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Things to Do in Kota Tinggi, Malaysia

Kota Tinggi Things to Do

Kota Tinggi offers a wide range of things to do throughout the year. Whether you are planning to stay a few days, or a few weeks, there are plenty of activities to keep you busy.

The Beach

The over 25 kilometers of white, sand of Desaru Beach is something every visitor must see. Whether you are interested in fishing, boating, swimming, or just spreading out under the casuarina trees, you can do it here.

Explore Nature

The Kota Tinggi Waterfall cascades 34 meters down the slopes of Gunung Muntahak, forming three perfect swimming holes along the way. Spend an afternoon relaxing by the pools, enjoying the postcard-like scenery while dining at the Waterfall View Restaurant, or experiencing a magical night in one of the local hotels. The waterfall area is open from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm daily. There is a small fee to access the area.

Take a night river cruise to view the natural firework show of lightning bugs. The tour will pick you up at your hotel, and take you directly to a river boat for a short cruise to see hundreds of fireflies. It is a fantastic experience for those who have never seen fireflies before.

Popular hiking spots include the Gunung Panti and the Gunung Muntahak hills. Gunung Panti hills are close to town, and a perfect hike for novices. It takes about 4 -5 hours to make a leisurely trip up to the top and back down. The Gunung Muntahap hill is the source of the Kota Tinggi Waterfall, and offers a hiking option with a mild ascent, but a narrow path.

Visit a Farm

Kota Tinggi has many unique farms to visit. One of the most popular is the Ostrich Showfarm. Visitors can watch and interact with the more than 300 ostriches. Tourists will want to check out the synchronized ostrich dancing, or go for a ride on the back of an ostrich. Tickets are available for purchase at the farm.

Tourists who are interested in agriculture will want to visit the Desura Fruit Farm. Here, visitors can explore the more than 100 varieties of fruit which grow on the the farm. The farm can organize a tour to view the bee aviary and mini zoo, or even take the more adventurous visitors for a ride in a bullock cart. The farm is open 8:00 am to  6:00, and there is a small charge for admission.

Within the Teluk Sengat Village, tourists can come face-to-face with real crocodiles. Workers at the crocodile farm will show visitor how they feed and raise these prehistoric creatures. If you are brave enough, you can hold, or even kiss a baby crocodile!

Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about things to do in Kota Tinggi.


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