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Gunung Mulu National Park

Gunung Mulu National Park

Mount Mulu, Miri District, Sarawak

Established: 1974

Area: 528.65 sq km

Wild Life: Red-breasted Partridge, Bulwerís Pheasant, Golden-naped Barbet, Whiteheadís Trogon, Rajahís Scops-Owl, Whiteheadís Broadbill, Bornean Whistler, Black-breasted Fruit-hunter, White-browed Shortwing, Mountain Blackeye Flowerpecker, Black-sided Flowerpecker, Sunda Ground-Cuckoo, Stormís Stork, Giant Pitta, Blue-headed Pitta, Hoseís Broadbill, Bornean Bristlehead, Bornean Blue-Flycatcher, Egal Python, Reed Snake, Banded-coral Snake, Red-headed Krait and White-spotted Cat Snake

Adventure: Bird Watching, Cave Viewing, Climbing, Forest Walking, Camping and Boating

Location: Mount Mulu, Miri District

Region: Situated close to the southern border of Brunei with Malaysia, about 100km east-southeast of the town of Miri and 100km due south of Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei. It lies between the headwaters of the Tutuh River, tributary of the Baram River.

Nearest Town: Miri Town

Language: Malay, English, Chinese, Bahasa Malaysia and Mandarin

Altitude: 2,376 m

Rainfall: 4,500 cm

Temp: 14 c to 26 c

Best Time to Visit: 01-Jan to 31-Dec

Nearest Airport: Miri International Airport

How to Reach there: To get from the coastal city of Miri you must fly over impenetrable jungle or travel all day up the Baram, Tutoh and Melinau rivers to the mountains on the far horizon. Trips overland to nearby longhouse, then 2 hour boat ride to the Park, are possible but very difficult. The only access is via logging roads which can be locked, washed out and in very poor condition. There are no buses, no highways and certainly no taxis to Mulu. So it's the easy way by air or the scenic and slow, winding cruise by river. You can also arrive from the north flying in from Kota Kinabalu in Sabah or hiking down the Head Hunter's Trail from Limbang. Which ever adventure you choose to get to Mulu it is just an introduction to the jungle experience waiting for you.

Accommodation: Accommodation is available at the five star luxury resort Royal Mulu Resort, or there are cheaper lodgings across the river. The park HQ also has limited accommodation.


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Near BY:

Local houses along the river near Gunung Mulu National Park-9.6 km
Local house near Mulu Airport-11.1 km
Gunung Mulu National Park-25.2 km
Longhouse Culture of the Iban people in Borneo-70.8 km
The Pinnacles aka Gunung Api-25.7 km
Marudi Town-57.1 km