Santubong Falls

State Sarawak
LocationSantubong Peninsula, north of Kuching
Coordinates and map N01 44.65' E110 19.19'
Water SourceStream
Waterfall ProfileNear Vertical Falls
AccessibilityTrekking

Gunung Santubong is located on the Damai Peninsula, 35km north of Kuching. This 810m high limestone hill is a popular destination for climbers and trekkers. Small streams feed two attractive waterfalls, which can be reached easily by well-maintained trails.
To reach this trail you take the road from Kuching to Santubong. A few km before reaching the Damai resort, there is a small cafe where the trail starts. In about half an hour you will reach the main waterfall.

left click for larger picture

Gunung Santubong can be seen from far away.

left click for larger picture

The trail to the waterfall starts here

left click for larger picture

At strategic places usefuls signboards show you how to continue.

In front of the waterfall a suspension bridge has been built, using a few dipterocarp giants for support. From the bridge you have a clear view of the attractive fall, which has two tiers.
There is a nice pool, where you can take a relaxing bath.

left click for larger picture

A suspension bridge has been constructed near the waterfall

left click for larger picture

The main Santubong fall

left click for larger picture

Popular with locals

The second waterfall can be reached by following the trail back to the main road. This waterfall is smaller, but also has a pool for swimming.

left click for larger picture

A good place to take a bath

left click for larger picture

The second waterfall is smaller

left click for larger picture

The upper part of the second fall

Waterfalls can be dangerous ! Always take care about your safety

To add a comment you must logon/register first