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TOP 10 Waterfalls in Sarawak


1. Ranchan Waterfalls

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The refreshing and cool nature surrounding make Ranchan Recreation Park a popular picnic spot. The present number of waterfalls and pools provide visitors venue to enjoy the cool mountain stream. There are also places for BBQ, cook out. The park also offers overnight accommodations, multipurpose hall for public functions and ample parking space. The Recreational park of Ranchan is located just south of Serian, about 60 km from Kuching. Easy access from the main nr 1 highway.

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2. Kubah Waterfall

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This is an excellent, moderately difficult half-day walk through very wet rain forest. It has some steep and slippery sections. From the summit road, the trail steadily descends into the Rayu river valley and the change in vegetation is visually striking as well as palpable and it’s incredibly damp and humid at the bottom.

The park is located about 20 kilometers from Kuching and one of Sarawak’s most accessible national parks. Kubah Waterfalls is located in the midst of 3 mountains, the highest being Mount Serapi (911m), Mount Selang and Mount Sendok.

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3. Santubong Waterfall

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Santubong Waterfall is on one of the streams the trail crosses over. The path also takes you over a lot of streams and a couple waterfalls, mostly with small wooden bridges. From the bridge you have a clear view of the attractive fall, which has two tiers. There is a nice pool, where you can take a relaxing bath. Although this waterfall is small, but also has a pool for swimming.

Santubong is located on the North of the Kuching city, with just 35KM away from town. A 45 minutes car ride to reach the Santubong Mountain. The entrance is before the Santubong resort, and on the right there will be a power station, the entrance is just next to the power station. A few km before reaching the Damai resort, there is a small cafe where the trail starting point.

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4. Gunung Gading Waterfall

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Gunung Gading Waterfall is the easiest and shortest trek involves following the river uphill, passing seven waterfalls. Not all the waterfalls are accessible for swimming however. Waterfalls 1, 3 and 7 are marked on the trail map; swimming is possible only at waterfalls number 1 and 7. The water is cold as hell but really refreshing after a sweat hike. The trek up to the last waterfall takes about an hour.

About 1.5 hours drive from Kuching to the small town of Lundu. There are signboard along the way, so you will never get lost. After you reach the Lundu town, keep on driving to the right side. Drive strait along the way you will notice the sea is at your right. And keep your eyes on the left, cause the entrance of the Gunung Gading national park will be on the left. After you see the entrance, just drive in. And after the narrow road, you will reach the entrance.

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5. Giam Klimau Waterfall

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Giam Klimau Waterfall has an amazing geographical feature. It is a curtain fall. The water drops on the hard rock surface instead of a pool. The most amazing thing is the upper hard rock layer, protruding and forming a sheltered place underneath.

Access to the fall is through an oil palm plantation. The oil palm plantation is under private company, you will have to report at several security check points. It will take about 30mins driving (15km) to reach the trail head. There is a visible trail leading to waterfall, it is just a short walk through the bushes.

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6. Jangkar Fall

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The Jangkar Waterfall is roughly the height of a five-storey building and along the length of the river it plunges into, there are several other smaller waterfalls. These falls present visitors a wonderful opportunity to spend the entire day walking from one to the other, taking their time to dip in the cool waters and soak in the beautiful surroundings. At the bottom of the main waterfall is a deep pool that is perfect for swimming. Jangkar Fall is accessible via Kampung Jantan, a small village near the coastal town of Sematan and about 30 minutes by car from Lundu.

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7. Bobak Waterfall

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There are at least 6 tiers in Bobak Falls for you to choose from and some of them have nicely carved out steps by nature for you to sit on comfortably while you enjoy the water massage. It’s definitely a nice place to chill. Bobak Waterfall is situated at Kampung Bobak, Singai which is not far from Kuching. Leave Kuching on the nr 1 road and take right after crossing the Sarawak River.

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8. Latak Falls

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Latak Waterfall is the most popular waterfall in Lambir Hills National Park. A large part of that is because it is an easy 20 minute hike from the headquarters. The downside of this is that it is a popular swimming hole and you shouldn’t expect any serenity there. The Lambir Hills National Park is located about 30 km south of Miri and a popular weekend destination for the Miri people.

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9. Sebarau Fall

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The Sebarau Fall, near to Kampungg Bidak. This kampung is located off the road from Kuching to the Borneo Highland Resort. It is a beautiful countryside. You will pass the Giam cascades on your way, near to Kampungg Benuk. Park your car in Kampung Bidak and ask for a guide to the waterfall. You will cross the bamboo bridge and walk about 10 mins to reach the Sebarau Fall.

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10. Pantu Falls

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Pantu Waterfall is one of the smaller waterfalls in Lambir Hills National Park. If Latak Waterfall was too busy then there is a good chance to be alone at Pantu Waterfall. It is located just past the junction that forms the relatively easy 2-3 hour loop at Lambir Hills National Park.

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