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.
Gunung Santubong can be seen from far away.
The trail to the waterfall starts here
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.
A suspension bridge has been constructed near the waterfall
The main Santubong fall
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.
A good place to take a bath
The second waterfall is smaller
The upper part of the second fall
Check if you need a permit before planning a waterfall trip. More information here
Waterfalls can be dangerous ! Always take care about your safety