Gunung Mulu National Park

Location: Sarawak

Location Info

Address: Gunung Mulu National Park, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia

District » Miri


Gunung Mulu National Park or Mulu Caves National Park is one of the major attractions in Sarawak. It is located near to Miri, the second largest state in Sarawak. Gunung Mulu National Park is located near to the southern border of Brunei Darussalam and it is around 100km away from Miri town.


There are a total of three mountains in the park namely Gunung Mulu with the height of 2376m, Gunung Api with the height of 1750m and finally, Gunung Benarat that has a height of 1585m. One of the largest limestone caves in the world is located below the surface. The National Park is renowned for its caves that have amazing record in the world. They are the Sarawak Chamber, which is the largest cave chamber in the world, Clearwater Cave, which is the longest cave in the South East Asia and also Deer Cave, the largest cave passage. There are various species of flora and fauna spotted in the National Park. There are over 3500 species of plants and around 1500 species of flowers around in the park. As much as eight different species of the famous bird - Hornbills are to be seen in the National Park too. Besides, over 27 species of bats are spotted here.

There are more wildlife in the park including the bearded pig, moon rat, gibbons, sun bear, shrews and etc. There are also treks and trails available in the park for all adventurous people. Many caves activities and forest activities are offered too. There is Mulu Canopy Skywalk which is hanging at the height of 480m. The Skywalk is the longest tree based walk way in the whole wide world. There are more interesting activities guided, or unguided including the Night Shift, Paku Waterfalls, Camping, Cruising and Adventure Caving. All activities are offered with different rates and packages. Do remember to call and book for reservations once you plan out to explore Gunung Mulu National Park.

Accommodations are available in the park itself. There are The Garden Bungalow Rooms and Longhouse rooms with different rates and prices. You can also spend your nights in the unique resort with the name of Royal Mulu Resort where you can reach the resort with just a 5 minutes drive from the National Park. There are restaurants and bars in the resort that provide food that has the capability to tantalize your taste buds. There is also a cafe opened daily in the Park HQ where you can enjoy your food and enjoy the serenity and tranquility of the natural environment. Shopping for souvenirs is a must and so there is a gift shop selling handmade wood work, t shirts and local carvings that are all related to the park.


The best and fastest way to get to Mulu is by flight. The flight takes only 35 minutes to reach Mulu. You can also reach the National Park by a boat ride. You can do this if you have a large group to save up the cost as there is no regular boat service available. The boat ride takes about 3 hours.