Visit Cameron Highlands, Malaysia
Away from the steamy lowlands strawberries, vegetables and wild flowers thrive in the temperate climate of the Cameron Highlands.
Scenery of the Cameron Highlands
Heading north from Kuala Lumpur, you quickly turn off the highway onto a breathtaking set of switchbacks that wind their way up into the lofty mountains where the tea plantations and market gardens give way to forests and waterfalls in a wonderfully unspoiled natural region.
First mapped in 1885 by William Cameron, this hill station retains a quintessentially old English atmosphere, with mock Tudor hotels serving tea in the afternoon and gin and tonics in the evenings.
It’s great for walkers, with many trails leading through lush scenery bright with pretty orchids and flitting birds, and longer walks or drives can reach the remote hill tribe villages of the Orang Asli people.
Suggested itineraries featuring Cameron Highlands
Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Cameron Highlands, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Cameron Highlands
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Places near Cameron Highlands
- Fraser's Hill (Bukit Fraser) 59 miles away
- Pangkor Islands 61 miles away
- Taman Negara National Park 71 miles away
- Belum Rainforest 76 miles away
- Kuala Lumpur 95 miles away
- Penang 98 miles away
- Kuala Terengganu 134 miles away
- Perhentian Islands 136 miles away
- The East Coast 143 miles away
- Redang Island 145 miles away
- Langkawi 169 miles away
- Malacca 170 miles away
- Tioman Island 226 miles away
Photos of Cameron Highlands
Accommodation choices for Cameron Highlands
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Cameron Highlands. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
The Lakehouse, as the name suggests, is an 19 room mock Tudor property which overlooks the Sultan Abu Bakar Lake. All rooms are tastefully furnished with antique furniture, wing-back chairs and en suite facilities.
Set amidst tea plantations and rolling hills, this boutique hideaway promises all the splendour, romance and nostalgia of Cameron Highlands grand colonial heritage.
Ideas for experiencing Cameron Highlands
Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Cameron Highlands, and which use the best local guides.
This fascinating tour covers all the highlights of the highlands. Begin by cruising through the green carpets of Boh Tea Estate - the pioneer of the tea growers in Malaysia.
This two-hour walk to Gunung Brinchang, at 6,666 feet above sea level, allows you to discover how the mossy forest plays its part in providing the surrounding area with clean water.