Enough of concrete and indoors, what are the best outdoor things to do in Hong Kong for the tourist that is sick and tired of all the excellent shopping and delicious food?
The Hong Kong Island Walk from Shek O Road to Tai Long Wan looks like you are riding on the Dragon's back, which is where it got its name. It takes about two and a half hours to cover 4.5 km and you'll end up at Tai Long Wan, one of the best pristine beaches with choppy waters and waves all year round for a surfer's paradise.
Lantau Island with its beautiful countryside of Hong Kong is definitely a great thing to do outdoor in Hong Kong if you enjoy hiking on clear paths to Sunset Peak, the Chuk Lam Sim Yuen and seeing the Big Buddha.
One of the most romantic outdoor things to do in Hong Kong is to walk down Harlech and Lugard Roads round the Peak, with pagodas and small picnic tables dotted along the way, the view of the Hong Kong skyline and Victoria Harbour right below your feet makes it a local pick number three.
The Hong Kong Island Walk from Tai Tam Road to To Tei Wan is relatively easy, two hour walk along the Tai Tam Reservoir with the highlight of seeing the Tai Tam Reservoir catchment and marinas.
The most challenging outdoor thing to do in Hong Kong is the hike to Tai Mo Shan, the highest mountain in the whole of Hong Kong. Its nicknamed misty mountain for a reason, this is the place for cyclists to do their mountain biking regime. The tracks are steep and shrubs do overgrow at time so only the Adventurous show up for this difficult hike.
Looking for kid friendly outdoor things to do in Hong Kong, you want to take them to the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens or do boat trips around Sai Kung to small island and fishing villages as well as pristine beach patches.
As a Nature Reserve, Mai Po is internationally renowned for supporting vast numbers of migratory waterbirds every year, particularly in mid-winter when around 60,000 are present in Deep Bay. As a large ecotourism site Mai Po is currently managed by WWF and is out unexpected but unforgettable outdoor thing to do in Hong Kong.
Lamma Island and Aberdeen Country Park both pertain to the rural feeling before human settlement came along. Lamma Island is home quite a chic hippie expat population and the island is perfect with its beaches, hiking trails and small seafood restaurants whilst the Aberdeen Country Park is a top local pick for a Hong Kong outdoor spot because its one of the most photogenic country parks in Hong Kong for riding your bike or a group picnic or BBQ.
Tai Long Wan
Riding the Dragon's Back is the best hiking trail in Hong Kong... read more
Mui Wo, Lantau
Harlech & Lugard Roads
Easy walk with views of the Hong Kong skyline...
Between Chia Wan and Stanley
Marvel at the broad range of flora Hong Kong has...
Sai Kung Pier
Visit the small scenic beaches around Hong Kong...
Near Yuen Long, Deep Bay
Wetland of international importance, UNESCO protected... read more
Aberdeen Reservoir Road
The pristine back garden of Hong Kong Island...