Outdoor Activities in Kota Kinabalu

Outdoor activities in Kota Kinabalu are a mix of adventure sports and some laid-back vibes amidst scenic beauty. Kota Kinabalu comes with an ideal terrain and atmosphere to spend active holidays and make plenty of unforgettable memories. So, explore the wilderness of Kota Kinabalu and spend some time in the lap of nature with these exciting outdoor activities Kota Kinabalu has to offer. From the most adventurous experiences to the most popular ones, the following list combines it all to make sure you do not miss these unique experiences while planning a trip to Kota Kinabalu.

From sunrise to sunset, let's discover the best spots for outdoor activities in Kota Kinabalu:

  1. #1 of 82 Outdoors Activities in Kota Kinabalu
    - Used in 2611 itineraries
    Mount Kinabalu

    Tags: Mountain, View Point, Hill

    Address: Kinabalu National Park, Malaysia

    Timings: 09:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

    Climb up to this highest mountain between the Himalayas and the island of New Guinea. In the Malaysian language, this mountain is called as Gunung Kinabalu and is quite unlike any other on earth as it...Read more

  2. #2 of 82 Outdoors Activities in Kota Kinabalu
    - Used in 1509 itineraries
    Sapi Island

    Tags: Outdoors, Beach, Island, Tourist Center

    Address: Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia

    Timings: 08:30 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Among all the islands that surround Kota Kinabalu City, Sapi Island (Pulau Sapi) is the most favorite amongst tourists. Not only does it offer abundant nature’s experience, it also offers activi...Read more

  3. #3 of 82 Outdoors Activities in Kota Kinabalu
    - Used in 2765 itineraries
    Manukan Island

    Tags: Island

    Address: Malaysia

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Located near Kota Kinabalu, Manukan Island is one of the most famous and most frequented islands by domestic and international tourists. To reach here, you just need to take a 15-minutes boat ride fro...Read more

  4. #4 of 82 Outdoors Activities in Kota Kinabalu
    - Used in 2461 itineraries
    Shangri La's Orangutan Care Project

    Tags: Outdoors, Wildlife Park, Tourist Center, Nature

    Address: Pantai Dalit Beach | Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort, Kota Kinabalu 89208, Malaysia

    Your stay in Kota Kinabalu can become exciting with experiencing the wildlife at the Orang-utan Care Project, Shangri la. The project offers people with a chance to view these amazing creatures up-clo...Read more

  5. #5 of 82 Outdoors Activities in Kota Kinabalu
    - Used in 2524 itineraries
    Poring Hot Springs

    Tags: Hot Spring, Nature

    Address: Poring, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

    Timings: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Poring Hot Springs is about 40 kilometers from the Kinabalu National Park Headquarters in Kundasang. The hot springs is actually part of the huge Kinabalu National Park. The Poring Hot Springs wa...Read more

  6. #6 of 82 Outdoors Activities in Kota Kinabalu
    - Used in 1958 itineraries
    Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park

    Tags: National Park, Park, Nature

    Address: Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

    Timings: 08:30 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Tunku Abdul Rahman is not just one island. It is a cluster of islands: Pulau Gaya, Pulau Sapi, Pulau Manukan, Pulau Mamutik, and Pulau Sulug. As the islands are only a short boat ride away from Kota K...Read more

  7. #7 of 82 Outdoors Activities in Kota Kinabalu
    - Used in 870 itineraries
    Lok Kawi Wildlife Park

    Tags: Wildlife Park, Zoo, Botanical Garden

    Address: Jalan Pintas Penampang | Penampang, Kota Kinabalu 89500, Malaysia

    Timings: 09:30 am - 05:30 pm Details

    This is a huge wildlife park that is made up of two parts: the zoological and the botanical side. Among the many residents of the zoo are the Borneo Pygmy elephants, Sumatran rhinoceros, Orang Utan, P...Read more

  8. #8 of 82 Outdoors Activities in Kota Kinabalu
    - Used in 1509 itineraries
    Kinabalu Park

    Tags: Park, Nature

    Address: Ranau, Sabah, Malaysia

    Timings: 09:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

    Kinabalu Park is located at the entrance to Mount Kinabalu and thus acts as the main starting point for the summit trail that leads to the top of Mount Kinabalu. If you don’t wish to climb the m...Read more

  9. #9 of 82 Outdoors Activities in Kota Kinabalu
    - Used in 1096 itineraries
    Mamutik Island

    Tags: Outdoors, Island, Picnic Spot

    Address: Sabah, Malaysia

    Timings: 08:30 am - 05:00 pm Details

    A visit to the Mamutik Island can let you enjoy the beauty of sun and sand to the fullest. The place is an ideal spot for holidaying where you can indulge in various recreational activities. First of ...Read more

  10. #10 of 82 Outdoors Activities in Kota Kinabalu
    - Used in 1089 itineraries
    North Borneo Railway

    Tags: Outdoors, Train Ride

    Address: Tanjung Aru Railway Station, Mail Bag 2047, 88999, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, 88999, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    One of the attractions of Kota Kinabalu is to take a ride on the North Borneo Railway that recreates the era of British North Borneo. As you take a ride in this steam train, you shall come across the ...Read more

  11. #11 of 82 Outdoors Activities in Kota Kinabalu
    - Used in 2311 itineraries
    Kota Kinabalu City Mosque

    Tags: Mosque, Religious Site, Tourist Center

    Address: Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

    Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Kota Kinabalu is populated by predominantly Muslim population. Therefore, the city is scattered with emblems of Islamic faith and culture. Visit the largest mosque of Kota Kinabalu city that displays ...Read more

  12. #12 of 82 Outdoors Activities in Kota Kinabalu
    - Used in 2281 itineraries
    Sabah Museum

    Tags: Museum, Specialty Museum

    Address: Jalan Muzium, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    You and your companions can visit the Sabah Museum that started its journey in the year 1965. Since its journey, the museum has made people surprised with its large collection of historical artefacts....Read more

  13. #13 of 82 Outdoors Activities in Kota Kinabalu
    - Used in 230 itineraries
    Gaya Street Sunday Market

    Tags: Outdoors, Tourist Center, Street Market

    Address: Gaya Street, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

    Timings: 06:30 am - 01:00 pm Details

    This street was originally named as Bond Street and has been present in the central business district for past 100 years. The market here looks exotic with the wooden shops with nipah roofs. Here, you...Read more

  14. #14 of 82 Outdoors Activities in Kota Kinabalu
    - Used in 352 itineraries
    Night Market

    Tags: Outdoors, Tourist Center, Street Market, Street Food

    Address: Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens,Kota Kinabalu,Sabah,Malaysia

    Timings: 05:30 pm - 11:59 pm Details

    The culture of Malaysia comes alive at the Night Market in Kota Kinabalu which also serves as one of the most famous food courts in all South East Asia. This market is located off Jalan Kampung Air ne...Read more

  15. #15 of 82 Outdoors Activities in Kota Kinabalu
    - Used in 916 itineraries
    Suria Sabah

    Tags: Food And Drinks, Tourist Center, Mall, Shopping Center

    Address: Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Kota Kinabalu88000, Malaysia

    Timings: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

    This new shopping malls has gradually placed itself as one of the attractions of Kota Kinabalu. With a unique architecture that shall remind you of salad bowl design, the mall has become famous as it ...Read more