Malaysia Airlines flies from Brisbane to Kuala Lumpur, with onward connections to Kota Kinabalu. Ph 13 26 27 or see malaysiaairlines.com
Seven Skies offers tours of Borneo all year round. Trips cost $7495 a person and are fully inclusive, except for airfares, drinks, tips and a handful of meals. See sevenskies.com.au
HIGH AND LOW: The long climb to the peak of Mt Kinabalu (left); pygmy elephants on the banks of the Kinabatangan River (bottom left); and the spectacular summit of Mt Kinabalu.