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Tawau Hills Park is a recreational and national park located about 20 km away from Tawau town. Tawau Hills Park, was established in 1979, primarily known as a protection for the water catchment area of Tawau town, Sabah. The park covers an area of 27,972 hectares of land surrounded by oil palm and cacao plantations. Tawau Hills Park is an important water catchment area consists of five major rivers such as Tawau River, Merotai River, Kinabutan River, Mantri River and Balung River.
The park offers picnic areas, camping sites, and chalets. The Park contains rugged volcanic landscapes including a hot spring and spectacular waterfalls. The highest point in the park is Gunung Magdalena which was administered by the Sabah Parks. This park is also a popular spot for families and friends to enjoy a picnic or, for the more adventurous, spend a night camping under a blanket of stars. Many people visit Tawau Hills Park during the school holidays or during weekends.
You can board Malaysia Airlines and Air Asia to Tawau Airport. From the airport you may take taxi to Tawau Hills Park where it takes 54 minutes’ drive from airport to Tawau Hills Park.
You can drive to reach Tawau Hills Park from Tawau Town. To get to Tawau Hills Park from Tawau town, you can go to the road that leads to Jalan Muhibbah and Jalan Air Panas roads. Follow the signage until you see the Tawau Hills Park, drive another 8 km, you will arrive at Tawau Hills Park.
If you travel from Kota Kinabalu you can board long distance express bus to Tawau Town which was 8 hour journey. Once you reach Tawau Town, you need to get a taxi to Tawau Hilss Park which costs RM 30 one way.
The rivers in Tawau Hills Park tumble over several attractive waterfalls. The most attractive waterfall is The Bukit Gelas Waterfall which created a natural swimming pool. To get to the Bukit Gelas Waterfall, visitors have to trek for about 2.5 km through the jungle and up a hill.
Tawau Hills Park has the tallest tropical tree in the world according to the measurements made by American Scientists January 2007. This world’s tallest tree is reachable only 20 minutes by car followed by 30 minutes’ walk.
Visitors can relax and have a family picnic at Tawau Hot Springs Park. Besides being a family picnic spot, the hot spring has also become a ‘wishing well’ for the superstitious visitors. Others interested in the hot spring are experts in archeology, science and minerals, who are studying the hot water stream to test for its benefit to the people and environment.
Bukit Gemok is a precious untouched forest in Malaysia is an ideal forest parks for adventure seekers that looking for jungle hiking and jungle trekking activities in the forest. There are various terrains in the hill available for you to explore with excitement and thrill to hiking experiences in Tawau.
Tawau Market is best known as Malaysia’s largest indoor market with over 6000 stalls that sells dry produce and the famous Tawau dried seafood is touted to be the cheapest in Malaysia. At the ground floor you will find the dry produce while in the front you will find kitchenware and food souvenirs.
Staying at Promenade Hotel Tawau is a perfect choice when you are visiting Tawau. This 4-star hotel located close to the town center and adjacent to Eastern Plaza Shopping Center, the biggest shopping center in Tawau. With a great location visitors can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer.
Staying at MB Hotel is a great choice for accommodation when visiting Tawau. This 3-star hotel located near to tourist attractions such as Tawau Market and Teck Guan Cocoa Museum. For travelers who wish to travel comfortably at affordable price, MB Hotel is the perfect place to stay during your visit in Tawau.