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Kinabalu National Park
Kinabalu National Park

Kinabalu National Park

Free admission
Kinabalu National Park, Sabah

The Basics

Even if you’re not keen to summit 13,435-foot (4,095-meter) Mt. Kinabalu, you’ll still find plenty to do in Kinabalu National Park. Tours commonly leave from Kota Kinabalu, and generally include access to the canopy walkway and the opportunity to soak in the thermal waters of Poring Hot Springs. Some give you free time to explore the park’s well-marked trails, and most include lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Kota Kinabalu

star-5
Great trip, great value
Riana_P, Aug 2022
Kinabalu Park & Poring Hot Spring & Canopy Walk
We had a great time at Kinabalu park and at the canopy walk with our guide, Tiana. The first stop was the botanical gardens where Tiana was helpful in explaining all the endemic plants. Next was the canopy walk over an amazing forest. We were then able to have time to ourselves where we saw a waterfall in the park. We were very lucky as Tiana had heard that there was rafflesia flower in bloom nearby so we stopped off there on the way back. Overall it was an amazing day - definitely recommend!
star-4
Worth a visit
HuiZhen_N, Jul 2022
Kinabalu Park With Rumah Terbalik & Desa Cow Farm
Beautiful park. Tour started on time and went smoothly. However, our tour guide spoke limited English so he did not have much history or information to share. Condition of vehicle was also not the best. That said, we still had a great time!
star-5
For nature lovers
Surabhi_M, Jul 2022
Kinabalu Park & Poring Hot Spring & Canopy Walk
This was an amazing tour. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. We enjoyed the mini hike to canopy walk and waterfall. Highly recommend!
star-5
Great choice!
Loan_D, Nov 2021
Private Desa Dairy Farm, Kinabalu National Park, Hot Spring & Canopy Walk Tour
The trip was amazing. Joe took me by his land cruiser car and showed me Mt Kinabalu. We had great lunch and enjoyed poring hot spring. This place is quite similat w/ hot sprinf in Melbourne. I love it. Absolutely recommend it to everyone to take it.
star-4
Canopy walk
Neemika_R, Nov 2019
Private Full Day Kinabalu National Park Tour with Canopy Walk Including Lunch
Canopy walk was closed and guide wasnt aware either. Great disappointment because i heard the canopy walk is the highlight. But otherwise the other oprtions of the tour was fine.
star-5
Great Day Outings.
Zulkifli_R, Jun 2022
Kinabalu Park & Poring Hot Spring & Canopy Walk
We read about the trips from previous travellers and its exactly what you expected. Great views and we gets great company as well, the group have only 6 of us (3 couples) .
star-4
Kinabalu on a Sunny Day
Paul_M, Mar 2020
Kinabalu Park & Poring Hot Spring & Canopy Walk
Our guide Neil was excellent, he was keen to make sure we enjoyed this activity. He was most informative during our visit to the Botanical Gardens, which my wife and I found very interesting.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The altitude of the park means you can expect showers any time of year, so take a waterproof jacket.

  • Take water and snacks with you as well, as there aren’t many shops inside the park.

  • Due to uneven terrain, Kinabalu National Park is a difficult place for wheelchairs and strollers to access.

  • The villages on either side of the park have several basic accommodation options—it’s a good idea to book in advance.

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How to Get There

From Kota Kinabalu, it takes around two hours to reach Kinabalu National Park by road. Rent a car, go as part of a guided day trip (most of which include round-trip transfers), or take a minibus from the Kota Kinabalu bus terminal. Buses usually wait till they’re full to depart.

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When to Get There

Borneo’s dry season stretches from March to September, making it the ideal time for outdoor exploration. The park is open daily—if you’re visiting from Kota Kinabalu, arrive as early as possible to make the most of your day.

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Climbing Mt. Kinabalu

If you’re up to the challenge, climbing Mt. Kinabalu is one of the best outdoor experiences Borneo has to offer. Ascending Malaysia’s highest mountain takes two days, and requires a 2am start to reach the summit before sunrise. You must also climb with a guide and a permit. Most climbing tours include accommodation and hearty meals midway up the mountain.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are the nearest attractions to Kinabalu National Park?
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What else should I know about attractions in Kota Kinabalu?
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