Highlands aims to be a comprehensive improvement of Minecraft biomes, trees, and terrain. If you’ve ever felt bored exploring the world of Minecraft, this is your mod.


  • 18 new biomes!
  • 8 trees, all with their own wood, leaves and planks!
  • 6 small plants!
  • Custom world type and mountain generation!
  • Fully compatible with customized world settings!
  • Settings to disable biomes you don’t want!
  • Biome rarity fix!
  • Ore generation changes per biome!
  • Forest generation based on height!
  • Improvements to vanilla biomes!


  • Adirondacks – Tall mountains of dirt and exposed stone, with forested foothills.
  • Alps – Inhospitable mountains covered in deep snow, with pine forests in the valleys.
  • Badlands – Plateaus and valleys of clay and dirt.
  • Bald Hill – a tall treeless hill that provides a good lookout point over forests.
  • Bamboo Forest – a dense forest of thin bamboo plants.
  • Dry Forest – a low landscape covered in Aspen trees and shrubs.
  • Grey Mountains – Ominous rocky crags covered in boulders and gnarled plants. The forested valleys contain many dead trees.
  • Highlands – rolling hills covered in shrubs and flowering plants.
  • Lake – a small body of water that appears in many inland biomes. Poplar trees can grow on the shores.
  • Lowlands – Scattered lakes and low hills with stone and pine trees.
  • Meadow – An idyllic plain with poplar trees and many flowers.
  • Mojave – A dry semi-desert with red sand and Acacia trees.
  • Pinelands – Tall but weathered hills and mountains with pine trees and shrubs.
  • Poplar Hills – Lakes and hills covered in poplar trees.
  • Redwood Forest – A dense forest with fir and giant redwood trees, and a podzol floor.
  • Tropical Hills – Tall hills with a forest of Eucalyptus trees.
  • Tropical Islands – A player lost at sea might discover one of these palm tree covered islands.

Trees and Plants:

  • Aspen – A medium tree with light colored wood and autumn leaves.
  • Bamboo – A small tree with a very thin stem.
  • Eucalyptus – a tall straight tree that grows in the tropics.
  • Fir – A tall thin pine tree with dark wood.
  • Palm – A tropical palm tree.
  • Poplar – A small tree that grows straight and thin.
  • Redwood – A giant redwood tree that can grow to be more than 40 blocks tall.
  • Dead – An oak tree that has lost all of its leaves.
  • Great Oak – Oak trees can grow much more massive in the forests of Highlands.
  • Shrubs – pine and oak shrubs that grow low to the ground.
  • Waterflower – Small blue flowers on a dark stem.
  • Cattail – Reeds that grow in the swamps and wetlands.
  • Cotton – A bush with fluffy white tufts that can be spun into cloth.
  • Blueberry Bush – Wild blueberries that grow in hilly areas.
  • Raspberry Bush – Wild raspberries that grow in hilly areas.
  • Lavender – A purple flowering plant.
  • Tropical Leaf Fern – a fern-like plant with one big leaf.
  • Thornbush – A bush with prickly thorns.






How to install:

  • Download and install Minecraft Forge.
  • Download the mod.
  • Go to .minecraft/mods folder.
  • If the “mods” folder does not exist you can create one.
  • Drag and drop the downloaded jar (zip) file into it.
  • Enjoy the mod.

Download Links

For Minecraft 1.8


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