Cameron Highlands welcomes you with cooling weather and beautiful nature across the mountains. Along the mountains’ winding roads, you will discover tea plantations, strawberry farms, jungle trails, and markets, all of which will make memorable experiences. Here is our guide of what you can do in 24 hours.
Start your day by visiting the local morning market in Brinchang to check out the freshly picked produce from the farms located throughout the mountains. Go on a morning hike in the Mossy Forest, which is home to a variety of flora within cold temperatures and thick fog. Take one of the hiking trails in Tanah Rata if you are in for an adrenaline adventure.Refresh yourself at the tea plantations with a cup of tea and relish in the extraordinary panoramic views of the green plantations. Learn how the BOH Tea Estate and Cameron Bharat Tea Plantation pick and process the tea leaves. Culture Trip recommends having local teas with cakes and pastries at the plantations’ cafés.
Visit the Lavender Farm where you will see various types of lavender (such as Hokkaido Lavender and Mona Lavender) and other flowers in the fields. The entrance fee is RM8 (around US$2) per person. After exploring, enjoy some tasty Chinese meals at Delicious & Happiness Kitchen and the budget-friendly Wai Yat Restaurant.
Take yourself back in time at the Time Tunnel Museum where you will discover various vintage and historical memorabilia of Cameron Highlands. Next, visit the Highlands Apiary Farm to learn how bees make mouth-watering sweet honey.
Pick some fresh strawberries at Big Red Strawberry Farm, followed by a delightful afternoon tea with a wide range of strawberry delicacies such as waffles with strawberries; scones served with strawberry jam; strawberry tea; and strawberry milkshakes. Later, drop by the Butterfly Farm to be mesmerised by the beautiful butterflies fluttering around in the gardens. The entrance fee is RM5 (around US$1) for adults and RM2 (around 50 cents) for children.
Enjoy your night by trying the local foods in Cameron Highlands. Savour delicious street food at the Brinchang Night Market, and shop for fresh produce, including vegetables, strawberries, honey, and cactus.
Warm your tummy in the cold weather by having your meals at steamboat restaurants. Try the steamboat (fresh vegetables, proteins, and noodles cooked in your choice of broth) at Jin Jin Steamboat Restaurant and Fauzi Tom Yam & Steamboat Restaurant.
Head down to Tanah Rata to try Malay, Chinese, Nyonya, and Western cuisine at Ferm Nyonya Restaurant. Satisfy your Indian food cravings at Cameron aa Curry House, where they serve delicious curries and naan.