Cameron Highlands Top Ten To Do List According To The Mentigi
Here is our top ten things to do in Cameron Highlands. Reading about them is good, experiencing them is to see the highlands at their best.
All our Cameron Highland top ten tourist attractions are available and some with professional tour guides that can easily be found in Tanah Rata town. Some tour guides offer combinations of some of Cameron Highlands’ most popular tourist hot spots. Here’s our top ten hot spots, enjoy:-)
1. The Mossy Forest Tour
High amongst the clouds on Cameron Highlands is the Montane rainforest that is home to pitcher plants, wild orchids, exotic ferns, ancient trees, a variety of spices and medicinal plants. You can take the two kilometer boardwalk to over 6,600 feet to the top of Mount Brinchang or walk through some of the maze of tracks that criss-cross this amazing cloud rain forest.
2. The Boh Tea Plantation
If you ever wondered how tea was made then of all the tea Plantations on Cameron Highland the Boh Tea Plantation is the place to go. The green rolling hills of the plantation seem to go on forever and you can get a panoramic view of it all from the elevated Sungai Palas Tea Garden which offers fantastic views above the plantation. After touring the tea factory you can relax in comfort and enjoy a traditional English tea and scones as you snap your photos for social media with the rolling green hills giving a stunning backdrop.
3. Hiking And Jungle Walks
There are some fantastic hill walking opportunities through the cloud forest jungles of Cameron Highlands. Some are easy and there are enough to choose from to suit your hiking style be it beginner, intermediary or expert. We advise to consult a local guide before adventuring out because they can inform you on what tracks are currently safe due to weather conditions. There is also the option of booking organised hiking walks which are available with some of the local tour guides in Tanah Rata.
4. Dawn Ascent Of Gunung Brinchang
At 6,667 feet Gunung Brinchang or Mount Brinchang is the highest peak in Cameron Highlands that is accessible by road and this is the fantastic thing about it because it makes it easy for tourists to visit at the best time; At dawn. It is well worth the effort to get up early and drive up to Mount Brinchange and climb the panoramic viewing platform to get clear 360 degree views of Cameron Highlands. At dawn there are less or no clouds depending on the season and the sunrise gives some breath taking photo opportunities.
5. Cameron Highland Waterfalls
The two closest waterfalls to Tanah Rata are Robinsons falls and Parit Falls. Both are fairly easy to access with a short hike through the cloud rainforest with the Robinson Falls being the most impressive of the two. Lata Iskandar is a larger waterfall that is located about 25km before Ringlet en-route up to Tanah Rata in the hills of Cameron Highlands. A row of shops line the road so its easy to find and you can enjoy a dip in the cool clear highland waters.
6. The Butterfly Farm
The Butterfly Farm is like anchovies or durian, you’ll either love it or hate it. I personally like seeing the wonderful colours of the magnificent butterflies flittering around the plants and hedgerows of this garden farm. It is a great opportunity to photograph some of Cameron Highlands most beautiful butterflies. There are various insects, reptiles and small animals on display so you can guarantee the kids will love it.
7. Time Tunnel Museum
For the history buff who wants to learn more about the past of Cameron Highlands then this is a must visit. You can learn about the Orang Asli local tribes who still inhabit the highlands and how the British in an attempt to escape the humidity of lowland Malaysia opened up hill stations to enjoy the cool fresh air. There are lots of local stories on display and many artefacts to browse from a bygone era
8. Cameron Highland Night Markets
The largest highland market occurs in Brinchang town every Friday and Saturday night. There are all sorts of touristy things although the best buys in my minds are the glorious selections of freshly and locally grown fruits and vegetables. The night market in Tanah Rata is smaller than in Brinchang but it sells more or less the same kind of produce. The Tanah Rata night market is open on weekends and all weekdays through school holidays and public holidays. The Kea Farm Market caters mostly for the freshly grown produce farmed locally and is open daily.
9. Bee Farms
There are a number of farms in Cameron Highlands that grow an assortments of flowers and plants to attract bees. It is both an interesting an educational experience to learn the path from nectar to honey and how the type of plant or flower influences the flavour of the honey produced. The kids will be sure to like it and you get the opportunity to buy some locally made fresh Cameron Highland Honey.
10. The Strawberry Farm
Somehow any trip to Cameron Highlands seems incomplete without visiting the Strawberry Farm to pick your own strawberries before your trek back down to the humid climes of lowland Malaysia where this exotic crop cannot so easily be grown. Maybe it’s the exclusivity factor combined with the freshness of the fruit that Malaysians find so attractive.