Raaju’s Hill Strawberry Farm is one of the most well-known strawberry farms in Cameron Highlands. This is due to its accessible and central location.
But there are other highlights of visiting this established strawberry farm.
Take a look and see what we mean in this post based on our personal experience there.
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Raaju’s Hill Strawberry Farm is easy to miss if you’re coming up from Tringkap because it’s on top of a hill, and right by the road.
Directly across from Raaju’s Hill Strawberry Farm is EQ Strawberry Farm and Copthorne Hotel Cameron Highlands.
There is one faded but large rectangular sign at the start of the road up to Raaju’s Hill Strawberry Farm. However, the newer and smaller red strawberry sign is easier to pick out.
- Opening hours: 8:30am to 6pm
- Contact: +6019-575 3867
Ease Of Parking At Raaju’s Hill Strawberry Farm
Kea Farm Market is walking distance from Raaju’s Hill Strawberry Farm. And thus, parking is very difficult to secure during lunchtime, weekends, and public holidays.
There are a number of car park slots for visitors of Raaju’s Hill Strawberry Farm up on the hill. You can drive your car up the steep road directly.
If you’re not visiting Raaju’s Hill Strawberry Farm but want to take up one of their parking slots, it will cost you RM20.
So unless you’re a visitor of Raaju’s Hill Strawberry Farm, parking here is expensive but this is probably to deter people from taking up their allocated visitor parking.
In the event that all the visitor parking at Raaju’s Hill Strawberry Farm is taken, you can take the risk of parking along the main road. Or try your luck over at Kea Farm Market.
In our opinion, it’s not considerate to take up one of the nearby visitor car parks for EQ Strawberry Farm and Copthorne Hotel Cameron Highlands. But we don’t think anyone will stop you if you do.
Facilities At Raaju’s Hill Strawberry Farm
Some parts of Raaju’s Hill Strawberry Farm look dated but it’s generally clean and well-maintained.
It’s easy to find the open-air café, strawberry picking counter, and gift shop since they’re all next to each other. So there’s no worry of getting lost here.
There are several sinks and toilets available too. As well as some wall murals that you can take photos of.
Furthermore, there is a small kid’s playground (at the seating area of the on-site café) and a couple of claw machines.
Past the visitor car park, is another road climbing up the hill with a gate. After you’ve collected a basket and scissors from the strawberry picking counter, you can enter the gate to start collecting strawberries.
You cannot enter this gate unless you mean to pick strawberries.
Note: You don’t need to pick strawberries if you’re just here for the gift shop or café.
Self-Pick Strawberries At Raaju’s Hill Strawberry Farm
Since their main thing is strawberries, the staff take great pains to explain how they charge for self-picked strawberries:
- 2 adults (and one small child) have to take 1 basket.
- There is a demarcation on the baskets to show you roughly when to stop picking.
- The charge is RM40/500g of strawberries
- if you pick more there are additional charges (RM4 for every extra 50g)
- If you pick less, they’ll top up your pickings until it reaches 500g.
- They’ll weigh the strawberries before payment so don’t eat them before they do.
RM40/500g of strawberries is expensive (this activity is cheaper at Big Red Strawberry Farm) but you can consider this the entrance fee for Raaju’s Hill Strawberry Farm too.
We observed that they’re strict on how many baskets there are per group. A group of 4 pax, for example, can’t take in just 1 basket and will need 2 baskets.
They do have enough staff walking around the farm to enforce this rule too.
For the strawberries we picked, we find that they are sweet. The ones that they gave us (we picked too little) turned out to be riper than the ones we picked ourselves.
PS: Don’t leave your strawberries in the car, they will turn bad quickly.
Because they have many big and ripe strawberries here, we think the pricing is somewhat justified. Other strawberry farms don’t have as many strawberries to pick. Especially during the school holidays.
You can sit anywhere you like in the café – there are quite a lot of tables and seats.
However, there was only one guy manning the counter and cleaning up tables.
The food arrived within 15 minutes of ordering from the cafe. They’ll give you a small electronic device (don’t know what these are called) that will alert you when the food is ready for collection.
We got curry puffs (1 order is 6 mini curry puffs) and a slice of strawberry cheesecake. Both of these lacked any strong flavor but had good texture. The filling for the curry puffs are mostly potatoes and they’re not spicy at all.
The hot lemon tea we ordered was fine and not too sweet.
The café pricing is quite expensive given that the café is not much to look at – it costs RM8 for a cappuccino and RM12 for a slice of cheesecake.
Raaju’s Hill Strawberry Farm is a convenient (albeit pricey) place to pick your own strawberries since there is also an on-site cafe.
Plus, they have many rows of strawberries to go through too. So we think crowds will not be such a big issue here. Picking strawberries, however, is pretty much the only thing you can do here besides trying out their cafe.