Mahua waterfall was introduced in 2003. Now, it becomes one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the country. Located in Sabah, it is about 26 kilometers from the town of Tambunan, Malaysia. This water fall is 17 meter tall and looks really beautiful. To find this location, you have to look for Mahua Park. You can also find it from Google Maps.
Opening hours: 8 am – 5 pm.
Contact number: +60-165-521-905.
Entrance fees: RM 3 for Malaysian, RM 10 (usd 2.5) for non-malaysian.
Address: Kampung Patau 89650 Tambunan, State of Sabah, Northern Borneo.
Getting to Mahua Waterfall
To go there, car or motorbike is the best option of vehicle you use. From Kanibau to Tambunan, it takes around 1.5 hours. Before arriving in Tambunan, you will see a roundabout with machete statue and ginger on it. Turning left to Ranau Tambunan road, it is still 13 kilometers away to get the waterfall. You just need to follow the signs that tell the direction to the waterfall.
The route requires you to pass pretty paddy fields of a village. After that, you will pass a hilly road that has forest view. Many yellow wagtail birds you can see there. At the end, you will arrive at Mahua substation managed by Sabah Parks. Here, you should buy the entrance ticket. It opens from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Local and foreign visitors need to pay different costs. The cost is also classified based on the ages of the visitor.
Exploring Mahua Park and Waterfall
First of all, you will see Crocker Range. It is a water catchment area. Magua is a magnet for various flora and fauna. From here, you have to make sure that your camera is ready to use for photographing because there are many spots and things interesting to capture.
More than just a waterfall, you can find a natural eco-garden at this park. You can see big mushrooms, 3 inch big lacewing, fungus, etc. Besides that, “Smiling Rock” also becomes one of the most interesting spots at Mahua Waterfall Tambunan. Along the way, cool & refreshing nuance can be felt deeply. The temperature is about 23 degrees of Celsius.
Soon, you will see the main area of the waterfall. The beauty of the waterfall view can pay your tiredness. At the area of waterfall, you can find hut shelters, toilet along the way, trash bin, and benches. Unfortunately, you are not allowed to go fishing at the waterfall or cook BBQ.
What to Do at Mahua Waterfall
After getting to the waterfall, you can play around there. This place is appropriate for picnic with family or anyone else. In fact, you can go swimming at the bottom of the waterfall. Besides, picnic while enjoying foods or drinks near the waterfall is also really fun. Then, there is also an area that can be used for camping at this park. There are also many other nature-based activities you can do there.
The View of Mahua Waterfall
As it is mentioned above, this waterfall is 17 meter tall. It is not tall enough but it looks really beautiful. The water looks really clean and smooth. The water also feels so cold so that you can feel the sensation of getting hit by the water that fall from the top. Do not forget to capture this wonderful view of the waterfall.