Johor isn’t only about shopping malls – there are excellent outdoors activities and National Parks – if you know where to look.
Tanjung Piai National Park is a small area of protected mangrove forest in Johor, Malaysia, known as the most southerly point in mainland Asia.
Ala Archa National Park offers great day hiking with spectacular alpine views over rivers, meadows, and snow capped mountains – within an hour of Bishkek.
Pulau Kukup National Park is a small island off Malaysia’s west coast, with recently refurbished boardwalks through mangrove forests and observation towers with great views. Kukup is home to wildlife including long tailed macaques, monkeys, herons, and crabs.
Tangkoko National Park in Sulawesi is home to endemic and critically endangered wildlife including Black Macaques, hornbill, cuscus, and kingfishers.
Rainbow Reach is the goal for the final day of the Kepler Track. From Iris Burn the track heads directly down the valley through thick, moss covered forest.
The Kepler Track to Iris Burn crosses high ridge lines with outstanding views on all sides – forests, ridges, lakes, far off snow-capped mountain peaks.
Luxmore Hut is the destination for day 2 of the Kepler Track, where increased elevation brings spectacular views across Fiordland National Park.
The Kepler track is a 60 kilometre Great Walk in New Zealand’s Fiordland National park, passing through forests, wetlands, and across mountain ridges.
The Mueller Hut route is a 6-7 hour advanced hike offering stupendous views of Mount Cook, Mueller Lake, Hooker Lake, and surrounding peaks.