Sometimes during a trip, a little bit of sunshine can be fun. But, of course, we are not talking about holding an umbrella and squeezing through a sardine crowd to get from one destination to another. Admittedly, that kind of blazing sun can quickly kill the mood.
We are not talking about the sun here, but the activities and the people we are willing to get some suntan (or sunburn) with. The important thing here is to enjoy the fun things to do in Johor, and the right companion can max out the thrill of it!
Here are 3 fun and thrilling outdoor activities in Johor you should try with your friends and family:
- RUD Karting in Johor Bahru
- Amigos Horse Riding in Pasir Gudang
- Austin Heights Water & Adventure Park in Taman Mount Austin
RUD Karting in Johor Bahru
(Alt text: Go-kart vehicles on the kart track in RUD Karting in Johor Bahru | 1 of 3 Fun & Thrilling Outdoor Activities in Johor)
Image source: RUD Karting
Head over to RUD Karting – the most exciting motorsport theme park in Southern Peninsular Malaysia – if you seek exhilarating outdoor activity in Johor Bahru. RUD Karting is located in Nusajaya and is about 5 minutes drive from the tourist hotspot, LEGOLAND Malaysia.
When you are here, all types of boredom are thrown out the window because RUD Karting offers a wide variety of facilities for the thrill-seekers – go-kart racing, pool parties, gaming station, coffee house, fine dining, trampoline/parkour, private karaoke room, and more!
This may very well be your first outdoor go-kart experience because they have a professional 840-meter track layout and a minimum of 5 meters and a maximum of 8 meters in width with 16 turns—a series of figures enough to inspirit your emotions to the peak and keep your heart racing.
You don’t need a professional go-kart license to have a race with your friends and family for the crown. The price is ranged from RM 55 to RM 195 depending on the kart package/session you pick, and each session lasts for 10 minutes, which is enough to settle scores and decide who is going to pay for the next meal.
It is worth noting that RUD Karting is the first Go Kart Racing Company in Malaysia to have its own app for enhanced customer experience to keep scores and overall leaderboard. We recommend downloading it before you get here, as it is available both on Google Play Store & Apple App store.
If you come in a group of more than 10 people, you need to reach out to them via WhatsApp and book your slot. No matter the occasion or size of your group, you should always book your place to skip the hassle of waiting for your turn.
(Alt text: Coffee house for a nice coffee or break in RUD Karting in Johor Bahru | 1 of 3 Fun & Thrilling Outdoor Activities in Johor)
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Price: RM 55 – RM 195/session
Operation hours: 4:00 pm – 2:00 am daily.
Call: 011-5880 7719
WhatsApp: 011-5880 7719
Address: PTD 200284, Persiaran Medini Sentral 6, Bandar Medini Iskandar, 79250 Nusajaya, Johor.
Amigos Horse Riding in Pasir Gudang
(Alt text: Mr. Mousouloo guiding a student for horse riding program in Amigos Horse Riding in Pasir Gudang | 2 of 3 Fun & Thrilling Outdoor Activities in Johor)
Image source: Amigos Horse Riding
One of the recommended outdoor activities in Johor is horse riding with incredible sights. To reach this humble stable, roughly 15-20 minutes to drive from TS Wonderland Indoor Water Theme Park.
Flagging a cloth at a bull will get you a headbutt, but flagging anything here will get you a fun experience with the friendly horses. There are plenty of well-trained horses that receive the utmost care from the owner, Mr. Mousouloo, and are ready to take you out on a fun, relaxing spin.
When you are here, sign up for their one-hour Jungle Trail. The guide (and his horse) will bring you and your hoofed partner through the jungle to the coast of Pasir Gudang for a great view of Pulau Ubin.
You can linger to be in the moment shortly before continuing your jungle trail journey. It’s such a fun thing to do in Johor. You should try it at least once!
Amigos Horse Riding also provides an 8-lesson horse riding program. Mr. Mousouloo tailors the program to those interested to learn all about techniques and pieces of equipment in horse riding and how to take good care of your horse.
You will have personalized training programs from the owner and receive a certificate of achievement if you finish the program within 3 months.
You are recommended to make your appointment at least one day before your arrival for any service. However, if possible, make your reservation much earlier because it’s always better to prepare ahead to avoid possible disappointments.
Check out their website and social media for more information before making an appointment.
(Alt text: Jungle Trail journey by Amigos Horse Riding in Pasir Gudang | 2 of 3 Fun & Thrilling Outdoor Activities in Johor)
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Price: RM 55 – RM 140/package
7:00 am – 12:00 pm Tuesday – Sunday
2:30 pm – 7:00 pm Tuesday – Sunday
Closed on Mondays.
Call: +6012-7966 806 (Mr. Mousouloo)
Address: Tanjong Puteri Golf Resort, Pasir Gudang, Jalan Tanjong Puteri 1, 81707 Johor Darul Takzim, Malaysia.
Austin Heights Water & Adventure Park in Taman Mount Austin
(Alt text: Image of water slides in Austin Heights Water & Adventure Park in Taman Mount Austin | 3 of 3 Fun & Thrilling Outdoor Activities in Johor)
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It is impossible not to think about immersing yourself in a pool of cool water on a hot sunny day. This famous tourist spot packed with outdoor activities in Johor Bahru offers Water Park, Adventure Park, and Sports & Leisure Park.
There are so many activities here to drench you, and dry, then drench, and then dry… literally a perfect paradise for family and friends to not get bored of.
Water Park offers a series of facilities for toddlers to adults, aiming to plunge you forward into their water slides. You can challenge your friends to a downhill water slide race or dive into a swirl-and-twirl tube of darkness together. This may be the only proper time to say we love hearing people scream, which is the music to our ears.
Feeling exhausted? Float lazily on a slow stream as it takes you from one facility to another, or snack on the dry land before diving into the splashing fun zones.
Once you are done with the wet zone, head over to the Adventure Park for 7 challenging suspension rope courses or Sports & Leisure Park for some fun-filling indoor games.
Each theme park has different operating hours, so don’t forget to check out their website for accurate times.
Here, you will buy a ticket based on which theme park you enjoy. For example, you can buy a ticket only for Water Park or Adventure Park, or purchase a combo ticket to travel between the wet and dry zones for different thrills.
The ticket price ranges from as low as RM 5 to RM 488. Make sure you head over to their Tickets webpage for a more accurate price for your budget.
(Alt text: People enjoying Lazy River in Austin Heights Water & Adventure Park in Taman Mount Austin | 3 of 3 Fun & Thrilling Outdoor Activities in Johor)
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Operation hours: Generally 10 am – 10 pm daily.
Call: 019-716 3183 / +607 360 3000
Address: 71, Jalan Austin Heights 8/1, Taman Mount Austin, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor.
If you seek more outdoor thrills, check out these 3 Breathtaking Hiking Trails in Johor (Beginner Friendly).
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