Bako National Park    

The Bako National Park covers 2,742 hectares of a rugged sand stone peninsula to the east of the Bako River near Kuching, the capital of Sarawak. Millions of years of erosion have created a coastline of steep cliffs, rocky headlands and stretches of white, sandy bays. Wave erosion at the base of the cliffs has carved many of the rocks into fantastically shaped sea arches and seastacks. Coloured patterns formed by iron deposition have also dominated the rocky headlands.

The coastline is also dotted by a sandstone cliff vegetation characteristic of Bako. Other major vegetation types include the mangrove forest, mixed dipterocarp forest, peat swamp forest, kerangas (heath) forest, and kerangas scrub on the plateau; it's possible to see just about every type of vegetation found on Borneo at Bako.

For further information, please contact:

Sarawak Tourism Centre
Tel: 082-240620
Fax: 082-427151


Size: 2,742 hectares
Flora Fauna: Beach forest, cliff vegetation, mangrove swamp, mixed dipterocarp, kerangas pole forest and padang scrub. Nearly every plant in Borneo is visible here. Animal highlights include the rare proboscis monkey, silver-leaf monkeys, long-tailed macaques, and monitor lizards.
Activities: Jungle-trekking, swimming, sunbathing, bird watching, touring the seastacks.

During the monsoon season, from October to March, the sea is rough because of and access to the Park may not be possible

The park is accessible from Kuching along a 37 km road and a short ferry ride across Sungai Santubong. The Bako Road is flanked by coconut plantations before reaching Kampung Bako near the mouth of Sungai Bako. To reach the park, another 25-minute longboat ride along the Bako River is needed. The return fare is RM50.00 per per boatload journey. The maximum capacity of the boats is 10 persons. 

A regular bus service operates from Kuching to Kampong Bako.


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