Mulu National Park - Rivers &
Map I The
Show Caves I Adventure
Caving I Mulu
Summit I The
Pinnacles I The
Headhunter's Trail I
Gorges I Flora
& Fauna I
As with much of Borneo, the rivers at Mulu form the primary means
of motorised transport. The steep topography and high rainfall of
the park make for fairly turbulent rivers and most of the river
access is restricted to the rivers flowing on the park’s boundaries
in the lowland areas. Even by equatorial standards, Mulu has a high
annual rainfall with an average of five to six metres and some areas
having recorded an annual rainfall well in excess of six metres.
Fortunately weather patterns in the park are reasonably consistent
with mostly clear mornings and early afternoons and showers in the
late afternoon or evening.
Trekking in the park allows visitors to truly appreciate the spectacular
nature and beauty of the riverine areas. Most well known is the
Melinau Gorge, which is formed between Gunung Api and Gunung Benarat
in the upper reaches of the Melinau River. The gorge forms the backdrop
to Camp 5 and includes spectacular views of Tiger Cave located high
on the southern cliff face of Benarat. In addition to the Melinau
there are several other spectacular river courses and gorges, including
the Melinau Paku River along the Summit Trail, the waterways flowing
into and out of the caves in the Garden of Eden and the Langsat
River, which flows from the park into the Tutoh River on its southern
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