Drive 2 hours overland through rice paddy fields and Dusun villages over the ridges of the
Crocker Range to Kinabalu Park World Heritage Site, which is about 90 km East of KK and
lies at the base of Mount Kinabalu
at an altitude of 1500 metres. It is a veritable treasure trove for botanists and bird watchers.
On the trip from KK,
you will be able to experience spectacular scenery as you cross the ridges of the Croker Range. En route you
will get a chance to photograph the mountain from a number of angles (ask the driver to stop for you!) and also to
visit a local market at Nabalu village, located near the base of the mountain, to savour local
fruits and to bargain prices for the handicrafts. While at the park Headquarters, you will visit the
Education Centre and Mountain Botanical Garden which is home to a wide variety of orchids,
pitcher plants, carnivorous pitcher plants, various species of flowering rhododendrons, oak trees,
ferns and birds.
The temperature at the park is around 14 to 25 degrees C. Take a guided walk on
one of the trails in the cool surroundings to observe the montane forest.
Return to your hotel in KK in the late afternoon. [includes lunch]
Please bring along drinking water bottle, insect repellent, hat, walking shoes and light raincoat.
Prices per person in Australian Dollars and valid 01 April 2013 to 31 March 2014 (E.O.E.)
Includes tour and KK transfers, lunch, park entry fees (excludes camera fees) and English speaking guide.
Photograph courtesy of Phil Youdale