Adventurous activities in & near Kuala Lumpur

When you think of Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur, what usually comes to mind is a bustling city with endless air-conditioned shopping malls. But there is more to KL than just designer stores and places to eat. Part of the city’s charm is its plethora of lesser-known places for thrillseekers to get their adrenaline fix.

If you’re bored at the thought of spending another weekend in a busy mall, we’ve curated a list of 15 adventurous activities that you can try. From flyboarding to climbing Malaysia’s tallest indoor climbing wall, we’re certain that one of these activities will get your adrenaline pumping.

1. Conquer your fear of heights with Tower Walk 100 at KL Tower

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Known as the 7th tallest freestanding tower in the world, the iconic Kuala Lumpur Tower offers visitors the most astonishing views of the entire capital’s cityscape from its Observation Deck (RM28). 

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Seeing the sights from the observation deck, which stands at more than 300 metres above ground level, may be enough for some. But for a truly memorable experience, opt for the Combo Package (RM62), which gives you access to the open-aired Sky Deck for a stunning outdoor view, and the Sky Box where you will feel like you’re suspended above the city of KL within a glass box.

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And if these viewpoints aren’t exhilarating enough for you, the Tower Walk 100 (RM35) offers an even more exciting way to see the city and beyond. Get harnessed up and take a breezy stroll across the “sky” on an outdoor transparent glass platform, while enjoying a 360-degree view of the city – possibly knee-trembling, but still photo-worthy.

Address: Menara Kuala Lumpur No. 2 Jalan Punchak Off, Jalan P. Ramlee, 50250 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 9am-10pm, Daily
Contact: 03-2020 5444 | Sky Deck KL Tower’s website | Facebook

2. Relish in the thrill of wakeboarding at Mines Lake

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Water sports has become a global sport that isn’t just for professionals. Now more than ever, there are tons of gorgeous locations in Malaysia where you can try out a water sport for the fun of it.

If you have been dreaming about making a splash in the turquoise blue waters, you’ll be tempted by the wakeboarding activity at Mines Lake – there’s no need to head all the way to the Bahamas for a big wake adventure.

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Located just 20 minutes from KL city centre, the soaring modern buildings make for cool and surreal backdrop while you whizz across the waters.

There’s no need to fret if you are an amateur or completely new to wakeboarding. Their one-hour session priced RM450 will have you flying through the deep blue-hues in no time at all with the guidance of an expert coach.

Address: Mines Waterfront Business Park, Mines Wellness City, 43300 Seri Kembangan, Selangor
Opening hours: Appointment-based
Contact: 012-324 6677 | Wakeboard Malaysia’s website | Facebook | Instagram

3. Paraglide over the little town of Kuala Kubu Baru in Selangor

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If the thought of looking down on your surroundings from a bird’s-eye view thrills you more than it scares you, try paragliding over the beautiful green farmland of Kuala Kubu Baru in Selangor.

The paragliding experience will be guided by certified Tandem paragliders, who will pilot the take-off from the peak of Bukit Batu Pahat, as well as the flight and the landing – so all you have to do is relax, and enjoy soaring in the skies and taking in the glorious landscapes below you.

For a duration of 5-10 minutes in the air, a solo and paired session costs RM280/pax. But you might want to jio your friends for this activity, as a group of 3 to 5 individuals will be priced RM260/pax. To help commemorate the experience, these packages also include a GoPro recorded video for the duration of the flight as a keepsake of your time in the skies.

Address: Taman Millenium Sports Complex, Jalan Ampang Pechah, 44000 Kuala Kubu Bharu, Selangor
Opening hours: Appointment-based
Contact: 019-219 1144 | KKB Paragliding Park’s website | Facebook | Instagram

4. Experience what it’s like to free fall at Windlab Indoor Skydiving

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Jumping out of a plane and free-falling may not be up everyone’s alley, but Windlab Indoor Skydiving previously called AirRider – lets you try your hand at skydiving in safe and controlled conditions. The best part is, you won’t need any skills or prior training to attempt this. Friendly and encouraging instructors at the venue are sure to help ease any jitters you may have. 

There is a range of packages to choose from that offer a number of flights that you can share among family and friends. The beginner package (RM99), for example, is an easy introduction to indoor skydiving with 2 flights, each lasting about 50 seconds.

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Upon registration, flyers are provided with bodysuit, goggles, helmet and ear plugs. You’ll then watch a quick video that briefs you on how to position your body in the wind tunnel before you start your free-fall experience. The wind speed and current in the tunnel are customised to suit your level of expertise – slower winds, for example, are more suitable for beginners.

Kids as young as 3 years old can join, but anyone under 18 years old will need a parent or guardian to sign a waiver on their behalf. There’s no upper age limit, so if your grandparents are game, you can bring them along too. 

Address: S601, 1 Utama E, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya
Opening hours: Sun-Thu 10am-10pm | Fri & Sat 10am-10.30pm
Contact: 03-7728 5588 | 012-224 4342 | Windlab’s website | Facebook | Instagram

5. Go off-road biking at ATV Adventure Park

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Located approximately 30 minutes away from the city centre, hidden in Kampung Kemensah, is ATV Adventure Park. Here, adrenaline junkies can get a dose of heart-pumping action by doing some off-road driving on bumpy and rocky terrain. 

There are 5 packages to choose from, depending on the terrain’s difficulty levels and each one promises to take on scenic trails through Ulu Klang’s lush jungle. 

The most basic is Package B (RM100), which brings you on a 1.5-hour ride that leads to a gorgeous waterfall. If you’re up for the challenge, Package E (RM300) is a 4-hour ride that takes you over steep hills, rough terrains and bumpy muddy holes. 

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To ensure that all riders stay safe, instructors make it a mandatory practice to give everyone – especially newcomers – a thorough run-down on the dos and don’ts of riding an ATV bike. You can try your luck at getting a slot if you’re a walk-in customer, but we recommend booking in advance to avoid any disappointment.

Address: Kampung Kemensah, 68000 Ampang Jaya, Selangor
Opening hours: 9am-6pm, Daily | Closed between 11am-3pm on Fridays
Contact: 019-244 8544 | ATV Adventure Park’s website

6. Charge at your friends without getting hurt at Zorb Games

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There’s something liberating about zorbing – running full speed into people while everyone’s in a protective bubble – that gets your adrenaline going. Perhaps that’s why we’re always ROFL-ing at celebrities when they do it on variety shows. 

At Arena 51, you can do the same and engage in some of the coolest zorb sports like bubble football and bubble rugby with your friends – right after you attend a thorough safety briefing and slide into the zorb bubble. 

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To maximise your-time, go in big groups that can be divided into two teams. We recommend gathering a group of at least 10 and a maximum of 25 for this activity. You pay RM620/group, and the price includes 10 bubbles – this means that if you come in a group of more than 10, you’d have to take turns on the field. 

This fee also includes a game marshall that will help keep score while you and your friends fall, bounce around and have a ball.

Address: Republic of Futsal, Kawasan Perindustrian, Seksyen 51a, 46100 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Opening hours: Appointment-based
Contact: 018-282 2012 | Arena 51’s website | Facebook | Instagram

7. Tackle a futuristic-looking playground for both kids and adults at District 21

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Located in IOI City shopping mall in Puchong, District 21 is an indoor playground with a post-apocalyptic setting. Exposed pipes, bent rods, neon lighting and warehouse elements sum up the aesthetics of this 70,000 sq ft space. There are a total of eight attractions, including an interactive rock-climbing wall, a flying fox, and tube slide.

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Anyone with a minimum height of 90cm and weight of 15kg can run around and join in on the fun; but the different attractions have varying height and weight requirements. For safety reasons, you’ll also have to wear grip socks and gloves, which are included in the admission fee – RM64 during weekdays and RM80 during weekends and public holidays.

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There’s no time limit so you can stay in there the entire day mastering the obstacle courses if you want to.

Address: AT 6, IOI City Mall, IOI Resort City, 62502 Putrajaya
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12pm-8pm | Sat & Sun 10am-8pm
Contact: 03-8328 8888 | District 21’s website | Facebook | Instagram

8. Navigate the rushing whitewater with Xventure Mind Outdoor

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With its rapid currents, whitewater rafting is one of the most adventurous and extreme activities a thrillseeker can ask for. Xventure Mind Outdoor, which has been guiding rafting adventures since 2011, helps you enjoy the thrill of navigating through fast-moving river currents in the Kuala Kubu Baru River, less than 45 minutes from KL city centre. 

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Enjoy the lush scenery as you hang on tight while the raft brings you through steep falls and drenches you. This is a great activity to build team spirit, as you’ll need everyone to work together through the rocky terrain.

At RM175/pax, which includes lunch, equipments and guides, we’d say you’re definitely getting your money’s worth for more than half a day of fun.

Address: No. 1032, Kampung Jelutong Tambahan, 44100 Kalumpang
Opening hours: Appointment-based
Contact: 012-465 3307 | Xventure Mind Outdoor’s website | Facebook | Instagram

9. Get a workout at Jumpstreet Asia, Malaysia’s biggest trampoline park

Think trampolines and you might think kids jumping around on a springy mat in the garden. But that’s not the case at Jumpstreet Asia, where both adults and kids jump around on interconnected trampolines in a warehouse-like setting. 

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See how you fare against a huge velcro wall.
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Those who love a fun workout will enjoy bouncing up and down for RM28/hour. To ensure that things never get boring, there is a foam pit which provides a safe landing if you’re game enough to try executing backflips and daredevil stunts with safe landing. 

There’s even trampoline dodgeball, where you’ll have to outmanoeuvre the ball while bouncing up and down – so go in a large group to up the fun factor. 

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There are also Wipeout-like obstacle courses to conquer.
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First-timers should head to the Main Court where you can get a safety briefing and practice jumping to get your body warmed up. If you’re ready to execute cooler tricks, such as doing jumping backflips or wall flips, just approach any of the coaches who are stationed around – they are there to ensure your safety too. 

There are also classes available for those looking to learn tricks like backflips and wall jumping at an additional cost (price on request).

Address: 8A, Jalan 13/6, Seksyen 13, 46200 Petaling Jaya
Opening hours: Tue – Sun 10am-6.30pm (Closed on Mondays)
Contact: 012-204 1448 | Jump Street Asia’s website | Facebook | Instagram

10. Be like Iron Man and fly over water with Flyboard Malaysia

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One of the latest extreme sports craze to hit KL in recent years is flyboarding and you can try your hand at Flyboard Malaysia at Marina Putrajaya. Flyboarding entails having water-propelled jet packs strapped to your feet so you can “fly” up to 15 metres into the air. 

You’ll have to be able to follow instructions given by the Flyboard Malaysia instructor in order to safely enjoy the activity and avoid injuries. Once you get the hang of operating the jet pack, the instructor can then teach you to thrust yourself underwater too. 

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There are 5 packages to choose from, with the basic/introduction package costing RM370/pax for half an hour of flyboarding time. It’s a little steep, but because specialised equipment is required, we’d say the experience is well worth it. 

Address: Marina Putrajaya Sdn. Bhd, 1, Jalan P5/5, Presint 5, 62200 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan
Opening hours: Sat & Sun 8am-7pm (Closed from Mondays to Fridays)
Contact: 012-287 1120 | Flyboard Malaysia’s website | Facebook | Instagram

11. Leap off a building at Bungee Jumping, Malaysia’s first bungee jumping spot

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Located in Sunway Lagoon (entry fee RM160 for Malaysians; RM340 for tourists), the Extreme Park is created specially for adrenaline junkies, offering an array of thrilling activities, including bungee jumping (RM85 for MYKad holders; RM147 for non-MyKad holders)

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You’ll have to attend a safety briefing and run your bungee jumping equipment through an extremely thorough check before you take the plunge off a platform that’s 7 stories above ground. 

Choose from the normal bungee jump where you’ll get hoisted up mid-air, or go for the option where the bungee cord is long enough for you to dive into the water before it pulls you back up. After your exhilarating experience, you’ll then receive a certificate to commemorate your achievement.

Address: Extreme Park 3, Jalan PJS 11/11, Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 10AM-6PM (Closed Saturdays & Sundays)
Contact: 03-5639 0000 | Sunway Lagoon’s website | Facebook | Instagram

12. Dip your toes into everything from trampolining to rock climbing at Superpark

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Originating from Finland, Superpark is an all-in-one indoor activity park that has stations catering to all age groups, from toddlers to grandparents. This brightly coloured playground is divided into three sections: 

  • Adventure Arena – where participants can find activities like obstacle walls, trampolines, zip wires, and slides.
  • Game Arena – for the sports fanatic who wants to show off their batting, basketball and dodgeball skills.
  • Freestyle Hall – with trampolines, foam pits, a skate park, and a gymnastics floor.

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We advise making a booking at least 3 days in advance to avoid disappointments, especially if you’re going in a big group of 5 people or more, or are looking to spend your corporate team bonding day here. One-Day tickets are priced at RM57 on weekdays and weekends, and RM60 on public holidays for full-day access to the park.

Address: Unit 4-1, Level 4 Avenue K Shopping Mall, 156, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Sun – Thu 10am-7.30pm | Fri & Sat 9.30am-9.30pm
Contact: 012-301 1040 | Superpark’s website | Facebook | Instagram

13. Conquer the highest indoor climbing wall in Malaysia at Camp5 Climbing Gym

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If you’ve ever wanted to rock-climb but dreaded the idea of doing it in the heat, then Camp5 Climbing Gym would be the place to hit up. Located in 1 Utama Shopping Centre, it is home to a 5-storey-high wall – Malaysia’s tallest indoor wall – and caters to all levels of climbers. 

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Beginners can opt for guided climbing sessions that start from RM55. The fee includes entry, rental of equipment and a guide who will show you the basics of rope climbing and assist you when needed. 

If you’re an experienced climber, ask the counter staff for a climbing map. There’ll be a climbing route planned by the gym that you can follow so you can go off on your own climbing adventure. 

Daredevils can try bouldering – it’s like rock-climbing but without a harness or rope – to really get your adrenaline going. It’s totally safe too, since there are mattresses placed on the ground to catch your fall. 

Address: 5th Floor, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya
Opening hours: Tue – Fri 12pm-10pm | Sat & Sun 10AM-8PM
Contact: 03-7726 0410 | Camp5’s website | Facebook | Instagram

14. Challenge an obstacle course suspended in the air at Skytrex

Set in a lush tropical rainforest that’s a 45-minute drive from KL city centre, Skytrex in Hulu Langat is a first-of-its-kind obstacle course that is built high up in the trees – you’ll have to jump, swing, glide and dangle as you make your way across rope bridges and wobbly wooden planks suspended between trees while harnessed to a safety rope. 

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This aerial adventure park is perfect for participants of all ages and offers different levels of obstacle courses depending on your capabilities. There are many challenges that await like flying fox, monkey bars, and step bridges.

For those comfortable with intermediate challenge, you can opt for the River Thrill experience, which will cost you RM55 and RM70 if purchased at the venue. Those looking to try something more challenging can opt for the Rapid extreme priced at RM65 if bought in advance, and RM80 if purchased at the ticketing counter. 

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Besides being a park with many circuits, Skytrex also educates its visitors about conserving the fragile ecosystem and the rainforest through quick trivia on the environment.

Address: Batu 20, 1/2, Jalan Sungai Congkak, Kampung Padang, 43100 Hulu Langat
Opening hours: 9am-6pm, Daily
Contact: 013-276 9841 | Skytrex Adventure’s website | Facebook | Instagram

15. Speed down the racetrack like Lewis Hamilton at CityKarting 

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For those looking to satisfy the need for speed, head on over to City Karting Enterprise in Shah Alam for an exhilarating drive at the go-kart track. Despite having been around for over two decades, this outdoor kart racing venue upkeeps its vehicles pretty well. 

As long as you’re over 12 years old, you are allowed to drive your own go-kart. Those between the ages of 4 and 12 will have to be in a double-seater kart and be accompanied by an adult or a staff.

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Drivers can choose from:

  • Double-seater karts (RM60 for 10 minutes) – for beginners and kids. Max speed: 60-65km/h
  • Regular karts (RM50 for 10 minutes) – best for adults who are beginners and experienced kids taller than 1.53m. Max speed: 6-70km/h
  • Intermediate karts (RM70 for 10 minutes) – for experienced adults. Max speed: 80km/h
  • Racing karts (RM100 for 10 minutes) – reserved for those who have at least a year of karting experience, this is the fastest kart that goes at a maximum speed of 105km/h and is reserved for those with long-term experience.

Regular karts cost RM50 for a 10-minute drive around the track. Each kart is equipped with a transponder to monitor your performance and make it feel like a real competition if you’re racing with your friends. 

Bookings are not required, as City Karting Enterprise is not usually crowded, but we recommend calling in to book a slot in advance anyway to prevent disappointment. The company also coordinates karting events, team building sessions and track rental so you can head here for your next team-bonding activity too.

Address: Car Park Western 5, Go Kart Circuit, Stadium, Seksyen 13, 40000 Shah Alam
Opening hours: Tue – Sun 10am-10pm | Mon 10am-7pm
Contact: 03-5512 5868 | City Karting’s website | Facebook | Instagram

Fun activities in KL

While we KL people live in a busy and bustling city, it doesn’t mean that our only source of fun is window shopping in air-conditioned malls. If you’re looking for new adventurous activities, there’s surely something on this list to get your blood pumping. 

For more articles on things to do in KL, check out 15 mixed martial arts gyms in Klang Valley and Shuttle In The Dark: glow-in-the-dark badminton court in KL.

This article was first published on 8th January 2020, and updated by Jia-ju on 13th July 2023.

Cover image adapted from: @camp5climbinggym via Instagram, @jumpstreetasia via Instagram, @amaeszeng via Instagram

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