Butterfly Farm Cameron Highlands

Butterfly Farm Cameron Highlands is one of the oldest attractions in Cameron Highlands still around.

Opened in 1990 at the Kea Farm and up on a slope, their main enclosure houses live butterflies of different varieties.

More recently, they have added to this with a mini zoo at the back. But is it worth stopping by here on your Cameron Highlands trip?

Read on to find out!

About The Butterfly Farm Cameron Highlands

Butterfly Farm Cameron Highlands began as a hobby for the founder and it grew to be a breeding house for the delicate creatures.

Depending on your luck, you may see the rare Rajah Brooke butterflies here.

Rajah Brooke's Birdwing Butterfly
Rajah Brooke’s Birdwing Butterfly – photo credits to sazdawson (Instagram)

Butterflies have a very short lifespan (2 weeks after their cocoon stage) in general. You may see less or more butterflies depending on when the staff restock the enclosure.

Butterfly Farm Cameron Highlands Entrance Fee

Visitors are welcome daily and entrance fees seem to be increasing throughout the years.

You can walk into the butterfly enclosure and watch them flit among the flowers. Sometimes they will land on you so don’t freak out!

Watch your feet too, it can be slippery in some places! There may be butterflies resting on the floor too.

Butterflies Enjoying A Slice Of Pineapple At The Butterfly Farm
Butterflies Enjoying A Slice Of Pineapple At The Butterfly Farm – photo credits to momentsfromjosh (Instagram)

Entrance Fees:
Adult: RM7
Children: RM4

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Butterfly Farm Cameron Highlands Location

Approximately 3km from Brinchang and 5km from Tanah Rata:

You can find the butterfly farm fairly easily because of the giant signboard (Taman Rama-Rama, as shown below) by the main road that marks the entrance to the butterfly farm.

Be aware that there is another newer place nearby (Butterfly Garden) that looks similar to the original butterfly farm. Their mini zoo is larger and some parts are still under construction.

It is our guess that they’re not under the same management. And many visitors are under the impression that the old butterfly farm got an upgrade.

Butterfly Farm Cameron Highlands Entrance Fee
Butterfly Farm Cameron Highlands Entrance Fee – photo credits to alanvmulhall (Instagram)

Note: Butterfly Garden is after the Butterfly Farm if you happen to be driving from Brinchang. Else, you will see it on your left first before the Butterfly Farm.

Location: 43rd Miles, Kea Farm, 39100, Pahang

Contact: +6012-529 5568 or +605-4961475

Opening Hours:
Monday – Friday: 9am – 6pm
Saturday – Sunday: 8am – 7pm
Public Holiday: 8am – 7:30pm

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Facilities In Butterfly Farm Cameron Highlands

Besides the main butterfly house, there are other small creatures to see along with an on-site restaurant, cafe and gift shop.

  1. Insect Exhibition – See stag beetles, stick insects and spiders commonly found in the Malaysian tropical jungle
Life Leaf Insect From The Phylliidae Family In Its Enclosure
Life Leaf Insect From The Phylliidae Family In Its Enclosure – photo credits to arip_karrie (Instagram)
  1. Reptile & Amphibian House – Live snakes, lizards and frogs on display; There is a tortoise pen too.
  2. Tropical Flower Garden – Common and rare native flowers from the jungle
  3. Souvenir & Local Products Centre – Dried tea leaves, an assortment of strawberry products but mostly preserved insects (including butterflies) framed or turned into key chains
Preserved Butterflies In A Glass Frame
Preserved Butterflies In A Glass Frame – photo credits to viivi.vivillon (Instagram)
  1. Restaurant & Cafe – Have steamboat at Jin Jin Restaurant or treats at the Strawberry Kiosk.

Note: The more recent additions are the aviary and small petting zoo.

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Review Of Butterfly Farm Cameron Highlands

In all honesty, the Butterfly Farm is small and quite underwhelming. If you’re expecting to see the same variety of animals in a regular zoo.

Kids however, will enjoy seeing the animals!

But it is at the expense of the animals! Any animal lover will not miss the details that point to mismanagement of the place. And neglect of the resident animals!

Idle Striped Buttefly (Parthenos Sylviaon) A Flower At The Butterfly Farm
Idle Striped Buttefly (Parthenos Sylviaon) A Flower At The Butterfly Farm – photo credits to watchara_jay (Instagram)

Pros:

  • Doesn’t take long to explore
  • Children have an opportunity to see different animals
  • Many flowers
  • Easy to find
  • Affordable entrance fees

Cons:

  • Animals in pitiable conditions (e.g. small, overcrowded and unsuitable enclosures)
  • Staff seem disinterested in the welfare of the animals under their care
  • Limited parking
  • Misleading information displays
  • You may not see as many butterflies as you would expect!

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Getting To Butterfly Farm Cameron Highlands From Ipoh

Having your own car makes the Butterfly Farm accessible from either township but in general:

Blue Butterfly Spotted At The Butterfly Farm In Cameron Highlands
Blue Butterfly Spotted At The Butterfly Farm In Cameron Highlands – photo credits to d.k.s.h.1.9.8.0 (Instagram)

Cameron Highlands can be jam-packed with tourists on weekends. Particularly any weekend that overlaps with or falls within a public holiday or during the school holidays!

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Hence, locating parking and getting around Cameron Highlands can be an ordeal if you are not prepared for it!

Alternatively:

Private Tour Service In Cameron Highlands (From Ipoh)

You can book a Ipoh to Cameron Highlands tour service (RayTheTour) that includes transport to and from Ipoh too!

Chat with us on WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger and see how you can get your own fully licensed private tour guide to bring you up to and around beautiful Cameron Highlands!

PS: Combine other places into your Cameron Highlands itinerary like Taiping, Ipoh, Kuala Sepetang and more!

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Conclusion

Butterfly Farm Cameron Highlands is sadly, not making any tremendous effort to improve its facilities with regards to their animals or visitors.

You will not be missing much if you choose to skip this place! We encourage you not to support animal cruelty! The neighbor, Butterfly Garden at least has more space for the larger animals.

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