The Klias Peninsula is located in the district of Beaufort, approximately 125 km southwest of Kota Kinabalu. It takes about 90 minutes to travel from Kota Kinabalu to Klias. The Klias Peninsula is a large coastal wetland covering 130,000 hectares. It acts as a flood plain for the Padas River and possesses a network of river channels. Habitats include mangroves near the coast plus riverine and swamp forest further inland. The Klias Wetlands is home to a sizeable population of proboscis monkeys. Other wildlife includes estuarine crocodiles, long-tailed macaques, monitor lizards, silver-leaf monkeys and a diverse range of birds, including hornbills. Klias is usually visited as a day trip form Kota Kinabalu that includes wildlife watching river cruise through the Wetlands.
If you are interested in visiting the wetlands see our Klias River Safari in the Kota Kinabalu tours section.