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Lavender Garden (Cameron Lavender)44 locals recommend
Brinchang Weekend Night Market44 locals recommend
Big Red Strawberry Farm26 locals recommend
Century Pines Resort Cameron Highlands3 locals recommend
Mossy Forest52 locals recommend
Cameron Highlands Resort4 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Cameron Highlands

  • Total rentals

    1.4K properties

  • Total number of reviews

    54K reviews

  • Family-friendly rentals

    990 properties are a good fit for families

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    40 properties allow pets

  • Rentals with a pool

    30 properties have a pool

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    310 properties have a dedicated workspace

Your guide to Cameron Highlands

All About Cameron Highlands

The upland plateaus and hilltops of Malaysia’s Cameron Highlands are covered in rolling tea plantations, cottages in the style of 19th-century English homes, and rose gardens whose aroma permeates the crisp mountain air. Located on the western edge of Pahang State, this district, with its cool temperatures, has long served as a refuge from the lowlands’ heat and humidity. Here, cloud forests are dotted with small, mountainous communities such as Tanah Rata and Brinchang.

Wander the undulating streets and enjoy traditional English tea and pastries against a backdrop of dramatic mountains and terraced fields. You spot the region’s abundant produce at weekly events like the Brinchang Night Market, where local vendors serve street foods like apam balik, a sweet peanut pancake. You’ll also find hiking opportunities amid the mountains and ancient forests, some of which are over 200 million years old.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Cameron Highlands

The climate in the Cameron Highlands is notably cooler and more temperate than most of Malaysia’s hot, humid, and tropical weather. The temperature here is relatively stable throughout the year, with pleasantly warm conditions that occasionally get brisk at night, particularly in the winter months. Rain is also a constant in the region, with the highest levels of precipitation falling during the monsoon seasons in the spring and autumn.

Be sure to bring a light, waterproof jacket with you to your Cameron Highlands vacation rental. You should also take extra consideration if you plan to hike during the monsoons, which can make the trails muddy and inaccessible. The region hosts several events throughout the year, such as the Flower Festival throughout August and September and the colorful Diwali Festival of Lights, running from late October into November.

Top things to do in Cameron Highlands

Agricultural Visits

The highlands are an agricultural hub known throughout the country for its fertile terrain. If you’d like a firsthand look at what’s growing, several farms in the area offer guided visits of their rolling tea plantations, sweet strawberry fields, and flower gardens. Many of these farms have restaurants and cafes on site that serve dishes incorporating ingredients they’ve harvested.

Mossy Forest

The section of cloud forest known in English as Mossy Forest is located amid the misty peaks just to the north of Brinchang. These dense mountain jungles are home to wizened trees, long vines, massive ferns, and rare flora such as giant orchids and pitcher plants. You can spend hours hiking the miles of trails that snake through the ancient forests.

English Tea Rooms

England's historical influence is still felt in the region today in its architecture and its tea farms. Several of the 19th-century cottages you’ll spot in the countryside house traditional English tea rooms. They serve crumpets, sandwiches, and fresh tea, often sourced from the fields below, which provide an excellent afternoon break after exploring the surrounding hills.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Cameron Highlands?

    Cameron Highlands has a cool, refreshing climate throughout the year, with temperatures averaging between 59°F (15°C) and 77°F (25°C). Rain is common year-round, but particularly so during the monsoon season from November to February.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Cameron Highlands?

    In Cameron Highlands, you can enjoy a variety of activities. Explore the vast tea plantations, visit the butterfly and strawberry farms, take a walk through the Mossy Forest, or experience a traditional tea ceremony at the Boh Tea Centre. The local farmers' markets are also a delight, with an array of fresh produce and local crafts.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Cameron Highlands?

    Cameron Highlands is frequently visited throughout the year due to its cool climate. However, the peak periods often coincide with Malaysian school holidays in March, May, and August. The Pahang Tea Festival, usually held in August, is a vibrant event that celebrates the region's tea culture.

  • What are the best places to stay in Cameron Highlands?

    Tanah Rata is often recommended as it is a central location with easy access to most attractions. Brinchang is also a popular location, known for its night markets and close proximity to the Mossy Forest. Additionally, the areas surrounding the tea plantations provide serenity and stunning views, making for a memorable stay.

  • What are the best places to visit in Cameron Highlands?

    Cameron Highlands has a range of interesting places to explore. The Boh Tea Plantations are a must-see, as are the Lavender Gardens. Cactus Valley, the Butterfly Farm, and the Sam Poh Buddhist Temple are also well-liked destinations. Additionally, the Mossy Forest and the Cameron Highland Night Market are frequently suggested.

  • What are some hiking trails in Cameron Highlands?

    Cameron Highlands offers a variety of hiking trails. Trail 10 is a popular route leading to Mount Jasar providing stunning views. Trail 3 to Gunung Beremban is perfect for nature enthusiasts, while Trail 9 to Robinson Waterfall is a favorite among waterfall seekers.

  • What are some family activities to do in Cameron Highlands?

    Families in Cameron Highlands can enjoy a range of activities. They can visit the Big Red Strawberry Farm to pick fresh strawberries, explore the Time Tunnel Museum, or learn about insects at the Butterfly Farm. A visit to the local farms and markets, or a family hike through the scenic trails, also makes for a fun day.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Cameron Highlands?

    Day trips in Cameron Highlands often involve visits to the tea plantations and strawberry farms. Exploring the Mossy Forest, enjoying a picnic by the Lata Iskandar Waterfall, or taking a tour of the honey bee farms can make for a memorable day. A visit to the charming town of Tanah Rata is also a popular choice.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Cameron Highlands?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 310 vacation rentals in Cameron Highlands featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Cameron Highlands?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Cameron Highlands. Choose from more than 40 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

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