Gazetted as a National Park in 1983.
Located in Lundu District and is about 11/2 hours drive from
The park consists of rugged mounted peaks- Gunung Gading (the
highest point at 906 metres), Gunung Perigi, Gunung Sebuluh
and Gunung Lundu. These mountains provide a scenic backdrop
to the nearby beaches at Pandan and Siar.
There are numerous rare plants in the park, the most notable
being the Rafflesia tuanmudae (bunga pakma) which is reputed
to be the world's largest. It was discovered by the 19th century
Italian botanist, Odoardo Beccari and named in honour of the
2nd White Rajah, Tuan Muda Charles Brooke.
The Rafflesia can grow
up to 1 metre in
diameter: When in
bloom, the flower gives
off nasty smell which
attracts flies and other
insects. It takes 9
months to mature and
flowers for only 4-5 days
before dying. There is
no specific season.
In order to protect the Rafflesia, there is a plank walk built close
to where the flower is found. The park wardens also take visitors
on guided walks to the flower that are blooming deeper in the
Call the Park HQ at 6082-735714 or the National Park Booking
Office at 6082-248088 to check out if any flowers are about to
bloom or in full bloom. Peak period is from the month of
November, December and January.
Other attractions in the park include a series of challenging jungle
trails and a number of waterfalls with excellent bathing spots.
HOW TO GET THERE:
1. Kuching - Express Bus Terminal [20 mins]:
(Sarawak Transport Co.)
Bus Stop opposite General Post Office.
Bus Fare RMO.90 each way.
Bus leaves every 20 rains: 6am - 7pm
RM12 one way by Taxi.
2. Express Bus Terminal - Lundu Town [2 hrs]:
No. EP7 - LUNDU (Sarawak Transport Co.)
Depart: 8:15am/1 lam/2pm/4pm
Return: 8am/1 lam/2pm/4pm
Bus Fare: RM10.00 each way
3. Lundu Town - Gunung Gading National Park [5 mins]:
Leaves near Lundu Bus Station,
Fare RM5 p/person
It leaves when there are enough passengers.
Approximately 30 mins by foot from Lundu
bus station to Gunung Gading park HQ.
Accommodation reservation and inquiry:
FOREST LODGE (TYPE 5)
3 rooms (1 double bed-room 1)
(2 single bed-room 2 Et 3)
Shower and toilets attached.
Air-conditioned Et Fan
4 rooms (2 double bunk bed each)
Shared bathroom and toilets.
RM15.00 p/bed, RM40 p/room
CAMPSITE (tent not provided)
Shower room Et toilets only
10 sites available.
RM5 p/person, p/night.
NATIONAL PARKS 8: WILDLIFE BOOKING OFFICE
(Sarawak Tourism Complex, Jalan Tun Abang Hi. Openg)
TEL: 6 082-248088 FAX: 6 082-248087
ONLINE BOOKING: http: //ebooking.com.my
URL: www.sarawakforestry.com OR www.forestry.sarawak.gov.my
Permit: To stay overnight, permit will be issued during
No permit issued for the day-trippers and entrance fee to
be paid at the Park's entrance.
Tips: No restaurant in the park, but ell type of accommodations
ere equipped with cooking utensils, cutlery and borbeque
pit. Basic needs like refrigerator and electric kettle are
also provided. Lundu bazaar is the nearest place to shop
Rafflesia Blooming Inquiry
082-735714 (Gunung Gading NP)
082-248088 (hiP Booking Office)