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Kinabalu Park

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Address: Malaysia
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Dominated by Mount Kinabalu, the park preserves tropical lowland forest and...

Dominated by Mount Kinabalu, the park preserves tropical lowland forest and wildlife.

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A great nature walk

Our driver picked us up from the hotel and we had a two-hour drive to the park which makes it kind of remote if you have no transport and an organised tour is a good option. Our... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Thomas L
Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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48 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our driver picked us up from the hotel and we had a two-hour drive to the park which makes it kind of remote if you have no transport and an organised tour is a good option. Our driver and guide Jeff from buffalo tours was very good. His knowledge of the Flora and Fauna was quite extensive. He pointed out... More 

Thank Thomas L
Falkirk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here in Hill Lodge for 3 nights. Loved my lodge ( number 1) with a little balcony and the room was very comfortable. I liked both restaurants but although the buffet restaurant was nice I wasn't going to get the value from it so tended to order a main from the A La Carte Restaurant. Breakfast at the buffet... More 

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Guam, Mariana Islands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park has something for everyone. It has a great botanical garden, many trails for all levels of difficulty, look-outs, etc. We did a couple of medium trails as it was rainy that day and could not do the extreme one.

1 Thank Anna M
mims florida
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380 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

We were due to visit this Mountain National Park 6 years ago but I stupidly got lost in rainforest so trip had to be cancelled. The weather was fine for our trip from the cruise ship with very good views en route to about 5000 feet where Park entrance is. Fair roads. Our main interest was the Botanical Garden which... More 

Thank gwgMimsFlorida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

The fee entrance known as conservation fee is MYR 3 for adult. Upon passing the gate with your car, u can immediately turn left of the one way road and go to Botanical Garden located inside. The entrance fee for the garden is MYR 4 for adult. Watch out for slippery steps on wet day as most of the garden... More 

1 Thank Amril Hadri J
Shah Alam, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Things to do; - the Botanical Garden - the trails - the picture with Mount Kinabalu in the background and it is cool up there

2 Thank Mahadi8488
Lahad Datu, Malaysia
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Expect to walk up and down the hill. It is a cooling atmosphere and love the fact I stay inside the loft-style suite hotel for two nights. Like the design and setting, but hate the fact that I need to wait for 30 minutes for the water heater to heat up and the roof is dripping when it is raining.

Thank clainlaw
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

The weather was nice and cooling. Did not do the climb but short walk along walkway. it was refreshing.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Though some of us conquered Mt Kinabalu, this was our first attempt in completing any other trails in Kinabalu National Park. This was also our city kids first step into a thick green oozy muddy rainforest. Their first too, to discover leeches and the tranquility of the forest. We spent almost 3 hours from entering the Kiau View Trail until... More 

5 Thank scrapmum
Kota Kinabalu District, Malaysia
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

to say a garden we imagine flowers every way, this time only a few flowers i saw! 3 type pf orchard blooming only ! not much to see

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