Butterfly Farm Cameron Highlands is one of the oldest Cameron Highlands attractions 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.
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.
Butterflies have a very short lifespan (2 weeks after their cocoon stage) in general and you may see less or more depending on when the staff restock the enclosure.
Butterfly Farm Cameron Highlands Entrance Fee
Visitors are welcome daily and entrance fees are very low but seem to be increasing throughout the years.
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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 by the main road that marks the entrance to the butterfly farm.
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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.
- Insect Exhibition – See stag beetles, stick insects and spiders commonly found in the Malaysian tropical jungle
- Reptile & Amphibian House – Live snakes, lizards and frogs on display; There is a tortoise pen too.
- Tropical Flower Garden – Common and rare native flowers from the jungle
- Souvenir & Local Products Centre – Dried tea leaves, an assortment of strawberry products but mostly preserved insects (including butterflies) framed or turned into keychains
- Restaurant & Cafe – Have steamboat at Jin Jin Restaurant or treats at the Strawberry Kiosk.
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Review Of Butterfly Farm Cameron Highlands
In all honesty, the Butterfly Farm is small and quite underwhelming.
Kids may enjoy seeing all sorts of animals here but adults can hardly miss the details that reflect poor management and mistreatment of the resident animals!
- Doesn’t take long to explore
- Low entrance fees
- Easy to find
- Animals in pitiable conditions
- 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:
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!
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!
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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!