BEST THINGS TO DO IN CAMERON HIGHLANDS
A wide range of flora and fauna can be found in the Cameron Highlands. It is estimated that there are more than 700 plant species growing here. You can observe the vegetation change with the elevation during trekking to one of the local mountains.
The Rafflesia that is native to the Cameron Highlands is without a doubt the most popular plant in the highland. The plant has no stems, leaves or true roots. It is noted for producing the largest individual flower on earth. In addition to vegetation, a significant number of plants, birds , insects, and reptiles live in the highlands. You might even see some monkeys, if you are lucky. Based on these factors, Cameron Highlands draws a lot of visitors each year.
28 Best Things To Do in Cameron Highlands
Kuala Terla Tea Plantation is a cozy place with great scenery situated on the main road between Kampung Raja and Tringkap, about 7 km north of Kea Farm in Brinchang. It is Bharat Tea’s sister plantation at Tanah Rata, the second tea estate in Cameron Valley. A recent attraction (Cameron Adventurous) is a safari ride which ferries passengers around the hills on 4WD vehicles, culminating in a peak with a viewing platform to soak in the view. There are also ATV-riding activities offered.
02 Cameron Lavender Garden
Cameron Lavender Garden, the only lavender-themed shopping and agricultural farm in Cameron Highlands. This is considered the latest attraction which was opened in 2013. Such lavender is planted to provide a uniform colour shade in fields. The Hokkaido Lavender is on the lowest slope, a stunning variety with dark purplish blue flowers. Among other notable species is Mona Lavender, Taiwan Lavender & China Lavender. This amazing farm also offers koi pond, viewing deck, mini windmills and café in its compound.
03 Rose Valley
Rose Valley is a famous flower garden at Tringkap, located along the main road towards Brinchang town. It houses more than 450 different species of roses, flowers, plants and cactus on display along a stunning garden walk with landscapes and monuments in European style. Lily, Gerbera, Diamond, Lady Shoe, Honeysuckle, Camellia and Gipsy Flower are some of the other rare flowers that can be found here. There is also a 16-foot tall vase that claims to be the largest flower vase in Malaysia.
04 Cameron Tringkap Bee Farm
Cameron Tringkap Bee Farm is about 100 m away from Rose Valley above. Its primary attraction is a mini museum dedicated to mostly to the ecology of bees and their natural production in the wilds of Malaysia. At the back, there is also a small bee farming area which shows some hives in boxes. Next to the entrance, a small shop sells all sorts of pure honey and other bee products like royal jelly, bee pollen, propolis, Apple Vinegar Honey and even souvenirs. Free admission.
05 Ee Feng Gu Bee Farm
Ee Feng Gu Bee Farm is one of the oldest bee farms in Cameron. This farm features a visitor complex with several shopping galleries, local stalls, apiary museum, café and large parking facilities that accommodates travel agencies. A large garden nestled behind the complex hosts a network of bee hives stored in colourful wooden boxes elevated along the slopes of the hill. This is one of the best places to buy fresh honey & other bee products. Free admission.
06 Robertson Rose Garden
Robertson Rose Garden is located on a higher altitude hillside with stunning views over the valleys below. This amazing garden blissfully specialises in eponymous flowers that are so deserving of a hilltop tour that gives you outstanding views. At the same time, this large garden houses more than 100 different varieties of roses, flaunting colours such as green and black that are unbelievable and even some uncommon species such as Pink Queen Victoria, Scarlet, and Maid of Hearts.
07 BOH Tea Centre
BOH Tea Centre in Sungei Palas is one of the must-visit attractions in Cameron Highlands. It was founded by J.A. Russel in 1929, a British businessman during the British colonial era in Malaya and it is now operated by Malaysia’s largest tea company, BOH Plantations. There is an amazing café sits on top of the hillside which offers stunning vistas of rolling hills, tranquil & breezy fresh air. Although the drive up is narrow, but it is well worth the effort of climbing up and enjoy a cup of fresh tea.
08 Mossy Forest
Mossy Forest, is an enchanting and popular attraction mysterious forest tucked in the highlands of Mount Brinchang, the second highest peak in Cameron Highlands. This one of the most Instagram-worthy forests in the world. The Mossy Forest is located at an elevated position of 2,032 metres above sea level, blanketed with mysterious mist and shrouded in a magical aura. Its base is covered with a thick carpet of moss, and for centuries, most of the trees here have remained untouched. Easy to walk as it is paved with wooden boardwalks.
09 Mount Batu Brinchang
Mount Batu Brinchang or Gunung Brinchang at 6,666 ft (2,032 m) above sea level is the second highest mountain in Cameron Highlands after Gunung Irau. The mountain attracts thousands of visitors all year round both locally & overseas as it can be reached by road to the summit. There is a 15 m high “Observation Tower” on top of the mountain where that is the best place to get a stunning panoramic view of Cameron Highlands and the neighboring state of Perak.
10 Butterfly Garden / Butterfly Farm
Butterfly Garden and Butterfly Farm are next to each other with similar exhibitions of many butterfly and insect species to see. Both butterfly farm features a large enclosure built on a hillside with butterflies and living insects. At Butterfly Garden, along with other native and exotic animals, tourists can see insects, mantids and phasmids in various shapes and sizes. While at Butterfly Farm, they have rabbits, guinea pigs and ducks. The friendly staffs there will even help to place those insects on your hand & take photos.
11 Raju’s Hill Strawberry Farm
Raju Hill is a well known strawberry farms in Cameron especially during weekends. The farm offers self picking and charge by weight or fresh strawberries sold at the counter. Visitors are also free to walk around the strawberry field to learn their strawberry processing factory. There is also a café perched on a hilltop where you can have delicious pastries, cookies, waffles, strawberry ice cream and strawberry milkshake while enjoying nature’s mesmerizing views.
12 Strawberry Kea Farm
Strawberry Kea Farm is a famous & popular tourist spot in Cameron Highlands especially during weekends. This is basically a farmers’ market where there are plenty of stalls selling fresh vegetables, flowers, bee products, packaged food, ornamental plants, fresh corns, souvenirs and self-plucking strawberry farms can be found here. Since the place has all kinds of stalls, do grab the opportunity to bargain for the best price. Kea Farm is open daily from morning 8 am to 6 pm in the evening.
13 Cactus Point
Cactus Point, situated on a hill slope is a garden center and retail nursery that sells almost every type of cactus where some of them look even more stunning with the exquisite flowers. Apart of cacti, orchids, ferns, pitcher plants, Tillandsia (air plants), Venus fly traps and Geraniums are also available in the premises. A shopping gallery lined with local items, fashion apparel, souvenirs, toys, trinkets and edible food products is also housed in the building. For strawberry picking, a small area is dedicated.
14 S’Corner Central Market
S’Corner Central Market, might got the name due its location at the sharp S-corner route along the way up. This is an agricultural shopping arcade that sells local items such as honey, jam, chocolates, herbal remedies and fresh crops such as maize, strawberries & mushrooms from the highlands. The center also has a section for strawberry-picking activities along with a sizeable mushroom farm that cultivates several commercial species for consumption and sale. There is also a cafe for refreshments where tourists can stop by.
15 Time Tunnel
Time Tunnel is the first memorabilia museum in Malaysia which was established in January 2007. The museum is full of collectibles and memorabilia that serve as a reminder of what life during the pre-War years and after the Japanese occupation was like in Malaysia. Besides collectibles and memorabilia, an assortment of old photos are also on display here, most of them dating back to the post-war years. More than 4,000 objects and photos are on display of total 8 galleries covering an area of about 14,000 square feet.
16 Farmer’s Arcade
Farmer’s Arcade also known as Arked Peladang by local is quite similar like a one-stop shopping arcade in Cameron to look for local agriculture products like ornamental plants, baby cacti, flowers, tea, strawberries, crops, souvenirs and handicrafts. Visitors may also see household products, gardening tools, clay pots, glassware, toys and other curiosities spread through various galleries inside. They even have a mini café inside where you can find sweet corns, breads and kaya balls that can get your fill of sustenance.
17 Cactus Valley
Cactus Valley is a botanical garden nestled on a hillside overlooking the center of Brinchang town. This nursery has one of the best collections of cactus in Malaysia. It has a wide array of different shapes, colors and sizes of cacti, flowers and ornamental plants. Some of the cacti species here are even more than 60 years old. The most extensive range of plants and foliage is also available in Cactus Valley, including calla lily impatiens, roses, fuchsia, ananas / vriesea, hibiscus, camellia, rhododendron, paradise bird, glory bush, clivia miniata, peaches, hippeastrum, geranium, coleus, gerbera, oncidium and many others.
18 Big Red Strawberry Farm
Big Red Strawberry Farm is one of the largest Agro-Tourism Farms in Malaysia. The sheltered farm is located just right beside Cactus Valley covers an area of approximately 5 hectares. The farm is renowned for growing fresh strawberries and organic salad vegetables. Visitors will walk up several stairs from the main entrance to a koi fountain, a flower nursery and a mini petting zoo packed mainly with rabbits. The walkway then leads through the strawberry farm where it is allowed to self-pick for purchase. Café is also available.
19 Sam Poh Temple
Sam Poh Temple is a tranquil Chinese Buddhist temple that lies on a small hill top. Established in 1972, the temple is the country’s 4th largest Buddhist temple and the Cameron Highlands’ largest religious structure. It houses a giant statue of the founder of Buddhism, Lord Buddha. The temple is very beautiful and the residents and monks have preserved it well. The Oriental architecture that designs the entire structure is the greatest attraction of this temple. There are also many other brass deities in this temple.
20 Sri Thendayuthapani Swami Temple
Sri Thendayuthapani Swami Temple is the largest Hindu Temple in Cameron Highlands. It is a holy place for the Hindus and is visited by the devotees for peace, fulfilling their wishes and following the acts of their Gods. Besides Hindu, the temple is also frequented by the tea-picking community of different races in Cameron Highlands. Situated at about 1600 meters above sea level, this two storeys temple has a grand staircase leading up to the Gopuram, which is topped with colorful figurines.
21 Healthy Strawberry Farm
Healthy Strawberry Farm is one of the most popular strawberry farms to in Cameron. Although it is slightly smaller compare to the others, but you will be amazed by many other beautiful plants and fruits besides strawberries. It is known that this farm produces quality strawberries for sale. Here you get an opportunity to pick your strawberries and learn about how they are cultivated. There is also a café inside where you can enjoy the delicious ice cream, waffles and fresh strawberry juice.
22 Night Market
Night Market at Golden Hills also known as “pasar malam” by local is a typical Malaysian food night market which open only on the weekend of every Friday & Saturday evening from 5 pm to 11 pm. This market is the best place to look for delicious local street food like fried chicken, barbecued meats, steam corns, steam sweet potatoes, chicken rice, fried rice, fried noodle, pancake, nasi lemak etc. Apart from food, there are also many souvenirs, clothes, crafts and others local fruits & vegetables especially strawberry products.
23 Parit Fall
Parit Fall is a waterfall that hidden inside a recreational nature park at Taman Sedia in Tanah Rata. The park has excellent facilities for visitors, including adequate parking for vehicles, playgrounds, tiled footpaths, benches and toilets. There are two ways to get to the waterfall: you could either start at the Forestry Department or take the Century Pines Resort’s side of Trail 4. With jungle trails leading around the vicinity, tourists can explore the montane rainforest and enjoy the flora and fauna that grow here.
24 Agro-Technology Park Mardi
Agro-Technology Park Mardi is an education center that exhibits a rich collection of hydroponic technique for agriculture. The park is managed by Malaysia Agriculture Resarch and Development Institute (MARDI) offers many gardens, from rose, strawberry, grapes, tea, citrus fruits, anthuriums, apples and many more. It is divided into six main areas: the English Garden, Herb Garden, Orchid Garden, Rose Garden, research centre and an information centre, where tourists can also buy souvenirs, seeds and plants.
25 Bharat Tea Plantation
Bharat Tea Plantation is the second largest producer of tea in Malaysia with their signature brand “Cameron Valley“. Established in the 1930s, it has grown over the years and they have set up several tea shops to sell their own tea products to diversify their business. You would be shocked to note that numerous types of tea items have been sold, such as strawberry-flavored tea, orange-flavored tea and peppermint-flavored tea. For those who enjoy the scenic panoramic view of the tea bushes, this tea valley is highly recommended.
26 Robinson Falls
Robinson Falls is located in the center of Tanah Rata which could be reach via trail 9. If you like the gushing sound of water flushing down the rocks and spending some time in nature along the way, it is one of the few popular locations to visit. Most waterfalls are approached from below, but for this, you could start from upstream in the village. The main fall, as it is situated in a deep ravine, is very impressive. It was not so easy to see the fall in the past because of too many trees, but now they’ve been cleared.
27 Lata Iskandar Waterfall
Lata Iskandar Waterfall is a huge & scenic waterfalls which is situated in Perak state. Until resuming its path as a narrow stream, the waterfall cascades over multiple levels of granite slopes, with the last drop, 25 meters high, flowing into a small pool below. The waterfall is crowded by tourists and local visitors on weekends. Visitors can find a craft bazaar near the base of the falls, where an array of crafts is available for selection. This waterfall is a must-visit tourist destination that provides visitors with panoramic views.
28 Lata Kinjang Waterfall
Lata Kinjang Waterfall is another popular attraction if you visit Cameron Highlands. Although it is located in Perak, this waterfall is simply a continuation of Cameron’s destination. This waterfall is one of the best known & tallest falls in Malaysia, because it can be seen very clearly from the North–South Expressway. The spectacular sequence of cascades winding down a 100-metre drop is the main attraction at this waterfall. Besides the falls, visitors may also visit an orchid garden and a bamboo park nearby.