Cameron Highlands is one of Malaysia’s prime tourist destinations, which is a highland region located in Pahang state about 121km east of Ipoh and about 214km north of Kuala Lumpur. It is 1500 metres (or 5000 feet) above sea-level and has temperatures of as low as 12?C to a high of 25°C. Cameron Highlands is one of the most popular highlands in Malaysia.

Mossy forest

Best time to visit Cameron Highlands

The best times to visit Cameron Highlands depend largely on the holiday season in Malaysia. This is because the holidays will determine the rates that hotels are charging which are usually categorized between low, peak and super peak seasons respectively.

Year end(end of October to beginning of January) is the rainy season and there are risks of landslides along the Tapah road. However, towns and residential areas are not prone to landslides at all.

Cameron Highlands Tour

Attractions you can’t afford to miss

Apart from the mentioned attractions, other attractions in Cameron Highlands include the Butterfly Farm, Rose Gardens, Bee Farm, and Vegetable Farms. There are also the Brinchang Hindu Temples and the Sam Poh Chinese Mahayana Buddhist Temple. Other features include Cactus Point, and Cactus Valley. There is Market Square, the Cameron Highlands Time Tunnel Galeria(Kea Farm) and accommodation at the Kampung Taman Sedia Homestay, Tanah Rata and The Smokehouse Hotel.

Cameron highlands tea

Largest tea and vegetable farms in Malaysia

Being a main agricultural land, it is the Malaysia’s largest tea-producing region. With its many greenery vegetables farms and fruits farms, the area is also known as a major supplier of legumes and vegetables to both Malaysia and Singapore. Cameron Highlands is also famous with its romantic Roses plantation. Visitors can see how roses are grown in Rose Center and Rose Valley.

simpang pulai road

Roads to Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands may be accessed by two major roads. From North-South Expressway, exit the expressway at Tapah Interchange and then proceed via Federal route 59 straight along the way to the highlands. It is about one and a half hours to reach the first town of south end, Ringlet.

The drive up to Cameron Highlands is not the easiest especially among novice drivers. This is because coming in from the North-South Expressway and heading towards Cameron Highlands will involve a lot of narrow and winding stretches. Alternatively, exit the expressway at Simpang Pulai Interchange, Ipoh and proceed via a new Second East-West Highway to Cameron Highlands along the way to the top. It is about one hour to reach the the first town at the northern end, Kampung Raja.

Tapah access road

If you use the Tapah way, you will first reach Ringlet. Ringlet is a typical residential town with few rows of shops. Ringlet has its attractions but is very much limited. Normally, tourists do not stay long around this area other than taking a short driving rest or short break. It is more peaceful compared to Tanah Rata and Brinchang, which activities congregate.

A further drive up the highlands is Tanah Rata, where most tourists and visitors are more likely to stay here because there is variety of accommodation options available. Tanah Rata is the main public transport station of Cameron Highlands. Whether you are boarding or arriving by bus or taxi, it will stop here.

cameron highlands simple map

Guide to Apartments in Cameron Highlands

Accommodation in Cameron Highlands is wide and varied, but during peak seasons, the price can shoot up to two times as normal while finding an empty room can be hard! Always remember to book your apartment, homestay, budget hotel or chalet early to avoid sleeping under the stars when you make your way here. Visitors can choose to stay in Luxury Hotels like Casa Dela Rosa and Cameron Highlands Resort. Check out our Top Apartment Reviews.

Cameron Highlands Top Apartments

Tanah Rata Town

Tanah Rata can be considered as the second hot spot tourist town area in Cameron Highlands. Here, visitors will find rows of shops that sell souvenirs, eateries and local agricultural products. In addition, hotels, budget accommodations, travel agencies, banks, money changers are abundantly scattered here catering tourists’ needs. At Tanah Rata, tourists can start to visit Cameron Highlands’ attractions by visiting to the nearby strawberry, tea plantations and flower farms. Also, tourists can go for jungle tracking to reach the Robinson Waterfalls.

Brinchang Town

The next drive up about 3kms will be Brinchang town. Brinchang is the biggest town among others and the main attraction in Cameron Highlands. To a certain extent, food might cost slightly more as the town is known for its eateries. Brinchang is busier and exudes a more commercial atmosphere most probably because it is the connection point to the nearby farms and plantations. Brinchang too has a lot of accommodations options like hotels, chalets and apartments.

Featured Hotels & Apartments

Strawberry Park Resort

Strawberry Park Resort is her ultimate choice on your next visit to the majestic mountains of Cameron Highlands. Well, hearing what most travellers have to say about this resort, of course we have to pay a visit to this retreat located along the road on the way to Tanah Rata from Brinchang. It is pretty…

Star Regency Hotel Apartments

Nestled amidst the spectacular and enthralling tropical forest of Cameron Highlands, Star Regency Hotel Apartments is reputed as one of the best holiday accommodations located on the majestic mountains and especially perfect for families and group travelers. An ideal accommodation for nature lovers as well as travelers who seek to escape from rigors of city…

Silverstar Hotels & Apartments

Silverstar Hotel is a great lodging option when visiting Cameron Highlands. The hotel is conveniently located directly in the center of Brinchang town. Silverstar hotel is definitely an great place to choose as the hotel provides LCD television, in-house movie channels, hot showers, life and elevator, hairdryers, and high speed wifi access. There are several room options to choose from…

Royal Lily Apartments

Your ideal and relaxing vacation begins here at Royal Lily Apartments. For vacationers who are looking for a quality and affordable holiday accommodation with 5-star cleanliness at the most reasonable price, look no further because Royal Lily offers you everything as the units are well-equipped with various thoughtful amenities. Well, one of the pleasures of…

KRS Pines Guesthouse

As you travelled on foot around Tanah Rata (the town is actually pretty small so you can explore it in a couple of hours), you can see signboards directing you to Twin Pines & KRS Pines guesthouse along the main road of Tanah Rata town. Walk towards Jalan Mentigi and you can see the guesthouses…

Iris House Hotel

Strategically located in the peaceful and tranquil township of Brinchang, Iris House Hotel is within walking distance from restaurants, grocery shops, Brinchang town centre and the famous night market. Surrounded by abundant Tudor-style buildings, guests will definitely have a great time throughout your holiday as the private balcony in each room overlooks the scenic 18-hole…

Heritage Hotel

Heritage Hotel Cameron Highlands strategically located in Tanah Rata stands at 1,800 metres above sea level. This elegant low rise Tudor-style boutique hotel cleverly blends modern comfort with a touch of personalized services to appeal to guests from all walks of life. Other than its great services, guests can leave their cars behind at the…

Desa Anthurium Apartment

Think spacious and cozy, think Desa Anthurium Apartment! Indulge in luxury amidst soothing tranquility as the apartment is set against a hilly backdrop and lush greenery forest. Ideally located on the way to Tanah Rata and Brinchang town, it is not too difficult to spot this apartment from afar as there is a big signboard…

Century Pines Resort

If you are driving from Brinchang to Tanah Rata, you would not miss Century Pines Resort because there are quite a handful of signboards directing you to their hotel. As you drive in to the main building, the spacious driveway and ample parking space give you the sense of grandeur you expect in a luxury…

Casa Della Jarzmin

Be prepared for a panoramic sight of blossoming flowers and soaring birds right outside your window only at Casa Della Jarzmin. The apartment has undergone several times refurbishment since 1997 to ensure guests enjoy a comfortable vacation during their stay here at one of the most popular destinations in the country, Cameron Highlands. An ideal…