Gunung Mulu National Park Overview
Gunung Mulu National Park boasts one of the most impressive cave systems in the world. Calling Sarawak its home, the park is a well-preserved wilderness with an abundance of caves to explore, treks to traverse and wildlife to observe. Experienced enthusiasts can enjoy challenging caving expeditions while other visitors can simply enjoy the park’s exotic surrounding beauty. Between the sandstone peak of the 2377-metre Gunung Mulu and the 1750-metre limestone Gunung Api, are rocky mountains, deep gorges with swiftly-flowing rivers and an inimitable montage of wildlife habitats.
Highlights and Features
Deer Cave: Once listed as the largest cave passage in the world, Deer Cave now holds the record as the largest traversable cave passage. The two-kilometre-long, 174-metre-high passage takes approximately an hour to navigate; the caves are home to countless bats that cling to the ceiling.
Cave of the Winds: Filled with hundreds of stalagmites and stalactites, the Cave of the Winds, has several chambers. Along the way you’ll pass the Batu Bungan settlement where you can purchase knick knacks under the shaded green canopy.
Clearwater Cave: Most people enjoy a trip to Clearwater Cave because the longest cave in Southeast Asia has an inviting swimming hole just outside its entrance. Sarawak Chamber: It may be hard to traverse the distance necessary to get to this cave that, figuratively, seems to lie at the centre of the Earth, but the trip is well worth the effort. The yawning cavern is simply magnificent and the 12-hour long journey will simply be forgotten – at least until you’re making your way back. Accommodation available.