7 Must Visit Outdoor Activities in Johor Bahru

Outdoor activities are beneficial to our health.  Engaging in simple outdoor activities can develop physical agility and proper body coordination. Here are the recommended top 7 outdoor activities in Johor Bahru for you to explore:


Water Theme Parks

Legoland Water Park, Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark & Austin Heights Water & Adventure Park is located in Johor.

Photo Source: Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark & Legoland Malaysia Resort & Austin Heights Water & Adventure Park

Water theme park is an appropriate place for you and your friends to have fun while enjoying the all-year round summer season of Malaysia. Johor Bahru is situated with various famous water theme parks for everyone to enjoy especially for families with children. This is in the top list as guests of all ages can have fun and enjoy water play activities.

There are three major water theme parks in Johor, these include LEGOLAND Water Park, Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark, and Austin Height Water and Adventure Park.


Go Karting  at Permas Go-Kart Circuit

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Permas Go-Kart circuit is the longest circuit in Malaysia. The track allows ample opportunities for go-karters to overtake with a speed of more than 160km/h. This place showcases suspense and thrilling experiences for everyone.

Permas Go-Kart circuit is closely situated in Johor Bahru particularly in Taman Plentong Baru and is nearby to the causeway going to Singapore with an approximation of 20-30 minutes’ drive right from the CIQ First Link.

Important Information
Location Lot 1195, Jalan Bunga Matahari, Taman Plentong Baru, 81750 Johor Bahru
Contact +60197111733 or +60183944733
Operating Hours 10am to 6.45pm (weekdays) / 8am to 6.45 pm (weekends)


Animal encounter at Zoo Johor

Zoo Johor is located at Jalan Gertak Merah. It is at the heart of Johor Bahru. It is situated near to the Royal Museum and the Johor Bahru Palace Grouds.

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Zoo Johor is one of the best place family to encounters with the animals from the wildlife. This place was the first zoo in Malaysia and it was established in 1928 at Jalan Gertak Merah with an entrance fee of RM2 for adult and RM1 for a child ticket.

Zoo Johor has approximately 100 species of animals namely gorillas, elephants, flamingos, horses, lions, porcupine, sun bear, snakes, pythons, birds, crocodile, camels, and a lot more. This is definitely one of the best places for children to be exposed to different types of animals.

Important Information
Location Jalan Gertak Merah, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Contact +607-2230404
Operating Hours 9am-6pm daily


Picnic at the Beach

In Johor, you can find lots of elegant beaches along the east coastline. You are able to picnic or have a staycation at the beach resort as well.

Photo Source: Desaru Coast

Picnic at the beach is one of the common activity for small families and even for a group of friends around the coastline of Desaru Beach in Bandar Penawar, Johor. This place is usually very packed during school and public holidays as the majority of those working in the city goes to this place unwind and relax.

There is not much food places or restaurants along these areas that is why having a picnic is one of the most economical and practical ways for every visitor to do when visiting this place.  There are toilets and shower rooms available, however, bear in mind that there are some charges on the toilet and shower rooms for the maintenance of the said facilities.


Golf Course of Pulai Spring

Pulai Springs Resort's 18-holes golf course is known to be among the best in the Johor Bahru with many golf enthusiasts regularly making this a key stop point.

Photo Source: Pulai Spring Official Site

Pulai Spring Golf Course is one of the best golf course in the Johor Bahru. It has 18 holes with around 4 miles distance from each other making it as an ideal place for everyone to explore.

The panoramic greenery view of the golf course is also perfect for family outdoor activities mainly for photo shooting sessions such as pre-nuptial and post-nuptial for marriage, birthdays, debut, and many more.

Pulai Spring Golf Course has also other facilities like rock showers, jacuzzi, steam rooms, saunas and hotel accommodation for everyone to have a short gateway from the busy life in the city.

Important Information
Location 20 km Jalan Pontian Lama, 81110, Johor, Malaysia
Contact +607-5212121


Paintball at AOV Paintball Trading

AOV Paintball @ Desa Tebrau. Paint ball is one of the best teamwork activities.

Photo Source: www.aovpaintball.com

AOV Paintball Trading is a good place for you to have a real-life experience on a counterstrike computer game to survive in war. This activity is one of the best outdoor game for team building as it required teamwork to survive. This outdoor game is an opportunity for everyone to learn and work as a team and enhance leadership skill.

Paintball at AOV Paintball Trading requires strategy, stamina and speed for every player to survive.

Important Information
Location 7, Jalan Harmonium 23/13 Taman Desa Tebrau Johor Bahru 81100 Malaysia
Contact +607-3500437
Operating Hours 9.30am-5.30pm daily


Horse Riding at UTM Equine Park

UTM Equine Park offers the joy of riding lessons, horse riding, horse camp, outdoor photoshoot, team building.

Photo Source: http://www.utm.my/equine

Horse riding at UTM Equine Park is an opportunity for everyone to explore the fun ride with horses in a wide field. This park has also various types of lesson packages for everyone specifically intended for the general public.

UTM Equine Park was opened to promote equestrian sports among UTM students and staff and the public in the state of Johor.

This centre was established in 1995 and inaugurated by His Highness Tunku Ibrahim Ismail, the son of Sultan Iskandar, Tunku Mahkota Johor on 14 August 1996.

Important Information
Location Equine Centre Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Johor Bahru, Johor Darul Ta’zim, Malaysia.
Contact +607-5536343 or +607-5535761
Operating Hours Sunday to Wednesday (Session 1: 8am to 11.30 am) / (Session 2: 3pm to 6 pm)

Thursday 8.30am to 11.30am



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