Bus services with New Asian Travel to Tanah Rata in Cameron Highlands depart from outside the New Asian Travel office on the ground floor of the Komtar Tower in George Town, Penang.
Unititi Express bus services to Tanah Rata in Cameron Highlands depart from the Komtar Bus Terminal, Jalan Penang, 10450 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.
Cameron Highlands Bus Station
Both New Asian Travel and Unititi Express bus services from Penang terminate in Tanah Rata in the car park by the Pejabat Mara Cameron Highlands government office.
About Cameron Highlands
The Cameron Highlands district is an area covering 712.18 square kilometres which is high above sea level resulting in a more temperate climate than lowland Malaysia. The highest peak in the Cameron Highland is Gunung Brinchang which is 2,031 metres above sea level. The district was developed a hill station area and a place to cultivate tea and other crops during the 1920s and 1930s when the Malay Peninsula was administered as part of the British Empire. As part of developing the area a massive engineering project was undertaken to build a road up to the Cameron Highlands district which is still use today. The road up to Gunung Brinchang is the highest road is Malaysia.
Tea is grown in the Cameron Highlands
There are 8 settlements in the Cameron Highlands district, of which Tanah Rata is the largest. Tanah Rata is where most visitors to the area will arrive as it has the main bus station, and it is also the place where most visitors choose to stay as it has the best range of hotels and restaurants, and the only bars of the kind that most foreign visitors would want to go to. There is plenty to do in the area. Popular activities including visiting various types of farms, particularly tea plantations and strawberry farms, going on treks, and visiting waterfalls. There 10 trekking routes starting from close to Tanah Rata which are popular, and also some popular trails around Gunung Brinchang. Most hikes can be undertaken without a guide although a map and some research is required as people have been known to get lost whilst trekking in the area.