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.
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.
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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.
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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 key chains
- 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. 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!
- Doesn’t take long to explore
- Children have an opportunity to see different animals
- Many flowers
- Easy to find
- Affordable entrance fees
- 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:
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! We encourage you not to support animal cruelty! The neighbor, Butterfly Garden at least has more space for the larger animals.