Adventurous Things to Do in Hong Kong

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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China146,662 contributions
    The Dragon's Back Trail is one of the most popular urban hikes in all of Hong Kong. Located in the Shek O Country Park, this is an easy, well-surfaced and maintained trail with a few moderately difficult ascends. As such, you will find hikers and walkers of all fitness levels doing this hike, including families with little ones.

    Most begin at the southern end of the trail near Tei Wan Village and make the roughly 8km hike north to Big Wave Bay. Bus route 9 from Shau Kei Wan (MTR Exit A) to Shek O has a drop off at To Tei Wan at the Dragon's Back trailhead. At Big Wave Bay, you can take red minibus to 'Shau Kei Wan' or call in a taxi when ready to head back to the city.

    The Dragon's Back Trail is particularly impressive in the southern section where it winds a ridge and provides rewarding views the Shek O Peninsula and sea to the east. To the west, you will be able to see much of the southern side of Hong Kong Island. When sky conditions are favourable, the views are outstanding.

    The northern half of the trail is very flat and easy for walking, it winds through forested and some exposed parts. There are a few places with tables to rest and public toilets. You'll also find a couple of places to link up with other trails such as the Pottinger Road and Gap north of the final descend into Big Wave Bay.

    Overall, Dragon's Back is a good trail. It is accessible, easy to hike, views can be outstanding on clear days. Unfortunately, this means heavy foot traffic as well, particularly on weekends and public holidays. Keep that in mind if planning on including this hike during your time in Hong Kong.
    Written 5 January 2022
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  • Jake pan
    2 contributions
    Very Nice Place for all ages groups to visit ! Although the weather is bad, this park is still good to be visit, because didn't have many visitors to visit in the weekdays!The Pandas, Aquarium, cable car, etc...are so so interesting!!So relax and enjoy to visit the Ocean Park Hong Kong!!!
    Written 22 January 2022
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  • Reggie B
    3 contributions
    Its amazing!!!

    So much fun, a great user friendly experience that lasts for 30 mintues but feels like an hour.

    Great with friends, or would be great for a work team bonding exercise :)
    Written 24 November 2021
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China146,662 contributions
    This is one of Hong Kong's famous long-distance trails, stretching 70 kilometers across and around Lantau Island, starting and stopping at Mui Wo. The trail is partitioned into 12 sections with a range of distance and degree of challenge. It skirts coastline, mountain ridges and crosses several of HK's tallest peaks.

    There are distance markers throughout the trail around every 500 metres. The trail is well marked and easy to follow. Probably the most famous sections are #2 (Nam Shan to Pak Kung Au) taking in the strenuous hike up to Sunset Peak and #3 (Pak Kung Au to Ngong Ping 360 village) similarly taking in Lantau Peak which is also referred to as Sunrise Peak. These are some of the highest peaks in Hong Kong, affording hikers outstanding views.

    Note: You will find public toilets at the start/finish of the trail sections as well and bus stops - transportation to/from Mui Wo or Tung Chung, depending on where you are accessing various trail sections. The trails that scale Lantau's peaks are exposed to the weather elements so do come prepared with adequate hiking wear, sunscreen, hats as well as sufficient food and water for your hike.
    Written 28 April 2022
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  • TheOExpress🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🇭🇰
    Hong Kong, China3,952 contributions
    …from several points on the way up and down, over both the city and the mountains to the north. Hiking up and down today was a true pleasure, I can’t believe it has taken me over five years to get up here!!
    Written 6 April 2022
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  • TheOExpress🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🇭🇰
    Hong Kong, China3,952 contributions
    …this outcrop is incredible. It really does resemble a lion from the ground and the vistas from the walk up and the peak itself are truly beautiful. Very much recommended for hike, best reached by starting at Fat Jong Temple (get a minibus from Wong Tai Sun or a taxi).
    Written 6 April 2022
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  • Johnny Chan
    11 contributions
    香港國際七人欖球賽由香港足球會於1976年創辦,賽事主題是「Hong Kong Sevens, where the world comes to play」。現場氣氛很不錯,適合一家大小的活動,很好玩!推薦大家來看看
    Written 21 October 2019
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  • randa88
    Hong Kong, China65 contributions
    Firstly be prepared. Mid summer is demanding and the hike can be strenuous but in the end it’s worth it. Take water and sugar snacks. Also do with others. There are signs warning of the dangers so only go if you are an experienced hiker.

    The route I took up to the peak was as follows. Took the MTR to Choi Hung (exit B) then headed up the hill along Clearwater Bay Road. Then a few hundred meters later turn left onto Clearwater Bay Road. Follow the road up the hill - quite a long way. Then turn left on Fei Ngo Shan Road. Then head left onto Fei Ha Road (looks like a driveway). Halfway up there is a small gap/path that leads up the hill.

    Take that and proceed to head on up. It can get steep but there are ropes at times to help. Eventually the path opens up at rocky outcrops (be very careful). Ultimately you reach an area below Kowloon Peak which is reached by a set of steps.

    Views are awesome once there - basically 360 degrees of HK. Chill out and admire the scenery. I went up late afternoon but I reckon sunset would be the best (if you are ok to walk back in the dark).

    Returning I walked past Kowloon Peak (north) past the helipad which leads to a path down the other side of the peak (on the right). Continue downhill until you reach Fei Ngo Shan Road (takes at least 30 mins). Walk down the road until you reach Clearwater Bay Road again - completing the round trip. From here there are minibuses or taxis. I took a taxi as I was fairly exhausted. Good luck!
    Written 14 August 2020
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  • niklass744
    11570537 contributions
    Great experience. Emil is awesome - super safe. Highly recommended for any age (almost) - nothing to worry about and Emil will take care of you. Other other coaches referred to him as the best coast in HK.
    Written 23 April 2022
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  • Mloosh
    Encinitas, CA15 contributions
    Our family had a great time on this private food tour. Ashley brings a lot of passion and enthusiasm in addition to her knowledge of Hong Kong. Her passion of the lifestyle and culture made every stop an experience in its own! The places we visited were very authentic and we truly enjoyed all the food.
    Written 13 January 2020
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  • Tabris W
    1 contribution
    Thanks Gordon for the guidance and tutorials. I feel so much improved on rock climbing now. An intense day for us!
    Written 7 April 2022
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  • saraaggie04
    13 contributions
    William was our fabulous guide. He met us on time in an easy to find area. We stopped at several local restaurants including the local markets in Mong Kok. We tried a variety of delicious foods that even my 11 year old daughter loved. We tried: roasted goose, egg tarts, coconut tarts, black bean pastries, bitter and sweet tea, jasmine and duck tea, tofu pudding, shrimp dumplings, pepper stuffed with fish, pineapple buns, and another variety of dumplings. The most valuable part of our tour was the cultural aspect that he told us through the time together. He was extremely knowledgeable, and we felt safe the entire time together! I’d highly recommend William and this food tour company!! This was my favorite part of our entire trip.
    Written 6 October 2019
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  • Chris P
    2 contributions
    Had a memorable day discovering Port Island (from Hoi Ha, Sai Kung Country Park) by kayak with friends/family. First time sea kayaking, but felt very safe with Rory, who has an easy going manner and is also an excellent guide!

    Highly recommended if you want to day away from the hustle and bustle of city life! So a big thumbs up and thank you for sharing this with us, Rory!
    Written 4 April 2021
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  • umechannie
    Glasgow, UK6 contributions
    I came across this perfume workshop in a magazine and thought it’d make a unique bday gift for a dear friend. Highly recommend if you’re looking for a special and bespoke experience for you and loved ones. We had so much fun picking our favourite fragrances today and loved how the perfume matches our persona so well! Thank you Angel :)
    Written 14 May 2022
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  • Tim B
    6 contributions
    Amazing trip out to Nine Pin Island. Kevin has lots of information about Hong Kong’s heritage and points out interesting locations throughout the trip. Highly recommend.
    Written 13 November 2021
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