Gunung Mulu National Park Holidays

The UNESCO World Heritage listed Gunung Mulu National Park, which featured on David Attenborough’s Planet Earth series, is one of nature’s most spectacular achievements.

Covering 210 square miles of primary rainforest, criss-crossed by fast flowing rivers and clear jungle streams, Mulu is dominated by three mountains – Gunung Mulu, Gunung Api and Gunung Benara. However, perhaps Mulu’s greatest attraction is the gigantic cave system lying deep below the extensive forest canopy.

These amazing limestone caves of unbelievable proportions are said to be the world’s largest, even big enough to hold 37 jumbo jets! They include four ‘show caves’, Wind, Deer,  Clearwater and Lang, all accessible by wooden walkways and paths. At dusk, you may also be treated to the incredible sight as bats emerge from Deer Cave to go in search of food.

Above ground, there’s a 1,570 feet rainforest canopy skywalk and fabulous jungle or mountain hikes, including the challenging trek to see the Pinnacles, the razor sharp limestone spikes that sit majestically on Gunung Api’s slopes.

Why visit Gunung Mulu National Park?
  • Fascinating national park
  • UNESCO World Heritage listed
  • Awesome caves
  • Impressive ‘Bat Exodus’
  • Rainforest canopy skywalk
Featured Hotel in Gunung Mulu National Park
Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa excursion

Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa

Beautifully designed in the style of ethnic longhouses this enchanting resort is elevated on stilts, connected by wooden walkays.

2 nights from £699 pp

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Essential facts about Gunung Mulu National Park
Local Time

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Travel information

There are no direct flights from the UK to Sandakan. The flight from Kota Kinabalu to Mulu takes around 1 hour, while from the Kuching the flight time is 1 hour 30 minutes.

Best time to go

Mulu is not strongly affected by the monsoon season that much of the region experiences. However, July-September are the driest and hottest months and October-January and May-June are the wettest.