What tourists said about Gunung Lambak
I love this place! Provides a good hike and on weekend mornings, you can find a lovely group of folks who serve olive tea in a tea shack midway. View of Kluang on top through the clouds. It’s very steep at some parts but should be ok for any reasonably healthy person.
“Pretty OK if you need a workout in Kluang”
Was there since it is the only interesting place around. The base of the hill has children’s water park that’s frequented by locals. Many fruit stalls selling fruits and fruit juice. Should be clean (I didn’t have any stomach ache after having local dragon fruit).
The hiking trail is dotted by mini fountains or creeks, also frequented by local children who would play and squeal. It is kindda refreshing to watch local children play.
At the last 200m up, the trails get a little challenging as the trail turns from paved and steps into rocks and slopes. And yet I noticed old people hiking up and down like it is a regular trail. Wow!
Visited June 2014
“Its OK to bring kids.”
We went for family activity during school holiday. My husband n i with 3 kids (6, 9 & 13) . Although the whole journey took about 4 hours, but we still enjoyed. Guide is not necessary. Just to have comfortable shoes n go early. its fun.
Visited June 2014
“A must go if you visit Kluang”
To get to Gunang Lambak, don’t waste time, just get the hotel to call a cab and getting there would cost about RM20. At first we stupidly took a bus that never goes there but it’s okay, every experience is a lesson! =)
We were sooo lucky to meet a friendly local uncle that brought us up! Without him I guess we won’t even be back at the foot at sunset! The climb was tedious for the terrains were rough after the rain but nevertheless, it was conquered! The reward was the view of Kluang from the top.
The locals climb the mountain daily and they are so proud and protective of this mountain that they have.Talking to the uncle made me know the locals more. He seems to know almost everyone that climb up the mountain!
When you finish the climb, you might want to approach the Auntie who is selling drinks at the foot of the mountain. She will gladly help you to cal cab and the rate was cheaper!
All in all it was a good experience in Kluang!
An easier hill for first time trekker!”
A place to getaway from busy city… enjoy the fresh air and experience the nature! There is a bridge to the starting point, a must to try out the very shaky bridge!
Visited July 2013
About Gunung Lambak Eco Resort
The Gunung Lambak Eco Resort in Kluang , Johor is ideal for jungle trekking and those who want to be close to nature and hold their various company events.
IT’S morning. You step out of your chalet, throw your arms wide and stretch.
You drink in the fresh morning air drenched with dewdrops and enjoy a panoramic view of tropical greenery — matured rain-trees with sunbursts and prisms of light reflecting on damp fronds.
What to see at Gunung Lambak
Suddenly, there is a movement in the branches and you blink, wondering if you actually saw it. And there it is: The wonderful sight of a rare white squirrel! Rare glimpses of white squirrels, hornbills and a host of interesting insects and plants are the treats to enjoy at the Gunung Lambak Eco Resort.
Chalets, a campsite, a terrace restaurant and a Water Park have been creatively carved into the slopes of Gunung Lambak in the Gunung Lambak Forest Reserve. The natural terrain and habitats have been carefully preserved to maintain a balance in the delicate eco system.
Things to do
Don’t be alarmed if you are awakened by the sound of footsteps and heavy breathing. These are only fitness enthusiasts who trek up the slopes at the crack of dawn for an invigorating start to their day.
Surrounded by tropical rain forests, the spacious resort car park at the foothills is perfect for morning workouts. In the early light, the car park will be dotted with rows of tai-chi exponents, seriously working out to the strains of recorded traditional music.
Attractions at Gunung Lambak Eco Resort
Locals have been enjoying healthy refreshments at Gunung Lambak for a long time, and now you can get closer to Nature, too. Families, youth and corporate groups who enjoy healthy outdoor activities often go jungle trekking in the forest reserve.
The trek up Gunung Lambak begins with a thrilling walk across a suspended bridge. While the fittest may finally reach the summit, the less adventurous can take a detour on a less challenging route.
While the cozy resort is a popular choice for events like corporate dinners, children’s parties, family days, product exhibitions and conferences, it is also fast gaining a reputation as an ideal spot for families to host circumcision celebrations!
The resort is expanding its facilities for groups of up to 500 guests. A team-building village equipped with comprehensive facilities, including artificial rock climbing features and war game activities, will appeal to youth and corporate groups.
A Nature Study Center will also be set up to present interesting information on trees, plants, herbs, animals and insects found in this forest reserve.
Accommodation at Gunung Lambak Eco Resort
Accommodation comes in choices of Deluxe or Standard chalets, suites designed with themes and 200-bed dormitories on the hill slopes. The more adventurous can hire tents for an outdoor camping experience in the tropical rainforest.
Getting to Gunung Lambak
From the North-South Expressway, exit at the Air Hitam/Batu Pahat tollgates and drive towards Kluang.
The resort is only 5km from Kluang and easily accessible from Jalan Mersing, Bandar Tenggara and Jalan Batu Pahat. The main entrance through Kampung Dato’ Abdul Rahman and Taman Sri Jaya are clearly indicated. For details, call 07-776 0077, fax 07-776 0037 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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