Sabah Tea Garden

Sabah Tea is the only organic tea farm in Borneo and one of the few in the world. A trip to the tea garden is both educational and fun, one where visitors can enjoy a variety of recreational activities such as obstacle-crossing in the Sapaon Recreational Area, trekking along the trails to the peak of Kamunsu Hill or embarking on a night walk to check out the unique insect life.

Visitors can opt to stay in a range of accommodation, be it a traditional long house, a cosy bungalow or-those who wish to sleep under the stars, a campsite. Other facilities include an event hall, restaurant, souvenir shop and a soccer field. Freshly-made tea pancakes and Sabah Tea Pandan teh tarik are popular menu items available only at the Tea House.

Address: 17, Kg. Nalapak, Jalan Ranau-Sandakan, 89309 Ranau, Sabah, Malaysia

GPS Location: 5.94822, 116.78544

Getting there:

From Kota Kinabalu

Take a bus from the Terminal Bas Bandaraya-Utara (North City Bus Terminal) in Inanam, located approximately 10 KM away from Kota Kinabalu city centre.
The bus will stop at Ranau town. You then get a taxi from the town to Sabah Tea Gardens.
Bus fare is RM 15 per person.
Note that this is a 3-hour journey.


Take a taxi from the taxi station near Padang Merdeka (Merdeka Field).
Taxi fare is approximately RM 160 per car.
Taxis taken from hotels around Kota Kinabalu to Sabah Tea Gardens in Ranau is approximately RM 300 per car.
All fares cited are for one way only.
Note that this is a 2-hour journey.