Kota Tinggi Waterfall

Selfie infront of Kota Tinggi waterfall, just in case kids thought the one at Bird Park and Cloud Forest is real :p
Kota Tinggi Waterfall

Entry fee for visitors and vehicles (Weekday rate, Adult Child RM7.50 and RM3.50 respectively)

Before there were themeparks, waterfalls were the main source of entertainment. It was definitely less crowded 30 years ago when Daddy visited. Condition was more pristine and natural then. It was free too :p

Initially, everyone was hesitant. What if I slip, why water so cold?
It is easier to navigate the rocks by crawling or even swimming gently over the boulders.

Never jump into Kota Tinggi waterfall (like those in movies) as your ankle might land in a rock crevice and get twisted. Strong currents might be hidden under pool of water.

But after getting soaked, the smiles and splashes never stopped. Daddy encouraged everyone to nudge themself under the running water. Shiok and rejuvenating!

Wow, Cool! (literally) The cold water really jolt us hard 🙂

Floats can be rented to ride the slides. We skip this as there was enough fun hiding under the torrent of waters.

Kota Tinggi Waterfall still retain its charm.

Do climb to the top tier of Kota Tinggi Waterfall. It is less crowded, more peaceful and the falls are more scenic and dramtic. Hold on tight to the kids as pathway is narrow and can be slippery.

We will recommend Kota Tinggi Waterfall if you have not been to one before. There are better waterfalls in Malaysia and elsewhere.

Video (link) : Waterfall is fun! But be careful of strong currents

Tips to enjoy waterfall :
– No running or jumping on the rocks. Walk slowly (or even crawl), it is very slippery. If kids slip, they might just pull adults down!
– Avoid waterfall after heavy rain, water from the top might gush down and sweep visitors away
– Water depth is shallow near the cascading waters but deeper in the man-made pools
– (Just in case) Tell the kids not to drink from waterfall water, Google “rat urine waterfall” effects

– No shower facility, only small cubicles to change
– No swimwear policy but locals will wear everyday clothes (jeans too) into the water 🙂

– Food. There are some side stalls selling street food near the waterfall entrance, and nearest shopping mall (Kota Tinggi Plaza) is about 15km drive away. Pack some light food (picnic) to the waterfall.

– GPS for Kota Tinggi Waterfall – N01 49.81 E103 49.96
From Woodland customs, drive 58km towards Kota Tinggi direction

Useful Malaysia Waterfalls blog – http://waterfallsofmalaysia.com/98kotatinggi.php

Do pop by our recent Desaru JB itinerary :
Kota Tinggi’s Waterfall
Mario Kart, Go Karting at Permas Jaya
Crocodile Farm (up to 170 years old!)
Best Bak Kut Teh in JB
Sungei Rengit Seafood

More Waterfall photos have been uploaded on our Fanpage album.

ps.. Follow our Instagram tag #SengkangBabiesJohor for more JB adventures

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26 thoughts on “Kota Tinggi Waterfall”

    1. Considerably less rubbish then some other waterfalls, but I am upset that we need to pay for entry.
      The toilet quite run down, and no amenities :p

      Would recommend you to pop by crocodile farm (45min drive), or Bak Ku Teh 20min drive (强记肉骨茶 read Johorkaki review)

  1. I don’t remember Kota Tinggi being this nice. I’ve also found the waterfalls in Sri Lanka to be very beautiful. Also highly recommend that as a destination.

  2. I get super terrified of rivers and waterfalls ever since I hear of the “rat urine” disease (aka leptospirosis). It’s damn scary!

    Share with you this Straits Times article: http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/malaysias-health-ministry-warns-of-catching-rat-urine-disease-at-outdoor-recreation

    While having fun, make sure the kiddos don’t accidentally drink the waterfall water or don’t go into the water if they have cuts and open wounds. But that aside… it actually seems quite fun lol.
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    1. Aiyoh, this is the first time I heard of rat urine (or any rodents) contamination!
      Water in a waterfall is always flowing, perhaps less chance of drinking?
      * sharing this tip in my blog

      Had always been more concerned about the slippery boulders, heavy rain(flashfloods) or unseen under-currents!
      Thanks for sharing.

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