The Water Blow Nusa Dua is one of Nusa Dua’s famous sights.
On a good day, the Indian Ocean hits the coastline with brute force, pummelling water through rock channels and up into the air with a whoosh and a thump!
The volcanic jagged rock formations of limestone and coral around the water blow makes for some pretty spectacular nature scenery too, although they would be hell on your feet.
- 1 How to find the Blow Hole Nusa Dua
- 2 Specific Directions to Water Blow Nusa Dua
- 3 Observation Decks at the Water Blow Bali
- 4 What to Do in Nusa Dua
- 5 Bali Collection Nusa Dua
- 6 Water Blow Entrance Arch
- 7 Volcanic Rock views to the right
- 8 Water Blow to the left
- 9 Water Blow Nusa Dua on a BIG Day
- 10 The Inside Scoop – Free Things to Do in Nusa Dua with kids.
- 11 Looking for MORE SUPER DOOPER FUN places to visit in BALI with Kids?
How to find the Blow Hole Nusa Dua
Alight at the Nusa Dua car park, then enter the Indonesia Tourism Development (ITDC) complex park, a gorgeous open space with plenty of green grass and a tropical vibe.
From the car park, it’s a bit of a hike with little shade, so do bring a hat and sunscreen. An umbrella would help stop the sweat from running down your face!
Specific Directions to Water Blow Nusa Dua
At the entrance where you see the stone signage “Nusa Dua Peninsula Island at the Nusa Dua Resort”, follow the pathway to the right, past sculptures until you see two white stone columns with a sign above – Water Blow.
The Water Blow entrance is just behind the Balinese warrior statue.
There is no signage for the water blow Nusa Dua until you are almost at the hole so if you start to wonder if you are on the right track, just ask any of the locals to point you in the proper direction.
There’s also a warning stone telling you of the dangers of the Nusa Dua blow hole: Do not swim, Dangerous Shorebreak, High Surf, Sudden Drop Off, Slippery Rocks, Sharp Coral and Strong Currents.
It can get wet, and slippery along the paths, especially if the blow hole is roaring, but stick to the path with your kids, and you’ll be pretty safe.
From the Water Blow archway, walk along the paved stone pathways down towards the cliff edge and the sea.
Observation Decks at the Water Blow Bali
The actual Water Blow area has two wooden-floored observation decks – the main one has a giant stone centrepiece. Face left from this platform to see the blow hole.
The best time to visit the Water Blow in Nusa Dua is July or August, according to the locals, when the tide is high.
But honestly, it’s a bit of pot luck. High tide, plus a windy rough sea day will make for the most spectacular blow hole experience.
Don’t expect to be here long – 30 minutes maximum, unless it’s a really good day for repetitive spouting and high splashes. Less if it’s low tide, or a very still day.
What to Do in Nusa Dua
Nusa Dua itself is clean, green and well maintained and unlike the more built up areas of Kuta, Seminyak, Ubud and Legian. It reminds me of Guam, and some well-presented parts of Oahu in Hawaii.
It’s a manicured Bali – a lovely place to escape the crowds, the horns, the scooters and the traffic but I wouldn’t say it’s the real Bali.
Walk along the beach to find a stack of shady restaurants and cafes in amongst the trees, including Surf N’ Turf beach club, and the famous Pirates Bay Bali.
Bali Collection Nusa Dua
The main shopping centre is the Bali Collection. It’s about a 1km walk from the Blow Hole.
There’s a money changer, plus clothes shops including Cool Kids, Surfer Girl, Billabong, Hurley, Quiksilver, Bamboo Blonde, Giordano, Levi’s, Polo, and Paul Smith.
There’s also art and craft stores, a Periplus book shop, Sogo Department Store, Cocomart, and a Guardian Pharmacy, plus lots of restaurants and spa options.
Water Blow Entrance Arch
Volcanic Rock views to the right
Water Blow to the left
Water Blow Nusa Dua on a BIG Day
The Inside Scoop – Free Things to Do in Nusa Dua with kids.
Address: Southern Peninsula, Nusa Dua. Entrance via the Indonesia Tourism Development (ITDCC) complex at Nusa Dua. Walk here from any Nusa Dua resort for a fantastic view of this blow hole and coastline.
Opening Hours: Sunrise to Sunset
Entry fees: FREE entry!
Parking: Parking available at the car park at the entrance to the Water Blow Nusa Dua green park. A parking fee is due.
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