Cameron Highlands: Things to Do, What to Eat & Places to Visit

When you’re tired of the heat in KL, it’s always a good idea to plan a weekend getaway trip somewhere out of the city that isn’t too far away. Cameron Highlands is only about a 2-hour drive away from KL. The weather in Cameron Highlands can go as low as 19°C, which is why it’s a popular spot for a quick holiday. If you need help finding out the popular Cameron Highlands attractions to include in your itinerary, check out some of our recommendations below: 

1. Explore flowers at Cameron Flora Park



Cameron Flora Park is one of the most popular Cameron Highlands attractions as you can experience being surrounded by beautiful flowers! There are two sections: outdoor and indoor. 


You’ll have to climb over 20+ flights of stairs that are located outdoors to get to the highest point where you can take various photos for the ‘gram. In fact, there are just too many gorgeous spots for photos – you’ll just end up taking a picture everywhere you go! 


Address: lot 191, 39010 Brinchang, Pahang

Opening Hours: Daily, 9.30am to 7pm 

Entrance Fee: Adult – RM50, Child (Below 12 years old) – Free

2. Feast at Restoran Taman Apple Cameron Steamboat & Grill



If you’re wondering what to eat in Cameron Highlands, everyone would suggest steamboats! This restaurant offers a wide variety of food choices such as lamb, seafood, chicken. mutton, and beef. 


The meat options are marinated pretty well with choices such as black pepper and kunyit. As for the beverages, there are up to 6 selections and up to 3 flavours for the ice cream. The soup options include tomyum and chicken. 


Address: 891-A, Persiaran Dayang Indah, Tanah Rata, 39000 Tanah Rata, Pahang

Opening Hours: Thursday to Tuesday, 4:30pm to 12am. Closed on Wednesdays.

Entrance Fee: Adult – RM45 per pax, Senior Citizens (above 55 years old)/Kids – RM35 per pax

3. Brush up your history while visiting Sam Poh Temple



Located on a small hilltop, Sam Poh Temple is known as the 4th largest Buddhist temple, making it one of the most interesting places in Cameron Highlands. 


Other than the colourful architecture, there’s also a place filled with flowers and fishes swimming around in the pond. The atmosphere is extremely calming and peaceful – together with the clean environment, you’ll feel relaxed while walking around.


Address: Jalan Pecah Batu, Brinchang, 39000 Brinchang, Pahang

Opening Hours: Daily, 8am to 5pm

Entrance Fee: Free

4. Indulge in quality tea at Boh Plantation Tea



Do you prefer tea over coffee? Well, you’ll love taking in the aroma of tea at Boh Plantation Tea. It remains a popular Cameron Highlands attraction as other than tasting the flavourful tea, visitors are also able to learn about the five steps of tea. 


There’s also a cafe where they serve delicious cakes such as banana carrot cake, green tea tiramisu and Opera. 


Address: 39000 Ringlet, Cameron Highlands

Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 9am to 4.30pm. 

Entrance Fee: Free

5. Surround yourself with lavender at Lavender Gardens



When you’re planning a short trip to Cameron Highland and you’re a fan of flowers, you have to include Lavender Gardens as part of your itinerary.


Other than the gorgeous spread of lavenders, you can also taste lavender ice cream that’s in a pastel lavender colour. 


Address: 59, Brinchang, 39000 Tanah Rata, Pahang

Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday, 9am to 6pm. Friday to Sunday, 9am to 7pm.

Entrance Fee: Adults – RM20, Kids – RM10

6. Go back in time at Time Tunnel Museum



Visiting museums such as the Time Tunnel Museum should be in your list of things to do in Cameron Highlands! In the museum, you can learn from the famous historical places as well as events that happened in Cameron Highlands. There are plenty of photographs, postcards, and vintage signs that you can observe and learn a thing or two from them. 


Address: Cameron Highland, 39000 Brinchang, Pahang

Opening Hours: Daily, 9am to 6pm

Entrance Fee: Adults – RM8, Kids – RM6

7. Plan a camping trip to Taman Eko Kem Sungai Pauh



Camping is one of the exciting things to do in Cameron Highlands! Taman Eko Kem Sungai Pauh is a popular camping site – with three main areas to pitch the tents on. 


You’ll have to bring your own cookware and other camping essentials. They do provide BBQ pits, electric power points, and bathrooms with showers, though. It can get quite cold at night, so you’ll have to bring jackets along with you. 


Address: Pejabat Hutan Daerah Cameron Highlands, Tanah Rata, 39000 Tanah Rata, Pahang

Opening Hours: Daily, 24 hours

Entrance Fee: One-time Fee – RM2, RM10 per pax for camping

8. Expand your knowledge at Cactus Valley



If you think cactuses all look the same – you’re mistaken! At Cactus Valley, it’s one of the interesting places in Cameron Highlands to learn more about the unique species of cactuses and flowering plants! 


Address: Cactus Valley, Pekan lama, 39100 Brinchang, Pahang

Opening Hours: Daily, 8am to 6pm

Entrance Fee: RM8 per pax

9. Take in scenic views at Lata Iskandar



The wonderful view of the waterfall at Lata Iskandar makes this place a popular Cameron Highlands attraction. Families are able to have a relaxing picnic beside the waterfall. 


If picnics aren’t your thing, you can also take a nice dip in the waterfall, but do bear in mind it can get quite cold. Not forgetting the scenic spots for beautiful photos! 


Address: Exit 59, 35000 Tapah, Perak

Opening Hours: N/A

Entrance Fee: N/A

10. Survey the various stalls at Brinchang Weekend Night Market



Night markets are one of the main Cameron Highlands attractions as there are various stalls selling good food, plants, vegetables, clothes, and many more.


Some of the must-try items if you’re a sweet tooth would be strawberries covered in chocolate and honeycombs. For savoury ones, the satay or burgers would be ideal. 


Address: Jalan Sungai Ruil, Brinchang, 39000 Brinchang, Pahang

Opening Hours: Fridays & Saturdays, 5pm to 11pm

Entrance Fee: N/A

Which Cameron Highlands attraction sparks your interest the most?

With our suggestions, hopefully you won’t have trouble coming up with your list of things to do in Cameron Highlands! While you’re planning your trip, enjoy a stress-free experience by renting a car with TREVO so that you don’t have to worry about any transport issues.

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