Cameron Highlands is a highland located northernmost at Pahang. Its located 121km east of Ipoh and 210km north of KL.
A refreshing cool retreat is the best way to describe Cameron Highlands. Undulating valleys and majestic mountains surround this popular hill station at 1,524m above sea level. A 4-hour drive from Kuala Lumpur, Cameron Highlands is the largest hill resort in the country. Sprawling tea plantations, terraced flower gardens, orchards and vegetable farms are common sights due to the cool climate. Stop by the strawberry farms and sample delicious homemade jams.
Flower nurseries are a delight to visit while the Agro Technology Park in the main town of Tanah Rata is filled with temperate blooms and herbs.
Trace the history of tea planting on a guided tour after which, indulge in a cup of hot tea of your preferred flavour and some tasty shorthread.
Golfers can tee off at the 18-hole golf course between Tanah Rata and Brinchang town.
Fresh fruits and vegetables, potted plants, cacti and souvenirs can be purchased at the marketes in Kea Farm and Brinchang.
The fantasy-like Mossy Forest located at the peak of the highlands is a misty wonderland not to be missed! At 2,032m above sea level, the mouth of the forest is accessible by road from Brinchang.
The smaller town of Tapah at the foothills of Cameron Highlands is the gateway to the hill station and can be reached by bus, taxi or train from Kuala Lumpur.
From Tapah, regular bus and taxi services are available to Tanah Rata, 60km away. The resort is also accessible via the new highway at Simpang Pulai. If you are driving from Kuala Lumpur, the Simpang Pulai exit is about 45 minutes north of Tapah along the North-South Expressway.
- Trek to Gunung Brinching, a peak at 2000m, which can be reached by walking 'trail 1' from Brinchang. Finding the path can be a bit confusing as the sign is located about 10m from the main road. Ask for directions to the army base and follow the road to the end. From there you will find clear signs for the path. The walk to the top takes about 2-2,5 hours. While hotels and tour operators will tell it is required to have a guide for this trek it is an easy path to follow and it is perfectly possible to do this trek without a guide. The trek is not very steep but you need to be in decent shape to do this trek through the jungle. When reaching the top you have the option on returning the same path or follow the road which goes for about 6km down towards the main road. By this road you will find the 'boh' tea plantation. From the main road you can take the hourly bus back to Brinchang.
- A short walk to Robertson Waterfall from Tanah Rata. Follow the road to the hospital and take the road right where the river joins the road. There is a sign from the road but as of September 2008 it was on the ground and not easy to spot.
- Visit tea plantation, find out the making tea process. Try a cup of BOH tea(local tea) in the farm cafe, enjoy the peaceful moment in the farm.
- Visit strawberries farm, try to pick and eat the strawberries in the farm. Experience the fresh strawberries eating in the farm.