Desa Cattle Dairy Farm

Playfully known as the ‘Little New Zealand’ of Sabah, this place reminds you of Kiwi land’s famous dairy farms. The cooling air, foggy surroundings and highlands landscapes naturally make you feel as if you are somewhere overseas.

The real attraction here is the cattle farm, producing about 900,00 litres of milk per year. The farm is about 199 hectares and most of the milking cows are Holstein Friesians breed, the highest milk producer of all cattle breeds.

The place is an ideal destination for the whole family, where there are plenty of activities such as feeding the calves with bottled milk, feeding goats, observing how milk is processed as well as the educational tour for all. If you have ever wondered how milk is collected and then commercialized, Desa Cattle Farm is the place to be.

Desa Cattle Dairy Farm has been developed and integrated into an Agro-tourism business that proves to be sustainable and produces high-quality local-made products such as assorted fresh milk, yogurts, cheese and yes! their famous Gelato ice cream.

The live farm is not only the main attraction but so are the food. Pairing a nice view with delicious snacks and drinks makes a perfect combo.


Visit to the Desa Cattle Dairy Farm are currently limited to three sessions daily with a limited number of visitors per each session. Booking has to be done ahead via (

-First session: 8.00 am – 11.00 am
-Second session: 11.00 am – 2.00 pm
-Third session: 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm

To reach this place, visitor can take mini bus or taxi from Jalan Padang Bus Station with direction to Kundasang/Ranau. Communicate with driver for drop-off at Kundasang town. A private or chartered vehicle is required to go to Desa Cattle Dairy Farm.  Alternatively one can self-drive or use e-hailing services from Kota Kinabalu City. The tour to the farm is also a popular tour sold by many tour operators. Travellers can enquire with their ground handler or selected tour operator.


Product Contact

Desa Dairy Farm,
Mesilau, Kundasang, Sabah

HQ Address: Level 3, West Wing,
Wisma 2020, 18, Lorong Belia, Karamunsing,
88100 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Article last reviewed: October 24, 2023

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