Endau Rompin Peta, Mersing, Johor is one of the getaways into the Endau Rompin Johor National Park. Covering 19,562 hectares and being in existence for millions of years, it is one of the remaining large tracts of pristine lowland tropical rainforest with an enormous amount of undisturbed natural vegetation in Peninsular Malaysia.
Places of Interest at Endau Rompin (Peta)
Visitor Complex (Peta); Orang Asli village; Jetty; NERC (10 min – boat ride from Kg Peta); Kuala Jasin (45 min – boat ride from Kg Peta); Kuala Marong (1 hour 30 min – trekking from Kuala Jasin); Tasik Air Biru (10 min – trekking from Kuala Marong); Upeh Guling (30 min – trekking from Kuala Marong); Batu Hampar (1 hour 30 min – trekking from Kuala Marong); Buaya Sangkut (3 hour – trekking from Batu Hampar); Janing Barat ( 1 hour 30 mins trekking from Kuala Jasin ); Pantai Burung ( 10 mins walk from Visitor Complex).

Selai is the western gateway to the Endau Rompin Johor National Park and was officially opened to public in 2003. It covers an area of 29,343 hectares and is located in the district of Segamat. Selai was named after Kampung Selai, an Orang Asli village near the entrance.

First Scientific Expedition in Selai was held in 2002 involving Johor National Park Corporation and University Malaya. (UM) and the latest was in July 2012.

Park’s main attractions
Selai is the land of endless waterfalls. Countless waterfalls - great and small are found inside the park. They are really the jewel of the forest. Some of the well-known waterfalls are Takah Tinggi, Takah Pandan, Takah Berangin and Takah Beringin.

Gunung Ledang Johor National Park is located in the district of Ledang, Johor. It has been gazetted as Johor National Park on 3rd October 2005 and covers an area of 8,611 hectares. Gunung Ledang or 'Mount Ophir' is the highest mountain in Johor with 1,276 metres.

Geology of Gunung Ledang.
The Gunung Ledang granitic mass is made up basically of a medium to coarse-grained non-porphyritic granite grading, in parts, into adamellite. Leucocratic varieties are also present, although such rocks are generally less common. The granitic mass intrudes into the Middle to Upper Triassic sedimentary rocks in the central portion of the area. The age of this intrusive. It is estimated at 57 million years (Lower Tertiary).

Tanjung Piai is also known as “The Southernmost Tip of Mainland Asia”. It is named after a local fern called ‘Paku Piai’. The Park covers 526 hectares of mangroves and another 400 hectares of inter-tidal mudflats. It was declared a RAMSAR site (#1289) on 31 January 2003.
According to Wetlands International, Johor holds 28.7% of mangrove forest in Peninsular Malaysia (27,733 ha) or 4.7% of total mangrove forest cover in Malaysia. Tanjung Piai covers 526 hectares of Mangroves and another 400 hectares of inter tidal mudflats. Mudflats are soft and muddy soil. It has high salt content and low oxygen levels (anaerobic). However, they are subject to hot and dry conditions.

25 species of shorebirds have been seen to be feeding on the mudflats (a home of about 26 true species of mangroves as well as 9 more mangrove-associated species).

Mersing Islands Johor National Park is located in Mersing district. It covers an area of 3715.3 hectares and was proposed as a National Park in 2001 before being gazetted in 10 December 2003. A total of 13 islands has been divided into 6 main clusters of Islands namely;
Pulau Besar, Pulau Sibu, Pulau Pemanggil, Pulau Rawa, Pulau Tinggi, Pulau Aur
The park is adorned by hill forest structure, mangrove and beach side forest., apart from being a popular destination amongst divers and sea lover.
Mersing Islands are currently under the management of Johor National Parks Mersing Office located at Jalan Abu Bakar, east of Mersing. It started its operation on 1st August 2007 and serves as Operation Centre towards 'Marine Conservation' and 'Enforcement' Activities. At the same time, it provides information to visitors who plan to visit the islands.

Pulau Kukup measures approximately 647ha, and is surrounded by some 800ha of mudflats. It lies stone’s throw away from the 150 year old fishing village of Kukup in Pontian, in an area steeped in history. An important regional trading post at the turn of the century, Kukup is synonymous with tales of vanquished pirates, enterprising early pioneers, an abrupt decline in fortunes that very nearly reduced the place to a ghost town, and its subsequent revival as a modern-day tourist-hub.

The island shelters an extraordinary array of wetland-associated plant and animal life. And this is where the patient eye and a quiet mind are key. Concealed by the dense foliage, the residential birds would rather be heard than seen, their timeless call echoing through the woods. The abundant vegetation is a magnet for many kinds of creatures, from the playful mudskipper and the industrious crab, to the wild boar and her litter. If you are lucky enough to be at the right place at the right time, you never know what miraculous encounter may unfold.