Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park

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  • Address: Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  • Timings: 08:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +60-88523500
  • Ticket Price: 10 MYR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: National Park, Park, Family And Kids, Nature
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Tunku Abdul Rahman is a cluster of islands namely Pulau Gaya, Pulau Sapi, Pulau Manukan, Pulau Mamutik and Pulau Sulug. As the islands are only a short boat ride away from Kota Kinabalu it is a popular destination among day-trippers. You can opt to stay for a few days at the resorts within the marine park.

Gaya and Manukan are the biggest islands within the marine park (though Manukan is tiny compared to Gaya). You can enjoy few trails walking through the jungles. The famous dive spots within the marine park will make your trip memorable one. Some of the resorts on this island also have their own dive centre where you can make the necessary arrangements.

Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park Travel Tips

  • Do not head out to the marine park during bad weather. Especially between November and February seas can be quite rough. Stay safe!
  • The local community at the western part of Gaya Island should be avoided as the town mainly consists of illegal immigrants.
  • Bring along enough sun lotion and insect repellant (especially the sand flies can be a nuisance).
  • If you are planning to visit the more secluded islands, be sure to bring along enough water (and perhaps some light snacks) as there are no facilities at these places.
  • If you are visiting the marine park in the weekend, make sure you do not take the last boats back to Kota Kinabalu as they can be very crowded! Depart at 3pm instead of 4.30pm.
  • It is possible to camp at some of the islands. You can bring your own tent or rent one. To stay overnight at these camp sites you need to arrange a permit up front at Sabah Parks (see contact details below). 

Entrance Ticket Details For Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park

  • Child: 6 RM
  • For Malaysians: Adult: RM3, child RM1

How to Reach Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park

  • By Ferry and speedboat: Jesselton Point: Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park

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  • Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park Address: Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  • Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park Contact Number: +60-88523500
  • Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park Timing: 08:30 am - 05:00 pm
  • Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park Price: 10 MYR
  • Best time to visit Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park(preferred time): 08:30 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 69.31% of people who visit Kota Kinabalu include Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park in their plan

  • 46.94% of people start their Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

79.93% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park

People normally club together Manukan Island and Tanjung Aru Beach while planning their visit to Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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