Travelers would climb steep terrain deep into the rainforest of Borneo for its breathtaking waterfalls. There’s nothing more rewarding to have plunge yourself into the cooling pool after a sweaty hike. Sabah is blessed with some of the most amazing waterfalls that you’ve ever seen. Chasing waterfalls indeed one of the attraction not just for travelers but for the locals alike. Here are to list the beautiful and accessible waterfalls that are totally worth the hike!
Mahua Waterfalls, located in Tambunan.
This place will reminds you of the movies of secret avatar garden, where the majestic waterfall is accompanied by the greenery plants sprawled all over on the rock layers next to the fall. Mahua fall is refreshing and it has an ample picnic area. The surrounding nature is untouched and is a perfect for those aimed for quiet relaxation, to just listen to the sound of water waterfall, followed by the breezy wind. For those seeking for more adventure trip, you should definitely do the one day Mount Alab hike and a rewarding swim at the Mahua waterfall. The trek is tough and we recommend this trip for those with good fitness level, do visit our link for the full itinerary here; Mount Alab and Mahua Waterfall
Langanan Waterfall, located in Ranau Poring.
Totally worth the 2 hours hike up the Langanan Fall, where the freshness and cooling breeze greeted you with sprinkles of the waterfalls. The Langanan falls plunged into a clear blue pool of water making it hard to resist of not taking a dip with the cold water from the mountain. The waterfall pool is ideal for swimming, or simply great for just having a dip. Interested for a private trip to Poring Hot Spring, do book our one day trip to Poring Hot Spring a great nature adventure trip taking you to the canopy walkway for an interesting aerial forest view of the fauna and a chance to hike to the fall for a good fun of swimming away from the everyday crowd at the hot spring tub.
Maliau Waterfall, located in Maliau Basin Centre.
Deep in the heart of Sabah, is an experience of both jungle adventure with the chance to explore the natural beauty Borneo’s great wilderness. Maliau Basin never cease to awe its visitors with the richness in biological life, untouched rainforest and diverse possibility of wildlife sightings. A definite haven for keen nature photographers, and the magnificent beauty of Maliau many waterfalls is the highlight of this four days trip into the lost world of Sabah.
The Bukit Gelas Waterfall (Table Waterfalls), located in Tawau.
The river in Tawau Hills Park tumbled over several attractive waterfalls. Clearly the most attractive fall is this Bukit Gelas Waterfall also known as Table Waterfall which created a natural swimming pool. A favourite picnic spot for the locals during the weekends, offering its visitors nature walk, swimming and camping activities.