Travel from Taman Negara to Cameron Highlands

By public bus the journey from Taman Negara to Cameron Highlands is scheduled to take just under 7 hours 30 minutes.

Bus Times from Taman Negara to Cameron Highlands

There is a single daily bus service from Taman Negara to Tanah Rata, in the Cameron Highlands, available to book online.

Taman NegaraCameron HighlandsCostCompany
10:0017:30109 MYRNKS Hotel and Travel Coach

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Taman Negara Bus Station

Bus services from Taman Negara to Cameron Highlands depart from near to the Wan Floating Restaurant in Kuala Tahan, which is close to the jetty for boat services from the entrance to the Taman Negara National Park.

Google map of Wan Floating Restaurant in Kuala Tahan

Cameron Highlands Bus Station

Bus services from Taman Negara to Cameron Highlands terminate at Tanah Rata Bus Terminal.

Google map of Tanah Rata Bus Terminal

About Travel to Cameron Highlands

The main town in the Cameron Highlands District of Malaysia is Tanah Rata.

Tanah Rata

Tanah Rata has a population of around 7,000 permanent residents and very good range of hotels, restaurants and bars for a fairly small town. The reason for all these amenities is that the Cameron Highlands attracts lots of visitors, particularly Malay and Singaporean visitors. The reason for this popularity is that Tanah Rata is located in a mountainous area at an elevation of 1,440 metres above sea level. This makes the climate considerably cooler than most other parts of Western Malaysia, and the surrounding countryside is very green with the area typically experiencing two periods of heavy rainfall a year, one from April to May and another from October through to January. The temperature in Tanah Rata tends to drop to the 13 to 15 degree Celsius range at night and rises to around 22 degrees Celsius in the daytime.

Visit a tea plantation in the Cameron Highlands
Visit a tea plantation in the Cameron Highlands
Adventure Tourism

There’s lots of places to visit in the Cameron Highlands close to Tanah Rata. This includes 10 hiking trails all starting and finishing in Tanah Rata, and organised trips to forested areas to visit the villages of the indigenous people of the Malay Peninsula, the Orang Asli. Dedicated hikers can also also ascend the highest hill in the area, which is Gunung Brinchang rising to 2,031 metres above sea level.

Most visitors to the Cameron Highlands, however, don’t engage in strenuous activities like hikes, instead they come to visit tea plantations and this is what the Cameron Highlands are best known for.

Tea Plantations

The cultivation of tea in the Cameron Highlands began in the late 1920s. The British colonial government constructed a road up to Tanah Rata in a bid to develop tourism in the area. Entrepreneurs took advantage of the newly established transport links and took a chance on trying to grow tea in the area. The experiment largely worked and tea from the area is now drunk widely across Malaysia.

More recently some of the major tea producers have opened their farms up to visitors offering tours and setting up tea shops selling complimentary food products, such as cream scones and cakes, to go with locally grown tea. The three most popular tea plantations to visit are all within a 15 km radius of Tanah Rata: Sungai Palas, Fairlie Tea Plantation and Cameron Bharat Plantation. Cameron Bharat Plantation tends to be the most popular of the three as it’s the closest one to Tanah Rata.

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