Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC), Sandakan

(4.3/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
Visit a center of environmental education at Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC). Starting off as an environmental school, the center opened its doors to the public in 2007, maintaining its focus on conservation and education while broadening its appeal to younger and amateur visitors. Enjoy a stroll through the plant identification garden to learn about the vegetation that thrives in the surrounding nature reserve. Take a trip up to the 25 m (82) ft high canopy walkway to gain a new perspective on an area of thick rainforest--great for photographs and bird-spotting, and secure enough for kindergarten-age children. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Sandakan holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC) and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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TripAdvisor
  • Discovery Centre is a great name, as this place provides easy access to the rainforest at both ground and canopy level. The canopy walkway and view towers were a highlight! Nature lovers could spend a...  more »
  • We spent 2 hours in the Discovery center. There are trails trough the rainforest and nice bridges to be closer to the trees. We managed to see 15 different bird species. We would have loved to have a ...  more »
  • Very interesting canopy walkways and a series of paths around a lake. We went in the heat of the afternoon - not the best time to visit as we saw very little. The visitors centre is worth the visit. I...  more »
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  • A great way to get up into the rainforest canopy. Lots of different trees and birds but we weren't lucky enough to see any mammals. Recommend entry at 430 and watch the sunset.
  • Amazing trails and the night walk is highly recommended.
  • Easily the second best canopy walk I've ever done. Was lucky enough to see a family of Orangutans in the trees while walking the trails. Good, but expensive!
  • Very nice botanical garden with a lot of interesting information. Park itself is beautiful. Towers and canopy walkway give you bird perspective. You can have rainforest feeling not far from Sandakan.
  • Top birding site around this area. With a sky bridge walkway within the forest canopy any very informative information centre.