Welcome to Gunung Gading National Park

The star attraction at 41-sq-km Gunung Gading is the Rafflesia tuan-mudae, a species that’s endemic to Sarawak. Up to 75cm in diameter, they flower pretty much year-round but unpredictably, and each flower lasts no more than five days, so to see one you’ll need some luck. To find out if a Rafflesia is in bloom – something that happens here only about 25 times a year – contact the park or call the National Park Booking Office on 082-248088.

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Gunung Gading National Park activities

$111.99 Day Trips & Excursions

Rafflesia Flower and Gunung Gading National Park Safari from Kuching

Gunung Gading National Park is a 2-3 hour drive from Kuching and is Sarawak's main conservation area for the Rafflesia, the world's largest flower, also the offical state flower of Sabah. The Rafflesia flowers can grow up to 100 centimeters and weigh up to 10 kilograms. The Rafflesia's are noted to give off a vile rotten meat smell to attract insects. The Gunung Gading National Park also offers a number of attractive walking trails, leading through primary rainforest to beautiful jungle waterfalls. A  packed lunch is included. Note : Blooming Rafflesia flowers may be a fair distance from park headquarters, so visitors should be prepared to walk for some time in hot humid conditions.

$89 Outdoor Activities

Kuching City to Gunung Gading National Park Day Trip and Lunch

Our professional English speaking guide will collect you from your hotel lobby in Kuching city around 8:00am by an air-conditioned minivan and head to Gunung Gading National Park. It is situated about 53 miles (85km) from Kuching city, a 1.5 hours drive will bring you passing by a local villages, farms until you reach the small town of Lundu.Upon arrival at Gunung Gading National Park, we will search for the amazing rare flower, The Rafflesia. We will need to trek towards the waterfall No. 7, about 4-5 hours to witness this beautiful flower. So, you are recommended to bring more drinking water and wear comfortable walking/trekking shoes.We will be passing by several waterfalls on the trail and our tour guide will share some information about the park during the walk as the path is uphill and steep in places. Enjoy cool fresh air at the park and observe forest flora and fauna in the mist of the breezy forest, birds, and some wildlife. As the Rafflesia flower's blooming depends on its pollinator and has a brief flowering period, so we cannot guarantee you will see the flower blooms – it takes a bit of luck.You can enjoy a very cold and refreshing swim in the beautiful waterfalls or on the nature’s pool down in the park station if you want to. Please do not forget it gets dark relatively early in the rainforest, so allow enough time for you to return back to the park entrance as overnight stays in the forest are not permitted.Lunch will be provided on this day-trip and we will transfer you back to your hotel safely after the tour finish in the late evening.

$69.90 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Sarawak Gunung Gading National Park (Rafflesia) Tour

Gunung Gading is home to the world’s largest flower, the rafflesia, which can grow up to one metre in diameter. When in bloom the flower gives off a nasty smell which attracts flies and other insects. The rafflesia has no specific season but the rainy season provides better blooming frequencies. It takes nine months to mature and flowering lasts only 4 or 5 days before dying.Located about 45km from Kuching City. The park gazette in 1989 with a total area of 2,230 hectares is primarily composed of sand stone, slit stone and shale. Forest composed of mixed diptercarp interspersed with patches of scrub forest. The park is a home for large and varied animal community and reptiles. The park is also rich in palm and orchids. These are trails to choose raging from half an hour to 3 hours namely Waterfall, Selang Trail , Summit Trail and Ulu Rayu Trail which leads you to the Matang Wildlife Centre. Tour start and drive about 2hrs from Kuching City to Gunung Gading National Park. A trip to Gunung Gading may be incomplete without catching the rare sight of the blooming ‘Raffesia’. However, these unique plants bloom infrequently and have brief flowering period. Gading is the home to numerous rare plants including the world's largest flower, the Rafflesia tuan-mudae (bunga pakma) at full bloom this giant flower stretches nearly one meter in width. The flowers can be found on specific vines like the host plant and develop into a bud which then becomes a gigantic flower, brownish red in colour. It stays in full bloom for about a week only. The main pollinator for this flower is the carrion fly. A comfortable plank walk makes the area where Rafflesia is commonly found accessible. The plank walk looms from a loop, which takes about one hour to complete, allowing time to enjoy the forest scenery along the way. Park rangers may be able to take you on a guided walk to a Rafflesia site and may even take you deeper into the forest if the plant is flowering there.

Gunung Gading National Park in detail