Similajau National Park

Similajau National Park is situated approximately 30 km north-east of the town of Bintulu. The park’s main attractions are the geological features of its coast, its beaches and near-shore waters and its tropical rainforest. Similajau is essentially a narrow strip of protected forest, fronted by beaches and rocky coves. The main attractions of the park are close to the shoreline. A trekking trail follows the coastline from the park HQ to Golden Beach. The most popular activities are jungle trekking, river and coastal cruise and bird-watching. Similajau is home to the estuarine crocodile and these are often seen in the river near the park HQ, especially at night. Green turtles come ashore to lay their eggs at the park’s beaches and Irrawaddy dolphins and finless porpoises are occasionally seen in the near shore waters. The best time to visit Similajau is during the dry season (February to October) when the emerald green waters are clear and sea conditions are calm.

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