Gunung Mulu National Park in Sarawak – Malaysia

Gunung Mulu National Park in Sarawak – Malaysia was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the year 2000. Its high level of biodiversity and magnificent karst formations make it a very popular attraction in the state of Sarawak.


Gunung Mulu National Park in Sarawak – Malaysia is covered by the island of Borneo in the State of Sarawak, Malaysia. It is located in the city of Sarawak within the northern section of Sarawak.

Getting There

To get to Miri, you can fly in via the Miri International Airport. From the airport, you can take another flight to fly in to Gunung Mulu National Park in Sarawak – Malaysia.

There is a small airstrip located just outside the boundaries of the park. There are two flights per day that depart from Miri and head to the national park: one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

Flying to the national park is actually the easiest way to reach it. You can travel by land but this is in fact a combination of land and water travel. You take the road going up to Kuala Baram and from here; you have to take several boat rides to reach the park.

What to See and Do

When visiting the Gunung Mulu National Park in Sarawak – Malaysia, you can go on cave expeditions or forest explorations.

There are basically four caves that you can explore within the park: the Deer Cave, Langs Cave, Clearwater Cave and Cave of the Winds.

As you explore the caves, you can see a large number of bats hanging from the walls of the caves. There is also a Bat Observatory that gives you a closer look of the wide variety of bat species living within the park.

The caves will also give you access to magnificent waterfalls, lakes and rivers. If you are an experienced caver, adventure caving is also an activity that you can do here.

Caving activities include wading across water formations, squeezing between crevices and rocks, and swimming up from underground rivers.

Forest explorations entail canopy walks, trekking down nature trails and going up the summit of Mount Mulu.

Brief History

Gunung Mulu National Park in Sarawak – Malaysia takes its name after the 2nd tallest mountain in Sarawak, Mount Mulu. Its rich flora and fauna and mountainous rainforest make it a top sight for expeditions.

By far the most noteworthy expedition was the one conducted by the Royal Geographical Society between the years 1977 and 1978. This expedition had about a hundred scientists working in the field for approximately fifteen months.

This particular expedition prompted several other expeditions – about twenty in all – and these expeditions were documented and they likewise initiated the Mulu Caves Project.


The cost to visit the caves within the Gunung Mulu National Park in Sarawak – Malaysia is RM 20 per guest. Riding a longboat from the park’s headquarters to the caves is RM 30 per guest.

Advanced caving expeditions range from RM 55 up to RM 105 per guest.

Canopy walks are around RM 35 per guest while a night tour of the forest is about RM 10 per guest. Climbing the summit costs about RM 475 per guest, with porter and RM 385 per guest, without a porter.

Other Information

Entering the caves covered by Gunung Mulu National Park in Sarawak – Malaysia is prohibited without an experienced park guide.