Located in the state of Pahang, Cameron Highlands is a scenic hill station and the ideal destination for a family holiday. What better way to beat the heat than to plan a trip to this cool and chilly highlands? Sit back and enjoy a spot of afternoon tea along with some scrumptious scones at Malaysia’s Little England.
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Take a road trip up to this hill station. You can drive or hire a car to beat the hassle.
10 AM: Marvel at nature’s beauty at Lata Iskandar Waterfall
This beautiful waterfall is located on the way up to Cameron Highlands. It’s a great place to stretch and relax after a long car ride. Bring some food along from home or tapau from the nearby food stalls and have a picnic at this picturesque waterfall area. Feel your stress melt away as you listen to the soothing sounds of the cascading waterfall.
12 PM: Enjoy a cuppa at Bharat Tea Plantation
Do you enjoy Malaysia’s national drink, teh tarik? A good cup of tea starts with the right tea leaves. Visit Bharat Tea Plantation, makers of Cameron Valley Tea, and take in breathtaking views of the stunning tea plantation. This is where the story of your cuppa begins!
Explore the tea plantation and take pictures with the beautiful green hills as your backdrop. Stop by the Cameron Valley Tea House and enjoy a cup of freshly brewed tea along with scones and an assortment of cakes. Be sure to bring a jacket along as it can get pretty chilly.
Address: 15-16, Jalan Besar, Cameron Highlands, Pahang, 39000 Tanah Rata
Operating Hours: 8.30 AM – 6 PM daily
Contact Number: +605-491 1133
2 PM: Check in to your hotel
There are many hotels and homestays to choose from in Tanah Rata and Brinchang. Check in and freshen up before heading out on your next adventure.
3 PM: Enjoy delicious fresh strawberries at Big Red Strawberry Farm
When you’re in Cameron Highlands, indulging in strawberries is a must! The strawberries here are grown hydroponically and in the right season, visitors can pick strawberries by the box. This is a fun activity for the whole family.
After exploring the strawberry farm, visit the in-house café that serves various delights such as waffles with ice cream and strawberries, scones, strawberry milkshake, and a strawberry sundae.
Address: Brinchang, 39100 Cameron Highlands, Pahang
Operating Hours: 8 AM – 6PM daily
Contact Number: +605-491 3327
5 PM: Admire a wide variety of cacti at Cactus Valley
This is a must-visit for plant lovers. Cactus Valley is home to various flowers and cacti of different shapes and sizes. It provides unique and beautiful photo opportunities for visitors. If you’re a fan of these thorny beauties, buy and bring home a potted cactus of your own!
Address: Pekan Lama, 39100 Brinchang, Pahang
Operating Hours: 8 AM – 7 PM daily
Contact Number: +605-491 5640
7 PM: Enjoy a steamboat dinner at Cameron Organic Produce Steamboat Restaurant
Nothing beats a nice, hot steamboat dinner on a chilly night in Cameron Highlands! Dig into fresh vegetables, seafood, meat, eggs, and noodles, all cooked in a flavourful broth. Be sure to try the delicious homemade chilli sauce for a spicy kick.
Address: 10, Bandar Baru, 39100 Brinchang, Pahang
Operating Hours: 12 PM – 10 PM (closed on Tuesdays)
Contact Number: +605-491 4807
9 PM: Take a stroll through the Golden Hills Weekend Night Market
If you’re visiting Cameron Highlands on a weekend, go for a post-dinner stroll through the night market. There are stalls selling various items such as souvenirs, street food, fresh strawberries, and vegetables. Get some strawberries dipped in chocolate for dessert and do some souvenir shopping.
Address: Jalan Sungai Ruil, Brinchang, 39000 Brinchang, Pahang
Operating Hours: 5 PM – 11 PM (open on Fridays and Saturdays)
10 PM: Return to your hotel
7.30 AM: Check out of your hotel and have a hearty breakfast at Yong Teng Café
Enjoy yummy breakfast specials such as nasi lemak, toast, strawberry pancakes with honey, and tea. This charming hawker stall, run by a deaf couple, is a must-visit in Cameron Highlands. The delicious food served here is made with lots of love.
Address: 72a, Persiaran Camelia 4, Tanah Rata, 39000 Tanah Rata, Pahang
Operating Hours: 7 AM – 5 PM (closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays)
9 AM: Travel back in time at the Time Tunnel Museum
This unique museum showcases various memorabilia, collectibles, and photographs from the past. Marvel at all the gizmos and gadgets from a simpler time. This is a lovely treat for family members in their golden years. They will certainly be thrilled to see the antiques from their childhood and to share their personal stories.
Address: Cameron Highland, 39000 Brinchang, Pahang
Operating Hours: 9 AM – 6 PM daily
10 AM: Have a safe journey back home
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