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TAWAU HILLS PARK

"Here you will find the highest tropical tree, hot springs and a nice waterfall. There are several beautiful routes that you can walk (without a guide) that are well marked. Nature is great! Definitely recommended.
You can also spend the night in the park. But as a day trip it is also very nice."


Park Headquaters

If you are not familiar with Tawau, it is a bit difficult to find Tawau Hills Park (Taman Bukit Tawau) as there is no bus. Tawau Hills Park is a recreational and national park located approximately 15 miles away from the city of Tawau. On weekends many families and young people go there for swimming, walking and BBQ. The locals of Tawau normally call this place "Abacca", "Table", "National Park", "Taman Negara", "No. 4 Gudang".
If you say "Tawau Hills Park" they will tell you look with a "Huh? What?" expression, as if asking for direction to another planet. So you will have to take a taxi to get there, but better take a taxi from Grab. That saves at least half. Just download the app and you can travel cheaply by taxi throughout Malaysia. Read the page about Grab. Along the way you will see palm oil, cocoa and rubber plantations.

 

You have to report to “Park Headquaters”, where you have to pay a small entrance fee (5RM). Here you can also rent a guide by the hour or the whole day. In this office you can also hear a chalet or a bed in the hostel, if you want to stay longer.
It is worth staying overnight here to go birding at sunset and sunrise and spot frogs and snakes by the creek at night.
Tawau Hills is a good alternative to much effort to the Maliau Basin or the Danum Valley to go.
This relatively small reserve juts out into the surrounding landscape, as it is home to three mountains with rivers (7), waterfalls, hot springs and deep pools.
 


The Mountains in the Tawau Hills are:

 
1. Magdalena Mountain 1312 meters
     
2. Lucia Mountain 1202 meters
     
3. Maria Mountain 1083 meters
     
4. Bombalai Hill 530 meters

 

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The rainforest is very dense but there are several marked hiking trails. No guide is needed for this. Other longer trails lead to the three main mountains, of which only Mount Lucia is accessible without a guide. There's a hostel on the slope here.
If you're lucky, you might spot wildlife along the way, such as clouded leopard, hornbills, pheasants, and giant squirrels.
You may want to wear leech socks. Visitors to the park can enjoy the fauna, or the beauty and tranquility of nature. Lucky visitors may even encounter blooming orchids in their path.

The park was established in 1979 to protect water resources for settlements (and Tawau) in the area, but not before clearing most of the accessible rainforest. Much of the remaining forest clings to steep mountain ridges, which reach up to 1,312 meters Gunung Magdalena.
One very important tip: avoid weekends as there is a lot of daytime tourism.

 

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Heritage Hotel

This hotel is located in the heart of the city of Tawau. The Heritage Hotel is an ideal base from which to discover Tawau. The hotel is only 0 KM from the city center, so local attractions are quickly reachable. Also within easy reach are Pasar Tanjung, Tawau Airport, Teck Guan Cocoa Museum.
The facilities and services provided by Heritage Hotel ensure a pleasant stay. stay for guests. Top amenities at the property include free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, taxi service, 24-hour reception.
Heritage Hotel has 88 guest rooms. These are all tastefully decorated for maximum comfort, with amenities such as plasma TV, clothes rack, instant coffee, tea, linens. The accommodation offers numerous leisure options to ensure that you have plenty to do during your stay. Heritage Hotel is your one-stop destination for quality accommodation in Tawau.This hotel is located in the heart of the city of Tawau. The Heritage Hotel is an ideal base from which to discover Tawau. The hotel is only 0 KM from the city center, so local attractions are quickly reachable. Also within easy reach are Pasar Tanjung, Tawau Airport, Teck Guan Cocoa Museum.
The facilities and services provided by Heritage Hotel ensure a pleasant stay. stay for guests. Top amenities at the property include free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, taxi service, 24-hour reception.
Heritage Hotel has 88 guest rooms. These are all tastefully decorated for maximum comfort, with amenities such as plasma TV, clothes rack, instant coffee, tea, linens. The accommodation offers numerous leisure options to ensure that you have plenty to do during your stay. Heritage Hotel is your one-stop destination for quality accommodation in Tawau.

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