Gunung Gading National Park is home to the Rafflesia, the world’s largest flower which can grow up to one metre in diameter. The Rafflesia is a parasitic plant that takes eighteen months to infest the tissues of the host vine, followed by nine months to mature into a cabbage-sized bud before flowering for a mere 4-5 days. When in bloom the Rafflesia gives off a pungent smell which attracts flies and other insects.
Gunung Gading comprises a series of rugged mountains and is located near the town of Lundu, approximately 2 hours drive from Kuching. A plankwalk near the park HQ allows visitors to walk around an area where Rafflesia flowers frequently bloom. Young Rafflesia buds can also be seen scattered around the forest floor. Whilst most visitors make day trips to the park to see Rafflesia, the park contains a range of other attractions. A series of waterfalls and clear jungle streams provide excellent bathing spots and there are a number of jungle trails, including the Gunung Gading Summit Trail.
We operate small group tours to the park on Thursdays and when flowers are in bloom.