A visit to Kinabalu Park will never be perfect without swinging by Poring Hot Springs. Situated 40 kilometers (25 miles) slightly northeast from the Parks HQ, Poring is located in the lowlands—a contrast to the Parks HQ. De-stress and soak away the sores and aches of your muscles in the spring’s hot sulphuric minerals, deemed to have healing properties and very popular among the locals.
Other than the natural hot spring main attraction at Poring Hot Springs, there are also other interesting areas in the park to be visited such as the butterfly farm, the Poring Orchid Conservation Centre, the tropical garden, the Poring canopy walkway, and the Rafflesia flower site.
For a satisfying trip to Poring Hot Springs, visitors are recommended to bring some vital things such as rubber sandals/slippers, change of clothes, towel, and swimwear.
Poring Hot Springs is open daily from 7am to 6pm.
Poring Hot Springs is situated approximately 136 kilometers from Kota Kinabalu (3 hours drive away). One can choose to either go by bus, take a taxi, or rent a car to get to Poring Hot Springs.
*Bus rate from Kota Kinabalu- Ranau is from RM16 per person. Taxi fare is between RM160 to RM300 per taxi.
*Bus and taxi leave when they’re full.
Conservation Fee (per person)
Below 18 years: RM1.00
Others: RM15- RM10.00
Conference Room (per day): RM100.00
Enclosed Bath tub (per hour) : Standard (RM15-20.00)
Camera (per unit) : RM5.00
Video (per unit) : RM30.00
Poring Hot Spring & Nature Reserve