When people think of Hong Kong, mostly it’s about their huge skyscrapers and busy streets. Hong Kong has so much more to offer and actually has a lot of nature.
The hike itself is great! It is mainly uphill, but it isn’t too bad – everyone can do it! Once you’ve reached the top you will instantly be rewarded with magnificent views on both sides of the track. Definitely recommend doing it if you’re staying in Hong Kong for a few days. We were in Hong Kong for just over a week and it’s nice to be able to get out of the city vibe and into nature quite easily.
You can end the hike at Big Wave Bay, but we got caught in the rain once we reached the top so we decided it would be best to end up where we started haha.
HOW TO GET THERE
We took the MTR from Tsim Tsa Tsui Station to Admiralty Station (red line). In Admiralty, catch the island line (blue line) to Shau Kei Wan Station. Once you’ve arrived at Shau Kei Wan Station, take exit A3 to the bus terminal hop on bus number 9 to To Tei Kwan. The bus has a flashing light sign indicating what stop is next, but if you’re still unsure, just ask the bus driver when to get off!
The hike itself is free, unless you do it with a guide. The only thing that will cost you is your transportation (MTR & busses) to and from the start of the track – which still isn’t a lot, +/-$3 (USD) each way with your Octopus card.
Allow yourself an entire morning or afternoon to complete this hike. It only took us about 2 hours to get to Shek O Peak and back down again – and we are far from experienced hikers! Give yourself enough time to take breaks and soak in the beautiful views.
Of course, if you’re going to hike down to Big Wave Bay, the hike will take longer than 2 hours (approximately 4 hours we were told).
- Bring Water! Hong Kong is VERY humid and the hike is mainly uphill, so it will be hot and sweaty! We don’t want to be dehydrated, right?
- Don’t forget a rain coat! Or one of those plastic ponchos (our lifesavers during our hike back down haha). The weather in Hong Kong can change drastically fast, so be prepared!
- Wear trainers or walking shoes! Heals, flip flops, … won’t make the cut!
If you have any other questions about this hike, feel free to contact us with your questions!
Have a lovely day –