Waterfalls in Hong Kong

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Waterfalls in Hong Kong

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  • Keiron R
    Port Macquarie, Australia131 contributions
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    We had a terrific morning out at Ng Tung Chai. We caught the metro and walked from there. The area was so pretty and we really enjoyed hiking the trail. There is lots to see along the way and there is a series of falls to experience on the circuit. It’s a fun way to experience the great outdoors around Hong Kong. We trekked in November which was perfect.
    Written 23 February 2024
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  • EastmeetsWestAB
    London, UK2,386 contributions
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    We get to this falls via duckling hill. We decided to go for a slightly longer walk and it is not difficult. The trail from here occasionally have views and at this time of the year there are plenty of butterflies. Make sure you wear proper hiking shoes if you want to climb the rock and take a look at the view.

    The fall is lovely and there is still plenty of water although we hardly have any rain for the last few months. I really wish people would not use nets and try and catch Little fishes as this will damage the biodiversity of the falls. Plenty of photos opportunities. Not a popular route for hikers so even during public holidays it is not too crowded. Will come back after heavy rain and see how different the falls will be.

    The rocks and tree roots covering the area is beautiful. Majority of the walk is shaded, so it's ok to come even during summer. Make sure u also go and see the Lin Yin Terrace Falls nearby. It is also very nice.

    Written 6 April 2021
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  • Brad
    Hong Kong, China173,756 contributions
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    We recently spent a warm Saturday morning out at the Bride's Pool Nature Area in Plover Cove Country Park. Here you find a short, family friendly nature trail, several dedicated BBQ areas as well as two waterfalls with pools that feed into streams that lead down to the Plover Cove Reservoir.

    Both of the Waterfalls are nice to see. While Bride's Pool Falls is larger and popular, we actually prefer Mirror Pool Falls more. This is a 35 metre tall falls and pool that is at the end of a splinter trail off of the main Nature Trail. There are signs that make it very easy to locate the falls. At the end of the trail, you do have to scramble a bit to get down the boulders to the actual pool. There are some large boulders you can sit on and just enjoy being in nature while there.

    There are usually a turtle or two swimming in the pool below the falls here. If you look carefully, you can spot fish from time to time. I've seen warty newts, an indigenous species here in Hong Kong in the shallow areas of the pool before. If you stay long enough, you may hear frogs crocking and will likely encounter some interesting birds. During this last visit, there was a Little Egret at the pool for a few minutes and later on a Cattle Egret came and stayed by the water's edge for a good 15 minutes. That was a surprising bird sighting for this area of the N.T.

    Interestingly, we never see other people here during early Saturday morning visits. You can spend an hour or so at the pool, read a book, enjoy the cooler early morning temperatures, have a packed breakfast and just enjoy the quiet and calm of nature on your own and too yourself. By late morning other day visitors begin to arrive and by early afternoon, there are always at least a few other people around.

    Note: To visit Bride's Pool Nature Area you can take light green bus 20R from the Tai Po Market Station. It departs every 60 minutes throughout the day. On weekends, there is a special double decker bus 275R that makes the journey to Bride's Pool every 15-20 minutes. Otherwise, you can take a taxi that will get you the nature area and falls more quickly.
    Written 28 May 2023
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  • Brad
    Hong Kong, China173,756 contributions
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    We recently spent a warm Saturday morning out at Bride's Pool, a woodland nature area situated along Bride's Pool Road in the Plover Cove Country Park. There is a short nature trail that includes two stops at waterfalls (Bride's Pool and Mirror Pool), several dedicated BBQ areas and roadside public toilets available.

    You can access Bride's Pool from either of the north or south trailheads for the Nature Trail. The quickest route is at the southern entrance. From here you are just 6-7 minutes away from the falls. What you will see is an immediate narrow-shaped BBQ area shortly after starting the Nature Trail. Go ahead and get off the main trail here and walk 30 metres or so through that BBQ area.

    At the end you'll find a trail that makes way down into the wooded area by the main stream. Cross the stream bridge and head north a short distance. You will find a natural area to enter the stream bed which you walk a couple minutes until reaching the falls. You will encounter some ascending rock beds so a tad bit of upward climbing is necessary. You will also see numerous small pools, river potholes and cascades. These have quite a few small native fish species that you can spot fairly easily.

    Eventually you reach the Bride's Pool Falls where you can take pictures and spend time enjoying nature. There are butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies everywhere. You may spot turtles and more fish in the main pool. We like to take a bit of food with us and have breakfast here. Interestingly, very few people come out first thing in the morning. We have enjoyed a couple long Saturday mornings to ourselves here. By late morning other day visitors begin to arrive and by early afternoon, there is a fairly steady stream of people coming and going from the falls.

    Note: To visit Bride's Pool you can take light green bus 20R from the Tai Po Market Station. It departs every 60 minutes throughout the day. On weekends, there is a special double decker bus 275R that makes the journey to Bride's Pool every 15-20 minutes. Otherwise, you can take a taxi that will get you the nature area and falls more quickly.
    Written 24 May 2023
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  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China20,290 contributions
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    Waterfall Bay is one of the very few places to find a waterfall in Hong Kong. That said, don't expect a huge splash of water. It is just a small one surrounded by skyscrapers. The park and waterfront promenade is very pleasant though. Pretty sure it will get very crowded on weekends.
    Written 1 September 2022
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  • Mairwen1
    United Kingdom10,930 contributions
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    This was more a sad dribble than a gushing torrent. What we forgot when we planned to walk here was that it’s been a very dry few months. There simply hasn't been much rain lately so in hindsight, we should have realised that the waterfall was likely to be less than impressive.
    Instead of the twin waterfalls cascading into pretty pools beneath, we found just one trickle and a few shrunken ponds.
    On the upside, it is a relatively short walk from the ferry (25 – 30 min). We walked from the beach alongside a stream, past some beautifully green farming lands and small village houses and through lovely natural, bushland. There’s also an old silver mining cave close by the waterfall which you can check out quickly.
    To get there, turn right from the ferry terminal and head towards the beach. The path is an easy walk and for the most part, there are signs along the way.
    NOTE: Ferries to Mui Wo from Central leave regularly throughout the day from Pier 6 but it is worth trying to time it so that you get a fast ferry, not the slow one. The slow one takes about an hour and the fast ferry is half that time.
    Written 24 May 2021
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