Kubah National Park is located 22 kilometers from Kuching City has an area of heavily forested slopes and ridge of 2,230 hectares. The park is open daily from 8.00am to 5.15pm local time including Sunday and public holidays. It's a favorite destination for day-trippers.
The park was established in 1989 to protect and preserve the area rich flora and fauna was opened to the public in 1995. It has become a popular tourist destination in the Matang area attracting locals and foreigners.
Kubah National Park is accessible via Kuching-Matang Road, You can use a taxi, grab or make a transport arrangement with the local agent.A nominal entry fee is imposed on entry to all Protected Areas in Sarawak. You can obtain the permit at the Park entrance or Matang Wildlife Centre if you come via Lundu-Sempadi Road.
The entrance fee covers both the park and also the wildlife center.For those that would like to take time to explore and experience the nature, surrounding can stay at the accommodation available at the park. You need to pre-book your accommodation at National Park Booking Office located at the Visitor Information Centre in Kuching City or online here.
Kubah National Park is a mixed Dipterocarp Forest with small acres of scrub forest and isolated patches of Kerangas Forest. The park is famous for its palms of different species spreading in an area of 22 sg.kilometer. It is also home to bearded pigs, hornbills, squirrels, mouse deers, and species of reptiles and amphibians.
A garden especially devoted to palm; the park best-known featured is located along the Selang Trail; a short distance from the park headquarters. The Palmerton as it called contained different shapes, and sizes of palms with each one labeled for easy recognition.
The Waterfall Trail is a 3 hours journey to the waterfall and back to the Park Hq. This trail passes through Mixed Dipterocarp forest connected by numerous plank walk section across the swampy area and small stream.
The Rayu Trail took 3 hours and 30 minutes one-way journey ended at the Matang Wildlife Centre. You will pass plenty of Riverine forest with some buttressed rainforest giant and several Bintangor Tree.
The 5km Summit Trail took about 4 hours to reach the Summit View Point and another 4 hours back to the HQ. You have the option to go to the Summit View Pointer Gunung Serapi. There you will be rewarded with an amazing view of Kuching town, Mount Santubong and Sarawak south-west Coastline in the distance. To experience the amazing sunset and sunrise view you need to spend the night there. Do inform the Park Headquarters of your intentions.
The newly established Belian Trail passes through huge Belian trees, gingers plant, climbing figs and also plenty of fruit trees. If you are lucky, you can encounter giant squirrels, Maroon Woodpecker, and White-rumped shama.
If you would like to enjoy this diverse and interesting park, it's highly recommended an overnight stay. Accommodation at the park consist of;
5 large chalets with two bedrooms each that can accommodate 2 beds per room, equipped with air-conditioned and kitchen facilities.
3 small chalets with 3 bedrooms each that accommodate 10 pax at one time are also equipped with air-conditioning and kitchen facilities.
a hostel that can accommodate 12 pax at one time.
And at the Matang Wildlife Centre, there are;
2 units of Chalets with 2 room each,
1 hostel with 8 rooms,a longhouse lodge with 8 rooms; each has two twin-sharing bed,
a camping site with a common bathroom and toilets.
You can also find accommodation outside the park, among them, are;
The Kebun Homestay located at Kampung Rayu Melayu, Matang is only 30 minutes from the park. They can also include a visit to Kubah National Park in their guest itinerary. You can make an inquiry about their package here.
Kampong Telaga Air Homestay provides clean and affordable accommodation while experiencing the kampong lifestyle.There is plenty of accommodations choice in and around Kuching, check for your preferred accommodation here.
Kubah National Park with its lush surrounding and variety of flora and fauna is a great site for jungle trekking and bird-watching. The well marked trails within the park took you through Mixed Dipterocarp Forest, crystal clear jungle streams, stunning waterfall and also the rich selection of orchids and ferns.
Kubah National Park is the most visited and accessible national park in Sarawak. It has become the preferred tourist destination among locals and foreigners besides the Matang Family Park. The nearby jungle was also the site for the Hollywood movieFarewell to the King, featuring Nick Nolte and Sleeping Dictionary, featuring Jessica Alba.The park lush surrounding and its variety of plants and animals make a great site for nature exploration.