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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Crocker Range National Park


144 kilometers away from Kota Kinabalu is the Crocker Range National Park (CRNP), situated in the Crocker Range, Sabah. The Crocker Range Park is located 13 kilometers from Keningau town, approximately 25 minutes away by car. 

The Crocker Range was designated to be a forest reserve in 1968. In 1984, Crocker Range Nature Park was then established in order to protect the water catchments area which was supplying clean drinking water to the West Coast and the interior of Sabah. It was renamed Taman Banjaran Crocker (Crocker Range Park) in 1996 and is managed by the Sabah Parks. 

Located in the heart of Crocker Range Park, the newly developed Sabah Park’s facility which opened in February 2004 is ideal a place for meetings, camping, jungle trekking and outdoor educational activities. Among the attractions to found in the Crocker Range Park are the Rafflesia sites, trekking courses, and camping ground. 

The rising concern for protecting its rich biodiversity and rare species of flora and fauna had been the prime propellant in the initiative to gazette it as a national park. 

Entrance FeeRM3.00 per personRM10.00 per person
Camping Ground
RM20.00 per person
ChaletRM60.00 per roomRM100.00 per room
Hostel (18 years below)
RM10.00 per person
Hostel (18 years above)
RM20.00 per person

The Crocker Range Park is open daily from 08:00am to 17:00pm.

Getting ThereThe bus to Keningau can be taken at the long distance bus station near Merdeka Field (to reach Keningau bus station). Schedules for departure are at 7a.m, 8.am, 10p.m, 12p.m, 1p.m, 2p.m, and 5p.m; the bus fare to Keningau is RM16 per person. 

Visitors can also take the taxi from Kota Kinabalu to the Keningau Taxi station for RM120 per taxi. 

From the Keningau bus station/ Keningau Taxi station, visitors would have to take another taxi to reach the Crocker Range station. One way fare is RM40 per taxi. However, all prices are estimated and are subject to change.

Further Information:Please contact the Crocker Range Park (Head Station Keningau) at +6019-809 8683 or fax to +6087-330924.

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Source: http://www.sabahtourism.com/sabah-malaysian-borneo/en/destination/122-crocker-range-national-park/


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