedugul. First, the area is spectacularly beautiful. Situated in Bali’s uplands at about 1500 meters, Bedugul and the surrounding area are generally cool and moist. This makes for a super green landscape and also accounts for it being Bali’s breadbasket, growing much of it’s produce. Within this area there are three tranquil lakes, two of which host our featured camping sites.
Aside from the scenery here are some other excellent reason for camping in Bedugul. Remember that by camping in the area you get to arrive at these popular spots first and avoid the crowds that show up later in the day.
Things to do while camping in Bedugul:
Visit Ulun Danu Beratan Temple – This is one of the most famous and iconic temples in all of Bali. Definitely worth a visit if in the area.
Waterfalls, waterfalls, waterfalls! – This area has Bali’s most incredible waterfalls. Visitors can find waterfalls to hike to, waterfalls to drive to, waterfalls to slide down, waterfalls to get that perfect Instagram shot. We at Bali Campers have done our research and found the best guides for waterfall tours in this area. They will be professional, English speaking, and full of warmth, knowledge, and hospitality. Let us know if you are interested in booking a waterfall tour and we will help you make all the arrangements..
Explore Bali Botanical Garden – Showcasing many plants from Indonesia, this place is well worth a visit. Very beautiful and well maintained botanical garden.
Campgrounds in the Bedugul Area
Let me start by saying there are a lot of campgrounds in Bedugul. Camping here is popular with Indonesians and thus many large campgrounds have sprung up. We believe the two we have chosen offer the best experience for our guests.
Catur Camp is located on the more remote side of the Danau Beretan Lake (the lake with the famous temple by the same name). While Bedugul town lies on one side of the lake, Catur camp is on the opposite side and is therefore more private, and quiet. And that’s why we like this camping spot so much, the remoteness and privacy. Temperatures can get down to around 12 degrees so bring something warm.
Bathroom and shower
Running water can refill the campervan
Firewood (It’s 10,000 a bundle. The wood here is not the highest quality and on a cold night I went through 7 bundles)
A small shop selling basic packaged snacks and water (cookies, chips, etc)
Cost to stay: 150k per van
Please note that this campground has recently raised their price. We don’t think 150k per night is good value and we are looking for an alternative. That being said, it is still available.