The area ranges in height between 1300 metres and 1800 metres above sea level and this elevation gives the region a uniquely cool and refreshing climate. The temperature and conditions not only make Cameron Highlands perfect for a holiday but also ideal for growing vegetables, flowers, tea and strawberries. The tea plantations are especially famous as they hug the rounded hills and produce well known local brews which must be tasted. A trip from your Cameron Highland hotel to a plantation is a must but also having a look at the diverse fruit and vegetable farms is worthwhile too.
The area retains an old colonial atmosphere and this is due to the fact it was first mapped by British Surveyor, William Cameron, under instruction from the Empire. The benefits of the location and climate of the region were soon realised and throughout the early 20th Century a number of colonial buildings were constructed for the community there. One of these buildings, Ye Olde Smokehouse, still serves delicious tea and cakes and authentically recreates its own small patch of England in Malaysia.
To see as much of the picturesque landscape as possible we recommend going on a jungle trek or a hike through the forests and up to the peaks. Some inspiring views can be seen when taking part in one of these activities and in some instances camping is also a possibility to get even closer to nature. As access to the region becomes easier, development is inevitably starting to take place but book a Cameron Highlands hotel soon to see this area of true natural beauty.
Hotels in Cameron Highlands start at AU$17 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.