Sekayu Recreational Forest
Prepare to be awestruck as you step into the mystical, foggy world of Sekayu Recreational Forest and its magnificent waterfall.
Sekayu Recreational Forest opens the door to the Sekayu Waterfall, a cascade of seven-tiered waterfall. Surrounded by lush greenery, hear the crickets sing as the mists from the waterfall gently surrounds you and be one with nature.
By car, Sekayu Recreational Forest is about 15 minutes away from Kuala Berang and an hour’s drive away from the city of Kuala Terengganu.
Opening Days and Hours
Sekayu Recreational Forest is open daily from 08:00 to 17:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
It costs RM 1 (USD 0.24) per person to enter the park.
How to Get There
From Kuala Berang, you can hire a taxi or drive to the park. However, you will need to hire a 4WD vehicle to navigate and reach the waterfalls as it is located quite deep in the Sekayu Recreational Forest.
Sekayu Recreational Forest suits couples who are adventurous and is a great spot for outings with a group of friends. This attraction may not be suitable for families with young kids and seniors since hiking is required and could be rather strenuous.
Time to Spend
Visitors tend to spend about half a day at the site.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
Sekayu Recreational Forest is not very well-known amongst tourists but is popular with locals and school students for outings and camping trips. However, the site is big enough that there is never really a big crowd so you can visit any time, except perhaps on a rainy day.
At Sekayu Recreational Forest you can do bushwalking, visit the nearby fruit orchard, mini zoo, bird park, and flower garden. You can also have a picnic or camp by the waterfall.
There is no food for sale within the park so you should bring your own.
Have a look at the Memorial Batu Bersurat, where the ancient Islamic inscription was found. It is an icon to the state of Terengganu (25 minutes drive away). You can also visit Lake Kenyir, a beautiful man-made lake about an hour’s drive away.
You can camp at the park or stay overnight in one of the three chalet huts that are at budget prices. For something more comfortable, you can opt to stay at Kuala Berang with accommodation options from budget to mid-range hotels.
Good to Know
Since the forest could be rather remote, especially after nightfall, try not to visit it alone. You should also bring enough insect repellant and water to last your entire trip.