The Wain River forest is in the northern part of Balikpapan, East Borneo. Its a conservation and research area with diverse life forms and extraordinary tourism potential. This is a lowland forest with three forest types: marsh forest, dipterocarp forest, and riverine forest. The forest area was first designated a “covered forest” by the King of the Kutai kingdom in 1934. Then in 1983 the 3,925 hectare area surrounding the Wain River was declared a protected forest by the Minister of Agriculture.
In 1988, the Forestry Minister designated a further 6,100 hectare at Wain River as protected forest, bringing the total protected area to 10,025 hectare. Since then it has enlarge to 11,000 hectare by Indonesian government.
Various of interest :
The diversity of plants, animals and jungle trek.