Cameron Highlands Holidays

Comprising a string of small townships, the highlands were developed during the British colonial era as expats looked to escape the tropical lowlands heat. As nostalgic English cottages, rose gardens and mock-Tudor mansions appeared, British planters realised the potential for growing tea on the fertile mountain slopes. Today, the Cameron Highlands character remains unchanged with visitors able to sample the local produce and a fresh brew, or relax over afternoon tea in this quintessentially British corner of Malaysia.

Of course, with such splendid surroundings of gentle slopes, lofty mountains, cascading waterfalls and emerald tea plantations, it’s no surprise that trekking is a popular pastime.Tanah Rata is the region’s main town and at the heart of several walking trails, ranging from leisurely walks uncovering hidden waterfalls to more challenging treks through thick vegetation.

Other attractions include a butterfly farm, the Time Tunnel Museum, a variety of nurseries and a golf course. For shopping, bustling Brinchang has a popular weekend night market with highland produce, souvenirs and street food available.

    Why visit Cameron Highlands?
  • Breathtaking scenery
  • Great for walkers
  • Temperate climate
  • Old English charm
  • Traditional afternoon tea


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Essential facts about Cameron Highlands
Local Time

GMT +8 hours

Currency

Malaysian Ringgit

Travel information

Cameron Highlands can only be reached by road. Journey time from Kuala Lumpur is approximately 3 hours 30 minutes while from Penang it will take approximately 4 hours.

Best time to go

The region enjoys a cool climate and fresh air, with temperatures fluctuating between 22-25ºC during the day and 15-22ºC at night. Rain is common throughout the year although more frequent from November-February.

Malaysia Tourist Tax

A tourism charge is payable locally at all hotels throughout Malaysia (in addition to the Penang heritage charge and Langkawi Tourism Promotion Fee) and is levied per room per night as follows:-

  • RM5.00 (approx £0.90) for stays in 3* hotels
  • RM10.00 (approx £1.80) for stays in 4* hotels
  • RM20.00 (approx £3.60) for stays in 5* hotels

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