Malaysian Borneo is a nature and adventure lover’s paradise. From Mt Kinabalu, to the national parks and caves of Sarawak, to the pristine diving sites off the coast of Sabah, Malaysian Borneo is the perfect destination for travellers looking for an action-packed holiday.
Kinabalu National Park, in Sabah, is home to the highest peak in South-East Asia – the towering Mount Kinabalu. This exhilarating climb is a must do for active Aussie travellers looking for a challenge.
Although during the annual Mount Kinabalu Climbathon some expert climbers tackle the mountain in less than three hours, most tourists climb to the 4090 metre peak over two days staying at well equipped, comfortable huts at Low’s Peak to acclimatise overnight. After an early rise, climbers tend to reach the summit just before 6am and watch the spectacular sunrise over Kota Kinabalu before descending.
For those not wishing to climb the mountain itself, the Kinabalu National Park has numerous walking tracks, with spectacular views.
Nature lovers will also marvel at Gunung Mulu National Park in Sarawak, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
In Mulu National Park you can go quad biking, marvel at the jaw-dropping view from the world’s longest tree-canopy walk, trek through the lush forest, and go kayaking on the fast-flowing rivers. However it is the famous limestone caves that are the true attraction. From guided tours, to caving options available at all levels, adventurers will relish at the opportunity to visit these deep, dark caves.
For those who prefer their adventure under the water, Sipadan Island off Sabah’s east coast, is hailed as one of the world’s best dive sites. As one of the richest marine habitats in the world, divers will relish the opportunity to spot turtles, mantas, scalloped hammerhead sharks, whale sharks, and hundreds of coral species.
For more information on the adventurous holiday options in Malaysia visit: www.tourismmalaysia.com.au.