Top 6 Kota Tinggi Attractions (2022)

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Kota Tinggi is a paradise for nature lovers with unique outdoor activities and untouched natural beauty. It’s a wonder that places like this still exist with constant expansion and upgrades. Below are some of the beautiful Kota Tinggi attractions that you should visit for the fantastic activities and experiences that await you.

1. Jason Bay (Teluk Mahkota)

Jason Bay (Teluk Mahkota)

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One of the first Kota Tinggi attractions that you should visit is Jason Bay, a 12-kilometre-long bay in Sedili, East Johor, that faces the South China Sea. The bay’s region is also known as Sidili among the locals. It’s a shallow bay with a refreshing sea breeze that is indeed ideal for recharging.

2. Kota Tinggi Firefly Park

Kota Tinggi Firefly Park
If you are looking for fireflies, Kota Tinggi Firefly Park, one of the many natural Kota Tinggi attractions is the recommended choide for you. The spectacular view of fireflies near the trees looks like Christmas trees wrapped up in bright shimmering lights makes the 45-minute boat ride worthy. Besides, the bushes lining the river edge during dusk are easy on the eye. However, do take note that the fireflies are best sighted during the rainy season and cooler weather.

3. Kota Tinggi Firefly Valley Leisure Park

Kota Tinggi Firefly Valley Leisure Park

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The firefly boat trip here is one of the most popular Kota Tinggi attractions. You will be able to witness the splendour of glowing fireflies and the Johor River during the journey. The tour is also entertaining and informative, as they would explain the firefly’s life cycle.

There is also a small animal farm where goats and fishes can be fed upon purchasing some food and a children’s play area is available for families to spend a couple of hours before enjoying the riverboat tour after dusk.

4. Pelepah Waterfall (Air Terjun Gunung Pelepah)

Pelepah Waterfall (Air Terjun Gunung Pelepah)
The breathtaking waterfall hike will reveal many cascades of falls. It is also a suitable place for all levels of swimmers as there are both deep and shallow lakes making it a versatile place to visit.

5. Kota Tinggi Waterfall (Air Terjun Kota Tinggi)

Kota Tinggi Waterfall (Air Terjun Kota Tinggi)
At Kota Tinggi Waterfall, you can experience both hiking and swimming. However, the hikers are required to get the permit beforehand. The cold freshwater, the chirping sound of the birds and monkeys around the waterfall, can connect anyone to nature and give a tranquil experience.

6. Koref Desaru Leisure Farm

Koref Desaru Leisure Farm
This farm is an ecotourism countryside camping area with well-kept amenities that includes a variety of nature-based activities. Flying fox, kayaking, an eco water slide, and pond fishing are among the activities available. A morning farm tour is also included in the admission price for guests. Koref Desaru Leisure Farm is an excellent Kota Tinggi attraction for first-time campers and people with kids to get a feel of the presence of nature in a safe setting.

Kota Tinggi might not be the first place you think of when you plan to visit Johor, but there are many hidden gems in this town. From the beautiful beaches and waterfalls to museums, you are sure to find something that attracts your attention. Apart from the many Kota Tinggi attractions, your visit here can be an opportunity to escape from the hustle and bustle of a city.