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Address: Air Terjun | Gudang 4, Bal Estate, Malaysia

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Very nice half-day in lowland rainforest!

I was looking for a half-day trip around Tawau Airport after diving in Sipadan and it was a good choice to visit Taman Bukit Tawau (Tawau Hills National Park). The park offers... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 December 2015
Richie C
Prague, Czech Republic
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Make sure to be properly dressed, unlike us. We walked the two hour trek in shorts and T-shirt, which resulted in having to stop after every second step and sweep leeches off our legs - quite disgusting. When we finally came to the hotsprings, they were dried and and only the smell of rotten eggs was left - and of... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

I was looking for a half-day trip around Tawau Airport after diving in Sipadan and it was a good choice to visit Taman Bukit Tawau (Tawau Hills National Park). The park offers several jungle treks in low altitude (half-day to full day, all below 300 m altitude). It is possible to visit warm vulcanic sulphur springs, several waterfalls (bathing), a... More 

4 Thank Richie C
Johor, Malaysia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015

i wish to go to canopy walkway but badly i was stuck with the rain for almost an hour. so, my friends and i just walk away around the park, touched the water and go back to the town before the day becomes too dark. its about 20km from the town and i think without own transportation, maybe its hard/very... More 

Thank gooner119
Kuching, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

Very good place for a jungle hike, but beware of the leeches. There are many of them after ~2km down the trail; on the ground, the trees, the leaves. Tuck all your clothes and socks in. Use salt or salt solution to get them off your skin. You definitely have to visit the white sulfur spring. It is a testament... More 

1 Thank microbe_scientist
Tawau, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2015

I previously wrote about this place but because of time, I only managed to see a small part of this place. This time I stayed a night at one of the chalets and visited the waterfall and hot spring. Both are doable within an afternoon of about 4 hours. The hot spring is rather small and the water is not... More 

4 Thank Steven_Teo
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2015

Tawau Hills Park is an excellent alternative to the super pricey rainforests that are the primary tourist draws - Danum Valley and Maliau Basin. It was about 20 minutes from Tawau, it cost 10RM entry fee, and we saw no other people in the forest at all. You can arrange for a guide and overnight trek and camping for much... More 

8 Thank SoreA
Kuching, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2014 via mobile

I made a brief stop over at the park on my way from Tawau to Tenom. There was limited time as my journey was a long and arduous one driving along an unknown stretch. The park has an information centre which is great providing useful educational informations on the park. I managed to walk up to to the bridge and... More 

2 Thank James N
Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

If you find yourself in Tawau, don't miss out on the Hills Park (Taman Bukit Tawau). It's about a half hour drive from town along Jalan Kuhara. A taxi will cost about Rm 40. There are some huge and beautiful trees there, including the tallest known tropical tree in the world, standing at over 80 metres. Well marked trails lead... More 

2 Thank Carruthers77
Reykjavík, Gullbringusysla, Iceland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

We arrived at the park around 9 am and there was no one there! We were surprised but excited to explore this big park. We walked and walked (it´s BIG) and on our way to one of the waterfalls a giant tree blocked the path. We walked another path to go to some hot springs and the trees and bushes... More 

4 Thank Sveinn H
Tawau, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

I only had about 3 hours while I was in Tawau. I contacted a local tour company and I managed to visit this place for about 3 hours. The area is vast. Within the time limit I had, I was able to visit the lower section of the stream that had a few people swimming in it. It was during... More 

4 Thank Steven_Teo

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