Tawau Hills National Park

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Tawau Hills Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Map showing the location of Tawau Hills Park
Map showing the location of Tawau Hills Park
Tawau
Hills
Location Sabah, Malaysia
Nearest city Tawau
Coordinates 4°24′N 117°54′E / 4.400°N 117.900°E / 4.400; 117.900Coordinates: 4°24′N 117°54′E / 4.400°N 117.900°E / 4.400; 117.900
Area 280 km²
Established 1979
Governing body Sabah Parks

Tawau Hills Park, was established in 1979, primarily as a protection for the water catchment area of Tawau town, in Sabah, east Malaysia on the island of Borneo. It is located 24 kilometres from Tawau, and comprises 279.72 km² of lowland dipterocarp rainforest, surrounded by oil palm and cacao plantations. The park offers picnic areas, camping sites, and chalets. The Park contains rugged volcanic landscapes including a hot spring and spectacular waterfalls. The highest point in the park is Gunung Magdalena (1310 m). It is administered by the Sabah Parks.

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